Industry Partnerships

Join us as we build the creative, inclusive workforce our changing fields need.

Working closely with our industry partners across the media, technology and communications ecosystem, we seek out collaborations that advance a spirit of shared learning. Our students gain hands-on experiences that allow them to chart their unique pathways to success, while employers gain invaluable insights from a generation that will challenge them to think about their business in a whole new way. Explore our career development programs and learn how to get involved.

Types of partnerships

Immersive education

By engaging with industry professionals to explore the convergence and disruption in media, communication and web technologies, students offer employers their unique insights while glimpsing their possible place in an ever-evolving career landscape.

Fellowships

Fellowships allow organizations to engage students in academic and professional capacities while providing meaningful support for tuition and the cost of living as well as mentorship and professional development.

Internships

At the time of graduation, the typical Annenberg student will have completed upwards of four internships. And our career services team is dedicated to helping students explore career paths by connecting them with prospective employers through targeted programming.

Programming and events

Panel discussions, open forums, workshops and symposia create opportunities for field and industry experts to directly engage students in industry specific and culturally important conversations for a mutual exchange of knowledge and diverse perspectives.

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Our partnerships in action

World of Podcasting with Jemele Hill

USC Annenberg and Spotify collaborate to host a conversation with Jemele Hill, an award-winning sports journalist, culture critic, and podcaster.

Annenberg Agency provides micro-internships for students to do well by doing good

Helmed by alumnus and adjunct instructor Andy Keown, students participated in digital content creation, public relations, crisis communication, brand communication, and marketing and research for nonprofit organizations.

Experimental journalism class offers KTLA new tool for engaging its viewers

Students learn to do ​​impactful work for local TV news through a partnership with KTLA.

Melissa Waggener Zorkin on the power of communication in uncertain times

As part of the Annenberg Intelligence series, USC Annenberg Dean Willow Bay leads a conversation with WE Communications Global CEO and Founder Melissa Waggener Zorkin.

USC Annenberg and ViacomCBS establish scholarship to advance newsroom diversity

A new scholarship advances a robust pipeline for Black journalists to both enter and lead in the newsroom.

Lunch with a Leader career programing connects students and recent alumni with established professionals

Elizabeth Luke of Pinterest encourages students to seek opportunities outside their job description through this special event series.

Get involved with USC Annenberg

USC Annenberg students bring fresh perspectives and approaches to emerging technologies and trends within the fields of communication, journalism, public relations and advertising, digital social media, public diplomacy and more. Our faculty are at the forefront of thought leadership across our disciplines of communication and journalism, constantly seeking engagement with corporate and foundation partners to advance these fields. 

Whether you are in the business of experiential event planning, data analytics, brand management, investigative journalism, sports and entertainment reporting, philanthropy, health communications, film/television or beyond, USC Annenberg is uniquely positioned to add value to your organization and mission. We welcome the opportunity to discuss your mission and objectives and how we might collaborate. 

Please contact Myah Genung, Associate Director of Industry Relations, at genung@usc.edu.