Internships

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According to MonsterTrak, a unit of Monster.com and a leading job search site for college students, most employers identify internship experience as significant when hiring recent college graduates. With that in mind, we encourage Communication students to consider completing an internship prior to graduation.

Internships are unique educational experiences. Students can apply what they’ve learned in their coursework while gaining industry knowledge and skills on the job. Internships also give students the chance to make professional contacts and learn how to succeed in the workplace.

Many of our students complete at least one internship for credit through the School of Communication. Some work for non-profit or government agencies like Connecticut Public Television, RealArt Ways, or the Connecticut State Legislature. Others find opportunities at area insurance companies, public relations firms, advertising agencies or media outlets. We have placed student interns at ESPN, Mintz and Hoke Advertising, Inc., The Hartford Courant and Radio Disney, to name a few. There are even career-relevant internships available on campus such as in the Sports Center and the Office of Communications.

Students may work at an internship in the Hartford area during the academic year, or away from the university during the summer. Students have completed summer internships, for example, at Universal Records and MTV Networks in New York City and at CBS/WBZ News Radio 1030 and WLVI-TV 56 in Boston as well as at companies in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Florida, Rhode Island and more.

You can learn more about our internship program, eligibility requirements and the application process from the following internship description and application form, located under Forms/Guides, and by contacting the School of Communication Internship Director, Dr. Roger Desmond at comintern@hartford.edu or (860) 768-4016.

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