Recent Internship Sites:
The following companies and organizations have hired Communication majors as interns recently:
- American Cancer Society
- Arnold Worldwide
- CBS Radio
- FOX25 News
- Ladies' Home Journal
- Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
- Marvel Entertainment
- Pawtucket Red Sox
- Reebok International
- Special Olympics of Massachusetts
When are majors and minors eligible to begin an internship?
Internships in various sites are available to Communication majors and minors and Journalism minors after the completion of the second semester of Sophomore year.
How many Communication courses must be completed before majors and minors are eligible?
In addition, both majors and minors MUST have completed at least four (4) CO courses before being eligible for an internship.
- Without exception, interns must have successfully completed the prerequisite course(s) for the desired internship.
- Prospective interns must have a specific kind (e.g. TV production, Public Relations, Newspaper, etc.) of internship in mind prior to seeking the Director's permission.
- Only three (3) credits of internship may be applied in calculating the major/minor requirements.
- Normally, a 3.0 GPA is required for permission to intern. Exceptions may be granted by the Coordinator of Internships:
a) When the GPA in the major or minor is higher than 3.0 and the overall GPA suffered from a single bad semester.
b) When the internship will not be calculated in completing the major or minor and the Coordinator of Interns judges that the student is unusually well prepared otherwise for the internship experience.
- Students doing a "split" summer-fall internship may not do another internship during the same semester s/he is completing work for the "split."
- Interns must spend a minimum of eight (8) hours a week (112 hours total) at the internship site and be evaluated by the site supervisor. Written reports are to be submitted to the Coordinator every other week and a research paper or other project must be completed and turned in to the Coordinator by a predetermined deadline.
- Interns must meet with the Coordinator at least three times during the semester to discuss the progress of the internship, readings, or the research project. This may be done electronically during the Summer Session when the site is at a distance.
- All CO/JO internships earn three credits, even if total hours exceed 112.
Approved by the Department of Communication, Spring 2009
Dr. Ron Leone, Coordinator of Internships & Department Chair