Four Steps to An Internship
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To qualify, you must:
If you satisfy all four of the criteria above (no exceptions), obtain a copy of the Department of Communication Internship Program Guide, read it, fill out an application (available at the Communication office).
A list of firms and organizations that have hosted UNF Communication Interns is located in binders at the Communication Department Office. You may also locate an internship through personal contacts and the department is always open to establishing new internship relations with the professional community. However you must be able to work under the supervision of one or more professionals who possess substantially more experience than you.
The Department of Communication will not approve an internship, for example, in which you do PR work for an organization that has no experienced PR professionals. At the same time you must seek an internship that is fully consistent with your concentration in the Communication major.
When you find an internship position that appeals to you, contact the organization to set up an interview. Be prepared for your interview. This interview is every bit as important as a future employment interview, so consider it a dress rehearsal for securing a job after graduation. Dress and act professionally. Learn all you can about the internship organization where you will interview. Provide your interviewer with an up-to-date resume along with pertinent samples of your work. Go to the UNF Career Services Web site for resume writing and interviewing tips.
If the organization accepts you as an intern obtain a letter of intent on company letterhead with an original signature from your prospective internship supervisor. This letter of intent is required to confirm the company's interest in you. Return it to the Department for inclusion with your application materials at least two weeks prior to last day of classes of the semester or term before you plan to complete your internship.
Obtain an Internship Program Guide from the Department of Communication office. Be sure to submit the following paperwork for internship approval:
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