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Internships

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 Career Services Center on campus is a great place to start your search.

Organizations seeking Media and Communication Interns can contact the MCS internship coordinator Dr. Donald Snyder at dsnyder@umbc.edu and/or post the information on The Career Services Center website.

Past internships have included placements at many very successful businesses and non-profits in the Metro Baltimore D.C. region, including:

Northrop Grumman

The Baltimore Sun

The Maryland Lottery

WYPR

US Department of Homeland Security

Broadway Across America/the Hippodrome

Clear Channel Communications

Discovery Communications

Retirement Living TV