Thank you for your interest in providing real-life work experience to our students in the School of Communications!
The primary purpose of an internship in the School of Communications (SOC) is to provide a student with real-life work experiences related to the student's major. An internship is part of the student's total academic experience and is not a job per se; it is a learning opportunity having direct relationships to the student's program of study and career interests. Students may complete an internship to enhance their education associated with any of eight major areas of study in the School of Communications at GVSU:
General information About internships
The Process of Getting an Intern
We believe the internship should simulate a real job as much as possible, including the interviewing and hiring experience. That's why we encourage employers to submit an internship opportunity announcement or job description, encouraging students to apply. We post these internally in the School of Communication and in "Laker Jobs", GVSU's Career Services database of jobs and internships (see http://www.gvsu.edu/lakerjobs/ to register and post your internship and job opportunities directly).
Your internship opportunity announcement should include:
You may also email the opportunity announcement directly to The School of Communications via the appropriate internship coordinator.
Advertising & Public Relations Professor Peggy Howard
Broadcasting Professor Len O'Kelly
Communication Studies Professor Melba Hoffer
Film & Video Production Professor Joe McCargar
Health Communication Professor Lorie Jager
Journalism Professor Larry Beery
Photography Professor Stafford Smith
Theatre Professor Al Sheffield
The GVSU Career Services Office has an Employer Internship Toolkit with helpful resources for employers hosting interns. Contact them at 616-331-3311. Other contacts: Deb Barko in The School of Communications office 616-331-3668
Career Services Office, 616-331-3311