Internships & Practicums
College is the time to get experience, inside the classroom and out. Internships allow students to test career options and build their resume.
Individual Investigation (COMM 45196):
Practicum (COMM 46092):
The Practicum requires 150 hours for three credits. A formal cooperative field experience with a designated organization or agency, as designed by the student and the practicum coordinator. The practicum requires students to build a portfolio of work, in addition to completing the duties of the position.
INternship (COMM 45092):
The internship requires 130 hours for every three credits, repeatable up to six credit hours. A formal cooperative field experience with a designated organization or agency, as designed by the student and the internship coordinator. The internship requires students to keep a log of their work hours, a journal of their activities and a 10-12 page paper designed to discuss theory in practice.
IN-HOUSE OPPORTUNITIES IN THE SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION STUDIES:
Internship, Practicum and Independent Study credits are for communication majors with senior standing or who have obtained special permission to register for these credits. Students must have least a 2.0 cumulative GPA and 2.25 major GPA. No more than six hours combined of 45092, 46092, 45196 can apply toward major requirements. Internship credit does NOT take the place of a required course. Students will receive either a grade of S or U for Internship and Individual Study and a letter grade for Practicum. Students must complete 130 hours for every three credits of Internship; 150 hours for the Practicum and provide the internship application and a detailed job description on company letterhead prior to registering for the Internship or Practicum credit.