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Communication Internships

Stand Out From The Crowd

Take your future career for a test drive.

To stay ahead of the curve, get experience before you graduate by participating in internships. They can help you learn more about the industry, connect you with like-minded professionals to expand your network and give you the chance to sample different jobs.

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Do I Qualify for an Internship?

Excited to get real experience in the world of Communication? Hoping an internship is in your future? To qualify for a communication internship, you need to:
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in your major courses
  • Have completed your core Communication supporting coursework (12 of 15 core credits)
  • Have approval of Communication Department faculty member

Find an Internship

Unsure where to go? Here are some great places to start:
  • Career Services: Check out the list of available internships
  • Handshake: Leverage UW-Green Bay's online job listing system
  • Your Advisor or Faculty Mentor: Ask if they have contacts in the local community seeking student interns
  • Your Network: Talk to people you know to find an internship connection

Activities that Qualify

An internship may be paid or unpaid, depending on the organization. Either way, you can get college credit! Your proposed activity must have three components to qualify as a communication internship. In your internship, you will:

  • Learn something meaningful and consistent with the Communication Program mission and goals (e.g., enhancing oral, written or visual skills)
  • Be supervised by a qualified professional
  • Receive useful feedback about your internship performance from the qualified professional

Supervisor Expectations

To be a qualified professional, your internship supervisor is expected to know your internship job duties and the mission/goals of the UW-Green Bay Communication Department. The responsibilities of an intern supervisor are to:

  • Coach, teach and mentor the intern
  • Provide necessary technical and office support (e.g., access to equipment, supplies, personnel etc.)
  • Provide a timely evaluation for you, submitted to your faculty sponsor

Internship Enrollment

You've found your internship! Now what? Before you start your internship, be sure to complete the following steps to enroll:

  • Fill out the Internship e-form (Comm 497) found under the Forms tab on the registrar's website
  • Ask your internship supervisor to read the set of responsibilities listed and sign the form
  • Send the form to your faculty sponsor for their signature approval
  • Log into SIS to check that you are enrolled in Comm 497

Credits for Your Internship

Typically, you receive three credits for a semester-long commitment of 10 to 12 hours per week to the internship.

  • Only one three-credit internship can be applied as an elective toward your communication major
  • Some internships may receive additional credits
  • Additional internship credits can count toward graduation credits
  • Internships cannot be repeated for credit
  • Credits are given in the semester during which the internship takes place (i.e., summer internships cannot be used as credits for the fall semester)

Internship Completion

To complete your internship and receive a grade, you need to:

  • Create a portfolio (WIX works well) and send the link to your faculty sponsor
  • Write a brief statement of reflection about your internship experience (one page or less) and send it to your faculty sponsor
  • Forward the Communication Internship Evaluation link to your internship supervisor three weeks before the semester ends, and ask them to complete and return it to your faculty sponsor
  • Complete the Student Internship Evaluation

Questions? Ask our Comm Internship Coordinator – Danielle Bina
binad@uwgb.edu

Our Community Partnerships

As the third largest city in Wisconsin, with a wealth of businesses and one of the smaller UW campuses, our students are in high demand. We've partnered with nearly 100 organizations both in Northeast Wisconsin and across the country for you to get experience before graduation. Here are just a few of the many internship opportunities we offer.

Disney College Program

Fulfill a childhood dream and be a part of the magic! Gain practical experience by working at Disney’s parks and resorts. Learn to work with a diverse range of clientele and develop unique expertise.

Big Brothers Big Sisters

If you want an internship that matters, Big Brothers Big Sisters is made for you. Here, you’ll advocate for the children of Northeast Wisconsin, making sure they have the tools they need to succeed.

Freedom House

As the only homeless shelter in Green Bay that provides services exclusively for homeless families, Freedom House is integral to our community. By interning with them, you can learn more about marketing within non-profit organizations.

Green Bay Packers

Calling all Packers fans! (And students who want hands-on experience in a fast-paced workplace, of course). Interning for the Packers means you’ll build necessary skills like assisting with media coverage, writing press releases and maintaining social media feeds and newsletter content.

Schneider

Don’t wait until you graduate to make your mark. Challenge yourself by learning from industry-leading experts and working to promote the Schneider brand.

Schreiber

Explore your options and get experience you can’t get in the classroom. At Schreiber, you’re not just someone who gets coffee and takes notes – you’ll have meaningful opportunities for learning.

WFRV-TV, WLUK-TV, WBAY-TV, WGBA-TV

Interested in learning the ins and outs of news broadcasting? Getting an internship at a local TV station gives you a taste of what mass media is all about.

UW-Green Bay Marketing & University Communication

At UW-Green Bay, we stress the importance of internships, which is why we offer a number of student positions within our Marketing and University Communication Department.

Jordon Lawrenz

Meet a
Phoenix

Jordon’s broadcasting career is already on fast-break, calling high school games on a local station. His Manitowoc home-court advantage? “I saved on tuition and all I have to do is drive ten minutes.” Even his degree is up-tempo, with graduation in three years, thanks to his advisor, Nicole Becker. “She did a fantastic job guiding me and planning the best path.”

Jordon Lawrenz
Sports Communications and Journalism

Questions about Internships?

Professor Bina or Professor Clampitt are here to answers those questions. We are excited to grow and cultivate your opportunistic spirit by helping you find an internship that inspires you!

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