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Internship for Credit

An internship is an opportunity for students to apply what they have learned in the classroom to the real world. Students are responsible for working with the Career Center and obtaining the internship. There are three options for internship credit – Senior Professional Internship, Communication Careers and Field Experience. To receive academic credit, the work for the internship must be more substantive than administrative, with non-administrative work comprising in general at least 85 percent of the work performed. The internship must also be communication related and appropriate to the student's academic program.

Cost

When students earn credit for an internship, they are registered for an academic course. Like any credit bearing course, there is a cost. During the fall and spring semester if a student’s total credit hours are between 12 and 17, the internship will fall under the block tuition charge. However, if the credits of the internship cause a student’s total credit hour count to go above 17, there will be a charge for every credit hour over 17.

During the summer, students pay for courses by credit hour. Therefore, students will be charged for 1 credit for the Field Experience and for 3 credits for the Senior Professional Internship.

Please click here for the tuition and fees.

Senior Professional Internship - COMM-491 (3 credits)

Prerequisites

• SOC Senior with 90 credits or more completed

• 2.5 GPA or better

• Broadcast Journalism majors must have completed COMM 385

• Print Journalism majors must have completed one skills course

• Film and Media Arts majors must have completed COMM 331 or 382

• Public Communication majors must have completed COMM 337, 346 or 380

• Communication Studies majors must have completed all “core” courses

Requirements

• Students are required to work 210 total hours (15 hours per week) and must be over the fourteen-week period of the semester.

• Your grade will be based upon the required course work indicated in the syllabus and evaluations collected from your site internship supervisor. It is your responsibility to secure a syllabus for the class.

• Senior Professional Internship course is worth 3 credits and may apply towards all SOC majors except Foreign Language and Communication Media (FLCM).

Course Information

This course had the following syllabus during the fall 2016 semester.

Fall 2016
This course is taught by Sarah Menke-Fish.

Course meets in MCK 201:

Wednesday, September 21 8:10AM-9:25AM

Wednesday, October 26 8:10AM-9:25AM

Wednesday, November 30 8:10AM-9:25AM

Communication Careers Internship - COMM-391 (2 credits)

Prerequisites

• SOC student with 30 credits or more completed

• 2.5 GPA or better

• Internship requires that student earn academic credit

Requirements

• Students are required to work 140 total hours (10 hours per week) and must be over the fourteen-week period of the semester.

• Your grade will be based upon the required course work indicated in the syllabus and evaluations collected from your site internship supervisor. It is your responsibility to secure a syllabus for the class.

• Communication Careers course is worth 2 credit and will not count toward any SOC major except PRSC majors after advisor approval.

Course Information

This course had the following syllabus during the summer 2016 semester.

Summer 2016
This course is taught by Gemma Puglisi.

Course dates: May 9, 2016 - August 5, 2016

This course will be taught as an online course, although Professor Puglisi requires either a phone or in person meeting before your internship begins.

Fall 2016
This course is taught by Scott Talan.

Course meets in MCK 113:

Wednesday, September 21 8:20PM-10:50PM

Wednesday, October 19 8:20PM-10:50PM

Wednesday, November 30 8:20PM-10:50PM

Communication Field Experience - COMM-291 (1 credit)

Prerequisites

• SOC student with 30 credits or more completed

• 2.5 GPA or better

• Internship requires that student earn academic credit

Requirements

• Students are required to work 70 total hours (5 hours per week) and must be over the fourteen-week period of the semester.

• Your grade will be based upon the required course work indicated in the syllabus and evaluations collected from your site internship supervisor. It is your responsibility to secure a syllabus for the class.

• Communication Field Experience course is worth 1 credit and will not count toward any SOC major except PRSC majors after advisor approval.

Course Information

The course had the following syllabus during summer 2016.

Summer 2016
This course is taught by Gemma Puglisi.

Course dates: May 9, 2016 - August 5, 2016

This course will be taught as an online course, although Professor Puglisi requires either a phone or in person meeting before your internship begins.

Fall 2016
This course is taught by Scott Talan.

Course meets in MCK 114:

Wednesday, September 21 6:55PM-8:10PM

Wednesday, October 19 6:55PM-8:10PM

Wednesday, November 30 6:55PM-8:10PM

Deadlines to Add Internship

Summer 2016 - Friday, May 20, 2016

Fall 2016 - Monday, September 12, 2016

Spring 2017 - Tuesday, January 31, 2017

How to Register

1. Complete the Internship Registration and Consent forms, completing all boxes including, course information, learning outcomes, internship information, start and end dates and hours per week.
2. Obtain the site supervisor's signature.
3. Submit the completed form to your SOC Academic Advisor by the appropriate deadline listed above.
4. Your SOC advisor will obtain the faculty approval and signature and then hand register you for the course.

All sections of this form must be completed before approval and registration occurs.

Download Internship Registration and Consent Form from Registrar's web page.