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The Department of Communication internship course (COM 399) offers communication majors the opportunity to gain experience in communication through work in industry, government, education and non-profit organizations.

This course is graded as a pass-fail course and may be repeated to a maximum of six credits. A maximum of three credit hours may be counted toward the communication major. A student works 50 hours for each credit hour earned. For example, for three credit hours the student works 150 hours over the course of the semester.

The "need to know" regarding COM 399 enrollment

  • Must be a declared communication major with upper division status
  • Successfully completed a minimum of six hours of 325-level or above COM courses
  • Minimum of a 3.0 GPA in pre-COM/COM courses

For more information

For more information, please refer to the frequently asked questions below. You may also contact Don Lowe, internship director.

Don Lowe, internship director, has contact names and numbers for many different internship opportunities. Email him to make an appointment to meet. He will give you three to five different contacts. You are responsible for calling and making an appointment to meet with these individuals.

You will then choose where you would like to intern. Each organization is sent several students, so this will be a mutual decision. You may have found an opportunity on your own. If so, simply get approval from the internship director to intern with the organization. You may print the letter to your supervisor from the checklist and give it to the person who would be your supervisor so that they can read about our program and our expectations of you.

Click here for more information about internship expectations.

Click here for more information about the mandatory internship assignments.


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