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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.

Apply Online for Internship Course Credit




Application Process

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.

Responsibilities of the Student

Responsibilities of the Academic Advisor


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.

Obtaining Internships

The undergraduate blog ( 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.

Sample of CMCL internships

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