The Department of Communication encourages students to investigate doing internships where they would learn from communication professionals. The emphasis is truly on applying knowledge gained in the classroom, and learning new skills. Students should look for challenging sites and supervisors with expertise in a particular area of communication will mentor them. Read the internship guidelines carefully before seeking an internship.
Before arranging any internship, students need to be aware that they must meet particular qualifications to be eligible for credit. Additionally, their site and supervisor must be approved by the internship coordinator for their program. In addition, students need to be aware that they may register for internship under PR or COMM designation. PR designation is for students who are pursuing a PR Certificate, and have taken all of the required courses other than their six required credits of internship.
Students must meet department qualifications to be eligible for internship credit. Additionally, the internship coordinator for their program must approve the site and supervisor. Students register for internship under either PR or COMM designation. PR designation is for students who are pursuing a PR Certificate or emphasis area, and have completed COMM 278, COMM 279, and COMM 382.
Communication students are encouraged to consider internships that will add to their overall learning experience. The first step in the process is to read the Internship Guidelines that outline departmental requirements. This provides information on internship requirements and the process of registering for an internship.
Students interested in an internship with the Arbiter must meet specific Arbiter Internship Requirements.
Public relations students are encouraged to consider internships that will add to their overall learning experience. The first step in the process is to read the Internship Guidelines that outline departmental requirements. This provides information on internship requirements and the process of registering for an internship.
Dr. Mary Frances Casper is the Public Relations internship coordinator. For more information about PR internships, please read the following:
The department frequently sends out a FAQ sheet explaining other rules. This is sent several times a year to majors’ u.boisestate.edu e-mail addresses. Students with interest in internships should read this sheet very carefully and then contact the appropriate coordinator for more information. Most importantly, students should not make arrangements with a particular site and/or supervisor until conferring with the department. This FAQ sheet has the information you need to know if you wish to pursue a COMM or PR internship.
For more information about internships, please click on the appropriate link below:
Additional information for students seeking internships
Additional information for internship providers