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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 possible.

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).

JUST IN 2/16/15 -- PR for this Summer If you live in the Pittsburg area you might be interested in this internship. You can learn more here.

Social Media and Public Relations internship at The Protection Bureau in Exton. This is a paid internship. Search our Internship Directory for more information.

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. here.

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 here.

Public Affairs/New Media Opportunity: Work with the US Department of Labor in Philly. You can find more information here.

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 here.

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 more information.

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 information here.

Resources: 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)