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 Internship Form.

Students interested in looking for internships through the UW Career Center can access their database through their new system, Handshake. Handshake has replaced the former job and internship system, HuskyJobs, as of June 2018. Handshake is a single platform that connects over 500 individual member universities and colleges with thousands of employers across the nation and beyond, increasing the breath and scope of internship and career opportunities made available to UW students and alumni. For more information, please click on the Handshake link on the sidebar.


    Interview to Internship (i2i), a Career Kickstart program, prepares students for life after college by giving them an immersive interview experience. In i2i, company representatives looking to hire interns visit the UW Department of Communication for two hours to conduct 15-minute interviews with pre-selected UW Comm students. Through the program, students have the opportunity to meet with a variety of potential employers and secure dynamic internships. Past companies who have participated in our i2i program include: Alaska Airlines Magazine, Solid Ground, and JJ Caprices.

    For more information, or any questions, please contact Troy Bonnes,

    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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