CSN's Department of Communication offers internships for college credit in the various fields of communication and journalism. Internships give communication and journalism majors the chance to gain valuable real-world experience before completing their degree. Journalism/Media Studies majors are required to take the internship class to graduate. Complete course and internship policy information is available by clicking on the following link: Department of Communication Internship Program and Policies.
Basic Internship Information
- Students are responsible for finding an internship; these can be found by clicking on the categories below.
- Once you find an internship you are interested in, follow the directions on the listing to apply for that internship.
- If you cannot find an internship on the lists, you may find your own internship, which will need to be approved by the internship coordinator.
- The internship must meet the criteria outlined in the Department of Communication Internship Program and Policies document above and your internship supervisor must download, fill out and return the following form: CSN Department of Communication Internship Opening Form
- You must then obtain permission to enroll in Jour 290/Com 196.
The JOUR 290/COM 196 Internship Class
- Students can earn up to 3 credits for an internship. You must work 50 hours for each credit.
- The internship will be completed concurrently with the JOUR 290/COM 196 course.
- You will be required to complete various assignments besides working at your internship to earn your grade for this course.
- All coursework is completed online.
- Students receive a letter grade for the Internship course based on hours worked, evaluations and completion of assignments.
- The Internship class is offered during the fall and spring semesters only; if you wish to intern over the summer, you will need to contact the internship coordinator.
- You should begin to arrange for your internship at least 6 to 8 weeks before you register for classes.
- Most businesses with internship openings will require a current resume and cover letter; if you need help with this, please see the internship coordinator.
- Once you receive permission to intern from the company, you should send a copy of the official acceptance email/letter to Dr. Eunette Gentry.
- After the paperwork is submitted and the internship is approved, you will be enrolled in the course, and must pay for the class based on the number of hours you will work and the credit hours you want to earn.
To view available internships, select from the categories below. If you have questions or need any help, contact our internship coordinator, Dr. Eunette Gentry.
Note: Many of the internships listed below require you to submit a resume to apply; so, view the following helpful video and article guide on "How to Write a College Student Resume" &/or you can schedule an online appointment with CSN's Career & Transfer Services, for resume and interview prep workshops, by sending an e-mail request to email@example.com.