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 credit. Internship students will be graded using the SPF grading scale; the final grade is not included in the GPA: https://catalog.arizona.edu/policy/university-wide-house-numbered-courses.
The organizations who 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) and, after reviewing the content your advertisement, it will be posted to The Digest.
Finding an Internship
You are encouraged to seek out and secure an internship using our list of internship and employment opportunities on The Digest. You can also check out opportunities listed from the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and on Handshake.
- 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.
The following materials must be emailed to Shelby Carter at email@example.com for review.
- Internship Application Form
- Unofficial UArizona transcript