College of Communication > Internships > Undergraduate Internship Program
Students participating in a College of Communication internship hone their professional skills taking a course, concurrently, that combines work and learning. The experience provides an opportunity to learn and practice career development strategies while developing the skills needed to succeed in the rapidly changing communication fields.
Our courses meet DePaul’s Experiential Learning Requirement only when taken concurrently with an internship. If you have already fulfilled Experiential Learning, our courses may be used to fulfill a general elective requirement, a communication elective, and/or a course within your major.
Step 1: 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 $1200–$2500 in financial assistance to eligible undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in journalism. Students must be working in a quarter-long internship while enrolled in a Communication Internship course.
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 at 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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