Internship requirements for winter and spring 2024

  • Good academic standing and a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.0
  • Completion of COM 1000 and 2000 (or 2100) required; completion of COM 2200 is recommended
  • Work a minimum of 80 hours per enrolled credit hours (students can enroll in 1 or 2 credit hours)
  • Work a minimum of 4 weeks; more time is highly encouraged
  • Intern responsibilities should demonstrate practical application of skills and education across our disciplines (Cinema & Television Arts, Communication Design, Journalism, Media Analytics, Strategic Communications)
  • Engage in a new experience (students cannot register the same internship for credit across multiple academic terms)
  • Supervisor must be a professional with expertise in the discipline at an established organization; cannot be a family member or friend
  • Work will be completed on-site, remotely, or in a hybrid schedule; interns cannot work in a private residence
  • Register for and complete the COM 3985 course concurrently with the internship
    • Elon University does not provide retroactive internship credit

Internship registration process

If you plan to complete an internship for academic credit during winter and spring 2024, please follow the steps below:

  1. You are required to watch the Internship Information Session prior to registering your internship for credit. Amber Moser, internship director, will give an overview of the internship requirement, registration process and coursework associated with COM 3985.
  2. Once an internship offer is secured, log into your account on the Elon Job Network to complete the registration process.
    – Click “Internship Registration” and “Add New”
    – Complete all required fields and submit your form
    – You will receive a confirmation email once your internship has been approved by the internship director & your internship supervisor and your registration has been processed through OnTrack.

** The Bursar’s Office will bill you if: (a) this is a summer course, (b) you exceed the maximum credit hours during fall/spring term (18 credits) or winter term (4 credits), or (c) you are a part-time student.

Internship registration dates

Winter 2024:
Registration opens: Monday, Nov. 6
Registration closes: Friday, Jan. 5

Spring 2024:
Registration opens: Monday, Nov. 6
Registration closes: Wednesday, Feb. 7

Details and deadlines may vary for students participating in the Elon in LA, Elon in NY, and Elon in CLT programs, so please reach out directly to Amber Moser ( with any questions.

Need assistance searching for an internship?

If you want help finding an internship, make an appointment with a career adviser or the internship director through the Elon Job Network.