Communication majors are encouraged to enhance their educational experience and to
develop their professional skills through internships with government agencies, non-profit
organizations, private businesses, film companies, and media firms. Communication
majors may earn COMM credit for their internship experience, by registering for COMM
Requirements to register for COMM 4802:
- Junior or Senior standing (i.e., at least 60 credit hours completed before the beginning
of the internship)
- At least 15 COMM hours completed (or permission of Faculty Director)
- At least a 3.0 GPA in COMM (or permission of Faculty Director)
- Film & Video Production internships: completed COMM 3823 and COMM 3824
- Online application completed by the last day of classes the semester prior to the beginning of the internship.
- Letter or email from the internship supervisor confirming that the student has obtained
the internship and the general scope of the internship.
- The period of the internship should correspond with an academic semester (Fall, Spring,
- Each credit hour of COMM 4802 is equivalent to 50 work hours (3 credit hours equals
150 work hours, or 10 hours per week over the course of a 15-week semester).
Requirements to complete COMM 4802 (unless otherwise instructed by your faculty director,
these forms should be uploaded to eCourseware):
- Time logs specifying hours worked and tasks completed, signed by both the student
and the internship supervisor, submitted both at mid-term and at the end-of-semester.
- Student self-assessment, signed by both the student and the internship supervisor,
submitted at mid-term.
- Samples of work completed (as appropriate) submitted at mid-term and end of semester.
- Final student self-evaluation, submitted at end-of-semester.
- Final supervisor evaluation, submitted at end-of-semester (emailed directly to faculty
COMM 4802 is graded as S (Satisfactory) or U (Unsatisfactory). The grade will be based
on the faculty director’s evaluation of the time logs, samples of work performed,
the student’s self-evaluations, and the supervisor’s final evaluation.