School of Communication & Journalism


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.

Contact Information

Ric Smith

Prof. Ric Smith

School of Communication & Journalism
232 Tichenor Hall
Auburn University, AL 36849
(334) 844-2757

Last Updated: April 19, 2016