College of Communication > Internships > Internship Outcomes

Internship Outcomes

216

students received academic credit for their internships during the 2018-19 academic year

181

unique for-profit and non-profit organizations provided internships to College of Communication students in 2018-19

A total of 216 College of Communication students participated in the College of Communication during the 2018-19 academic year, 16 of whom were graduate students. 78% of students found internships with for-profit businesses, and 22% of students interned for non-profit organizations. A sampling of the 181 internship providers includes:

  • ABC7 Chicago
  • American Red Cross
  • Chicago Sun-Times
  • Chicago Tribune 
  • Edelman PR 
  • Kethchum
  • Live Nation
  • Modern Luxury Magazine
  • NBC Universal
  • PAWS Chicago
  • Weigel Broadcasting
  • WTTW

About 46% of students had paid internship positions, which marks a 12% increase from the 2017-18 academic year. 

Undergraduate Internships

Our undergraduate internship opportunities were most prevalent for Public Relations and Advertising majors at 49%, followed by:
  • Communication Studies majors (17%)
  • Journalism majors (13%) 
  • Communication and Media majors (13%)
  • Organizational Communication majors (2%)
  • Sports Communication majors (1%)

These figures are from a pool of 200 undergraduate students.

Graduate Internships

Graduate students also found opportunities to work in professional internships in their fields of study. Public Relations and Advertising internships led at 35%, followed by:
  • Journalism (29%)
  • Communication and Media (12%)
  • Health Communication (12%)
  • Communication Studies (6%)
  • Digital Communication and Media Arts (6%)

These figures are from a pool of 16 graduate students.

Updated on October 20, 2019