Weissman School of Arts and Sciences


Internships for Undergraduate Students

BA in Business Comm/Corporate Comm
BA in Communication Studies

COM 5010: Internship in Business and Public Communication

Undergraduate Internship Coordinator:

Prof. Jana O'Keefe Bazzoni
Room 8-240, Vertical Campus
Phone: (646) 312-3728
Fax: (646) 312-3721
E-mail: Jana.OKeefe.Bazzoni@baruch.cuny.edu

Guidelines for taking COM 5010:

The internship is one of the required course in the BA in Business Communication/Corporate Communication and an elective in the BA in Communication Studies. Once you have taken most of  your major classes, you will be eligible to take the course. In the BA in Business Communication, you must have completed at least two of the required COM courses, one of the electives in the major, and the pre-requisite MGT and MKT courses. In the BA in Communication Studies, the eligibility requirements are to be determined.

  • Eligibility: See above.
  • Determine your area of career interest; create a resume.
  • Make an appointment with the undergraduate internship coordinator.
  • Contact potential internship sites—web resources.
  • Interview for internship.
  • Request approval for selected internship with the undergraduate internship coordinator.
  • Register through the department secretary (once approved, see step 6).
  • When semester begins, log on to Blackboard COM 5010.

Past interns have been placed at:

Vidicom/Apple Vision, Sony BMG Studios, WABC-TV, CBS News, CNN, Fox News, MTV, Comedy Central Cable Television, Nickelodeon, Miramax, Sandbox TV, Bazan Entertainment, Primetime Omnimedia, Dentsu Communications, Blueliner Marketing, Joseph Abboud PR, Italmode PR, Euro RSCG Magnet, PR 21, NY Times Syndication, Diversity Plus Magazine, Simon & Schuster Books, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, City Parks Foundation, Tyler Hall, Sesame Street Workshop, Children's Arts & Sciences Workshop, Accion NY, and Baddish Group, among others.

See full listing of past placements and current offerings at the department's "Corporate Communication" Blackboard site (under the "Community" tab).

See Career Opportunities for information on communication careers, graduate and professional degrees, career development at Baruch, and links to career and internship websites.

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Internships for Graduate Students

(MA in Corporate Communication)
COM 9800: Internship in Corporate Communication

Graduate Internship Coordinator:

Professor Michael Goodman
Room 8-233, Vertical Campus
Phone: (646) 312-3723
Fax: (646) 312-3721
E-mail: Michael.Goodman@baruch.cuny.edu


Students work within an organization under the supervision of both their professional mentors and the internship coordinator. Internship fields in Corporate Communication include: Public Relations, Media Relations, Investor Relations, Advertising, Human Resources, Government Relations, and Public Affairs. This experience must incorporate at least 140 experiential (work) hours during the semester.

Prerequisite: Departmental Permission

The internship is reserved for graduate students in Corporate Communication who have completed at least 24 credits and/or are in their 3rd semester in the program. All students must have at least 3.0 GPA.

Students should arrange an interview with the internship coordinator during the prior semester.

See Career Opportunities for information on communication careers, career development at Baruch, and links to career and internship websites.

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