Internships allow students to apply information from the classroom to real work situations. The goal of an internship is to better prepare students for careers while discovering likes or dislikes for potential career paths.
Students who want to complete an internship register for COMM 4900. In addition to completing the Internship Agreement Form, students must have at least a 2.5 overall GPA and be at least Junior status. If you want to register for an internship, you must get permission from the professor who is listed as instructor for the course.
The Department of Communication Studies has a one-semester long Outreach/Recruitment Internship available. Please contact Dee Priddis (Dee.Priddis@mtsu.edu) to apply for an upcoming semester's internship. This is an unpaid internship; however, you can earn three hours of credit by taking the associated COMM course. Please see the Job Description for more information.
MTSU's Psychology Department also has a list of nonprofits that may have internship opportunities available.
Volunteer Rutherford has good lists of nonprofits in this county:
Hands On Nashville lists numerous opportunities to volunteer.
To find opportunities on campus, check with the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership. Also talk to your professors and to other students to get ideas for internships.
COMM 4900 is an EXL and MT Engage course.