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 9, 2021.

Eligibility Criteria
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 9, 2021. Students are encouraged to begin the application well in advance of the deadline.

Award Information
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
  1. Which track of the Communication Arts major have you declared?
  2. How will the internship help you attain your personal and professional goals?
  3. How would receiving financial support from the internship fund enable you to participate in this internship opportunity?
  4. Please provide a breakdown of the anticipated expenses you will have during your summer internship.
  5. If I receive financial support from the internship fund, I will only use it towards internship-related expenses.
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