The Russert Department of Communication offers internships for credit for second semester juniors and seniors. Some tracks require internships as part of the major. The faculty strongly recommend that students do an internship their senior year.

Most internships in Communication are unpaid. However, the College of Arts and Sciences will support students with unpaid internships. Please contact Dr. Peggy Finucane  by email (RussertInterns@jcu.edu) or by phone (216.397.1608) for more information and an application for funding.

Tim Russert Department of Communication and Theatre Arts Internship Program Course Descriptions

CO 198 Internship Noncredit/Transcript notation

Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Open to CO majors who want their

internship recognized but do not need/want credit. Creates a supervised learning experience. The experience is noted on student transcript.

CO 298 Internship 1 credit

Prerequisite: Instructor Permission. Open to sophomores who are CO majors or students who have expressed an intent to declare a CO major; this a supervised experiential learning opportunity with accompanying assignments designed to deepen student awareness of career options in Communication fields. May be repeated once. Credits do not fulfill requirements for Communication major.

CO 398 Internship 2 credit

Prerequisite: Instructor Permission. Open to juniors who are declared CO majors; this focused, supervised experiential learning in a position related to the student’s intended area of study. May be repeated once. Credits do not fulfill requirements for Communication major.

CO 498 Internship 3 credits/6 credits

Prerequisites: senior standing; Instructor Permission; Open only to majors. Permission of internship director required. Supervised and directed experiential learning in a position relevant to a major sequence of study. Pass/Fail. No more than 3 credits may be applied toward completion of the major.

 

No student may earn more than four internship credits toward graduation (excluding CO 498A). Students may complete more than four hours in credits; only four hours will count toward general elective credit for graduation. Students seeking internship credit should have a minimum 2.5 GPA.