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Edward R. Murrow College of Communication

Internships, Micro-Internships & Practicum

Internships, micro-internships and practicum all 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.

If you have secured an industry and major-related internship, paid or unpaid, you can earn COM 495 or COMSTRAT 495 credit that can apply to your Murrow degree.

If you have secured a micro-internship or other practicum opportunity, you can earn COM 497 or COMSTRAT 497 credit that can apply to your Murrow degree.

Please consult with your advisor to discuss these opportunities and to learn if you are eligible.

Note: Pullman students should apply for COM 495 credit via the link below. Integrated Strategic Communication majors (Global, Everett, Vancouver) are required to earn 3 credits of COMSTRAT 495 (Strategic Communication Professional Internship.) Global and Everett students should apply via the link below. Vancouver students: please consult with your campus advisor.


Apply for 495 Internship Credit          Apply for 497 Practicum Credit



Micro-Internships Information

Businesses are “unbundling” their work and making them more time-sensitive and project-based. In the world of communication, there is a demand for projects focused on content creation and social media management. 

Micro-internships are generally short-term opportunities that range from 10 to 40 hours each. Like regular internships, micro-internships can be paid or unpaid, depending upon the project. 

Where can I find a micro-internship?

Parker Dewey is a leader in remote micro internships. Once you create a profile on the website, you can access all listed opportunities and apply for jobs within the Parker Dewey system. They facilitate communication with businesses and help to troubleshoot any issues that arise.



Additionally, remote internship opportunities can be found in many of the same places you would perform a traditional internship or job search.

Virtual Work Experience Opportunities

Looking for other ways to beef up your resume? InsideSherpa offers free simulation case studies of real business situations in a self-paced online module formatProjects take 5-6 hours to complete and simulations are created by industry professionalsWhile unpaid, all projects are considered professional experience and can be included on your resume. 

Looking for an Internship or Job Opportunity?

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

Get notified about latest job openings and internships as they are posted.

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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:

Angela Schweigert
Professional Development Coordinator & Career Advisor
Murrow Student Services
Murrow Hall 226