Students must be a junior or senior and declared as one of the following:
• Communication Studies Major or Minor
• Political Communication Minor
• Health Communication Minor
• Leadership Minor
You must have completed a minimum of 6 hours in 3000- 4000 level Communication courses with a grade of C or better.
If you have not completed the required 6 hours prior to the semester you apply, you can gain provisional approval so long as you meet the requirement prior to the start of the semester you are completing your internship.
To get credit for the internship course (COMM 4390), you will need to apply for the course, be approved to register, locate an internship that is approved for the program, get hired for your internship position, and complete the academic requirements.
COMM 4390 - Communication Internship - is a three hour elective for which you receive a grade (A-F). You will want to talk to your advisor about how it fits into your Degree Plan. Tuition and fees are charged for the internship class just as for all other online courses.
This is an online course. You are required to attend a face to face orientation meeting with an option for a face to face midterm meeting. All assignments and course activities are online.
You are required to work a minimum of 150 hours over the semester at your internship. It is recommended that interns enroll in only 3 additional courses (9 hours) during a fall or spring internship or 1 additional course each session during a summer internship.
ALL internships will need to be approved y the Internship Director. We will need a job description and additional information about the organization to ensure you receive adequate supervision and structure.