Skip to main content


Communication studies students have completed internships in a variety of areas—political campaigning, media consulting, broadcast journalism, advertising, public relations, radio and television programming, and film production.

Interdisciplinary Internships

The Communication Studies department sponsors one-credit-hour interdisciplinary internships (INDS 3880 and INDS 3884), which are repeatable for a maximum of three credit hours. Credit earned will not count toward major/minor requirements but will count as part of your total credit hours earned toward graduation. Any student who is at least a sophomore and in good academic standing may participate.

Students obtain their own placement, but will have a communications studies faculty adviser who works with them to develop a list of readings or research agenda for the internship. Students will then email Courtney Travers, director of internships. Please note that only students who have declared a major or minor in CMST will be advised.

Read more on interdisciplinary internships.

Summer Internship Subsidies

Vanderbilt provides a subsidy to waive the cost associated with the academic credit required for internships. See the Career Center for more information and steps for eligibility.