Fairfield's proximity to New York City, as well as the availability of transportation alternatives to get there, such as the MetroNorth Commuter train, make it possible for our internship program to offer a wide variety of options and experiences for students
Information about the internship program is available on this Internship Handout that can be downloaded and printed for your reference. If you have questions about what kind of internship you would like to do, or how you go about finding an internship, check out the Tips for Finding an Internship in Communication document.
Students are also encouraged to browse through the Database of Internships in Communication. This database represents only a small fraction of the internships available and are opportunities specifically submitted to the Department. It is important to remember when using the database to leave all search fields blank except the "Department" option which should be set to "Communication". There are nearly 200 internships exclusive to our department listed there.
This database should be the start of your search, but not the only place you search. Please contact the Communication Department Internship Coordinator (Dr. Michael Serazio for fall semesters and Dr. Colleen Arendt for spring semesters), or Fairfield University's office of Career Planning for more assistance. Once you have located an internship, please download and complete the Internship Agreement Form. Once you return this completed form to the Internship Coordinator, you will be automatically enrolled in the class.
You do not register for Fall or Spring internship when you sign up for the rest of your classes. Registration for Fall Internships generally happens in late September and for Spring internships in mid-February. Information about the Internship class is available in this Internship Policies and Procedures document. Specific assignments related to the internship class include the electronic journals, the conceptual essays, and the portfolio assignment. Specific instructions for all of these requirements can be downloaded by clicking on the hyperlinks above.
For further information, please contact Dr. Michael Serazio (for fall semesters) and Dr. Colleen Arendt (for spring semesters) or check out the FAQ page on internships. For information about Summer internships please consult the Summer Internships page.