The academic programs offered by the Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture at VCU are rooted in meaningful, real-world experience. Students often begin this experience with an academic internship.
If you are a business, company, agency or media outlet interested in providing a mass communications internship, please submit an electronic, one-page job description to Maggie McDearmon, Internship Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Here’s an example and info to include about your Robertson School internship.) **Please indicate if you are an alumni of the Robertson School and from which sequence you graduated.**
Requests will be evaluated and, if approved, the internship opportunity will be posted on the School’s internship listings.
All internships must be done for credit and should be arranged through the School. Almost all students in the VCU Robertson School are required to take an internship for 1 to 3 credits. The amount of academic credit a student receives is dependent on the number of hours worked over the course of a semester. One credit = 50 hours worked, two credits = 100 hours worked, and three credits = 150 hours worked. Students will communicate the number of internship credits they are taking that semester.
Employers are expected to:
Internship supervisors evaluate interns on their performance during the semester. To ensure the confidentiality and validity of the evaluation, a link to this evaluation will be emailed directly to the internship supervisor during the last weeks of the semester. The online evaluation must be completed in order for students to be assigned a P/F grade for the internship.