FAQ

How do I find an internship?
  • Search the online database of current internships. (To look for communication-related positions, select “Communication” from the Career Field drop down menu)
  • Other places to look are the web sites of the companies you are interested in to see if they list information about internships. 
  • Some employers will take interns but may not advertise for those positions. Don’t be afraid to simply call a prospective intern host and inquire about possible intern positions.
How do I apply for internship credit?

After you have identified and talked with an intern employer, contact your faculty adviser to fill out the appropriate paperwork. Once all signatures have been obtained (student, on-site supervisor, faculty supervisor, co-op coordinator) you will be automatically registered for the appropriate credits.

Is an internship required to graduate?

No. Internships are optional but highly recommended.

Do I have to pay for internship credit?

Yes. Internship credit is just like any other course, you will be billed per credit. This is also true for summer session credits.

How many credits is an internship worth?

Internships carry variable credit; however, most are worth 3 credits (equivalent of one course). On rare occasions, arrangements can be made for fewer or more credits.

What grade do I get for completing an internship?

Internships are graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis, which does not impact your GPA.

How many hours do I need to work for an internship?

A 3 credit internship = 150 hours = one course

What am I required to have before I do an internship?
  • You must have completed at least 48 credit hours
  • You must have at least a 2.5 GPA in Communication Studies courses   
Are on-campus internships available?

There are a limited number of on-campus internships at Niagara University. These include positions with the Public Relations Department, the Alumni Relations Office, the Information Technology Department, and the Athletic Information Office.  These positions are competitive and must be applied for just as any other internship.