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Internships

AD 489 (18 hours in the major. Permission of instructor. Majors only.)
COMM 489 (COMM 200 and 300 with a C or better. Junior standing. Majors only.)
PR 489 (Permission of instructor. Public Relations majors only.)
 
Current research finds that, all things being equal, if college graduates seeking career positions have taken an internship with that company or a simular one, they are the ones offered the jobs (National Association of Colleges and Employers, Job Outlook 2018, https://www.naceweb.org/talent-acquisition/candidate-selection/what-employers-seek-on-a-resume/). The Department of Communication is committed to enhancing the employability of its graduates through internships.
 
Each internship course engages students in significant professional experience, appropriate to their major. Interns typically work 200 or more hours at their internship sites. Typically, students find their own internships. Please consult with your major professors or Dr. Helen Sterk if you need ideas for potential internship sites.
 
Application Process: Students submit the application form online and provide Dr. Sterk with their WKU unofficial transcript from TopNet. Students have their supervisors submit the learning contract. Beofre the term in which the internship is completed, please review the plan with Dr. Sterk, who releases students for registration.

 

Online Forms:

Application Form

Learning Contract for Employers

Midterm Evaluation Student Feedback

Final Evaluation Student Feedback

Midterm Evaluation Site Supervisor Feedback

Final Evaluation Site Supervisor Feedback

 
Contact:
 
Dr. Helen Sterk. (270) 745-3957. helen.sterk@wku.edu
 
Fall/Spring syllabus for Advertising, Communication, Public Relations
Summer syllabus for Advertising, Communication, Public Relations
 


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 Last Modified 10/29/18