Experiential learning is a critical part of a student’s education in the College of Communication. Internships are available to our students in the fall, spring ,and summer semesters. One of the great advantages of being a Butler CCOM student is the opportunity to intern in a major media market in Indianapolis. Many of our students do multiple internships because they can intern in Indianapolis and take classes at Butler at the same time. Some CCOM students will also do internships in other cities or even other countries!
Please contact the Internship Director Scott Bridge, if you have any questions.
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 439 (1 cr. hr.)
- CSD 440 (3 cr. hrs.)
- CSD 441 (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 439 (1 cr. hr.)
- CME 440 (3 cr. hrs.)
- CME 441 (6 cr. hrs.)
Critical Communication and Media Studies: Internships are electives and must be approved by the department chair.
- CCM 439(1 cr. hr.)
- CCM 440 (3 cr. hrs.)
- CCM 441 (6 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 439 (1 cr. hr.)
- JR 440 (3 cr. hrs.)
- JR 441 (6 cr. hrs.)
Organizational Communication & Leadership: One internship is required and must be approved by the department chair.
- ORG 439 (1 cr. hr.)
- ORG 440 (3 cr. hrs.)
- ORG 441 (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 439 (1 cr. hr.)
- STR 440 (3 cr. hrs.)
- STR 441 (6 cr. hrs.)
Download the Butler University Internship Contract and the CCOM Internship Approval form. Completely fill out both of those forms and get all of the required signatures. Contact the CCOM Internship Director and make an appointment to go over the materials that will need to be submitted during your internship.