Internships give you experience for your resume and pave the path toward your future job by helping you find what you like to do, what you are good at and the type of environment in which you like to work. They also provide you with future contacts.
Where do I start?
- Start by figuring out what you are looking for to set criteria for your search
- Select the industry and geographic location you are interested in
What Resources are available to help me set criteria?
- Seek professional advice from academic and career advisors
What tools will I need to start searching for an Internship?
- Start by updating your resume and cover letter
- Have your resume critiqued at COM Career Services
- Apply for internships on BU Career Link
- Create a list of available openings using company web sites, Craigslist.org, Simplyhired.com, Indeed.com, and other web sites and search vehicles
- Compile a comprehensive list of companies you would like to target through web searches and directories.
- Start a network of professional contacts. Using LinkedIn, join the COM Connection Group and connect with more than 3000 COM alumni and students
Can I get credit for an internship?
- You can get credit if you have a 3.0 overall GPA and junior standing
How many internship credits can I receive?
- Film and Television students can register for two or four credits Journalism, Public Relations, Advertising and Mass Communication students can register for four credits
If I am doing the internship for 2 or 4 credits do I have to register for a course?
- Yes, and you will go through your Academic Internship Director
What if the company requires that I get credit and I don’t meet COM’s requirements?
- You can use the one-credit internship form if you have an overall GPA of 2.0 and a 2.0 in COM
|Advertising and Mass Com||Prof. Chris Cakebreademail@example.com|
|Film and Television||Prof. Cathy Perronfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Print Journalism||Prof. Jonathan Klarfeldemail@example.com|
|Broadcast Journalism||Prof. Frank Shorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Public Relations||Prof. Steven Quigleyemail@example.com|
|Science Journalism||Prof. Douglass Starrfirstname.lastname@example.org|