Communication majors who would like to acquire professional experience and college credit at the same time may be eligible to enroll in COM 49000, Internship in Communication.
A position with an organization (profit or nonprofit) where you work under a supervisor or manager. Internships may be paid or non-paid.
Gain experience. Gain knowledge. Network with industry professionals. Get credit.
- Be a junior or senior majoring in Communication and Creative Arts.
- Have a GPA of at least 3.0.
- Secure your own internship opportunity.
- Work for this organization 10-15 hours per week for 12 weeks to obtain credit during fall and spring. Summer internships are typically for eight weeks.
- Transfer students must complete at least 12 credits before applying.
Follow these steps:
- Once you have secured an internship sponsor, complete the Internship application and submit it in Qualtrics:
- The internship coordinator and/or the department chair will evaluate the application and confirm the internship position with the sponsoring agency.
- Schedule a meeting with the internship coordinator and/or department chair to discuss the requirements of the proposed internship.
- If the internship is approved, enroll in COM 49000 by contacting your advisor.
- Maintain a journal of your experiences during the internship.
- Assemble a portfolio of the materials that you created during the internship.
- Write a thoughtful paper describing your experience as an intern. Discuss your experience and what you have learned.