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Communication Internships

Most University of Dayton Department of Communication majors complete at least one professional internship by the time they graduate. Many students complete several internships, working at organizations in the Dayton area during the school year and elsewhere in the U.S. during summers.  Our students are highly motivated to learn and serve the workplace and community, as businesses and non-profits that have had our communication majors as interns will attest.  Both the student and employer benefit greatly through these professional relationships. 

UD communication students studying public relations, media production, communication management, or journalism get the opportunity through internships to:

  • learn more about their chosen profession,
  • apply the knowledge and skills they’ve acquired in the classroom,
  • acquire new knowledge and skill sets,
  • build their résumé and
  • develop professional contacts

Businesses, organizations and agencies that offer professional internships to communication students get the opportunity to:

  • acquire short-term talent with minimal risk,
  • gain fresh ideas and perspectives from the student intern,
  • provide current employees with opportunities to gain supervisory experience by working with an intern,
  • energize staff by having motivated and interested interns in the workplace, and
  • enhance their community and university relationships



Department of Communication

St. Joseph Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1410