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Internships

CST412 – COMMUNICATION STUDIES INTERNSHIPS

This is a field learning experience using communication theory, research, and strategies in agencies and organizations within the larger community. Students can earn 3 credit hours (90 hours at site) or 6 credit hours (180 hours at site). This course is limited to 25 students and will not be overenrolled.

Requirements:

  • You must be a CST major junior or senior
  • You may complete a maximum of 6 total credit hours
    • You may complete 3 credit hours (80 work hours) at one site in one semester – this can be repeated the     following semester at the same site, or a different one. (You cannot attend two different sites in one semester.)
    • You may complete 6 credit hours (190 work hours) at one site in one semester
  • You must have a minimum 3.0 GPA in the major
  • You are responsible for finding your internship opportunity, identifying a site supervisor, and following appropriate procedures to register for the course through the faculty supervisor. While ultimately finding an internship site is your own responsibility, here are some excellent opportunities!

The following information will guide you through the process of considering CST412 for academic credit.

STEP 1: CONSIDERING AN INTERNSHIP?

STEP 2: FILL OUT AN APPLICATION

If you meet the criteria and are interested in pursuing an internship opportunity:

Prepare ahead of time:

  • Take a screenshot of your transcript from UNCGenie that shows your  GPA for CST and save it as a PDF
  • Write a Letter of Interest in business letter format. There are resources available online and UNCG’s Career Services Center. Include  a self-introduction, where you plan to be an intern, and a justification for how that site prepares you for a position as a communication professional.
  • Craft a professional email to a member of CST Faculty who knows you. Indicate your interest in completing an internship and ask if they would be willing to provide you with a recommendation. Include this link (https://goo.gl/forms/hKoPIYv8SxX9crFe2), and your letter of interest in your email. 
  • Update your resume.

Once you have completed this preparation.

  • Click on the CST Application link (CST Internship Application) and complete the form provided. Then email  the Internship Coordinator  at  anwrigh2@uncg.edu notifying her that you have completed the application. 
    The Fall 2018 due date for your application is August 13, 2018
  • Once all of this has been submitted and approved you will receive an email with instruction on how to register yourself for this course. (Hint: The earlier you get this done, the more likely you are to obtain a seat in this course.)

STEP 3: COMPLETING YOUR INTERNSHIP

  • You will complete an online CST412 course while working at your internship site.
  • Sample Calendar

Additional Information:

For further information email Internship Coordinator April Wright at anwrigh2@uncg.edu