a. Log on to the CSU San Marcos database to review possible site or opportunities.
a. Learning objectives and appropriateness of the internship opportunity are dependent on your major.
b. To get the most out of the opportunity, it is also wise to consider your career goals.
a. Follow the instructions detailed in the opportunity listing on the database, or from the community partner directly.
b. Requirements could entail written applications, resumes, interviews, etc.
a. Once the internship is secured, submit the required paperwork to the Office of Internships, then submit a request for a permission number.
Permission codes will NOT be distributed prior to completing an online form hyperlinked above. Contact Dr. Matsumoto at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
b. Students majoring in Communication should register for COMM 495 whereas students majoring in Mass Media should register for MASS 495.
a. Long onto the Office of Internship (OI) database, select your site to record your internship with the OI.
b. The placement is complete once all the forms within the database are submitted.
COMM 495 and MASS 495 provide students the means to obtain academic credit for the internship they pursue. Program student learning outcomes (PSLO's) associated with COMM 495 and MASS 495 are as follows:
a. Meetings provide an opportunity to network and share experience with other interns.
b. After each group meeting, interns are required to submit a post-meeting reflection online.
a. Readings provide an opportunity to explore topics such as Professional Communication, Mindfulness, Conflict, Diversity, Netiquette, and Networking.
b. Discussions encourage interns to use their experiences to connect to the readings and their peers.
a. A minimum of 120 hours are required at your internship site
b. Interns submit a signed time sheet or letter verifying the completion of their hours with the final portfolio.
a. Utilizing Mediasite, record a 3-4 minute visual presentation highlighting the internship experience.
b. Upload site and supervisor evaluations, signed time sheet or verification letter as well as the reflective essay summarizing the overall internship experience.