Through our Internship program, we have helped broaden industry knowledge for students in Marketing, Communications, and PR, as well as Accounting, Statistics and Software Development.

Media Link has hosted over 100 interns over the years. The company is recognized as an International Internship provider through CIEE: Council on International Educational Exchange.

We are more than just an “Ad Agency”. Our Interns receive hands-on experience working within many areas of our company for local, regional and national clients. For one, we have extensive experience working with the news media through regional and national public relations and media outreach.  Area politicians tell us we are the only agency in the area with direct newsroom experience. Learn more about our services.

Traditional education meets modern technology. Our marketing firm developed its own proprietary media buying software, Media Link Software™.  In August 2011, we began marketing this product to other advertising agencies and other large media buyers nationwide. Our Interns are given opportunities to work directly within this software, lending them insight in the science of planning, implementation and post-campaign analysis.

Determination, hard work and tenacity are key values within our team. Media Link is one of the four marketing firms in the State of Illinois and the only marketing firm in the State of Iowa certified as an 8(a) SDB woman-owned small business. Partnering with Media Link helps organizations meet diversity goals. Learn more about our certifications, which speak to our agency’s attention to detail and perseverance.

Intern Qualifications

We seek a detail-oriented college student who is majoring in advertising, marketing, public relations, journalism, communications or a related field. Interns should be able to commit 10-15 hours per week when Media Link is open, Monday-Friday, 8am – 5pm.

Media Link has two internship programs an unpaid/for credit version that runs 144 hours and a paid version that takes 300 hours to proceed. This includes a mandatory weekly on-on-one progress meeting with our Internship Coordinator, which ensures they get the most out of their experience. Interns are also accountable for individual projects, which we assign and track. We provide copies of completed projects for that intern’s portfolio.

Intern Responsibilities

Media Link Marketing Interns get the chance to touch on every area of our marketing agency and to complete a longer term research project their responsibilities include a number of the following tasks:

  • Compiling media buys in all forms
  • Formulating news releases
  • Following up with the news media
  • Assisting with marketing analyses
  • Checking media buy affidavits
  • Developing presentations for clients
  • Assisting with video shoots

All internship-related expenses are paid for by Media Link, Inc.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to us via email Please include the term you’re applying for and your area of focus.

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