The primary purpose of an internship in the CMST department is to provide a student with real-life work experiences related to the communication discipline. An internship is part of the student’s total academic experience and is not a job per se. It is a learning opportunity having direct relationships to a student’s chosen pathway of study and career interests.
Students may complete an internship to enhance their education associated with any of the following areas of emphasis in the Department of Communication Studies
Internships for CMST students should:
We believe the internship should simulate a real job as much as possible, including the interviewing and hiring experience. That’s why we encourage employers to submit an internship opportunity or job description, encouraging students to apply.
Your internship opportunity announcements should include:
It is expected that employers will provide a safe environment in which students can work and the materials that students need to complete their assignments (a desk, computer, etc.). Once the internship begins, employers should meet with the intern once a week for no more than 15 minutes to discuss the intern’s strengths and areas for growth. The supervisor must also complete the site supervisor’s satisfaction survey due on the last day of the semester.
For information on how to contact the Department of Communication Studies about participating in our internship program, contact Dr. Matthew S. Vorell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 320.308.1257 or the Career Services Center at email@example.com or 320.308.2151.