An internship can lead to a job after graduation.
Internships are a vital, integral component of the communication studies 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 University, and local industries. You might also find summer internship opportunities in your hometown.
- An internship can build a network.
- Take initiative. Introduce yourself to everyone you meet.
- Ask for things to do. Taking initiative is a great way to stand out.
- Show enthusiasm and motivation.
- Read — newsletters, websites — to become informed about business aspects.
- Submit an internship mid-point self evaluation.
- Keep in touch after the internship.