Undergraduate students must complete an internship as part of their core requirements. The internship is designed to allow students to incorporate field experience with WRTC course work, to observe communication processes, and to apply effective written, interpersonal, and public communication skills. In order to receive WRTC credit for an internship, students must devote a minimum of 150 hours of work to this applied learning experience.
Students have held internships with local and out-of-state companies and organizations, including
- ABC News--Baltimore, MD
- Alexander St. Press--Alexandria, VA
- American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union--Brussels, Belgium
- AOL--Dulles, VA
- Blue Ridge Legal Services--Harrisonburg
- Colonial Williamsburg--Williamsburg, VA
- DC College Access Program (DCCAP)--Washington, D.C.
- Duke University Medical Center--Durham, NC
- Galen Press--New York City, NY
- GE Financial Services--Lynchburg, VA
- JMU Department of Mathematics and Statistics--Harrisonburg
- Mayor's Office of Norfolk--Norfolk, VA
- MBNA Bank--Newark, DE
- National Marine Laboratory--Hampton Roads, VA
- Omnitech--Richmond, VA
- Rockingham Memorial Hospital--Harrisonburg
- Rodale, Inc.--New York City, NY
- Trinity Communication--Philadelphia, PA
- Vanity Fair Magazine--New York City, NY
Summary of WRTC Internship Requirements
Please note that internships will not be given credit after the fact, so be sure to go through the approval process and get enrolled in WRTC 495 before doing the internship.