The School of Communication’s internship program enables students to seek communication-related positions for academic credit or not in the South Florida area during the academic year. It is also possible for students to intern in their hometown during the summer. This program is designed to provide students with quality career related work experience prior to graduation. They can arrange the work hours to accommodate their academic schedule.
One of the advantages of attending the University of Miami School of Communication is the city itself. South Florida offers a wealth of internship opportunities in journalism, Motion Picture, broadcasting, public relations, advertising, and others.
For Internships, contact Luis Herrera in the School of Communication (Wolfson Bldg., 2037), 305-284-5234, firstname.lastname@example.org
Why An Internship?
Ten years ago, internships were the exception, not the norm. Now it is rare to see a graduating student who does not have at least one internship under his or her belt. As students pursue an academic program in their chosen discipline, practical experience is an invaluable part of their education. Internships allow students to gain “real-world” experience and exposure to a specific industry. An internship also adds to a student’s resume and portfolio. Most importantly, approximately 35% of internships lead to jobs, directly or indirectly.
Internships may be paid or unpaid. Students who wish to receive academic credit for the internships must seek approval and meet the requirements from the academic program in which they are in.
There is no guarantee that students who are seeking internships will be hired. A student’s major, GPA, skills, resume, and other factors will influence his/her candidacy.
How to Find an Internship?
Internships are widely available. There are at least five different opportunities listed in the School of Communication internship binders for every student looking. Regularly stop by Wolfson 2037 to find out about new job opportunities and internships. Also, take advantage of the Career Library. Learn about market trends and who are the leaders in your industry. Attend Career Fairs. Bring copies of your resume and dress in business attire…. casual talk can turn into an interview!
To take an internship for academic credit, students must be at least a junior (60 hours completed) and must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 in the major. Students must also have completed one course in the area of the proposed internship. The Internship Coordinator in the academic program will make determination of these qualifications.
Students are responsible for identifying their internships. For assistance regarding the process and additional information, an appointment should be made with your Internship Coordinator or the Director of Student Services. A typical internship lasts one semester with a requirement of 10-20 hours per week.
To receive credit for an internship, please see the following professors: