Earn academic credit while you explore your career interests, gain real-world skills, and build your professional network!

Students participating in our program gain opportunities to apply their classroom knowledge in professional contexts and to gain meaningful organizational skills, which are important steps in becoming a professional. The Department of Communication Internship Program provides 1, 2, or 3 units of COMM 393 or COMM 493 to undergraduate communication majors or minors who seek to gain professional experience.

COMM 393 and COMM 493 count as upper-division elective credits. Internship students will be graded using the SPF grading scale; the final grade is not included in the GPA:

The organizations that host interns through our program work with undergraduate students who have earned at least 12 units in the Communication major or minor. If your organization has an internship opportunity for students, please email details to Shelby Carter (  and, after reviewing the content of your advertisement, it will be posted to The Digest.


  • Communication major or minor
  • Junior (minimum 56 Units) or Senior (minimum 87 Units) status
  • Completed 12 units of Communication courses (3 units of which must be numbered 300 or above)
  • 2.5 GPA in University of Arizona coursework
  • 2.75 GPA in Communication coursework

How to Apply for Credit

Submit an internship application one semester or summer session before you plan to complete the internship so that you are registered before the first day of classes. All summer internship students are registered for 7 Week II Summer units.

Application Materials

The following materials must be emailed to Shelby Carter at for review.

  1. Internship Application Form
  2. Unofficial UArizona transcript
  3. Résumé


Questions about internships should be directed to Internship Coordinator Shelby Carter at or Internship Director Kyle Tusing at