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Intern Experiences

In 2014, Casie Mathies was a summer intern for the Marion County Prosecutor's Office in Indianapolis. She helped create the #thinkSafe public safety social media campaign, which received coverage by an Indianapolis TV station.

One or more communications internship is highly recommended for students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in communication studies or a mass communication field.

Worth three credit hours, the communications internship offers students job experience in the discipline through a minimum of 150 hours of supervised professional work.

Internships are an important part of preparing for careers after graduation.


In order to enroll for any communications internship, a student must:


Receiving Credit for an Internship

To receive academic credit for internships, students should follow the steps below:

  1. Secure an internship.
  2. Print and fill out the appropriate internship application above. Meet with your advisor for signature of approval.
  3. Make an appointment to meet with , the liberal arts internship coordinator in Career Services in Placement. She will provide you with the necessary paperwork and notify your advisor.
  4. Your advisor will lift the closed-class hold and provide you with a CRN number to register for the class through myUSI.



Communications Department Internship Application

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