Department of Mass Communications


Student internship with the Minnesota Vikings 2020

Internships (COMM 444) are not required for students, but they are highly recommended as part of the 6-8 elective credits required for all majors. Internships help students build a portfolio of professional work and a set of professional contacts that are important to getting a job in their chosen field.

Consider an Internship or Practicum experience as part of your degree pathway in Mass Communications 

Planning for your future career begins now. Employers seek prospective employees with degree skills and training and also proven work-related experiences. 

A Mass Communications student in Creative Media Productions, Strategic Communications, or Journalism sequence majors or Masters of Science in Strategic Media Communications graduates may take between 1-3 credits to fulfill elective requirements. Esports Broadcasting Minors are required to participate in an Esports internship as part of their curriculum. Students working on-campus with UTVS, Esports, Athletics, KVSC, etc. can gain 488 credits.

MCOM 444 - Internship = Off-campus experiences
MCOM 488 - Practicum = On-campus experiences 
MCOM 444 - Internship in Esports = On/Off-campus requirement
MCOM 644 - Internship = On/Off-campus experiences for graduate students

Find internship postings in Handshake or participate in an internship fair with the Career Center.

1. Finding an Internship

2. Getting an Internship

3. How to Register for MCOM 444/488/644

4. Successful Completion of MCOM 444/488/644

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