Information for Employers
The Brian Lamb School of Communication at Purdue University has a formal internship program for which students receive credits. Credit is granted to communication majors when they work a minimum number of hours at an approved organization (60 hours of work over the semester = 1 credit), satisfactorily perform duties related to their professional goals, and complete assignments related to their experience. Students are not required to earn credit for the experience. That decision is made by the student and/or organization. Students registered for internship credit will be covered under the university's student professional liability insurance.
If you decide to offer an internship for credit to one of our students, you will need to submit a description of responsibilities and complete an evaluation near the end of the internship.
Thank you in advance for participating in Purdue’s Communication Internship Program. We hope this experience will be a positive one for both you and the student.