Communication Internships

Sarme and Dr. Hart at KHON TVDepartment Chair and Practicum supervisor Dr. John Hart, with intern Shannel Sarme, at local Fox television affiliate KHON. The Department of Communication's practicum program is considered the best in Hawaii by many in the local media industry.

Most students who receive job offers in their field immediately after graduation do so from the company they interned for or from a contact made on that internship. The Department of Communication Internship program is one of the flagship areas of the department.

Rather than relying solely on textbooks, students in the Communication Program apply what they learn in the classroom to actual problems faced by organizations and businesses.  Internships allow students to gain practical experience by working at an advertising or public relations agency, newspaper or television station or in the communication department of a business such as a hospital or hotel.  Many internships offer a stipend.

Communication interns work directly with Dr. John Hart, Chair and Professor of Communication.  Students complete a 200 hour internship as part of COM 3950: Communication Practicum. This course is required of all eligible majors in the Department.

Communication majors may view a listing of internship opportunities in the Department of Communication Office (FS-210) or on their Campus Pipeline Resources tab, under COM Practicum.

For more information, please review the Communication Internship Information Packet.