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Get real-life experience shooting and reporting in the many internships available through our program.

Communication Studies Internship Program

Why Do an Internship?

Gain experience, establish networking opportunities, and you may even land yourself a job! All while gaining academic credit. Work with industry professionals who serve as your mentor and monitor your progress. Practice what you’ve learned by completing tasks assigned to you in a real-time setting. Expose your new knowledge through written reflections. Internships take place on location and are available locally (in the Plattsburgh/Burlington area), regionally (in the Albany, NYC area), or nationally (come in, we’ll talk). Learn more about applying for an internship in the internship handbook.

 

Summer Internship  Requirements

  • Communication Majors (AR, BJ, CS, DM, TV)
  • Have a “2.5” GPA in Major
  • No Prereq courses required
  • POI — Permission of Instructor /Application for you
  • Agency Paperwork (we handle this)

Summer Internship Application Process

  • Check your Degree Works Profile to see if you’re eligible
  • Need a Major GPA of 2.5 or better
  • Find an agency/company that offers summer internship
  • Apply / Interview / Get Approved by the agency (1st)
  • Fill out/Submit your Summer Internship Application (Dept)
  • Paperwork is completed*, sign up for class (CMM298)
  • Pay tuition, start your internship (send in weekly journals)…
  • There’s no Dept. deadline, but best submitted by May 1st
  • Some agencies have deadlines that are (much) earlier

*including COI paperwork if req’d

Fall/Spring Internship Requirements

  • Communication Majors (AR, BJ, CS, DM, TV)
  • Need 75 credit to-date (minimum to apply)
  • Have a “3.0” GPA in Major
  • Have a “2.75” Overall GPA
  • Have a “B-” or better in major-related prereq courses
  • Properly complete application (2 faculty approvals)
  • Note: Department reserves the right to review your entire academic record for final approval

Fall/Spring Internship Application Process

  • Complete all the pre-req’s for the internship you want
  • Properly complete/submit your application to us (Dept. CS)
  • Get approval from us (1st)
  • Find an agency/company that offers Fall/Spring internship
  • Apply / Interview / Get Approved by the agency  
  • Paperwork is completed*, sign up for class, pay tuition
  • Start your internship (& send in weekly journals)…
  • no deadline, but best by…
    • March 15th for Fall
    • October 15th for Spring (there are NO Winter internships)
    • to Carol Laporte in Yokum 103

*including COI paperwork if req’d

How to Apply

Download an nternship application:

Internship Opportunities

Internship opportunities are available in all of the major study areas in the communication studies program.We have had students intern at dozens of agencies including: WCAX-TV, WNCE-TV, WNYT-TV, WPTZ-TV, WRGB-TV, and WRNN-TV, Cablevision, CBS News, HBO, KIEM, Lake Champlain Productions, Montel Williams Show, MTV News, New York Network, WABC-TV, Mountain Lake PBS, WNET PBS, WXXA-TV, WBAB Radio, Egan Media Productions, WBAB Radio, WAMC/Northeast Public Radio, WEQX Radio, WFAN sports radio, WNEW, WRCN, WXXX, and Sirius/XM Satellite radio. For a full listing, see our Agency Information Listing.

**Additional internship opportunities are available in other areas.

Past Student Experiences

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Contact Information

To find out more about internships in communication studies, please contact:

Internship Director and Area Supervisor for Audio-Radio Production and Digital Media Production

Tim ClukeyTim Clukey
Office: 103 Yokum Hall
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Phone: (518) 564-4290
Email: clukeytj@plattsburgh.edu

 

Area Supervisor for Communication Studies

Dr. Kirsten IsgroDr. Kirsten Isgro
Office: 202S Yokum Hall
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Phone: (518) 564-2111
Email: Kirsten.Isgro@plattsburgh.edu