Internships

Comm Arts 614/615: Field Experience in Communication

This online undergraduate course, open to Comm Arts majors, accompanies field experiences supplementary to the academic study of communication. Field experiences or "internships" might include positions at local television or radio stations, advertising agencies, non-profit organizations or communication-related businesses. 

Guidelines

  • Minimum hours: Fall/Spring semesters - 8 hours/week; Summer - 120 hours
  • Both paid and unpaid internships are eligible for credit
  • Students may not enroll for two internships during the same semester or summer
  • Comm Arts 615 cannot be a repetition or a continuation of Comm Arts 614
  • Comm Arts 614 and 615 are offered for one credit each
  • Summer interns will need to pay summer tuition for the credit
  • Students can't transfer credit earned through another university or college for Comm Arts 614/615
  • Internship must be located in the United States

Once You Have Been Offered an Internship

Obtain a letter from your supervisor, on company letterhead and signed, that describes your responsibilities. Submit it to Mary Rossa, the internship credit coordinator, for approval: 

Mary Rossa

Comm Arts Advisor
6068 Vilas Hall
821 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706
Fax: 608-262-9953

E-mail: mary.rossa@wisc.edu

Deadlines for Submitting Letter

  • Summer 2017: Wednesday, June 19, 2017
  • Fall 2017: Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Mary will authorize you to register for the course.

Course Syllabus and Assignments

The syllabus and weekly assignments are posted on the course Learn@UW website.

Additional Information 

CA 614 and CA 615 are one credit each. Students completing a second internship will register for CA 615. Contact one of the Comm Arts academic advisors if you have been asked to provide a letter verifying that you are eligible to earn credit for the internship. Towards the end of your internship, the department will send an evaluation form to the sponsoring institution.

Current Listings

A special thanks to our alumni and friends for these opportunities. If you have an internship opportunity to post here, please complete the Internship Announcement Form and submit it to Mary Rossa.

Follow us @uwcommarts_adv for additional opportunities.

Madison
Brookside Artist Management Intern (remote)
Friends of the Henry Vilas Zoo Internship: Guest Services Volunteer Coordinator (2 positions)
One Wisconsin Now Interns
Sustain Dane Social Media & Communications Intern
Sustain Dane Special Events Intern
Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault (WCASA) Communications & Events Intern
Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters Communication Interns (Fall)
Wisconsin Public Television Student Production Assistant / Intern
Wisconsin Union Campus Events Services Event Planning Intern
Midwest
Kartemquin Films Interns
East
Partisan Pictures Production Interns
POV America ReFramed Intern
POV Community Engagement & Education Intern
POV Arts Management
POV POV Digital Intern
POV POV Production & Programming Intern
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (Fall 2017) Intern
West
Conan Interns (various)

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