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​​​Finding an Internship

You should begin searching for internships at least one quarter prior to your ideal start date, though it's recommended to begin even sooner. This is especially true for summer internships; many companies will begin accepting applications in January, with some (including popular PR and advertising agencies) starting as early as November.
Request an appointment with Michael Elias, Communication Internship Program Director, at Alternately, you can take advantage of the Career Center’s Drop-In Career Coaching, which provides virtual resume and cover letter reviews.
Yes! Request an appointment with Michael Elias at You can also learn about internship search strategies in the online Communication Internship Orientation. Request access to the online Orientation here. Additionally, DePaul’s Career Center and the College of Communication offer many resources to students searching for internships.

We do not offer direct placement. However, we do provide resources to help you find the best internship for you, including assistance throughout the application process. A good first step is to complete the online Communiation Internship Orientation, which you can request access to here.

No problem! As long as the internship meets the program’s Internship Position Standards, you can apply for internship credit. If you have an internship lined up, visit How to Apply for Internship Credit to get started.