Communication Department

Welcome to the Wayne State Department of Communication’s internship, employment and scholarship blog.

Dr. Piper-Aiken will continue to process COM 6190 Internship registrations for Fall 2019.  Email her with questions/completed forms –

Perry Farrell will begin as the new Internship Coordinator in late August.

COM 6190 Twice Monthly Progress Report Form Spring-Summer 2019

COM 6190 Internship Syllabus Spring-Summer 2019

Portfolio Guidelines – COM 6190

Fall 2019 Internship Registration Procedures – COM 6190 Internship Registration Procedure Fall 2019

Fall 2019 COM 6190 Approval Form – COM 6190 Internship Approval Form – Fall 2019

COM 6190 Internship Prerequisites Information: 

Journalism, Communication Studies, Public Relations, Media Arts & Studies 

(1 to 3 credits, repeatable for 6 Credits)

PrerequisitesPrint-digital Journalism Major:  COM 4100, feature writing or equivalent, with instructor’s consent.  Broadcast Journalism Major:  For TV News internships, COM 5381 TV News Reporting or for all others, COM 2230:  Broadcast News Writing   (When in doubt, contact instructor.)

PrerequisitesMedia Arts and Studies Major:  12 credits in relevant COM courses; junior standing, with instructor’s consent.  (When in doubt, contact instructor.)

Prerequisites–Public Relations Majors: 12 credits in relevant COM courses. Must have had Public Relations Writing (COM 4170), COM 3170 and be of junior standing, with instructor’s consent. (When in doubt, contact instructor.)

Prerequisites–Communication Studies Majors: 12 credits in relevant COM courses. Must be of junior standing, with instructor’s consent. (When in doubt, contact instructor.)


For 3 credits, students must successfully complete an approved internship that includes a minimum of 15 hours a week of on-the-job experience for an entire semester.  For 2 credits, there is a 10 hour per week requirement and for 1 credit, there is a 5 hour per week requirement.