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Internships

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Internships are the bridge between the classroom and the real-world.

Internships for Communication, Journalism and Philosophy provide many benefits including the opportunity to develop skills employers want, work samples, real-life experience, networking connections, a competitive advantage when entering the workforce, and offer a trial run to help you decide if a career path is a good fit for you. 



Internships lead to jobs

Build upon the skills, knowledge and abilities you’ve gained in the classroom through a meaningful internship experience that aligns with your career path. The real-world experience offers a competitive advantage – leading to more job offers and higher starting salaries.

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Communication B.A.

All students enrolled in the Communication program at FGCU are required to complete a minimum of 3 credit hours of internship prior to graduation. Once eligible, students may complete their internship at any point, including during summer sessions. Internships can be found in all areas and industries, including media, entertainment, sports, the arts, higher education and business. Opportunities can be found in nonprofits, corporations, public relations/marketing agencies, the government sector, and more. Typical career paths for Communication majors include communications, public relations, marketing, writing, journalism, sales, management and human resources. 

For academic credit, internships must be a learning experience, supervised by an experienced professional in the field, while participating in a virtual internship course. The course is designed to prepare students to be employer-ready, serve as a bridge between concepts learned in the classroom and the real-world, and help the student decide if the career path is a good fit.

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Journalism B.A.

All students enrolled in the Journalism program at FGCU are eligible to complete an academic internship prior to graduation. Once eligible, students may complete their internship at any point, including during summer sessions. One consistent way students get jobs is to take part in an internship. Typical career paths for Journalism majors include journalism, writing, communications, marketing and public relations. Our students contribute professional work to local and national television news stations, radio, newspaper and online news sites. Students work on a variety of projects that include news writing, radio, social media, photojournalism, videography, field production and in-studio production. 

For academic credit, internships must be a learning experience, supervised by an experienced professional in the field, while participating in a virtual internship course. The course is designed to prepare students to be employer-ready, serve as a bridge between concepts learned in the classroom and the real-world, and help the student decide if the career path is a good fit.

  • Internship Requirements

  • Course Requirements


Philosophy B.A.

All students enrolled in the Philosophy program at FGCU are eligible to complete an academic internship prior to graduation. Once eligible, students may complete their internship at any point, including during summer sessions. One consistent way students get jobs is to take part in an internship. Internships can be found in all fields and industries. Typical career paths for Philosophy majors include legal services, sales, management and entrepreneurship. 

For academic credit, internships must be a learning experience, supervised by an experienced professional in the field, while participating in a virtual internship course. The course is designed to prepare students to be employer-ready, serve as a bridge between concepts learned in the classroom and the real-world, and help the student decide if the career path is a good fit.

  • Internship Requirements

  • Course Requirements


Internships in Communication, Journalism and Philosophy

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