• “The best part of my experience in Hawaii was undoubtedly being able to engage with the girls I worked with one-on-one. While I met with the girls in a group of 10 to run the program every day, I had opportunities to spend time with them individually before and after. I still keep in contact with the majority of the girls through e-mail, and their continued eagerness to discuss some of the very topics we covered in the “Smart Girls” program I ran proves to me the importance of mentorship. I also can’t emphasize enough how wonderful the staff the way. They went out of their way to invite me along to do activities with them- trips around the island, picnics, etc. Having done other internships before, I also appreciated how much responsibility they gave me. I was encouraged to design my own program and club activities, not simply instructed what to do. I really think that being able to take such initiative as a college intern is unique.”

    - Anna


Assist Teams in the Creative Process

Develop Strategy

Decide on What Medium to Use

Present Campaign to the Client

Do you envision yourself as a mad man or mad woman as the case may be? We can place you with a high profile firm whose focus on the three P’s of Product, Price, and Promotion will help prepare you to enter this competitive field.
We have two different ways for you to get advertising experience.

TRACK ONE places you with a traditional advertising firm. In this placement, you will be initiated into the formal practice and business of advertising. The product you are marketing will be secondary. What will be of most importance is the process and profession of advertising itself.

​TRACK TWO places you in a particular field of interest that you may have: social services, sports, marine biology, conservation, etc. We set you up in their advertising and marketing department. You will be able to learn much of the same skills as working for an ad agency; however you will be promoting a product you believe in.

The objectives of an advertising campaign for each individual advertisement. The model suggests that there are six steps a consumer or a business buyer moves through when making a purchase. The steps are:

  • Awareness
  • Knowledge
  • Liking
  • Preference
  • Conviction
  • Purchase

Film Production

Writing a Script

Assisting on the Set

Production Equipment Management

Filming Events


Our film production internships work with both mid-level and independent production companies with the aim of giving interns as much hands-on experience in the full range of production as possible. The film houses that we use shoot documentaries, educational films, commercials, and even full length films. The location and duration will determine the available projects.

​Your experience in film will determine some of your job duties. However, we have chosen our hosts for their ability to provide meaningful work for all skill levels and to provide an immersion into the world of film making for our clients.

​Different locations offer different levels of specialization. We will work to determine your area of interest be it pre-production, production, or post-production and line you up with the best production company available.

The Filmmaking process starts from a story idea, moves on to scriptwriting, shooting, editing, directing and distribution.

​Film production occurs in five stages:

  • Development — the script is written and drafted into a workable blueprint for a film.
  • Pre-production — preparations are made for the shoot, in which cast and crew are hired, locations are selected, and sets are built.
  • Production — the raw elements for the finished film are recorded.
  • Post-Production — the film is edited; production sound (dialogue) is concurrently (but separately) edited, music tracks (and songs) are composed, performed and recorded, if a film is sought to have a score; sound effects are designed and recorded; and any other computer-graphic ‘visual’ effects are digitally added, all sound elements are mixed into “stems” then the stems are mixed then married to picture and the film is fully completed (“locked”).
  • Sales and distribution — the film is screened for potential buyers (distributors), is picked up by a distributor and reaches its cinema and/or home media audience.


Conducting Interviews


Writing New Article



Working at a community newspaper is one of the great learning experiences an intern can undertake. IGS has contacts with some of the top community newspapers in the country. With the advent of the internet the community newspaper has come a long way with regard to its ability to reach a wide audience on certain topics.

​The newspapers that we use allow our interns a hand-on opportunity to perfect the exact skills they are looking to develop. You won’t be making coffee in our newspaper placements. Interns can expect to tackle everything from in the field reporting to layout and design to photography.

​We assist interns with a strong interest in writing work directly with editors at the paper to generate stories of interest that are fit for print. Several of our interns were able to accumulate an impressive portfolio within just a few months at the papers covering topics as political as Hillary Clinton’s official visit to the city to reviews of local High School plays.

​The beauty of a community newspaper is that it will give you an in depth looks into a foreign culture from the inside out.

Radio Broadcasting

Write Topics

Sound Editing

Assist on Air Production

Prepare Interviewees

Conduct On-Air Interviews

Depending on the location we work with school, community, regional and national radio broadcast organizations. Radio broadcasting internships are a great resume booster as they demonstrate an interest and ability in social media.

​Radio internships are competitive and to land one is a great first step in the industry. Your background in radio will help us place you with a station where you can learn the most relevant job skills. If you have a specific interest: sports, religion, politics, educational, community or national, we will try to find the best match based on your interests.

​With the advent of social media, radio broadcasting has expanded beyond the traditional airwaves. Work with staff members to create podcasts and upload audio to websites. With the changing face of media, this is a great opportunity to learn the latest outlets for the spoken word.

​….. note: from Intern Down Under

​Working at a community radio station is a great way to immerse yourself into a local community. We work with a station that features local artists and a number of groups from the Aboriginal community. As such, there is a real opportunity to learn about the challenges that face that community through the lyrics of their songs and the on air interviews. You have to wear a lot of hats to make a small station thrive.

Our students have helped with booking on air talent, event planning, digital marketing and updating social media pages. The feedback we have had from students is that they really enjoy the staff. Working side by side with people who know so much about local music and politics provides special insight that the average visitor will not see.

TV Production

Back-story Research

Story Boarding

Assisting Station Production Team

In Station & Field Filming


For our television and multi-media internships, we work with community news and entertainment stations that allow our interns to receive hands on experience in the news and entertainment industry. Interns have the opportunity to work hand in hand with leading producers and on-air talent to generate exciting and relevant news and entertainment pieces.

We have both on-air and behind the scenes positions that that will maximize your talents and add to your resume.

With the addition of bringing video to the internet, there are multimedia opportunities. Some film or editing experience is helpful, but we work with stations that will take raw interest and make it useful.

​Past interns have written and conducted on-air interviews with local political and entertainment figures generating media portfolios that have aided them in their career directions.

​In this age of multi-media, you will have a chance to learn production techniques including using the latest editing software, camera work, etc.