Students interested in applying for a Spring, Summer or Fall internship through the Communications and Media Studies Department must complete an internship application. Students have previously gone on to intern with Harper's Bazaar, Comcast, the Philadelphia Flyers, the Franklin Institute, BHLDN, PHL17, Independence Blue Cross, Susan G. Komen, 6ABC and many more.
Internship Policy for 2020-2021:
- Students must have completed COM200 and COM201.
- Students must have at least Junior academic standing.
- Students must be a communication and media studies major.
- Students must have a 2.5 GPA or higher.
- Students may take COM491 once, which counts as a COM option course.
- A second internship may be taken under COM49X, which counts as a general elective but does not count toward the core COM graduation requirements. Students taking a second internship still must attend and register for the internship class.
- Internships must involve at least 150 hours of work (across the semester) and must be related to the larger fields of communications or digital media.
- All internships require two letters from your employer. The first letter should be submitted with the application (at the time of course registration) and should include the following:
- Title of the internship position
- Description of the position
- Typical daily or weekly duties
- Weekly & total hours of work
- Outcomes for the internship: what will the intern learn?
- Name & contact info for the supervisor
- Compensation: is a stipend offered? Is there reimbursement for travel or meals?
The second letter should be submitted at the completion of the internship and should evaluate the student’s performance and professional gains.
All credit-bearing internships must be registered through COM491. This course will meet in person and online. To apply for COM491, you should:
- Be sure that you meet the requirements (listed above).
- Submit a letter from your employer (listed above).
- Print the internship application form. Submit the letter and form to the department chair.
- After your materials are processed you will be able to enroll in the internship class. You will be notified by Chris Hammond-Heffernan when the override is complete so you may register.