Undergraduate | Internships
To help students to connect their coursework with the professional world, the Department has developed C382: Internship in Communication and Culture. Through internships, students make practical applications of their skills, learn new skills, and start to build professional networks in the field of their choice. CMCL majors have held a multitude of internships at a wide variety of both national and local organizations. As always, if you have any questions regarding C382, please contact an undergraduate advisor.
- Application Process
- Responsibilities of the Student
- Responsibilities of the Academic Advisor
- Obtaining Internships
- Sample of CMCL internships
- Supervised work, of a professional nature, in a communication field related to student's academic and career interests.
- Student must write a critical analysis paper and be evaluated by internship site supervisor.
- Student must evaluate site for future student reference.
- May be repeated for up to 6 credits, but a maximum of three credit hours will apply toward the 30 credit hours required for the major. S/F grading.
- Students will make practical application of the skills, vocabulary, and habits of thought they have developed in their coursework in the Department of Communication and Culture.
- Students will develop new knowledge and skills as a result of their internship experiences.
- Students will begin the process of building professional alliances and relationships, thus initiating an essential element for continued success.
- Students will evaluate a profession, career or industry for application to their personal career exploration and understanding.
- Student must have officially declared a major or minor with the Department of Communication and Culture.
- Student must have achieved junior or senior standing, with at least 12 semester hours completed in the Department of Communication and Culture.
- Student must meet with the Academic Advisor in the Department of Communication and Culture and they must agree upon the details of the students specific internship experience before the student can register for the internship course. The details will be agreed upon in the students Application for Internship Course Credit.
- Acceptance of internship for credit will be dependent upon: the presence of proper on-site supervision, the professional nature of the duties the intern is asked to perform and the intern working the required number of hours.
- Under no circumstances will credit be given for internships in which a formal application was not made to the undergraduate Academic Advisor before the experience begins. Make all arrangements with the department in advance of beginning the internship if you want course credit for it.
Click on “Apply Online for Internship Course Credit” near the top of this page. At the completion of the Internship, students will receive an on-site evaluation from their supervisor and be expected to turn in a critical analysis paper per arrangement with the faculty internship supervisor. The Director of Undergraduate Studies will assign a final grade of pass/fail.
- Utilize existing resources provided by the University, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Career Development Center and the Department of Communication and Culture, to seek out and secure an appropriate internship position.
- Develop learning objectives for the internship experience as directed by the departmental Application for Internship Course Credit.
- Provide the undergraduate academic advisor all information, documents and assignments requested.
- Follow all policies and fulfill all expectations of the Communication and Culture Internship Program.
- Maintain periodic contact with the Academic Advisor throughout the internship experience.
Conduct themselves at all times in a professional manner as a representative of Indiana University and the Department of Communication and Culture.
- Ensure that the student's internship experience upholds the integrity, spirit and intent of the Communication and Culture internship program.
- Provide consultation regarding procedures for securing an internship.
- Evaluate materials produced by the student and by the student's internship site supervisor and submit appropriate grades to the registrar.
Students must apply for credit before the internship starts. Under no circumstances will credit be given for internships in which a formal application was not made to the undergraduate Academic Advisor before the experience begins.
The undergraduate blog (http://communicationandculture.blogspot.com) includes information about past internships held by CMCL majors. These are actual internships that CMCL majors completed over the past 10 years or so, and each entry includes contact information for the company/organization. All entries are tagged by location (e.g., Chicago, New York, Bloomington) and by type of internship (e.g., public relations, event planning, marketing). On the blog, look under the Labels section for all of the related tags (all of the tags start with “past internships” to differentiate the entries from specific current internship opportunities, which are just marked with the tag “internships”).
The Arts and Sciences Placement Office in the Career Development Center, located at 625 N. Jordan Ave., has additional resources and trained staff to assist you in your search for an internship.
|Buena Vista Pictures Distribution||MTV Networks|
|Pittsburgh Filmmakers||Bulgari Retail USA|
|Russland Development Group||Fox Sports Net|
|Milldam Public Affairs||ABC|
|Creative Street Media Group||Rock Paper Scissors|
|IN Commission for Higher Education||B 97 Radio|
|Make-a-Wish Foundation||Eiteljorg Museum|
|Reader’s Digest Home & Garden Group||Geddes Talent Agency|
|Braden Business Systems||Fine Light Inc.|
|Indiana Legal Services||Warner Brothers|
|Ambassadair Travel Club||Rhino Records|
|Children’s Museum of Indianapolis||Red Lizard Creative|
|American Cancer Society||AmeriCorps|
|Children’s Home of Detroit||Faconnable Boutique|
|Across the Nation Promotions||Cinephile|
|Indianapolis 500 Festivals Inc.||Livingston Designs|
|Newport Aquarium (public relations)||Clear Channel Radio|
|Heartland Film Festival||Ryder Film Series|
|Wishard Health Services||Enterprise Rent-A-Car|
|JIST Publishing/Kids Rights||Bloomington Speedway|
|Barack Obama Presidential Campaign||Major League Baseball|