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Undergraduate Internship Program

Internships offer DePaul University College of Communication students "real world" experience in their chosen field of study. Working directly with a variety of corporate, government, and not-for-profit organizations, the highly successful College of Communication Internship Program creates internship opportunities for eligible students in fields such as broadcast, print, and online media, radio, television, and film, public relations, advertising, and marketing agencies, philanthropic and historical non-profit organizations.

While participating in a College of Communication internship, students also take a course that combines work and learning. The experience provides an opportunity to learn and test cutting-edge career management principles while honing the skills needed to succeed in the rapidly changing communication fields. The course and the internship must be taken concurrently.

Start Here:

Step 1: Attend an Orientation Workshop Session

The College of Communication undergraduate internship experience begins with a dynamic orientation workshop where you will learn:

  • How to earn academic credit for one or more internships​
  • Proven methods to find your dream internship — or future job — through DePaul-sponsored and external resources 
  • Career management tips 
Spring Workshops
  • Thursday, May 4, 2017, Loop Campus, 14 E Jackson, room 1834, from 10:10-11:10 a.m. Register here.
  • Wednesday, May 17, 2017, Lincoln Park Campus, Arts & Letters, room 402, from 2:40-3:40 p.m. Register here​

The workshop is also available onlineIf you would like to be enrolled in the online session, please click here ​( Once enrolled through D2L, you can participate at your convenience.

Have you attended or registered for an internship workshop? If so, please proceed to Step 2, Finding an Internship, or Applying for Academic Credit.

Check for Program Requirements

  • Are you a College of Communication major or minor?
  • Have you earned at least 64 credit hours (Have completed one full quarter as a Sophomore)?
  • If you are a Communication major, have you completed at least two of the four required communication core courses (101, 102, 103, or 104)?
  • If you are a Communication major, have you completed at least two courses in your major (PRAD/JOUR/CMNS/MCS, etc.)?
  • If you are a Communication minor, have you completed at least two courses among those required for your Communication minor?
  • Is your overall grade point average at least a 2.5?

If you have answered yes to all of the above questions, please continue to Step 2 as instructed in How to Apply for Internship Credit.

For More Information

If you have questions about completing the Internship Program, please contact the Internship Program Director Graciela Kenig, at (312) 362-7988 or ​​​​​​​​​​​​