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Internships for Communication Students

Students learn about their chosen field of study through hands-on experience, and see how theories discussed in textbooks make daily workplace endeavors effective and efficient. Through internships, students discover what they like and dislike about requirements of the job, and whether their chosen field is right for them. Students receive insight on how to improve their performance, learn from their strengths and weaknesses, and get direction on what courses and internships to pursue next. Internships allow students to build their resumes, add to students' personal network of sources and references, and sometimes lead to a full-time job after graduation.

CMM 498: Communication Internship

Communication students can learn more about their chosen field of study and apply the knowledge they have gained in the classroom to a working environment through internships. Through hands-on experience, students can see how theories discussed in textbooks and by their professors make daily workplace endeavors effective and efficient. Through internships, students also can gain valuable insights into their overall education and educational plan.

CMM 498 Communication Internship allows students to earn academic credit while they work in a professional setting in a communication field. Students carefully design an internship plan – with the guidance of an experienced Department of Communication faculty – that will best serve them on the job day-to-day and in the future. Through other assignments, students actively connect their classroom education to the job, develop work materials for a professional portfolio, prepare a portfolio, assess their knowledge and skills, and plan their future courses.

Students taking CMM 498 must be Communication majors of sophomore standing or above (30 credit hours completed or more) and have a minimum of 3.0 GPA in communication. They must have successful completed CMM 100 Principles of Oral Communication. Students in CMM 498 must also have successfully completed CMM 201, 202 & 351.

Internship Coordinator

Annette Taylor, Ph.D.
St. Joseph Hall, Room 105
Direct line: (937) 229-2578
Department office: (937) 229-2028
Department FAX: (937) 229-2055


Department of Communication

St. Joseph Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1410