The internship is a unique pre-professional experience that will demonstrate your skills and job-readiness to potential employers. Interested in sports, entertainment, media, music or culture? So were many of our former students who completed internships with organizations, such as the Pittsburgh Penguins, ID-PR in Hollywood, KDKA-TV, Central Park SummerStage, and Pittsburgh's Heinz History Center-just to name a few of our more than 2,000 approved sites.
Internships are one of the ways SRU's Communication Department is different from other communication programs. We require all students in the Bachelor of Science concentrations to complete at least one internship as part of their degree program, but you can receive credit for up to four internships - that's 12 credits, or the equivalent of a full semester of coursework - setting you apart from the competition in the job search. Students in our Communication Studies program can also take internships, and often do, to boost their workplace credentials.
The department supports your efforts to find an internship with an internship coordinator who will walk you through the process and connect you with internship sites. You can also capitalize on your own connections to pursue positions across the country and across the world. For more information about SRU Communication Department internships, please contact Dr. Katrina Quinn at firstname.lastname@example.org