You may be able to complete an internship as early as your freshman year if you are a degree seeking student enrolled on a full-time basis. If your internship opportunity does not require for you to receive school credit, see an advisor from the Toppel Career Center; he or she will be responsible in filling out the necessary paperwork for your company:
Moreover, if your company requires you to receive school credit, see your corresponding faculty advisors or program chairs:
For the Department of Cinema & Interactive Media, see Prof. J. Stern:
For the Department of Communication Studies, see Prof. S. Pavlow:
Department of Strategic Communication
For the Advertising major, see Prof. A. Lancaster. Moreover, if your major is in Public Relations, see Prof. C. Splichal, who oversees the fall and spring internships. Please note that Prof. Scott supervises all Public Relations summer internships.
Department of Journalism & Media Management
See Prof. B. Treadwell your internship falls during the fall or spring terms. If your internship takes place during the summer term, you will need to meet with Vice Dean P. Driscoll.
Of great importance, each aforementioned department has different policies surrounding its internship program. For instance, you will need a minimum of nine credits in communication in your academic file for the Department of Journalism and Media Management. In essence, you may be able to complete this internship as early as your 2nd semester of your freshmen year.
Furthermore, the number of credits for the internship class may vary based on the amount of hours that you will work throughout the semester. For example, an approximation of 45 hours reflects a credit for the internship class. Lastly, please schedule a meeting with your corresponding faculty advisor or program chair, so you can fill out the necessary paperwork for your company as well as internship class: contract, a log of hours worked, appraisal, weekly assignments, etc.