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Internships

Internships allow students to apply their classroom knowledge in real-world situations, as well as directly establish industry connections. Student interns distinguish themselves in the job market and earn up to six credits toward required communication electives.

Looking for an Internship?

The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication has plenty of opportunities for qualified students.

Join the Murrow Jobs Facebook page to get notified about new internships as they are posted.

Also, visit CougLink to check out the latest internship postings. Type in the word “Murrow” to get all of the exclusive Murrow postings!

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Post an Internship

To post a job opportunity for Murrow students and all WSU students, visit the central campus job site at the Academic Success and Career Center.

You can sign up as an employer and post your own positions using the Handshake system.

 

Contact Us

For more information about internships and recruiting Murrow students, please contact:

Sara Stout
Director, Student Services
Murrow Student Services
Edward R Murrow College of Communication • Murrow East 226
Washington State University
sstout@wsu.edu 
509-335-7333

Internship FAQ

How do I apply for internship credit?

After you have identified and talked with an intern employer, please fill out the application through OrgSync. If your application is approved you will be registered automatically for the credits and will be billed accordingly.

Is an internship required to graduate?

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?

You must be certified in Communication with a 2.7 GPA in Communication courses.

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.

I would like to post an internship, how do I do that?

To post a job opportunity for Murrow students and all WSU students, visit the central campus job site at the Academic Success and Career Center.

You can sign up as an employer and post your own positions using the Handshake system.

Required Information

  • 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
  • Job Posting Date and Expiration Date

Optional Information

  • Duration
  • 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