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.

Your Goal

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:

  1. Once you have secured an internship sponsor, complete the Internship application and submit it in Qualtrics:

  1. The internship coordinator and/or the department chair will evaluate the application and confirm the internship position with the sponsoring agency.
  2. Schedule a meeting with the internship coordinator and/or department chair to discuss the requirements of the proposed internship.
  3. If the internship is approved, enroll in COM 49000 by contacting your advisor.
  4. Maintain a journal of your experiences during the internship.
  5. Assemble a portfolio of the materials that you created during the internship.
  6. Write a thoughtful paper describing your experience as an intern. Discuss your experience and what you have learned.
Rhonda Nemri

Rhonda Nemri

Academic Advisor

(219) 989-8697

Hammond, Porter Hall 118C


Kenneth Bronowski

Kenneth Bronowski, M.A.

Continuing Lecturer

(219) 989-2987

Hammond, Porter Hall 116A

Neil Nemeth

Neil Nemeth, Ph.D.

Interim Chair for the Communication and Creative Arts Department

(219) 989-2631

Hammond, Porter Hall 118G