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Internship Outcomes

193

students received academic credit for their internships during the 2019-20 academic year

156

unique for-profit and non-profit organizations provided internships to College of Communication students in 2019-20

A total of 193 College of Communication students participated in the College's Internship Program during the 2019-20 academic year, 19 of whom were graduate students. 84% of students found internships with for-profit businesses, and 16% of students interned for non-profit organizations. A sampling of the 156 internship providers includes:

  • ABC7 Chicago
  • American Lung Association
  • Burson Cohn & Wolfe (BCW)​
  • Chicago Fire
  • Chicago Sun-Times​
  • Digital Factory​​
  • Facets Multimedia​
  • Global Girl Media​
  • Hilton
  • House of Blues
  • ICF Next​
  • Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce
  • Modern Luxury
  • ​NBC Universal
  • Skirt PR
  • Second City
  • Vera Wang
  • Weber Shandwick
  • ​WGN​

About 43% of students had paid internship positions. The majority of students found and secured their internships through networking at 31%.​​

Undergraduate Internships

Our undergraduate internship opportunities were most prevalent for Public Relations and Advertising majors at 43%, followed by:

  • Communication Studies majors (19​%)
  • Journalism majors (16​%)
  • Communication and Media majors (13%)
  • Organizational Communication majors (3%)
  • Sports Communication majors (2%)
  • Media & Cinema majors (2%)
  • Communication & Technology majors (2%)

​These figures are from a pool of 174 undergraduate students.​

Graduate Internships

Graduate students also found opportunities to work in professional internships in their fields of study. Journalism​ internships led at 32%, followed by:

  • Public Relations & Advertising​ (26​​​%)
  • Communication Studies (16​​%)
  • Health Communication (11%)
  • Communication & Media (5%)
  • ​Organizational Communication (​​5%)
  • Media & Cinema Studies (5%)

These figures are from a pool of 19 graduate students.

Updated on September 21, 2020