InternshipsCareer Paths


We encourage all Communication and Media Studies majors to complete at least one internship. The internship course is included in the list of elective courses in the major, which means that students can engage internships as part of their major program curriculum. The outcome of including internship experience enables students to link their course work with practical application and provide students with real world high impact experiences.

Some of the organizations where our students have participated in internships include:

  • Speare Hospital (organizational communication/marketing)
  • Pemi-Baker Community Health (in marketing/promotion/advertising/interpersonal storytelling)
  • WMUR (Manchester) (in production and organizational communication)
  • ConcordTV (Concord) (in production)
  • Preston Marketing
  • Plymouth Chamber of Commerce (in advertising/marketing)
  • Pemi-Baker Youth Center (in interpersonal and organizational communication)
  • Plymouth Senior Center (in interpersonal and organizational communication)
  • Beiderman’s Deli (in advertising/promotion)
  • Loon Mountain (in marketing/promotion)
  • Waterville Valley (in marketing/promotion)
  • Whitebridge Farm Productions (Independent Film Company

Career Paths

A degree in Communication Studies helps students develop practical communication skills for engagement around campus, in the workplace, at  home, in society, and in the world. Students who earn a degree in Communication Studies successfully find employment opportunities in a variety of areas where they will need effective  interpersonal, organizational, intercultural, ethical, and media savvy communication expertise. A bachelor degree in Communication Studies also prepares students who want to enter graduate school for advanced studies in communication, media, education, or other related fields.

For more information, visit the National Communication Association website or visit Career Services.

Careers in Communications and Media

Careers in communications and media:

See the U.S. Department of Labor Outlook for a complete list.

Useful Skills for Jobs in the Communications Field

Useful Skills for Jobs in the Communications Field

  • Strong written communication skills
  • Strong oral presentation skills
  • Effective interpersonal communication
  • Effective conflict negotiation skills
  • Acute Problem-solving abilities
  • Perceptive leadership potential
  • Independent and Collaborative communication competence
  • Understanding of professional/organizational communication structures

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