Communication Department Internships

Internships provided through the Communication Department at CCSU are available to majors and minors who have completed six credits or more in their area of study. Such areas include public relations, organizational communication, mass media, media production and performance, and political communication.

Internships are usually worth three credits. Students may complete two internships for credit, but these internships need to take place in two different semesters or sessions. A second internship at the same site must focus on a different activity (i.e. TV station: first internship in production; second internship in media relations).

Each semester hour of credit should equate to five hours of work at the internship each week (a three-credit internship requires 15 hours of work each week and about 180 to 200 hours of work in total). Summer internships may have a more flexible schedule as long as the 180-hour requirement is met. Internship students will meet with the internship coordinator for five classes during the semester or session with days and times to be announced.

Student Internship Application

Internship Guide

Internship Organization Listing Form

Intern Evaluation Report

Students must have already obtained an internship prior to filling out an application form. Once students have gotten an internship, click on the documents above titled “Student Internship Application” and “Internship Organization Listing Form.” After clicking on these documents, PDFs will open. Then, please click on the “Open in Desktop App” button at the top right of each document, save the documents to your cloud, hard drive or flash drive and then fill them out. After you have saved the documents, please email them to David Zoppoli, Communication Department Secretary at and Dr. Karen Ritzenhoff, Internship Coordinator at After David receives both forms, he will register you for the course.

Internship Contact:

Dr. Karen Ritzenhoff
Vance Academic Center
Room 3171000

Contact Information

Christopher Pudlinski
Professor and Interim Chair
R.C. Vance Academic Center

Contact Information

David Zoppoli
Secretary 2
R.C. Vance Academic Center