To qualify for an internship with the Department of Communication, a student must meet all of the following requirements:
- The student must be formally accepted as a COMM major prior to applying for an internship.
- The student must be a junior or senior.
- The student must have a G.P.A. in Communication courses of 2.75 or above.
- The student's internship duties and responsibilities must provide them with the opportunity to work with practicing professionals, and allow them an oppportunity to gain experience working in the Communication field.
internship sites will require you to earn academic credit. Due to labor
laws, if you are not being PAID for your work, you must be getting
something else of value for your work. Since most internship sites do
not offer pay, they require you to earn credit.
Qualified students must complete the COMM internship contract for fall and spring. Students can only be added to this course by Department of Communication staff after the
contract is complete and signed by the COMM364 course instructor and the Department Chairperson.
If a COMM364 internship course is being offered in the summer, students must complete the COMM internship contract for summer only
and have it approved before they will be added to the course. If a
Communication internship course is not being offered, students may
register for the UNIV364 course, offered through the Career Services
Center. Seats are limited and not guaranteed.
No, the Department of COMM does not offer an internship course in winter session. BUT, there are a few things students can do to try to earn credit.
- If the internship is out-of-state, you could contact a university or college near your internship location and see if you can take a course and have it transferred to UD. If a student decides to do this, they should research which school and which course they will take and then complete a transfer of credit form BEFORE taking the course.
- Another option would be taking an internship course through another department at UD. Student's interested in doing this will need to look through the winter registration booklet to see if any other departments are offering an internship course. If so, the student should contact that department to see if it is possible to register for the course.
Students can only be registered in an internship course if a completed internship contract is approved by the site supervisor, the internship course instructor, and the Department of Communication Chairperson. The contract will then be given to a Department of Communication staff person who will confirm that the minimum GPA requirements are met. If all requirements are met, the office staff will register the student for the approved number of credits in COMM364 or COMM664.
need to schedule an appointment with the Department of Communication
Chairperson to discuss how your internship duties directly relate to the study of
Communication. Meetings with the Department of Communication Chairperson are by appointment only, and appointments may be made by calling (302) 831-8041.
Students may locate an internship on their own and complete an internship contract for approval (see FAQ questions regarding "summer" or "fall/spring" internships above to obtain a copy of the contract.) Students may also view a list of communication
internships and job postings available through a large, searchable
database within Handshake. To view available internship locations, go to Handshake: log in with your UDel username and password.
A sample list of prior internship locations:
|A B + C Creative Intelligence||Wilmington, DE||Public Relations|
|AAA Intranet Public and Government Affairs||Wilmington, DE||Public Relations|
|Aflac||Newark, DE||Public Relations|
|Anthropologie of Christiana Mall||Newark, DE||Marketing/Advertising|
Healthcare Foundation||Wilmington, DE||Public Relations|
|Astrazeneca Healthcare Foundation||Wilmington, DE||Public Relations|
|BroadwayWorld.com||New York, NY||Journalism|
|CareerMinds||Newark, DE||Public Relations|
McCormick||Wilmington, DE||Broadcast Journalism|
|Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation||Newark, DE||Public Relations|
|CBS College Sports Network||New York, NY||Broadcast
|Comcast Sports Network||Philadelphia,PA||Broadcast
|Communities in Schools||Delaware, all
|Delaware Adolescent Program||Wilmington, DE||Public Relations|
Bioscience Association||Newark, DE||Marketing/Public Relations|
|Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition||Wilmington, DE||Public Relations|
|Delaware Center for Horticulture||Wilmington, DE||Public Relations|
|Delaware Children's Museum||Wilmington, DE||Advertising|
First Media||Newark, DE||Broadcast Journalism|
|Delaware State Chamber of Commerce||Wilmington, DE||Public Relations|
|Delaware Today||Wilmington, DE||Public Relations|
|Delaware Today Magazine||Wilmington, DE||Journalism|
|eZanga||Middletown, DE||Marketing/Public Relations|
|Food Bank of Delaware||Newark, DE||Public Relations|
|Gillespie Hall Inc||Hockessin, DE||Public Relations|
|Health Care Solutions of Delaware Valley||Media. PA||Public Relations|
|ING Financial Partners||Philadelphia,PA||Public Relations|
|Keystone Sports||Chester, PA||Broadcast
|Late Show with David Letterman||New York, NY||Broadcast
Foundation||Wilmington, DE||Volunteer Coordination|
|Maryland Zoo in Baltimore||Baltimore, MD||Public Relations|
on Wheels Delaware||Wilmington, DE||Public Relations|
|NBC News||Bala Cynwyd, PA||Broadcast
|Paws for People||Hockessin, DE||Public Relations|
|Plumpton Park Zoo||Rising Sun, MD||Advertising|
Culture Madness||Claymont, DE||Broadcast Journalism|
|Ropelt Backyard Driving Range||Philadelphia,PA||Marketing/Advertising|
Christopher Coons||Wilmington, DE||Public Relations|
|SGW Integrating Marketing Communications||Montville, NJ||Marketing/Public
|Target||Allentown, PA||Public Relations|
|The Black Sheep||Chicago, IL||Public Relations|
Koncordia Group||Wilmington, DE||Project Development|
|The Philadephia Inquirer||Philadelphia,PA||Journalism|
Women's Journal||Wilmington, DE||Journalism|
|Tipton Communications||Newark, DE||Public Relations|
|UD Athletic Media Relations||Newark, DE||Broadcast
|UD College of Engineering||Newark, DE||Marketing/Public
|UD Office of Communications and Marketing ||Newark, DE||Marketing/Public
|UD Political Communications||Newark, DE||Research
|Walk for Autism Delaware||Newark, DE||Public Relations|
|WDEL - AM||Wilmington, DE||Radio
Blue Rocks||Wilmington, DE||Marketing/Public Relations|
|Wilmington Friends School||Wilmington, DE||Marketing|
Café Live at the Queen||Wilmington, DE||Marketing/Public Relations|
|World Trade Center of Delaware||Wilmington, DE||International
|WPUI - 6abc||Philadelphia,PA||TV Production|
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