Internship Registration

Take your knowledge in communication and apply it doing an internship.

Career Center Interview

A sample internship syllabus is linked below. Please read the internship approval criteria in the syllabus before starting the internship search process. Internships are not approved between June 16 and August 15 or between December 15 and January 1.

Internship registration must be completed within three weeks of the first day of classes for fall and spring terms, and by the last day of drop/add for minimester and summer semesters. Additionally:

  • internships are an elective for the major, not a requirement
  • COMM majors may earn six internship credits (maximum of three in a semester), of which three count toward the major
  • every 40 hours you work on an approved internship is worth one academic credit

  • internships for credit must be approved in advance (see the course syllabi for the approval criteria)

  • non-credit internships do not need approval from the internship coordinator

What I learned throughout my continued research was how valuable the set of skills were to employers in the workforce. Strong communication skills, strong public speaking skills, and intelligent interpersonal interaction skills are at the top of nearly every employers list in skills needed at their job. In the field of communication, we fine tune our ability to understand and analyze rhetoric, and then use our gained knowledge of intercultural, interpersonal, and advocacy skills to reproduce that rhetoric in the manner we feel most effective for the situation at hand. ”

J.R. Macadoff, Class of 2018

Obtaining Internship Approval

STEP 1: MEET THE PREREQUISITES

  • COMM 300 Communication Research
  • minimum GPA of 2.5 overall
  • minimum GPA of 2.75 in the major

STEP 2: START THE INTERNSHIP SEARCH

Potential internships may be found through:

STEP 3: OBTAIN APPROVAL

Fill out the appropriate approval form and submit it to the internship coordinator before meeting with your faculty internship advisor. 

Submit your internship approval form to Dr. Michaela Frischherz, .

STEP 4: MEET WITH INTERNSHIP ADVISOR

If the internship is approved, meet with a faculty internship advisor, who must be a full-time faculty member in communication studies.