Welcome to the Department of Communication internship program! An internship is a great way to gain the necessary experience you抣l need to succeed in the professional world after college, and will help connect the material from your Communication classes in a real-world context.
The Department of Communication enables you to earn 1-6 credits for your internship, depending on the number of hours you work and the assignments you develop with your faculty sponsor.
Watch this video that explains our internship
program and the application process.
Click here for the internship application file.
*Apple Users: You MUST open the application file in Adobe Reader.
Click here to download Adobe Reader.
If you are having trouble saving the file with your
filled-in information, feel free to print, complete,
and submit it to Matt Koschmann in person.
The Process (1𦌿)
(1) Secure an internship
Everything starts after you have an internship. It is your responsibility to secure a job before you begin the process of earning credit for your internship.
Check the internship bulletin board in the Department of Communication (Hellems building, downstairs) for recent internship postings.
Like our Facebook page to see information about internship opportunities.
(2) Download and complete the application
Click here to download the internship application file. This is a PDF file you must save to your computer. Complete all the necessary information, including the digital signatures on the last page.
Note: You may need to create an Adobe profile to sign the application. This is an easy process that requires you to create a username and password. If you are having trouble saving the file with your filled-in information, feel free to print, complete, and submit it to Matt Koschmann in person.
Save your application file and circulate it via email to your work supervisor and faculty sponsor to get their digital signatures.
(3) Submit your application
At least 60 credits on your transcript
In COMM and overall
Must have a "real job"
Job description, designated work supervisor, specific work hours
Appropriate number of work hours
Need 40 work hours per credit hour (ex: a 3-credit internship requires 120 work hours)
Work must take place during the semester you抮e registered for
No retroactive application of internship work hours
Additional information for SUMMER internships
Complete all the previous steps, and submit your application.
**Pay tuition and fees through Continuing Education.
** Professor Koschmann is the faculty sponsor for all summer internships.
Journal Reflection Assignment (Optional for some faculty sponsors)
Go to the Journal Reflection Assignment page and examine the 12 possible journal assignments that you could write. Select four of them, and complete them no later than the 10th week of classes. The purpose of this assignment is to reflect about your experiences in light of particular communication issues. Email assignments to me in two waves (assignments 1 & 2, assignments 3 & 4).
If you have any questions, contact:
Professor Matt Koschmann
Department of Communication
Hellems 87B (downstairs)