College of Communication > Internships > Graduate Internship Program
Graduate students can hone their professional skills through a 10-week internship while taking a course, concurrently, that combines work and learning. The experience allows them to take advantage of Chicago’s thriving communication industry while working with experienced professionals. While internships are not required at the graduate level, they are incredibly beneficial for exploring academic interests in a professional environment, gaining experience, and positioning oneself for post-graduate success.
Request Access to an Online Orientation Session
Once enrolled in the Orientation through D2L, you can participate at your convenience. The Orientation session will provide information on the following:
Prior to participating in the Communication Internship Program, students must:
If you meet the above requirements and
already have an internship lined up, please continue to Steps 2 and 3 as instructed in
How to Apply for Internship Credit.
If you meet the above requirements and are
still searching for an internship, use the link below to begin browsing for communication-specific internship openings.
The Journalism Internship Scholarship provides financial assistance to eligible undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in Journalism. Average awards range from $1000 to $2500 and are based on fund availability. Students must be working in a quarter-long internship while enrolled in a Communication Internship course to be eligible for consideration.
In order to be eligible for the Journalism Internship Scholarship, the following requirements must be met:
Special consideration will be given to those with unpaid or low-paying internships. Applicants with approved internships will be prioritized over those with internships still in development. Students with internships in the development stage will still be considered pending approval.
A large part of the assessment will focus on the quality and relevance of your internship, how this internship will impact your professional development, and what you hope to learn in your internship in relation to the journalism field and your career goals.
Apply for this scholarship on DePaul Scholarship Connect.
Questions? Refer to the Tuition & Aid page or contact Shena Ramsay at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have questions about completing the Internship Program, please contact Michael Elias, Director of Internships for the College of Communication, at
email@example.com or by phone at (312)362-7988.
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