Communication Department Internships

Internship credit from the Communication Department at Central is available to Strategic Communication and Media Studies majors and minors who have completed six credits or more in their area of study and a minimum of 15 COMM credits. 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 10 hours of work each week and a minimum of 140 hours). Summer internships may have a more flexible schedule as long as the 140-hour requirement is met.

Internship students may be required to meet with the internship coordinator for four to five classes during the semester with days and times to be announced (depending on the internship coordinator).

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 Employers

Sample Listing of Communication Internship Sites

This is a sample list of organizations where students have completed their internships in the past. There is no guarantee that an employer will have an internship available.

Media Studies

Digital Film/TV Production

Film Haven Productions
NBC Universal

Media Analysis

Multimedia Production
CCSU Athletic Department
Project Purple  (part of Captured Time Productions)

Strategic Communication

Organizational Communication
NBC Universal 
Traveler's Corporation

Public Relations/Promotions
Institute for Community Research
Literacy Volunteers of Central CT
MBM Design
New Britain Housing Authority  
Slick Chicks 

Internships and Employment Opportunities

Communication majors may find experiential opportunities or employment in a number of areas depending on your skills, abilities and experience. Career-related internships are a great avenue to establishing yourself as a qualified candidate for full-time, professional-level career opportunities after graduation.

The following list of employers and job titles shows opportunities where the employer was specifically looking for communication majors. This list is meant to be a resource for further career-related investigation and DOES NOT REFLECT current openings. To look for current openings, please visit Handshake, Central's online job and internship resource on the Career Success Center website here.

AdEdge Online Marketing - Internet Marketing Salesperson
Aetna, Inc. - Learning Services Assistant Co-op
American Lung Association of New England - Special Events Internship
AXA Equitable - Marketing Internship
Barnes Group, Inc- Human Resources Summer Internship
Buckley Radio - Account Executive
Connecticare - Part-time Operations Communication Internship
Connecticut Main Street Center - Marketing, Public Relations & Communications Internship
Consolidated School District of New Britain - Public Relations Internship
Connecticut Small Business Development Center - Business Development Management Assistant
Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity - Virtual Internship Program
Gerber Technology, Inc. - Recruiter Internship
Harriet Beecher Stowe Center - Public Relations/Marketing Internship
Hispanic Recruitment Services - Writing/Communications Internship
Juran Institute - Marketing Assistant
Legrand Wiremold - Digital Marketing Coordinator
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Marketing/Public Relations Internship
MetLife Financial Group - Marketing Internship
Mintz & Hoke Communications Group - Public Relations Internship
Mystic Aquarium Institute for Exploration - Marketing & Public Relations Internship
Mystic Arts Center - Development & Marketing Internship
National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Public Relations/Communications Internship
New England Revolution - Communications Internship
NFP Sports, LLC - Marketing Internship
Nutmeg Public Access TV - Production Internship
Park Group Solutions, LLC - Social Media Internship
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England - Campus Action Internship
Porter & Chester Institute - Journalism Internship
Real Art Ways - Communications Internship
Rome, Smith & Lutz - Lobby Internship
Summitt Technologies - Human Resources Assistant
The Connecticut Network (CT-N) - Video Production Assistant
The Connecticut Whale - Sports Management Internship
The ReCONNstruction Center - Marketing & Public Relations Internship
TNT Fireworks - Marketing Internship
United Technologies Corporation - Operations Analysis Co-op, ACE Certification Program Support & Analysis Co-op
Visual Technologies, Inc. - Business Analyst Internship
Waterford Speedbowl - Communications/Marketing Internship
Weatherby & Associates, P.C. - Marketing Internship
Web Solutions, Inc. - Client Services Representative
WRNN-TV - News Internship, Operations/Production Internship, Traffic Internship
WTNH Internships  - Broadcast Journalism Internship

Internship Contact:

Dr. Karen Ritzenhoff
Vance Academic Center
Room 3171000

Contact Information

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