Internship Program

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Marta Lewko at ViacomMTV

In the Department of Communication at Fairfield University, we are committed to developing the creative and intellectual potential of our students. Part of this is combining rigorous academic study with practical experience. Through internships, students are able to test and apply theories learned in the classroom. Internships also make it possible for Fairfield University students to investigate career opportunities while adding a distinctive learning experience to their resumes. ‌

Located just a train ride away from New York City and the country's capital of communication and an even shorter commute to numerous prestigious companies within Southwest Connecticut, Fairfield University offers students the unique ability to take communication theory learned in the classroom and apply it in the real world laboratory of a workplace setting. Through an internship experience, students can acquire first hand knowledge about an area of work and experience new professional activities and relationships. Many students find jobs through their internships and many more find out something far more valuable - that a particular area of the communication field is simply not for them!

This real-world work experience is combined with a series of workshops and academic assignments back on campus that are designed to help students get the most from their internships.

Internship Requirements:

  • Junior and senior standing (minors are not eligible)
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    Meghan Carey at Atlantic Records
  • Minimum 2.8 GPA requirement for Fall/Spring semesters 
  • No GPA requirement for Summer/Wintersession (students must register and pay for additional class)
  • 12-15 hours/week or 120-150 hours a semester
  • Up to six credits could be earned from internships. Three of the six credits can count towards communication electives ‌

Internships are available during the Fall and Spring semesters as well as during Summer term. Through special arrangement with the Internship Coordinator you can also complete an internship during the January Intersession. 

Our majors regularly say that their internships were some of their best experiences at Fairfield. We couldn't agree more and we hope that you'll take the time to explore these pages, learn more about how to find an internship, and how to make the most out of your internship experience.

To learn more about Internships in Communication at Fairfield, be sure and read through our internship handout. Many frequent questions students have about Internships can be answered on the FAQ page. To register for an internship, simply download an online internship agreement form and return it to the Internship Coordinator. ‌

If you're an employer looking to recruit Fairfield University Communication majors, please complete an internship description through our Stags4Hire career site. You will find log-in instructions in the middle of the right hand column on the homepage.

If you're a student looking to browse through the database of internships, please log into Stags4Hire. This database represents only a small fraction of the internships available in the Fairfield County area and New York City throughout the year. Students should also search the web sites of companies they are specifically interested in as many organizations post internships directly on their web sites.

For any and all questions relating to the internship program, please contact the Internship Coordinator.