Communication Internships

The University of South Alabama Department of Communication Internship Program provides the opportunity for students to gain experience in a professional setting. Students can both apply the communication skills learned in the classroom and earn up to 6 credit hours. We partner with local and national non-profit and profit organizations to fill communication positions in areas of broadcast journalism, multimedia journalism, advertising, public relations, radio, video productions, fundraising, social media, web services, athletic events and other communication positions.

Student Eligibility

  • Hold junior or senior status

  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5

  • Have a major GPA of 2.75

  • Approval from assigned advisor

  • Submission of application to internship coordinator 

Internship Policies

  • Students may not register or begin an internship before approval from the internship coordinator.

  • An internship must be completed with an approved organization.

  • Students may not complete an internship with a family member.

  • Students may not complete an internship in their current place of employment unless they are either formally transferred to another department, the department is under the direction of a different supervisor, or the internship is directed by a person who is a professional in their field of study.

  • Students may not interrupt an internship except in an emergency and leave must be approved by the internship supervisor and coordinator.

Student Responsibilities

  • Meet with the faculty internship coordinator twice in the semester to discuss internship experiences and performance.

  • Meet with the internship supervisor throughout the semester to discuss internship experiences and performance.

  • Complete the Weekly Internship Report.

  • Complete the Internship Performance Evaluation.

  • Create and present portfolio packets of their internship work.

  • Write formal thank-you notes to internship sponsors.

  • Register for Professional Studies: Internship (CA 496) semester of the internship.

Forms

Internship Application

Policies and Procedures

Internship Sponsor Agreement


Internship Coordinator

Megan Sparks

msparks@southalabama.edu


If you are interested in interning abroad, please visit the University's Study Abroad web page for details.