The School of Communication offers course credit for participating in an internship. Students can enroll in COMM 490 to ensure a positive and safe internship environment.
Why you should do an internship
Employers increasingly want to see experience in the new college grads they hire.
A staggering 95 percent of employers said candidate experience is a factor in hiring decisions, according to an annual survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.
Nearly half of surveyed employers wanted new-grad experience to come from internships or co-op programs. If you have completed internships, you will clearly have an edge over your classmates who haven’t.
In an Associated Press article quotes Philip D. Gardner, research director of the Collegiate Employment Research Institute, as saying that internship experience is “just one of those things you have to have before employers will even consider looking at your resume.”
Current Internship Partners
Rady Children’s Hospital
Be Social PR
Vavi Sports Club
San Diego Media Arts Center
L7 Creative Communication
J Lab Audio
Balboa Park Conservancy
Power Digital Marketing
Fast Forward Events
San Diego County Port Authority
San Diego Country Water Authority
6 Degrees Networking
Bay Bird Inc. PR
Community Health Improvement Partners
J Public Relations
91 X Radio
Heying & Associates
For more information regarding internships in the School of Communication, contact:
- Dr. Kathleen Czech,