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Inside Chicago

IC is a J-Term, immersive experience in the Midwest’s largest center for business and PR operations. Students directly interact with some of the city’s top communication, reputation, branding, and corporate/non-profit marketing firms. It also directly connects students with companies selecting interns and new hires, often short-circuiting the application race.

For three weeks, students visit and network with 20 – 30 employers (and dozens of Miami alums), growing their personal networking skills. Job shadows also are possible. Visits have included the Chicago Cubs, Second City, Leo Burnett, Olgivy, Golin, Weber Shandwick, Groupon, Cision, the Federal Reserve, and Starcom.

Students live in a trendy Lincoln Park neighborhood and spend free-time seeing some of Chicago’s best attractions, shows and culture.

Inside New York City

This Miami summer workshop gives students an intimate look at the public relations, marketing, and advertising world in New York City.

The 3-credit (400-level), three-week experience takes students “inside” New York City through field trips, guest speakers, panel discussions and an opportunity to job shadow in your area of specialization. Students will meet with industry leaders from every corner of the public relations, marketing, and advertising world from large agencies to small nonprofits and everything in between. In addition, students will get the full experience of NYC as they visit media headquarters, museums, and Broadway.

Two weeks of lectures, discussions, and on-site visits are followed by one week of job shadowing a media professional - all in New York City.

Inside Hollywood

This highly popular Miami workshop in Los Angeles gives students who are passionate about media an intimate look at Hollywood careers.

The 3-credit (400-level), three-week experience takes students inside the entertainment industry, including film and television preproduction, production and editing, script development, casting, entertainment law, administration and finance, development, distribution and marketing.

Two weeks of lectures, discussions, and on-site visits to studios and television networks are followed by one week of job shadowing a media professional - all in Los Angeles.

Inside Washington

This unusual study away experience—offered in spring semesters and in a 10-week summer term—gives you weeks of field trips, research and small-group interaction with an array of Washington insiders. That is followed by full-time D.C. internships that professors help you arrange.

It’s an ideal program for students of all majors because of the diverse, on-the-ground academic experience and the internship opportunities in D.C. Over the program’s 20+ years, Inside Washington participants have interned everywhere from congressional offices to think tanks, news media to political consulting agencies, nonprofits to lobbying firms.

NYC Media

Launched as a winter term course in 2014, NYC Media immerses students in the world of New York-based news media groups with two weeks of online learning and one week in the city. During the travel week, students conduct Q&As with up to three dozen different media pros, working for a wide range of employers. Among the stops: The New York TimesThe Wall Street Journal, Fox News, ABC, NBC, NPR, Bloomberg News, and Meredith and Hearst magazine giants. What else? Tickets to see Trevor Noah and Stephen Colbert tape their late-night shows—and a Broadway show!

Inside London

This is a London-based signature experience for students interested in international media, journalism, public relations, and advertising.

In this six-week workshop, you'll see such media landmarks as BBC radio, the Sky-TV campus, the National Geographic Channel, the British Film Institute, The Guardian, and the British Board on Film Classification.

In this workshop, you will be immersed in a wide variety of UK media and learn about the dimensions of its infamous (and nasty) newspaper rivalries, how a television industry dominated by public stations differs from the commercially-dominant U.S. model, the roles played by British directors and their films in the global movie industry, how the proximity of the UK to the rest of Europe influences the relative popularity of popular music acts all across the continent, and the origins of "tabloid culture" in the UK and how it spread to much of the rest of the West.

Department of Media, Journalism, and Film

120 Williams Hall
350 S. Oak Street
Oxford, OH 45056