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An internship is a great way to gain the necessary experience you’ll need to succeed in the professional world after college. It will help apply and extend material from your Communication classes in a real-world context. The Department strongly encourages its majors to secure at least one internship as part of their education and professional development. It allows 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. An internship doesn’t count as one of the 11 required courses for the major, but it does give you credit toward graduation and valuable experience. The standard is 3 credits. Rarely, are more than 3 credits approved for an internship during the course of one semester. You may, however, do more than one internship, over the course of multiple semesters/summers.

Dr. Jamie Skerski is the COMM Internship Coordinator AND Faculty Sponsor for COMM internships.


  • GPA: 2.5 in COMM and overall
  • Junior standing (60 credits)
  • Formal internship position: training, education, professional development
  • Internship work must happen during the semester you’re registered for…no retroactive credits
  • Need to work a minimum of 40 hours per credit (ex: work at least 120 total hours for a 3-credit internship)


(1) Secure an internship

Steps to secure an internship are outlined on the CMCI Internship website.

Everything starts after students have an internship.  Students are encouraged to work with the CMCI Internships and Careers office or Career Services to find internship opportunities.  These are posted on Career Buffs.

For additional information on internship opportunities, follow the CMCI Internship Facebook Page, Twitter and Pinterest.

(2) Request approval from faculty supervisor Jamie Skerski (Jamie.Skerski@Colorado.eduby the ADD/DROP deadline (the second week of classes).

(3) Report your internship for credit. This is mandatory and must be completed before starting your internship.

(4) Complete the internship assignments as outlined in the COMM 4930 Syllabus.


Everything is the same for summer internships except you need to pay Continuing Education tuition and fees to complete your registration. After reporting your internship, payment instructions will be sent to you via email. Once paid, your internship credit will appear on your degree audit.

For fall and spring semester, you must submit application by the Add/Drop Deadline (2nd week of classes)