Frequenty Asked Questions
All majors in communication must complete at least 1 hour of COMM 365: Internship/Practicum. Communication minors are not required to complete and internship/practicum.
You must register for COMM 365. You can register for 1, 2 or 3 credit hours. You must submit all the required information about your internship location requested, including the Contact and Description form (PDF). The internship location must be approved by the Department of Communication's internship coordinator, Professor Eugenia McAvoy (office phone: 773-298-3097, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
You can take 1, 2 or 3 credit hours. A minimum 75 contact hours at the internship location is required for each credit hour (75 hours = 1 credit, 150 hours = 2 credits, 225 hours = 3 credits).
The semester before you plan to register for your internship, you should make an appointment with the internship coordinator, Professor Eugenia McAvoy (office phone: 773-298-3097, e-mail: email@example.com).
The internship/practicum has two major requirements:
- Completion of 75 hours at the internship locations per credit hour taken (75 hours = 1 credit, 150 hours = 2 credits, and 225 hours = 3 credits).
- Completion of a 8 - 10 page (double-spaced, 12 point type) internship paper. Theinternship paper is due on the last day of classes of the semester that you are taking COMM 365.
COMM 365: Internship/Practicum is offered every semester (fall, spring and summer).
The internship coordinator maintains a file of internship locations that may suit your needs. Many students find excellent internship locations through their own initiatives and contacts. Most organizations require you to complete an application form, provide a resume and be interviewed by the internship supervisor. We strongly recommend that you look at the Web site of any organization that you are interested in for information about their internship program.