COMM-ANNOUNCE 08-23-2021

Volume 37, Number 1
August 23, 2021

Welcome back to UofL, and welcome to Comm-Announce, the weekly newsletter for Communication students. This newsletter is designed to keep you updated with information from the Department and University that you need, as well as news that you'll be interested in hearing about. In this first edition of a new school year, we have some basic information on your subscription to Comm-Announce, the academic calendar for this semester, news about how to get a paid job this semester, internships, and more. Here we go.

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Here is the planned academic calendar for the Fall, 2021 semester:

August 27: Last day to drop/add

September 6: Labor Day holiday

October 4-5 (Mon-Tues): Mid-term break

October 22: Last day to withdraw

November 24-28(Wed-Sun): Thanksgiving holiday

December 6: Last day of classes

December 7: Reading day

December 8-14: Final Examinations

The schedule for final examinations can be found at

December 17 (Friday): Commencement


Do you need a part-time job to help pay for school? Take advantage of the Student Employment Fair this Thursday, 1 to 4 in the SAC Ballroom. Employers from both on and off-campus will be on hand to talk with you about paid opportunities during the school year. For more information and a list of participating employers, go to:

If you are interested in doing an internship-oriented position this fall, it's not too late. We have dozens of employers listed on our website who are interested in talking to you now about fall opportunities. Go to the Department's Web page at and use the search tool/box near the bottom of the page to find out more information about these opportunities that have been posted/updated in recent weeks. Just type the number into the search box:


Impromptu Boutique: events, marketing strategy development, social media (unpaid): #2972

The Audience Group/Gaming Media Group: magazine publishing, working with writers, events (paid stipend/bonus): #2764

UofL Athletics: TV broadcast production (unpaid): #2890

Union Broadcasting-ESPN Louisville: sport radio production, podcasting (unpaid): #3037

State Farm Megan Imel Agency: generate leads, customer service, marketing (paid): # 3144

UofL Student Affairs: video and photography positions (unpaid): #3120 and #3083

A+H Advertising & Marketing: digital campaigns, social media, market research (paid): #2772

Field of 68: video and podcast production (unpaid): #3175

Change Today/Change Tomorrow: marketing, fund raising and education positions (unpaid): #3174

Kentucky Author Forum: social media (paid): #3080

National Safe Place: strategic communication, social media (unpaid): #3173

Godfather Media: video edit/production, graphics, social media, podcasting (unpaid): #3172

The VOICE Of Louisville: journalism, marketing & sales, photography, and fashion positions available (unpaid): #3171

White Clay: data collection/management, research, interviewing (paid): #3170

LEO Weekly: writing, content and copy editing (unpaid): #3168

Kentucky Financial Empowerment Commission: social media, PR, website content (paid): #3167

Louisville Courier Journal: free-lance sports writing (paid $75/story): #3166

Young Professionals Association of Louisville (YPAL): events, website, social media, research(unpaid): #3165

Louisville Metro Office of Resilience and Community Services: social media, video production, events, marketing support (paid $10/hour): #3071

MoDuet: web, marketing, writing (unpaid): #3164

Commonwealth Credit Union: brand ambassador, promotions (paid): #3163

Kentucky Derby Festival: PR, social media (unpaid): #3162

Louisville Bats: game night operations through end of season late September (paid): #3161

Seven Counties Services: writing, social media (paid $15/hour): #3160

Churchill Downs: remote camera operator (paid): #3158

Cedar Lake Foundation: social media, event coordination, newsletter work (unpaid): #3157

Family Scholar House: events, PR, newsletter (unpaid): #263

Eight Eleven Group: human resources, recruiting, client event coordination (paid): #3156

Word Media Group: TV/Radio station group with opportunities in administration and production (unpaid): #3155

Net Results Group: social media, website management (paid $16-20/hour): #3154

Louisville Healthcare CEO Council: PR, development of internal communication materials (paid): #3153

Mattingly Edge: social media for agency serving those with developmental disabilities(unpaid): #3152

Events on Pointe: event planning, customer service (unpaid): #3151

Make-A-Wish: event planning, marketing support, volunteer engagement (unpaid): #3150

UofL Student Affairs: create/produce podcast (unpaid): #3148

Hosparus Health: strategic communication planning, marketing, social media (paid): #3147

Northwestern Mutual - Hurstbourne: training program, financial services & market research positions (paid): #3145 & #3146

Here's a group of new local, regional and remote internship positions that have posted on the University Career Center’s Handshake career management platform. You can look at these previews by clicking the links. If you want to apply, login to the Handshake system per the link at the top of each page, using your UofL ID/credentials. 

Marketing Co-op - Social Media at GE Appliances:

VOA Business Development Coordinator VISTA at Volunteers of America Mid-States:

Government Affairs/Legislative Internship at Hannah News Service – Midwest:

Management & Sales Summer Internship - Nationwide at Sherwin-Williams Company:

Social Media Intern at Birdie (remote):

Digital Content Creator at Birdie (remote):

Historic Appomattox African American Community Research Intern at Appalachian Conservation Corps:

Junior Fellowship in Office of International Affairs at U.S. Department of Treasury:

That's all for this week. This looks like it will continue to be an unusual semester with the on-going problems associated with COVID-19. Know that the Department of Communication will do everything we can to ensure you have a productive and safe semester. Do everything you can to protect yourself, your fellow students, faculty, and staff - and please follow all safety protocols including social distancing, wearing your mask and getting vaccinated.

From our Department Chair Al Futrell, our office staff headed up by Keneka, Lauren, and Katie, and all the members of the faculty, here's wishing you a great 2021-2022 school year.

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