The Communication major culminates in an internship with a communication-related organization in settings that include corporations, government offices, theaters, film studios, schools, museums, health organizations, television or radio stations, newspapers and magazines.

Communication faculty work with students in regular advising sessions to identify and refine their ‘dream jobs’. The faculty coordinates with the campus Career Development Office to expand internship opportunities based on this information and seeks to develop a strong network of mentors and employers for undergraduate students. Students are encouraged to develop portfolios of their internship experiences and to incorporate their practical experiences into their course work.

While on campus, students are encouraged to gain professional experience by joining the campus newspaper staff, radio station, television club, Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), and other student clubs and organizations.

Career Opportunities

Communication internships help students to refine their career goals and provide a pathway to employment opportunities after graduation. Graduates of the program are employed throughout the northeast in a wide range of corporations and nonprofit organizations as editors, writers, marketing representatives, public relations specialists, events coordinators and assistant producers. In addition, many students have gone into teaching and law.

Careers in journalism can include reporter, editor, copy editor, photojournalist, art director, photo director, style editor, copy editor, features editor, beauty or fashion editor, script writer, publisher, news service researcher, technical writer, media interviewer and author.

Careers in public relations and advertising can include event planner, corporate public affairs specialist, account executive, marketing specialist, creative director, sales manager, publicity manager, copywriter, media planner, media analyst, sales representative, media buyer, advertising manager, marketing specialist, press agent, fundraiser, membership recruiter and public opinion researcher.

Careers in media, radio and television can include entertainment agent, audio-visual consultant, station programmer, broadcast advertising sales, broadcasting station manager, community relations director, news director, news writer, technical director, market researcher, announcer, disc jockey, news anchor, casting director, producer, account executive and talk show host.

Careers in corporate and organizational communication can include corporate communications executive, sales representative, human resources manager, public information officer, negotiator, account executive, lobbyist, press secretary, convention organizer, legislative assistant, personnel recruiter, speech writer, pollster and research specialist.

The University also offers supporting minors in the areas of journalism, broadcasting, communication studies, political communication, public relations, advertising, film, creative writing, computer graphic design and theater arts. For students interested in going to law school, minors are available in legal studies, forensics and criminology.

Past Internship Sites

  • Dr. Oz Show
  • Jimmy Fallon Show
  • CBS News Early Show
  • EMI Music
  • Sony Music
  • Tommy Hilfiger
  • The Daily Record
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • Honeywell
  • National MS Society
  • Planned Parenthood
  • NBC Universal
  • Cablevision
  • United Way
  • Nickelodeon
  • New York Jets
  • Hearst Magazines
  • The Rachel Ray Show
  • Vogue Magazine
  • In Style Magazine
  • In Touch Magazine
  • MTV
  • WDHA radio
  • Sirius Radio
  • Success Communications
  • MSG Network

and more!