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Edward R. Murrow College of Communication

Internships, practicums, & Micro-Internships

Internships, practicum and micro-internship experiences all allow students to apply classroom knowledge in real-world situations. They expand your network, support development and exposure to new skills, and give you an edge in the job market. Murrow students can earn credits toward required communication electives.

 

 

Internships

Students in the Murrow College can earn academic credit for completing an internship – paid or unpaid! The information below outlines the process of how to get started with earning COM/COMSTRAT 495 credit.

COM/COMSTRAT 495 Checklist:

  • Complete and pass COM 300
  • Secure a paid or unpaid internship
  • Consult with your academic advisor
  • Credits
    • Only 1 internship for credit at a time
    • Minimum of 2 credits, maximum of 6 credits (not to exceed a total of 12 cumulative)
    • 107 = 2 credits, 160 = 3 credits
  • Dates and Deadlines
    • Fall 2022 Priority Deadline: September 2, 2022
    • Fall 2022 Final Deadline: September 16, 2022
  • Online Application
    • Pullman: Apply for COM 495 below
    • Global/Everett: Apply for COMSTRAT 495 below
    • Vancouver: Consult with your campus advisor

COM/COMSTRAT 495 Application

Next Steps:

  • Get verification from your supervisor that they will sponsor your internship (part of the 495 application process)
  • Prepare a short proposal (part of the 495 application process)
  • Submit your application – IMPORTANT: once your internship and credit have been approved and you are enrolled, credits cannot be altered to increase or reduce the amount
  • Once your application materials are verified and accepted, you will receive a confirmation email confirming your course registration
  • Liability Insurance
    • WSU is asking that students participating in internships procure liability insurance. This can be from WSU or another source.The cost is $7.00 for 365 days of coverage. Please complete the form here. Mail to the address provided or take to your campus Bursar’s Office.

 

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Practicum

Students in the Murrow College can earn academic credit for completing a practicum! The information below outlines the process of how to get started with earning COM 497 credit.

COM 497 Checklist:

  • Admitted to a major or minor in the College of Communication
  • Junior in standing
  • By permission only – prior to application
  • May be repeated for credit (not to exceed a total of 6 credits cumulative)
  • 30 project hours = 1 credit, 60 project hours = 2 credits, 90 project hours = 3 credits
  • Practicum & Micro-Internship credits are ongoing, project-based and have no deadline

COM 497 Practicum Application

 

Next Steps:

  • Check with your internship site supervisor about your hours before you apply
  • Once your application materials are verified and accepted, you will receive a confirmation email confirming your course registration
  • Liability Insurance
    • WSU is asking that students participating in internships procure liability insurance. This can be from WSU or another source.The cost is $7.00 for 365 days of coverage. Please complete the form here. Mail to the address provided or take to your campus Bursar’s Office.

 

Micro-Internships

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.

 

ACCESS PARKER DEWEY THROUGH ASCC HERE

 

NEED SUPPORT IN SEARCHING AND APPLYING FOR INTERNSHIPS?

Schedule an appointment with Murrow’s Career Ready Advisor

Wendy Wegner
wendy.wegner@wsu.edu
(509) 335-7333

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

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.

Check out this helpful guide for employers on creating internship opportunities for Murrow students.

 

 

 

Contact Us

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

Wendy Wegner
Career Ready Advisor | Program Manager
Murrow Center for Student Success
Murrow Hall 227
wendy.wegner@wsu.edu
(509) 335-7333