Communication majors can greatly enhance their educational experience while in college by conducting an internship in a field they are interested in exploring. Multiple internships in different careers in communication serve to both strengthen a student's resume and prepare them for the professional world.
Students pursing an internship should register for COMM3091: Intern in Communication. This course enables you to apply your coursework in an appropriate work setting in order to understand the practical implications of what you have learned. Thus, you must be far enough along in your program so that the experience will be meaningful.
Requirements for internship:
- Must be a Communication major in good standing.
- Must have attained Junior Status.
- Completion of the first four classes in the COMM Core: 1071, 1076, 3006 & 3007
- Registered for Internship class (3091). You may take this class up to three times, but it will only count once toward the major.
Students are expected to work 130 hours/semester in order to receive three college credit hours. The majority of the work you do will be determined by your site supervisor provided it meets the standards for an academic internship experience (i.e., you must do more than make coffee and run copies AND your work must relate to your classes). Some students find their own internship site. If you do not have a site, we have many opportunities available. To view a current list of internships, visit the Communication Undergraduate Student Page on Blackboard, and click on Current Internships on the left hand side. Dr. Maribeth Metzler, Internship Director, will also help you find an appropriate site if you need help.
Director of Communication Internship Program
145A McMicken Hall