School of Communication & Journalism


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 left for additional information.

These three 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.

Recent Internships lists internships our students have participated in over the past 12-18 months. It will give you an idea of organizations our students have interned with. Be sure to research the organization to find the appropriate contact.

Student Internship Evaluations 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 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: September 19, 2017