Internships give you the chance to apply what you’ve learned in your communications coursework to the professional world. They can also help you make connections while you gain the experience and skills to succeed in an increasingly competitive job market.

Whether your internship is paid or unpaid, you can expect careful supervision and mentorship from your employer. All internships should give you the chance to gain real world experience, but they should also offer certain learning objectives that relate to your course of study.

Students must commit to working in their internship for at least 8-10 hours a week for the duration of an academic term. In order to get credit, you must take COMM 404 during the same term as your internship.

There are numerous opportunities available in professional fields related to our discipline, like journalism, entertainment, social media, public relations, government, business, health, and marketing. Here are some of the different organizations who have hosted Communication interns::

Off campus

American Heart Association

ROSE Community Development 

OHSU

Multnomah County 

The Cupcake Girls

KOIN-TV

Portland Monthly 

Ridgefield Raptors 

Q Model & Artist Mgmt. 

Empowerteen

Echo Communications

Oregon SCI Connection

Beaverton School District 

Clark Public Utilities 

U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici 

On campus at PSU

Athletics Department

Office of Information Technology 

Build EXITO Research Program

Child Language Learning Center Office of Communications

Food Pantry

Grantmakers for Education

Honors College

Programming Board

Student Health & Counseling Center 

University Housing

Vanguard