Internships

Communication Internships

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

Internships are available in a varitey 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:

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.

"My internship with the college gave me the opportunity to practice the  skills I have learned in my public relations major while serving Virginia Tech." 

- Hannah Baumer, '16, Public Relations

Baumer Communication Internship
Internship Listings

For Employers

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

For Students

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

Internship Forms and Deadlines

For Employers

Student-Employer Agreement Form

Due by 5pm on the last day to add classes for the term

Employer Progress Report

Spring/Fall Deadline

Due by 5pm on the last day to drop classes for the term

Summer I Term Deadline

Due at the mid-point of your individual internship

Employer Final Report/Evaluation

Spring/Fall Deadline

Due by 5pm on the last day of classes for the term

Summer I Term Deadline

Due at the end of your individual internship

 

For Students

Internship Approval Form

                   Due by 5pm on the last day to add classes for the term

Student-Employer Agreement Form

                    Due by 5pm on the last day to add classes for the term

Student Progress Report

Spring/Fall Deadline

Due by 5pm 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 5pm on the last day of classes for the term

Summer I Term Deadline

Due at the end of your individual internship

 

Careers

 

"Liberal Arts Graduates and Employment: Setting the Record Straight"

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, interview training, and many more.

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.
  • Hokie Nation Network: Enables Virginia Tech students and alumni to network for career planning and job search assistance.