Applied Communication Internship Overview:
The internship program provides an opportunity for students to engage with an organization and experience first-hand the communication theories and skills gained in the classroom. We partner with organizations such as Bridgeway Hospital and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences to offer both paid and unpaid internships
The internship experience supports the mission of our department by offering the following goal and learning outcomes:
Internship Goal: To develop practical experience in creating communication that fits the specific needs of a company or organization.
During the internship, students will
- Compare and contrast previous and current communication coursework and readings to communication in an organization or company.
- Adapt personal and public communication to a professional workplace.
- Evaluate the value added of practicing positive communication in the workplace.
The internship is a 3-hour credit/no credit course and requires a minimum of 150 on-site hours in a semester. Students must have completed 18 hours of Applied Communication (ACOM) courses to be eligible for an internship.
During the internship experience, students will work with the organization to determine work hours and projects. The student will also complete journal entries, which will help the student apply the internship experience to the classroom experience.
Upon completion of the internship, students will submit an electronic portfolio that includes an introductory video, journal entries, supervisor evaluations and observations, and samples of internship work.
To discuss the program in more detail, please contact Dr. Kristen McIntyre via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply for a community internship opportunity, please complete the Online Internship Application Form.
To view information about interning, volunteering, or completing work study in the UALR Communication Skill Center (CSC), please visit the CSC Opportunities Page, which has a separate application, as seen on this link.