Communication Internships


Course Description

Eligibility Requirements

Policies and Procedures

Student Evaluation



Policies and Procedures

The following policies and procedures provide a step-by-step guide to a student interested in pursuing a communication internship.

  1. Read the communication internship introduction and course description.
  2. Evaluate your readiness for the internship experience:
    1. Students must meet all eligibility requirements.
    2. Consult with a faculty member if you have any questions.
  3. Submit the internship application.
  4. Identify a potential internship site. Consult with a faculty member if you have any questions.
  5. Coordinate with the potential site supervisor:
    1. Gather information about the potential site concerning its mission, role, and work the organization performs.
    2. Prepare your resume.
    3. Ask for an interview.
    4. Secure approved placement.
  6. Prepare a learning agreement in consultation with your faculty advisor and site supervisor that must include:
    1. Information about the internship:
      1. Credit hours (one, two, or three)
      2. Number of work hours (usually 45 work hours for each credit hour taken)
      3. Work Schedule
      4. Site Supervisor
    2. Learning Objectives
    3. Description of Student's Final Report to Faculty Advisor
    4. Other Evaluation Requirements
  7. Register for Internship I (SP 474/475) or Internship II (SP 574/575) as appropriate.
  8. Complete the internship experience.
  9. Submit all required material needed for evaluation of learning objectives and final report to faculty advisor.
  10. Ensure that the site supervisor submits any required midterm and final reviews of the intern's work performance.

Note: Student should not enroll for an internship until requirements 1 through 6 above have been met, including the completion of the learning agreement that includes the signatures of the site supervisor and the faculty advisor offering the internship credit. In no case will credit be awarded after the fact. The student must be registered for credit before the internship begins. In special circumstances the faculty advisor may allow students to enroll in SP474/475 or SP 574/575 through the Drop/Add period.