An LC student at her internshipVery often an internship can lead to a job following graduation.

In Communication Studies, internships are a vital, integral component of the major. Up to 6 semester hours in internships and/or independent-study credit may be applied to the major.

To qualify for an internship, you must be a junior with at least a 2.25 GPA.

You could intern at local television and radio stations, public relations and advertising firms, non-profit organizations, hospitals, governmental organizations, offices within the College, and local industries.

You might also find summer internship opportunities in your hometown.

 Comm Studies interns

Matt Ellis '13, intern, and Dana Esposito '10, Internship Director for Congressman Rick Crawford (AK)

Other opportunities that offer you "real-world" experience:

Find an internship online:

Student intern mid-point self evaluation form

Some Internship Tips

  • An internship can build a network
  • Don't be intimidated because you are a student - talk to people!
  • Take the initiative to introduce yourself to everyone you meet
  • Show enthusiasm and motivation
  • Ask for things to do; taking initiative is a great way to stand out
  • Read - newsletters, websites - to become informed about business aspects
  • Keep in touch after the internship

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