Career Internships

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The Department of Communication Internship Program helps our undergraduate majors earn academic credit for their internships as they gain professional experience in a real-world organizational setting. Our program works with students, prospective internship providers, and departmental faculty to coordinate experiences that are beneficial for all parties.

 

STUDENTS

Internships are a great way for you to gain real-life work experience, explore different career paths, add skills to your resume, build your network of professional contacts, and create your professional brand. Many employers use internships to identify potential candidates for full time jobs. With the help of the Department of Communication Internship Program, you may also be able to earn academic credit toward your Communication major for your internship. Learn more

 
EMPLOYERS

Department of Communication interns study in a program consistently ranked as one of the top five Communication programs in the United States. Our students are trained in contemporary communication theory and can apply their knowledge to a variety of practical situations. In return, they receive an invaluable opportunity to learn about the work world, a particular company, or area of expertise. The Internship Program can help you promote your opportunities to our students and assist you throughout the internship experience. Learn more
 

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION FACULTY

Student interns have the option of working with the Internship Program Director as faculty sponsor, or to choose another member of Departmental faculty to sponsor them through their internship experience. Please feel free to contact us at comm-internships@illinois.edu  or call us at 217-333-4383.