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The Communication Internships: Education in the Real World.

By taking CMM 498: Communication Internship, along with gaining real world experience, students can complete one of their course requirements or earn general elective credit. Through the course, they can develop specific, challenging and realistic objectives for  experience during their internship.  They can develop a solid, impressive career portfolio and receive guidance on preparing and enhancing a resume and cover letter for the subsequent internships and jobs. 

Whether you pursue an internship for academic credit or not, on-the-job experience should be part of every student's college experience. 

Businesses, organizations and agencies that offer internships can get short-term talent, gain fresh ideas with minimal risk and test potential new hires. By offering professional experience, on-the-job training, supervision and mentorship to student interns, businesses and organizations:

  • can build or enhance their community and university relationships
  • provide current employees with opportunities to gain supervisory experience by working with an intern
  • free up current staff to work on large projects while guiding interns in their work on smaller projects
  • find their existing staff re-energized with motivated and interested interns in the workplace.
By working with interns who are earning academic credit, businesses and institutions get clear, written objectives for the internship that can enhance everyone's understanding of what is expected.  They also can get assistance from the Department of Communication internship coordinator for dealing with issues that might arise with the student intern or internships in general.

Student Information

By taking CMM 498, Communication Internship, along with an internship, students can complete one of their course requirements or earn general elective credit. Through the course, they can develop specific, challenging and realistic objectives for professional experience during their internship. They can develop a solid, impressive career portfolio and receive guidance on preparing and enhancing a resume and cover letter for the subsequent internships and jobs.

Whether you pursue an internship for academic credit or not, on-the-job experience should be part of every student’s college experience.

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Employer Information

Businesses, organizations and agencies that offer internships can get short-term talent, gain fresh ideas with minimal risk and test potential new hires. By offering professional experience, on-the-job training, supervision and mentorship to student interns, businesses and organizations:

  • can build or enhance their community and university relationships;
  • provide current employees with opportunities to gain supervisory experience by working with an intern;
  • free up current staff to work on large projects while guiding interns in their work on smaller projects;
  • find their existing staff re-energized with motivated and interested interns in the workplace.

By working with interns who are earning academic credit, businesses and institutions get clear, written objectives for the internship that can enhance everyone’s understanding of what is expected. They also can get assistance from the Department of Communication internship coordinator for dealing with issues that might arise with the student intern or internships in general.

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