Your classroom experience at Ball State will prepare you well for work in a communications-related occupation, but on-the-job training can’t be beat. That’s why internship experience is an essential part of a communication studies education.

By spending time in the working world, you’ll earn credit and maybe even some spending money. Most important, you’ll gain experience that you can’t find elsewhere, make valuable contacts, and get a new line to add a new line to your resume.

What will you do on a communication studies internship? It depends upon your interests and the needs of the company or organization with which you’re placed.

Our communication studies students have had internship opportunities working in sales and telemarketing programs, writing newsletters, developing and conducting training programs, conducting personnel interviews and needs analyses, and assisting in group problem solving. They’ve coordinated special events, developed and delivered presentations, implemented public relations campaigns, prepared organizational reports, and worked on Web communications.

Learn more about your communication studies internship