Why consider an internship experience?
- You can get hands on experience in an organization and gain a better understanding of how communication studies is applied in a real world setting.
- It allows you to build credentials that will help you compete when applying for graduate school.
- It can make you a better candidate for employment.
Types of Internship:
Internships are typically arranged through the University of Idaho Career Center and in consultation with your Communication Studies Minor Academic Advisor. Once you have secured an internship then you will want to coordinate with a Communication Studies faculty member to set up the COMM 498 credits for the term during which you will be at your internship.
There are numerous other opportunities for internships, which vary from semester to
semester, and many experiences may qualify. You may also create an internship of your own. If you have a specific experience in mind, please contact Dr. Marlow firstname.lastname@example.org
or Dr. Folwell email@example.com
For these “unique” internships, the process will involve identifying an internship and educational experience, writing a brief proposal or creating an agreement about how the experience will be structured, and then reporting on what was learned at the end of the semester. The range of possibilities is wide, but usually do not include experiences that are part of a job for which you are already being paid.
Please direct any general questions about internship opportunities to our internship coordinator, Dr. Annette Folwell firstname.lastname@example.org