Why do an internship?
· Internships are an excellent way to apply for a job. Companies often look at the pool of interns first when a job opens up.
· Some interns are paid, depending on the company, providing a student with extra income while getting college credit.
· Internships provide unique opportunities for work experience and look great on your resume or graduate school application.
There are 2 different internship classes, COMM 281R and COMM 481R. These classes can be taken for variable credit, but most students take the standard 3-credit-hour course. The following details are based on the 3-credit hour course.
COMM 281R (lower-division) requires interning 6-10 hours per week for 15 weeks. This course is the prerequisite to COMM 481R. It requires academic assignments typical for a 2000-level course. It is highly recommended that students have at least 9 credits of Communication courses prior to their first internship for academic credit.
COMM 481R (upper-division) requires a prerequisite of COMM 281R. It requires 15-20 internship hours per week for 15 weeks. It requires course work typical for a 4000-level course. This course is recommended for students in their last year of course work.
For more information, see the Internship FAQ page.
If that doesn’t help, contact the Internship Coordinator: