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 ( or by phone (216.397.1608) for more information and an application for funding.

To receive 3 credits, students must work 15 hours each week for the semester. To receive 6 credit hours, student must work 30 hours each week during the semester. No more than 3 credits may apply toward the major.

Before registering for internship credit, students need permission of the departmental internship coordinator. Normally, students must have an overall GPA of 2.5.