No. It is optional. You can take 6 credit hours of upper-division communication courses instead.
Do I have to pay for internship credit?
Yes. Internship credit is just like any other course, you will be billed per credit. This is also true for summer session credits. If you are going to be working off campus all summer and will not use the Rec Center or Health and Wellness AT ALL, submit a request with your application that those fees be waived.
How should I calculate the internship credit?
1 credit = 53.3 hours (all internships must be 2 credits or more)
2 credits = 107 hours
3 credits = 160 hours = 1 month of 40 hours per week or 2 months of 20 hours per week or 4 months of 10 hours per week
6 credits = 320 hours = 2 months of 40 hours per week or 4 months of 20 hours per week
9 credits = 480 hours = 3 months of 40 hours per week
12 credits = 640 hours = 4 months of 40 hours a week
What am I required to have before I do an internship?
1. You must be certified in Communication with a 2.7 GPA in Communication courses.
2. By sequence, it is suggested you have completed the following courses:
- Strategic Communication, Advertising: COMSTRAT 380 and COMSTRAT 381 or COMSTRAT 382
- Strategic Communication, Public Relations: COMJOUR 333, COMSTRAT 312, and COMSTRAT 381/383
- Journalism & Media Production: COMJOUR 333, COMJOUR 350, COMJOUR 335 or COMJOUR 355 or COMJOUR 425
- Communication & Society: COM 300, COMSTRAT 303 or COMSOC 324
How do I find an internship?
There are a lot of different ways to find an internship. Some employers contact the Murrow College and those internships are posted online or on the bulletin board outside the Internship Office at Murrow 226.
Other places to look are the websites of the companies you are interested in working for to see if they list information about interns. Look for the names of the managers you will need to contact and if they have a preferred method of contact. Read more tips about creating your own internship.
I would like to post an internship, how do I do that?
We are excited that you are looking to hire a Murrow student for your internship.We are happy to post this job opportunity for you in the central campus job site – CougLink. You are welcome to sign up as an employer and post your own positions by visiting - https://ascc.wsu.edu/employers/posting-positions/
If you would like us to post this position for you we ask that you provide us with the following information or as much information that is relevant to the position you would like to post. You can send this information in an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or submit it in a form here.
- Position type
- Position Title
- Position Location
- Position Description
- Number of Openings
- Desired Qualifications for Position
- Desired Major(s)
- How to Apply
- Required Application Documents
- Washington State University Policy Affirmation: ascc.wsu.edu/employers/recruiting-policies/
- Job Posting Date and Expiration Date
- Desired Start Date
- Approximate Hours Per Week
- Compensation Type
- Salary Level
- Travel Percentage
- Desired Degree Level(s)
- Desired Class Level(s)
- Graduation Date - Range Start
- Graduation Date - Range End
Help is available
WSU Academic Success and Career Center Lighty 180 will read your resume while you wait if you drop in 2-4 p.m. Mon – Fri.
The advising and career center also will set up a mock interview for you. Check their website for tips on writing a resume and cover letter.
Updated: July 2015