Department of Communication Studies - St. Cloud State University

Department of Communication Studies - St. Cloud State University

Communication Studies
Riverview 117
St. Cloud State University
720 Fourth Avenue South
St. Cloud, Minnesota 56301-4498

Phone: 320-308-2216
Fax: 320-308-2250

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Molly Young Outstanding Internship Award in Communication Studies


Who is Molly Young?

Molly Young is a 1981 graduate of the Communication Studies Department (back then it was known as the Speech Communication Department).  She and her partner, Bridget Levin cofounded Nametag International, Inc., an internationally recognized identity-marketing firm based in Minneapolis, MN. 

The company names products and researches and develops innovative, strategic consumer-driven trademarks.  Clients include AT&T, Revlon, McDonald’s, and Frito Lay.  Molly identifies her internship experience and her Communication Studies degree as key elements in her professional success. 

“My internship experience was phenomenal!  The challenges of learning the new business practices and developing valuable business contacts gave me a jumpstart on building a successful career!”                                                 

                                                                                             -Molly Young


What is it?

Molly Young has provided a gift of up to $2000 to be awarded each year to interns in the Department of Communication Studies who have exhibited excellence in applied learning in the professional area.


Who Qualifies? 

Any student who has completed an internship in Communication Studies is eligible to apply.


How Do I Apply?

During the semester of your internship, you must notify the Communication Studies Internship Director in writing of your intent to apply.  Within three weeks following the end of your internship semester, you must submit to the scholarship committee a:

  • Formal letter of application explaining why the internship merits consideration for the award, noting both major accomplishments in the job assignment and major accomplishments in applying communication knowledge.

Other documentation which you can submit to support your application could be letters from your supervisor, staff, or coworkers.

In addition, the Internship Director will give the scholarship committee a:

  • Report of your timely fulfillment of general internship academic responsibilities;
  • Copy of your initial learning agreement, final report, portfolio, and supervisor’s completion memo.


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