Communication Arts Department and Alumni Summer Internship Fund
The Communication Arts Department and Alumni Summer Internship Fund helps Communication Arts majors participate in internships with businesses and non-profit organizations. The number of students receiving financial support varies from year to year. Students typically receive between $1500 and $5000. Applications are due May 4, 2021.
The internship fund provides one-time financial support to Communication Arts majors with junior or senior standing, who are participating in a summer internship with a business or non-profit organization. Recipients must be enrolled in classes for the Fall 2021 semester and have an intended graduation date of December 2021 or later. The internship must last a minimum of six weeks and require at least 20 hours per week for a minimum total of 120 hours of work.
How to Apply
As part of the online application, students answer questions about their personal and professional goals, need for financial support, and anticipated expenses. Students are also asked to upload proof of the internship offer in the form of a letter from their supervisor or information on their pending internship applications (maximum of 5) and a résumé. Applicants must identify a Communication Arts professor, instructor or teaching assistant who will serve as a reference for them. The reference is also due on May 4, 2021. Students are encouraged to begin the application well in advance of the deadline.
The finalists will be notified in mid-May. At that time, the finalists will need to provide proof that they have been accepted for a qualifying internship, if proof wasn’t submitted with the application.
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- $1,500 - $5,000
- Department of Communication Arts
- Supplemental Questions
- Which track of the Communication Arts major have you declared?
- How will the internship help you attain your personal and professional goals?
- How would receiving financial support from the internship fund enable you to participate in this internship opportunity?
- Please provide a breakdown of the anticipated expenses you will have during your summer internship.
- If I receive financial support from the internship fund, I will only use it towards internship-related expenses.
- Have you been offered an internship that meets the specified criteria (minimum of 6 weeks in length, at least 20 hours per week for a minimum total of 120 hours)?
- Where is your internship located?
- Please upload a copy of your resume. In addition, please attach proof of an internship offer or provide application status information with your resume. You'll be uploading a single file that includes both your resume and your internship status information:
- If you have already been accepted for an internship, please provide a letter from your supervisor, signed and on company letterhead, which confirms you have been offered an internship, describes the duties and responsibilities, identifies the time period and hours of the internship, and includes information about pay or stipend, if applicable. If you have a copy of the internship announcement with these details that you can upload, the letter from your supervisor only needs to confirm you've been offered the internship position.
- If your application is still pending, provide a copy of the completed application and/or a description of the duties and responsibilities, the time period and hours of the internship, and the amount of pay or stipend provided. You may submit information for a maximum of five pending internships.
- Recommendations will be used to determine whether you are a strong candidate. Carefully consider who you request for a recommendation. We strongly recommend that you ask a Communication Arts professor, instructor or teaching assistant to serve as your recommender. Your recommender will be asked to answer a couple of questions instead of submitting a letter. Be sure to contact the recommender to let them know you listed them as a recommender for this application.
- Please note that if you receive financial support from the Communication Arts Department and Alumni Summer Internship Fund, the Communication Arts Department may list your name in communications to the general public, such as the Com Arts website.
- I understand that I must be a student in good standing. Any instances of academic or non-academic misconduct may result in forfeiting financial support from the internship fund.
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