All undergraduate students in the School of Communication and Journalism must complete an internship. Internships provide practical experiences in professional settings by enabling students to:
- apply knowledge gained through coursework
- gain hands-on, practical experience
- learn from experts in the field
- develop a network of contacts
- gain a better understanding of what is necessary to succeed in the field
- compare career choices
Internships must be relevant to the major. Your internship should provide the opportunity for hands-on, practical experience that takes place in a professional setting. The work should be appropriate for a college senior nearing completion of the degree. In addition, the on-the-job supervisor should be an expert in the field, capable of providing proper guidance.
Download the internship packet for your major for a complete overview of the internship program.
For more information or for help in identifying and applying for an internship, please contact the faculty supervisor, Ric Smith.
Last Updated: April 19, 2016