The Media and Communication Studies Department is dedicated to preparing students for the communities and workplaces of the 21st century. We help them to develop communication skills, a critical understanding of the media, and how to use relevant new technologies. One of the highlights is the internship requirement, which helps expose the students to possible careers after they graduate. For their internship requirements, students must commit 120 hours to their placement and complete the requirements for MCS 404, a three-credit course that helps students develop a professional portfolio and formal presentation skills. Students can complete MCS 404 twice, as long as they secure two independent internship experiences during their undergraduate career.
If you are a student currently seeking an internship, The Shriver Center on campus is a great place to start your search.
Past internships have included placements at many very successful businesses and non-profits in the Metro Baltimore D.C. region, including:
The Baltimore Sun
The Maryland Lottery
US Department of Homeland Security
Broadway Across America/the Hippodrome
Clear Channel Communications
Retirement Living TV