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Speech Communication



In the CSC we strive to provide exceptional resources for students, faculty, and community organizations seeking help regarding oral presentation development, quality online research, PowerPoint development and integration, and other communication skill-based needs.

To provide these services the department actively recruits outstanding majors/minors and graduate students to serve as interns and graduate assistants. The activities of the Center provide unique educational opportunities for the graduate assistants and the student interns.

Internship Qualifications:

  • Speech Communication major or minor with strong written and oral communication skills
  • Microsoft Word & PowerPoint proficiency
  • B or better in SPCH 1300 (or equivalent) AND B or better in one of the following courses:
  • SPCH 2310 Human Comm. Concepts
  • SPCH 3316 Interviewing
  • SPCH 3320 Advanced Public Speaking
  • SPCH 3322 Small Group Communication
  • SPCH 3323 Conflict Management

  • Internship Requirements:

  • Required one-day orientation session before classes start
  • 7 hours a week
  • One hour long weekly training meeting
  • Six hours working in the CSC assisting students, faculty, campus, and the community
  • End-of-semester portfolio evaluation

  • Internship Benefits:

  • May fulfill 3 upper level elective credit hours for your Speech major or minor.
  • Internship is repeatable for an additional three credit hours to fulfill upper-level electives required for graduation.

  • Why be an intern? Here’s what some of the CSC interns had to say:

  • It’s a great experience to add to your résumé.
  • You will gain the professional experience required in corporate America while working for the CSC.
  • Through the internship you develop invaluable relationships with staff, faculty, and fellow students.
  • You can expand on your strengths and improve on your weaknesses.

  • To apply:

    If you are interested in applying for this exciting opportunity, please address a cover letter, résumé, and recent writing sample (a class paper would be appropriate) to:

    Dr. Kristen McIntyre
    Director of the Basic Course and Communication Skill Center
    201A Dept. of Speech Communication
    2801 S. University
    University of Arkansas at Little Rock
    Little Rock, AR 72204
    501-569-8381 (office)
    501-569-3196 (fax) (email)

    Updated 10.21.2009