Internship Registration

See below for information on registering for internships in communication studies, advertising and public relations, and journalism and new media.

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Internship syllabi are linked below. Please read the internship approval criteria in the syllabus before starting the internship search process. Internship coordinators are not available for internship approval June 16 - August 15 or December 15 - January 1.

COMM 490 Internship in Communication Studies (PDF)
MCOM 460 Internship in Advertising and Public Relations (PDF)
MCOM 461 Internship in Journalism and New Media (PDF)

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

  • Internships are an elective, not a requirement.
  • MCOM majors may earn a total of nine internship credits (maximum of six in a semester), but only six will count toward the major. 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 coordinators.

Obtaining internship approval

Step 1: Meet the Prerequisites

Students must be admitted to the major, have obtained junior/senior status, and have met the following requirements. Refer to your Academic Requirements Report for your overall GPA and major GPA.

  • COMM 490: COMM 300 Communication Research, a minimum GPA of 2.5 overall and 2.75 in the major.
  • MCOM 460: MCOM 214 Principles of Advertising or MCOM 253 Principles of Public Relations, a minimum GPA of 2.75 overall and 3.0 in the major.
  • MCOM 461: MCOM 258 Journalism & New Media II, a minimum GPA of 2.75 overall and 3.0 in the major.

Step 2: Start the Internship Search

Potential internships may be found through:

Refer also to where MCCS students interned previously:

Step 3: Obtain approval

Fill out the appropriate approval form and submit it to the appropriate internship coordinator before meeting with your faculty internship advisor. Internship coordinators are not available for internship approval June 16 - August 15 or December 15 - January 1.

Step 4: Meet with Internship Advisor

If the internship is approved, meet with a faculty internship advisor, who is a full-time faculty member in the track of the approved internship. Your advisor will help you register for your internship.