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.
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
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.
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.
Alabama State Port Authority
Alabama's 13 (WVTM)
Bay Area Food Bank
Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
Bellingrath Gardens & Home
Crittenton Youth Services
Distinguished Young Women
Dumas Wesley Community Center
Festival of Flowers, Providence Hospital Foundation
FloraBama Fox 10 News (WALA)
Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama
Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism
Historic Mobile Preservation Society
Jox (WJOX 94.5)
Kicks (WKHX 101.5)
The Mar-Kee Group
Mobile County Public School System TV Network
News 5 (WKRG)
Original Oyster House
Paint the Town
Prichard Preparatory School
Southern View Media
Springhill Medical Center
Susan G. Komen
The Washington Center
USA Athletics Media Relations
USA Center of Continuing Education
USA College of Medicine & Physicians Group
USA Hospitals & Mitchell Cancer Institute
USA Medical Center, Children and Women’s Hospital
USA Office of New Student Recruitment
Zew (WZEW 92)