The Department of Communication believes that opportunities for real-life work experiences enhance and reinforce the knowledge gained in a classroom setting. Through undergraduate internships and graduate residencies, our students apply what they’ve learned, building their resumes and gaining a competitive edge in the job market. Some majors require internships and some do not, but all our students have the option.

For graduate students in the Department of Communication Science & Disorders, field experience is a critical part of their training. Placements may include hospitals, rehabilitation agencies, private practice specialty clinic, private general services clinics, university research site, public schools and travel groups. Placements are coordinated by the department along with the student and the internship site. It currently has contracts with more than 200 sites where students may complete their final field experience.

Current students should log on to Blackboard for more information about internship requirements and responsibilities, as well as to download the proper forms.

The Career Center also can provide helpful information.