Internship Program

The Department of Communication Internship course (COM 399) offers Communication majors the opportunity to gain experience in communication through work in industry, government, education, and non-profit organizations. This course is graded as a pass-fail course and may be repeated to a maximum of six credits. A maximum of three credit hours may be counted toward the communication major. A student works 50 hours for each credit hour earned. For example, for three credit hours the student works 150 hours over the course of the semester (approximately 10 hours a week during the Fall and Spring semesters and 20 hours weekly during the Summer II Session).



In order to be enrolled in COM 399, you MUST meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a declared Communication major and been accepted to upper division status.
  2. Have successfully completed at least six hours of 325-level or above Communication courses.
  3. Have a 3.0 GPA in pre-Com and Communication courses




Ready to get started?  Please read through the Internship Checklist for next steps.  The Department of Communication will enroll you in the course based on your application – you cannot enroll in Com 399 on your own.

Special Note for Summer Internships

COM 399 summer interns will be enrolled in the summer 8-week session; however, you may begin and end your internship whenever you wish as long as you have fulfilled all your requirements by the day before the session ends in August.  All summer interns will receive an email from after Spring finals. It will contain reminder information about your assignments and other obligations and will be sent to your account. It is your responsibility to contact me if you have not received correspondence from me by the start of Summer II session.

Have questions? Go to the FAQ list or contact the internship director:

Lainie Crouch Kaiser, Esq.

Internship Director

276 Blazer Dining Hall

(859) 218-0355