Public Affairs / Media Relations
From government relations to outreach and marketing, the Office of Public Affairs and Media Relations works with divisions across the campus to integrate communications internally and externally.
Public Affairs Professional Internship Program
This office offers a paid, pre-professional internship for students who desire real-world business experience to promote the visibility of Austin College locally, regionally, and nationally. Interns are selected on the basis of their ability to grow and develop in the six areas listed below, with Project Management, required of all. Submit your application!
Meet the Interns
I am from Korla, Xinjiang, China and graduated from Bishop Seabury Academy in Lawrence, Kansas. I am currently majoring in International Economics and Finance with a minor in Leadership Studies. After joining the Office of Public Affairs intern team my sophomore year, I have assisted with campus event planning, handled various office management tasks, and… [Read More]
Victoria is a sophomore Pell Grant recipient from Dallas double majoring in East Asian Studies and International Economics and Finance with a minor in Art. She aspires to be an editor for Vogue Asia and is preparing for a semester abroad to research the Chinese high fashion industry with an eye toward turning that interest into… [Read More]
I am from Dallas, Texas, and I am majoring in International Economics and Finance with a Spanish minor. I have worked for Interactive Affairs, as well as Public Affairs Media Team, both have been a rewarding experience and has helped me develop, key skills in communication, as well further my technical skills in film and editing. I am so… [Read More]
As an international student, I will graduate Austin College with a major in Psychology, and a double-minor in Art and East Asian Studies that specifically concentrating in Japanese. With my prior experience in graphic design, I create artworks that support event execution. As an intern, I am also assisting the college with different marketing projects… [Read More]
My name is Ethan Starr I am from Houston, TX. I am currently a sophomore and plan on double majoring in economics and business finance. I am working on two projects Roos in the news and TEDx Austin College executive planning committee.
I am a Chemistry and Spanish double major with the plan to continue on to medical school. My time working as an intern for the Office of Public Affairs has been invaluable. I have gotten to learn about project management, communication, and organization in a variety of different settings. This opportunity has allowed me to venture into… [Read More]
I am currently majoring in International Economics and Finance with a minor in Accounting. I’ve been an intern, since my Fall semester of 2018. I have assisted with planning events on campus and editing videos for Austin College. This internship has taught me so much about myself, the amazing people I work with, and all… [Read More]
I am majoring in Psychology and double minoring in Education and Spanish and also in the Austin Teacher Program. You may be wondering what any of these have to do with Public Affairs. I’ve been a Public Affairs Intern since my sophomore year and the various projects I’ve been assigned have propelled me to jump into… [Read More]
I am currently majoring in Business Administration and minoring in Public health. My work with the Office of Public Affairs has given me many opportunities to gain valuable work experience. From writing ads for Austin College to compiling roos in the news. I am thankful for the skills I have learned during this internship and look forward… [Read More]
My name is Colin Ashlock. I am from Sherman, Texas. I am currently a Sophomore here at AC (obviously lol). My major is Business Administration with a minor in Communications. I am currently an ‘LynnTern‘ and have used my skills to now become the LEAD of two amazing events, those being the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebratory… [Read More]
I will soon graduate from Austin College with a Major in Public Health and a minor in Biology .I joined the office of Public Affairs my Junior year because I knew that this internship would allow me to apply/learn skills that I need for the real world that I wasn’t getting in my classes. I am excited… [Read More]
I graduated in May of 2017 and received my Bachelor’s degree with majors in Finance and Political Science. Upon graduation, I received a Financial Analyst position with Wells Fargo Middle Market Commercial Banking. I held an internship in the Office of Public Affairs from my sophomore year until I graduated. As an intern, I assisted… [Read More]
As a marketing communications intern, I developed skills in writing articles, press releases, and web copy. Not only did I grow as a writer, but I also explored many different career areas. The discipline and project management skills I learned in this internship helped prepare me for the work world ahead.
I graduated from Austin College in 2017 with a double major in Psychology and Communication. I am pursuing a Masters in Social Work at UTA with the intent to develop a career in the non-profit sector. I have worked with the Public Affairs Office since my sophomore year and have loved getting hands-on experience planning… [Read More]
I am from Austin, Texas and graduated in 2016 after studying Media and Japanese at Austin College. I was an intern at the Office of Public Affairs for almost 2 years, working with the video team to interview students, film, and edit various vignettes. I will be taking my media and interpersonal skills to my… [Read More]
I graduated from Austin College with a major in Media Studies and minor in Art. I am excited about the next journey in my life and the new experiences that will come. I joined the Public Affairs office at the beginning of my senior year as a member of the Video Team. In January I… [Read More]
I graduated from Austin College with a double major in Business Administration and Psychology, while also obtaining a minor in Leadership Studies. I am currently in the Houston area practicing Real Estate while working to obtain my Masters sometime in the near future. My time in the Office of Public Affairs (Summer 15′ – Spring… [Read More]
As a local from Sherman, I will graduate Austin College with a double-major in International Economics & Finance and Global Management, including a minor in East Asian Studies with a concentration in Mandarin Chinese. Having spent one semester in China, I hope to live a life with a global mindset. With several years of experience in video, I work… [Read More]
I graduated from Austin College with a major in Biology and minor in Art. From all of my experiences at Austin College, I consider my time as a Public Affairs intern to be among the most valuable learning opportunities. I am grateful for the skills I learned, which included leadership, listening, teamwork, accountability, and many… [Read More]
I am a transfer student at Austin College majoring in English, minoring in Political Science, and graduate in May of 2018! My internship on the Media Team in the Public Affairs Office has been such a rewarding experience, not only because of the technical skills I’ve learned with our camera equipment, but also the leadership and organizational… [Read More]
I will graduate from Austin College in May 2018 with a double major in Business Finance & International Relations, and I am planning to attend law school afterwards. Among all the experiences I have had at Austin College, I consider my internship with the Office of Public Affairs the most valuable learning experience. I have… [Read More]
Hello! I am a Biology major and Philosophy minor who has definitely gotten a lot out of my Austin College education. One of the defining factors in my education has been my involvement in different extracurricular activities; my involvement as a Public Affairs Intern is no exception. Through this true learning experience, I feel prepared… [Read More]
I am an Art major, Media Studies minor from Georgetown, Texas. I spent my senior year as a member of the video team for the Public Affairs Office, where I gained additional experience in filming and video editing. This internship helped me greatly improve my video editing skills, and gave me an idea of what… [Read More]
I am a Communication and Business Finance double major. This last semester, I was so happy to be accepted as an intern at Austin College’s Public Affairs office. Working as an intern, I have been able to enhance my strengths and interests, and improve on my weaknesses. After every project, I constantly learn something new… [Read More]
Working on the Public Affairs team allowed me to grow as a creator. Through filmmaking and editing, I collaborated on a diverse range of projects and improved both in ability and confidence. As a Media Studies major and Art and English minor, I built upon prior knowledge while developing new skills. The culture of teamwork… [Read More]