Overview: Organizations

The Center assists more than 150 undergraduate students within 16 communications majors each year in securing internships across the country and globe. To ensure students are prepared for their internship, the Center works hard to: provide career path advice to students, match students with internships based upon skill set and interest and provide students with resources necessary to achieve success.

Program information and requirements:

  • Most School of Communications students are required to complete an internship in order to graduate.
  • Students must meet academic prerequisites to be eligible to participate in the internship program.
  • Once prerequisites are met, students work one-on-one with the director of the Center for Portfolio Development & Internships to establish the best potential placements for the intern, based on credentials and interest. Students apply to the suggested organizations.
  • Upon being offered and accepting an internship, students officially enroll into the internship program. Students will attend monthly seminars with other interns from Webster University's School of Communications and are awarded college credit for their experience.
  • Students receive a letter grade upon completion of their internship - 50 percent of the grade is based on their performance at the internship site (based on your evaluations) and 50 percent based on their academic requirements.
  • Students are required to work a minimum of 192 hours at an internship site¬†over the course of a semester. Semesters run from August through December (Fall), January through May (Spring) and June through July (Summer).
  • Once an eligible student secures in an internship, we ask that the student work under the supervision of a seasoned professional in their chosen field of study.
  • The goal is to provide an opportunity for students to learn from a mentor and receive feedback on their performance in a work environment. The student should be involved in duties similar to those of an entry-level professional.
  • Internships can be paid or unpaid, depending on the company or organization.
  • Details can be found under the How to Partner link.