Internships allow students to apply classroom learning to the workplace. The goal of an internship is to better prepare students for careers with professional experience, networking, and developing skills while discovering likes or dislikes for potential career paths.
The goal is for us to find a mutually beneficial relationship for you and the intern to learn and grow from each other. Our Communication Studies students are learning some great skills that can be applied into the workplace, while helping you meet your business needs.
Do you have internships available for an upcoming semester? Or do you want to discuss how to set up an internship at your organization? If so, please contact Dee Priddis at firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the Intern Request Form below:
Students who want to complete an internship register for COMM 4900. You can earn three credits towards your degree for working 120-hours at an internship while gaining professional experience. See our Internship Handbook for additional information.
Requirements to Earn Internship Credit and Sign up for the Class:
- Have a 2.5 overall GPA and junior status
- Find an internship - opportunities are advertised throughout the semester on our social media pages, our newsletter, and through emails. Additional places to look for internships can be found below.
- Complete the Internship Agreement Form and submit to Dr. Priddis (Dee.Priddis@mtsu.edu).
- Dr. Priddis will give you permission to register or COMM 4900, if the internship meets the requirements (allows you to work at least 120 hours over the course of the term).
Communication Studies Internship Opportunity
The Department of Communication Studies has a one-semester Outreach/Recruitment Internship position available. This is an unpaid internship; however, you can earn three hours of credit by taking COMM4900 course. Please see the Job Description for more information and how to apply for an upcoming semester.
Internship Scholarships Available
Competitive scholarships are available for students with unpaid internships. Scholarships must be applied for before the due dates in the prior semester:
- MTSU Career Development Center's Cooperative Education Scholarship
- MTSU College of Liberal Arts CLA Scholarships
Additional Internship Opportunities
Additional available internships can be found on the:
- MTSU Career Development Center Handshake website
- MTSU Communication Studies Facebook Group
- MTSU's Psychology Department’s list of nonprofits, Center for Student Involvement and Leadership
- Volunteer Rutherford
- Hands On Nashville
- MTSU Career Development Center
- Reach out to our Internship Coordinator, Dr. Priddis at email@example.com.