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The best step
toward a career

Students enrolled in the School of Communications are expected to complete at least one professional internship by the time they graduate.

In recent years, Elon students have been interns at National Geographic, ESPN the Magazine, Washington Post Interactive, MSNBC, the Baltimore Orioles, CNN, Discovery Communications, Infinity Broadcasting, MTV, Duke Children's Hospital, Universal Studios, AT&T Media Services, and a variety of newspapers, broadcast stations and corporate settings in North Carolina and home states.

The School of Communications now requires all students to complete either a for-credit internship or a non-credit professional work experience in communications.

Students seeking academic credit enroll in JCM 381 Communications Internship for 1, 2, 3 or 4 credit hours, based on 80 work-hours per credit hour. Or students can independently arrange, in accordance with School guidelines, their own non-credit professional work experience of at least 80 work-hours in a structured communications role. The School verifies that the work experience was satisfactorily completed.

Every communications school has an internship program, but Elon takes internships to the next level in three ways:

1. All of our internships are in professional settings; we do not award internship credit for campus jobs.

2. Our School of Communications has a full-time Director of Internships available to help students every day.

3. We are proactive in seeking good internship opportunities for students by making site visits to New York, Washington and other cities, and then keeping in contact with our students on the job.

We think of internships as the vital third step. The first two steps are involvement in student media and academic preparation through coursework. A professional internship then sets the stage for the beginning of a fulfilling career.

Recent Elon students have turned internships into full-time jobs at Dreamworks in Los Angeles, MTV in New York, ABC's "The View," the Raleigh News & Observer and many state and regional media organizations.

For internship guidelines and information on recent internships, use the links to the right.

Internship guidelines
Recent internships
Internship video

New Schedule a
meeting with the
internship director

School of Communications 
2850 Campus Box 
Elon, NC 27244-2010   (336) 278-5724 
E-mail: communications@elon.edu
Last Modified:  10/19/04
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