Comm Studies' Students
Thinking about an internship?
An internship can be one of your most interesting academic experiences.
You take what you have learned in the classroom and apply it in a business
or nonprofit setting.
To learn about the Internship Program, just set up you account by clicking
on the link at the top of the page (Create a New Student Account). Even if
you are not sure when you will be taking an internship, we recommend you
start thinking of it at least a full semester before you start.
Each interested student should make an appointment to see the Internship
Director in the semester BEFORE you are thinking of applying for an
internship. I will be happy
to talk with you and help you plan for a great internship experience.
Already been approved for your internship?
You should be all set. Just login to submit your Daily Journal summaries. Don't
forget to check the Calendar and Assignments section of the website,
along with the many other resources available to you.
If you run into any problems, let me know. I look forward to working with you to help you get you the best internship position
See you soon,
Dr. Michael Pearson
Students who wish to enroll for an internship must see the Director of Internships
the semester before their internship is to start. Dr. Pearson's office hours are listed in this site. If you haven't
yet set up an account, please do so now (use the Create a New Student Account link above).
NEW & FEATURED
JUST IN 12/11/14 -- Marketing focus
at WCU Foundation. This internship focuses on marketing two programs (one new and one program that's been running for years)
that have to do with travel! You can find more information in the Internship Directory. If it isn't up there, check back tomorrow.
SENT IN 11/13/14 -- Marketing focus
at non-profit that focuses on all aspects of child adoptions.
We have former WCU interns who are now working there. You can find more information
Public Affairs/New Media Opportunity:
Work with the US Department of Labor in Philly.
You can find more information
STEM Career Fair:
Some tech companies (including QVC) are offering internships. Wednesday, OCT. 22 at noon to 2:30pm in Sykes Ballrooom.
Propulsion Media Labs:
Intern Expo & Open House...coming up on November 19th.
You can find more information
Volunteer English Tutoring:
The Volunteer English Program (VEP) enhances the economic
and social quality of life for immigrant families. See Dr. Michael Boyle in the Communication Studies Dept. for
HUB of Hope:
PAID PART-TIME JOB with local non-profit. This does not have enough
hours for an internship BUT it is with a very worthwhile organization. You can find more
You can find a collection of resources to help you succeed in obtaining
your internship. Here are a couple of examples:
Can you exaggerate on your Resumes? Click here
Want a radio or tv broadcasting career? Better do your research! Click here
If you are getting a paid internship
, will your employer be able to let you work the
required number of hours for your internship? This article describes
the impact of the Affordable Care
Act on employers who use paid interns.
Join a Professional Org:
I am starting a listing of professional organizations in the
Philadelphia area that have student memberships (or reduced price memberships).
Phila. Public Relations Association
(PPRA) Click here
Phila. Broadcast Pioneers
(no student membership but they do run student activities and give out scholarships) Click here
(Last updated: 10-21-2014 9:01am)