College of Communication

Internship Prerequisites

Each department in the College of Communication has its own prerequisites that must be met before a student can do an internship for academic credit in that department. Please remember that internships are not required in all CCOM departments and students are not required to do all internships for academic credit.

If a student is not doing an internship for academic credit then that student does not need to submit any paperwork to Butler. That internship agreement is strictly between the student and the company/organization.

Internships for academic credit must last at least 10 weeks. Students receiving up to three credit hours must work at least 15 hours per week at the internship site. Students receiving six credit hours must work at least 30 hours per week at the internship site.

Communication Sciences and Disorders: Internships are electives and must be approved by the department chair.

CSD 404 (3 cr. hrs.)

CSD 405 (6 cr. hrs.)

Creative Media and Entertainment: One internship is required for Recording Industry Studies majors and Sports Media majors. Internships are electives for Digital Media Production and Interactive Media majors. The CME department chair must approve all internships.

CME 455 (3 cr. hrs.)

CME 475 (6 cr. hrs.)

Critical Communication and Media Studies: Internships are electives and must be approved by the department chair.

MRC 491 (1 cr. hr.)

MRC 492 (2 cr. hrs.)

MRC 493 (3 cr. hrs.)

Journalism: One internship is required for journalism majors and sports media majors. Journalism majors are required to take JR 212 and JR 213 before doing a journalism internship for academic credit.

JR 350 (3 cr. hrs.)

JR 352 (1 cr. hr.)

JR 353 (6 cr. hrs.)

Organizational Communication & Leadership: One internship is required and must be approved by the department chair.

COM 404 (3 cr. hrs.)

COM 405 (6 cr. hrs.)

Strategic Communication: One internship is required and must be approved by the department chair. Strategic Communication majors are required to have a C- or above in STR 222, STR 228, STR 251 and STR 327 before doing a Strategic Communication internship for academic credit.

STR 350 (3 cr. hrs.)

STR 352 (1 cr. hr.)

STR 353 (6 cr. hrs.)