Careers and Internships

Internships

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An internship is an opporutnity for you to gain real-world experience. You will obtain practical knowledge and build your network of professional contacts. 

Internships available in a variety of industries, settings, and geographic locations. You can complete internships during the academic year, as well as during the summer. 

Who is eligible to become an intern? 

Any student majoring in communication studies, multimedia journalism, or public relations who meets the following requirements may participate in an internship for credit: 

1. Junior or senior status; at least 60 semester hours completed. 

2. Completion of 15 semester hours of communication courses.

3. A GPA of 2.5 in communication coursework. 

4. 6 credit hours specifically related to the internship, as determined by the Director of Internships.

Additional Questions? 

The Department of Communication Internship Handbook provides commonly asked questions and answers, required forms, and other information on internships. 

 

Internship Listings, Forms, and Deadlines

Please send a PDF version of all internships and job postings to Wendy Hodge for distributing to our students. 

Student-Employer Agreement Form - due by 5 PM on the last day to add classes for the term

Employer Progress Report

  • Spring/Fall Deadline: Due by 5 PM on the last day to drop classes for the term
  • Summer I Term Deadline: Due at the midpoint of your individual internship

Employer Final Report/Evaluation

  • Spring/Fall Deadline: Due by 5 PM on the last day of classes for the term
  • Summer I Term Deadline: Due at the end of your individual internship

Internship Approval Form - Due by 5 PM on the last day to add classes for the term

Student-Employer Agreement Form - Due by 5 PM on the last day to add classes for the term

Student Progress Report

  • Spring/Fall Deadline: Due by 5 PM on the last day to drop classes for the term
  • Summer I Term Deadline: Due at the mid-point of your individual internship

Student Final Report/Evaluation

  • Spring/Fall Deadline: Due by 5 PM on the last day of classes for the term
  • Summer I Term Deadline: Due at the end of you individual internship

Careers

Communication graduates have proven that they are well-trained to be successful in a wide variety of careers. You can do almost anything with a communication major.

Career Services at Virginia Tech offers a variety of services including career exploration, job searching, resume analysis, and interview training.

  • More information is available at the Career Services homepage.
  • More information about the office's advising services is available here.
  • A calendar of the office's events is available here.

Other career-related resources include:

  • Career Exploration Tools: Explains the process of selecting and exploring a career.
  • Career Fairs: Lists the current career fairs on campus and in the region.
  • Handshake: Enables Virginia Tech students and alumni to network for career planning and job search assistance.

Announcement 

Internship and career postings can be viewed on the Communication Majors Canvas site. Please view the Resources folder.

Departmental Career Advisors