Internships for Communication Students
The most recent internship opportunities are now posted on CareerLink, the university internship and employment site for students. We are in the process of transferring those still posted on our department site. When completed, the department site will have all job titles and organizations listed by category, but details will be on CareerLink under the communication banner.
Using CareerLink will make it easier to keep listings current and to make revisions. Registering with CareerLink also will give students access to other important information and support, such as news of Career Fairs and employer recruiting visits to campus.
Department policies and procedures and required forms will continue to be available on the department site. If you have questions, please contact Professor Bill Tyler at email@example.com.
The Value of an Internship
Internships are a key element of getting a desirable job after graduation. Potential employers will be looking for relevant experience on your resumé. That's why a meaningful internship is so valuable. It will give you a distinct advantage over the competition. An internship may often lead to permanent employment with the organization where a student is working as an intern. Even if the company with which you have completed your internship does not hire you, the experience listed on your resumé may lead to many other job openings. And the contacts made during your internship could give you excellent references and possibilities for networking.
An internship provides that important bridge between your academic and professional worlds and makes the transition much easier. The internship sites listed below have been approved by the internship-program director. Select several sites to visit. The more experience you gain interviewing, the more prepared you will be when seeking permanent employment after graduation.
Take advantage of the opportunity that an internship offers. Not only will you gain three hours credit in your career emphasis - you will be adding considerable value to your resumé. See Bill Tyler, Xavier 312, for details. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Junior or senior standing for internship period.
- Declared communication major.
- GPA of 2.85 in communication courses and 2.65 cumulative.
- Completion of at least 18 hours of communication courses.
- Completion of core courses (CMM-100 Introduction to Human Communication; CMM-120 Introduction to Public Speaking; CMM-200 Communication Theory; CMM 206 Media and Society; and CMM-280 Communication Research) as well as either CMM 210 Journalism: News Writing or CMM 212 Message Design.
- Must have filled out Internship Interest Form. Deliver to Internship Director with resumé. This starts the application and selection process. (For resumé samples, see Bill Tyler or visit the Career Center site).
- Must be registered for CMM-491, Field Contract (Internship) for three credit hours.
- Must have Internship Director's approval when registering online or on registration form.
- Internship site must be approved by Internship Director of Department of Communication (Bill Tyler, Xavier 312).
- Internship Agreement Form must be filled out by the Student, Internship Director and the Internship Supervisor (at internship site).
Internships require 150 hours of work for three hours credit. You may also choose to do internships for one and two hours credit. At midterm (75 hours), you are required to submit a one-and-a-half page report on your internship activities. You should maintain a daily log, for reference. You will also submit an evaluation from your internship site supervisor. A form is provided. Upon completion of 150 hours, you will submit a four-page critique of your internship, along with a final evaluation from your supervisor.
- Interest Form
- Internship Agreement Form
- Performance Evaluation
- Internship Handbook
- Tips for Creating Resumes
- Tips from SLU Graduates
- Syllabus for CMM 491 Internship (Field Contract)
About The Internship Forms
Forms for all of the above may be downloaded from the internship pages of the Department of Communication website. You will also find links to many of the internship sites in the listings, as well as to the University Career Center.