Special Opportunities

COM Career Services has compiled a list of Special Opportunities for which COM students can apply, including:

COM Named Scholarships

Scholarships are open to COM full-time CONTINUING domestic juniors, seniors and graduate students. Scholarships are awarded first on the basis of merit and then financial need.

 Scholarships and Fellowships

Scholarship and Fellowship opportunities for COM students in a number of categories, including Advertising, Public Relations, Journalism, Film/Television/Radio, general Academic Programs, Study Abroad/Travel Programs, and scholarships and fellowships offered directly from Boston University. They have varying deadlines, so check regularly for chances to apply for these opportunities.

Internship Opportunities

Internship opportunities that COM Career Services are notified about directly. These often vary from internships posted on CareerLink, so check here for these additional opportunities.

Graduate Assistantship Opportunities

Graduate Assistantships offered in the College of Communication, where graduate students can work for a faculty member or in various departments, including COM Career Services, COM Student Services, COM Writing Center, the Film and Television Department, the Journalism Department, and the Mass Communication Department. These are updated every semester, so check back for new Graduate Assistantship opportunities.

Additional Opportunities

Below are some additional special opportunities open to students, including contests, competitions, awards, festivals, etc.

Public Service Announcements for International Disasters (PSAid) Contest
An annual contest which attracts creative Public Service Announcements that encourage Americans to practice Smart Compassion when helping people affected by emergencies overseas. Open to all majors.

PR Week’s Hill & Knowlton Student of the Year Award
The competition invites undergraduates from any academic area to create a full-fledged communications campaign around a brand or company.

Society of Professional Journalist Mark of Excellence Award
The Society of Professional Journalists presents this award, honoring the best in student journalism. The awards offer categories for print, radio, television and online collegiate journalism.

Independent Film Festival Boston
A local independent film festival which students may enter.

The Boston 48 Hour Film Project
The 48 Hour Film Project is a wild and sleepless weekend in which you and a team make a movie—write, shoot, edit and score it—in just 48 hours.

Student Academy Awards
Student Academy Awards given by the the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Academy of Television Arts and Sciences – College Television Awards
The College Television Awards is a nationwide competition recognizing excellence in college student produced video, digital and film production.