Practical hands-on experience is vital to a successful career in professional communications or graduate school. It's also a great way to focus your interests and apply what you're learning in classes. As a Communication Studies major, you must complete an internship. You will receive 3-4 academic credits for a successfully completed internship, which involves at least 100 hours of work along with some written assignments.

Julia Carey 2016 Communication Studies graduate


“I learned so much from my internship; it was an incredible opportunity! I gained firsthand experience working in a corporate environment and I was able to work on various tasks and projects to expand my skills.” 

Julia Carey, Communication Studies, Class of ‘16, interned at
FOX Sports North in Minneapolis, MN


Communication Studies majors talk about their internships


Past internships have included:


Local internships

  • University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center
  • Milwaukee Wave Indoor Professional Soccer Team
  • CUNA Mutual Group
  • Social Media and Marketing Intern for Hilldale Mall
  • Event Planning and Promotion for the Wisconsin Women's Health Foundation
  • Public Relations and Marketing for Olbrich Botanical Gardens
  • Promotions intern at FOX 47 (WMSN)
  • Special Event Planning and Fundraising, Boy Scouts of America
  • Website Design and Project Coordinator for Rural Masonry
  • Promotions and Networking for Sconnie
  • Sports reporting at Channel 15 News
  • Assistant Admissions Counselor for Edgewood College
  • Loaned Executive with the Red Cross
  • On-air radio host for Q106 Country
  • Human Resources assistant at UW-Medical Foundation
  • Social Media intern, Brat Fest, Madison
  • Dane County Humane Society

Out-of-state internships

  • Sales and Marketing Intern, Surya manufacturing (Atlanta)
  • Casting assistant on the set of the Johnny Depp movie "Public Enemies"
  • Public relations for major entertainment companies in New York City
  • Graphic design for independent music production/promotion company in Chicago
  • FOX Sports North, Marketing and Communications, Minneapolis

Our strong connections in the professional communications community will help you find the internship that best fits your needs and interests.

For more information, contact Bonnie Sierlecki, Assistant Professor.