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Internship Outcomes

173

students received academic credit for their internships during the 2020-21 academic year

150

unique for-profit and nonprofit organizations provided internships to College of Communication students in 2020-21

A total of 173 College of Communication students earned credit through the College's Internship Program during the 2020-21 academic year, 10 of whom were graduate students. A sampling of the 150 internship providers includes:

  • 1817
  • Amazon Studios
  • American Eagle Outfitters
  • The Apartment Source
  • Berkshire Hathaway
  • Chicago Cubs
  • Chicago Red Stars
  • Do312
  • Interdependence PR
  • Interstate Hotels & Resorts
  • KemperLesnik
  • Milwaukee Magazine
  • Modern Luxury
  • NYCxDESIGN
  • O'Connor Casting
  • PAWS Chicago
  • Pfizer
  • Recycled Modern
  • The Robey Hotel
  • Shore Fire Media
  • Six Flags Great America
  • Sumerian Records
  • Target
  • Underwriters Laboratories
  • WAOW
  • WarnerMedia
  • Zapwater Communications

About 32% of students had paid internship positions. The majority of students found and secured their internships through personal or prior contact with the employer at 27%.

Undergraduate Internships

Our undergraduate internship opportunities were most prevalent for Public Relations & Advertising majors at 39%, followed by:

  • Communication & Media majors (16%)
  • Journalism majors (12%)
  • Communication Studies majors (10%)
  • Organizational Communication majors (7%)
  • Media & Cinema Studies majors (6%)
  • Double majors (6%)
  • Sports Communication majors (4%)
  • Communications & Technology majors (1%)

These figures are from a pool of 163 undergraduate students.

Graduate Internships

Graduate students also found opportunities to work in professional internships in their fields of study. Public Relations & Advertising students led at 40%, followed by:

  • Communication & Media (30%)
  • Digital Communicat​ion & Media Arts (10%)
  • Health Communication (10%)
  • Journalism (10%)

These figures are from a pool of 10 graduate students.

Updated on July 28, 2021