College of Communication > Internships > Finding an Internship
DePaul has a number of resources to help you find relevant, exciting internships and earn academic credit! First, the Communication Internship Program curates industry-specific internship listings, several of which come directly from employers who want to hire majors from our College. Additionally, the Career Center manages DePaul's Handshake database, where you can search for off-campus job and internship opportunities across the city and beyond. Finally, our Communication Weebly page highlights new opportunities each week, including recent postings from the websites above and relevant openings from other job boards outside of DePaul.
The majority of opportunities at the above links will be eligible for credit through the Communication Internship Program. If you happen to find an internship on your own, this may count for credit as long as it meets the
internship standards specified below.
Additional strategies for finding an internship include:
College of Communication students have interned in a variety of organizations. In the 2018-2019 academic year, these included ABC7 Chicago, Allied Global Marketing, American Red Cross, Chicago Fire, Chicago Reader, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune, Edelman PR, Facets Multimedia, Goodman Theatre, Havas, House of Blues Chicago, Hoy, iO Comedy Network, Ketchum, Live Nation, Margie Korshak Inc., Museum of Contemporary Art, NBC Universal, PAWS, Shedd Aquarium, Skirt PR, Southwest Airlines, Turner Media, Weigel Broadcasting, WGN-TV, WTTW, and many more!
Before applying for internships, it's important to have a polished, up-to-date resume. There are many resources available at DePaul to help you create or update your resume and other application materials, including:
Option 1: Meet with Michael Elias, College of Communication Internship Director
Request an appointment with Michael Elias, Director of Internships, at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your resume in depth.
Option 2: Access resources at the DePaul Career Center
Take advantage of the resources available through DePaul's Career Center, including online tips and strategies and in-person advising available through drop-in career coaching hours.
To count for credit through the Communication Internship Program, a position must carry significant responsibilities in the student’s field of study. The position must also involve substantial interaction with professional staff and/or supervisory personnel who can provide guidance and mentoring. Additionally, an internship:
If you have questions about participating in the Communication Internship Program, please contact Internship Program Director Michael Elias at email@example.com or by phone at (312) 362-7988.