Internships - A High Impact Experience
An internship is the critical element in connecting your academic experience to the professional work arena. It allows you to gain valuable exposure to the workplace, provides the opportunity for skill development, and gives you a competitive edge in your job search.
Southern California is rich with a broad diversity of available student internships serving the communications industry.
Examples of internship sites include newspapers, magazines, television and radio stations, public relations and advertising agencies, health-related institutions, non-profit organizations, film production companies, publishers, education offices, high-tech industries, and businesses with communications needs.
- The Departments of Communications and Cinama-TV-Film require that students majoring in these degrees complete an internship course as part of their undergraduate experience. Additionally, COMM and CTVA students may repeat the internship class one time. Students earn 3 units of credit for their COMM 495T or CTVA 495 (composed of a minimum of 120 hours in the field). You are responsible for finding and securing your own internship. For more information, stop by the Internship Office (College Park 650-27)
- The Department of Human Communication gives students the option of completing an internship during their senior year. Students earn up to 3 units of credit in HCOM 495 (composed of a minimum of 120 hours in the field). These credits may apply to the breadth experiences requirement for the major as well as for the emphasis areas. For more information, stop by the Internship Office (College Park 650-27)