In the Department of Communication we believe that a high-quality internship provides a valuable opportunity for majors to gain exposure to communication careers while acquiring skills, contacts, and work products that will help upon entrance to the job market. We currently offer up to 4 credits to students with internships, 1 to 2 credits per quarter.

To receive credit you must complete 5 communication courses and fill out the COM 395 Application Form

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Participate in i2i: Interview to Internship, where company representatives come to the Department for a few hours to conduct several 15-minute interviews with UW Comm students in CMU 102. Come dressed to impress with resume in hand for a shot to intern with leading Seattle companies.

weber shandwicki2i: Weber Shandwick
Full-time, 40 hrs/week, Paid, 3-6 months
Responsibilities vary based on practice area,  but duties generally include:
o   Media monitoring for relevant client coverage and analysis
o   Researching and compiling coverage reports and summaries
o   Assisting team members with client-related projects
o   Various writing and research assignments
o   Drafting/posted social content as needed
o   Creating internal and client meeting agendas
o   Building and updating media databases and editorial calendars
o   Assisting in special projects and providing general account administrative support
o   Participating in brainstorming and staff meetings 
WHEN: Wednesday, April 8 from 3 to 5 p.m.

Alaskai2i: Alaska Airlines Magazine

Paradigm Communications Group, the Seattle-based publisher of Alaska Airlines Magazine and Horizon Edition Magazine, is seeking editorial interns. Interns have the opportunity to write several short articles, which are published with the intern’s byline, for two in-flight magazines that are viewed by more than a million travelers per month. The internships are unpaid and are 20 hours per week for three months. Hours are flexible, but fixed schedules are encouraged, typically two full days and a half-day each week.

Other duties include: Researching story concepts, conducting interviews, fact-checking, developing event calendars, and assisting with editorial research and art queries.

WHEN: Thursday, April 30 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Student Spotlights and Locations

UW Comm students have interned at these companies and more. Click ‘Student Blog Post’ to read first-hand experiences from students who have held internships at the company listed:

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