All undergraduate students in the School of Communication and Journalism must complete an internship. Internships enable 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. And be sure to take a look at the various links to the right for additional information.
These links will help you develop internship ideas:
Internship Opportunities shows you internship “want-ads” sent to us by organizations who are seeking Communication and Journalism interns. Information is added as it is received, so you might want to check this link from time to time.
Student Intern Comments gives you advice from students who have completed their internships.
Internship Reviews provides information from students who have completed their internship experiences. Log-in using your AU global ID and password, then click on List of Student Evaluation of Internships.
For more information or for help in identifying and applying for an internship, please contact Ric Smith.