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Internships


Internship Overview

Internships are an important building block for our communication program. We require students to do one internship for credit before they graduate. In addition, we encourage our students to work towards having three internships, if possible, before graduation. This helps our students gain valuable work experience, learn about different types of work environments and management styles, and work on a variety of tasks.

Ideal Recommendations for Internship Timing: When should I do an internship?

  • Sophomore Year: Take COMM 223: Professional and Organizational Communication
  • Summer Before Junior Year or Junior Year- Complete an (not for credit hours) Internship
  • Summer Before Senior Year or Senior Year- Complete the (for credit) Comm Internship

Internship For Credit Requirements

At the beginning of your internship semester you must:

Internship Locations

Below are just a few internships Maryville students have completed. Take a look at our Resource Guide for Job/Internship Hunting for more tips.

Communication Agencies
FleishmanHillard
evolve24
Cliffedge Marketing
purePR
Evolve Labs

Corporate/For-Profit Organizations
Nestle Purina
Edward Jones
Hermann London
Dierburg’s Markets
Deck Internet Solutions
Grey Eagle
LMI Aerospace
ROi (Resource Optimization & Innovation)
Office Max
Northwestern Mutual
Coldwell Banker
Gateway Motor Sports
Advanced Nutrition and Chiropractic

Sports Organizations
St. Louis Cardinals
St. Louis Blues
St. Charles Chill
Sports Fusion
Health Organizations/Nonprofits
Missouri Foundation for Health
St. Luke’s Hospital
Ronald McDonald House
MS Society
Alzheimer’s Association

Arts Organizations
Missouri Ballet Theatre
New Jewish Theatre
Arts & Education Council

Nonprofit Organizations
TEDx Gateway Arch
Missouri Botanical Garden
United Way
Kids in the Middle\
St. Louis Press Club
Mardi Gras Inc
Children’s Home and Aid
Twin Rivers Worship Center
St. Joseph Institute of the Deaf
Delmar Loop District
Althoff Catholic High School
Kirkwood Public Library
Children’s Services Coalition
Language Access Metro Project


News Organizations
Town & Style
St. Louis Magazine
ClearChannel
93.7 The Bull
KTRS 550AM

This list is a sample of the internships that communication students at Maryville University have done in 2012-2014.

All communication majors will need to complete an internship to meet Maryville’s graduation requirements. Both paid and unpaid positions are available in a variety of fields such as Public Relations, Marketing, Community Relations, Journalism, and Health Communication. Don’t wait! Please contact Dr. Dohrman to find out what exciting opportunities are available now.

Dr. Rebecca Dohrman

Email: rldohrman@maryville.edu
Office: Reid 3311
Office Phone: 314.529.9460


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