Internship and Volunteer Opportunities: Process and Procedure

Would you like to work as an intern or volunteer for an organization? Are a Communication major? You just might qualify for course credit under Com 49000. 

Internship: A position with an organization (profit or nonprofit) where you work under a supervisor or manager and receive monetary compensation. 

Volunteer opportunity: A position with an organization (profit or nonprofit) where you work under a supervisor or manager. 

Your goalGain experience. Gain knowledge. Get credit.

 Requirements:

  1. You must be a CCA Junior or Senior
  2. You must have a GPA of at least 3.0
  3. You must be able to secure your own internship or volunteer opportunity.
  4. You must work for this organization 10-15 hours per week for 12 weeks to obtain credit.

 Process:

  1. Once you have secured an internship or volunteer position, contact Theresa Carilli and receive her approval.  That approval is contingent upon you supplying your contact information and the information of the individual who will be your manager or supervisor.
  2. After Dr. Carilli has contacted your supervisor or manager, you will receive her approval.
  3. Enroll in Com 49000 by contacting Lana Bilyk in Advising.
  4. At the end of the internship, write a brief paper describing your experience as an intern or volunteer.  Talk about the rewards of your experience and what you have learned. Note if this paper can be posted on the departmental website for other students to view.

 Theresa Carilli, Porter 116C, 219-989-2628, carilli@purduecal.edu

Lana Bilyk, Gyte 117, 219-989-8697, lana.bilyk@purduecal.edu

Thomas J. Roach, Department Head, Porter 118, 219-989-2508, troach@purduecal.edu