Some internship sites will ask for evidence your internship is credit bearing and supervised by the university. You may download this letter in PDF or JPG format and give it to them. If additional information is needed, contact the internship coordinator.
My name is Katie McKernan and I recently graduated in August from the Comm Media program at IUP. I wanted to reach out because I recently began a new position at Horizon Media in New York City and I was just made aware that they have an internship program. I don’t believe they are posting for positions yet, but it could be something to keep in mind just in case.
This is a common question. While we already have hundreds of sites with affiliation agreements, you might find an internship with a site that has no relationship with IUP and has never signed an affiliation agreement.
There are two approaches. The first is that you may request that I send an affiliation agreement before you are offered an internship. While this has worked in the past, it is not as successful as waiting until an internship is offered.
That leads us to the second approach: Sending the affiliation agreement after an offer of an internship is made. In the second approach, the site already knows you and has decided they want you! They are much more likely to sign the agreement at this stage. I recommend that you ask me to send an affiliation agreement after you have been offered an internship.
Remember, you must submit an internship application before April 1st if the site is not affiliated.
Here is a great opportunity for multiple internships in the Pittsburgh area this summer! These are specifically related to SportsPITTSBURGH which is part of VisitPITTSBURGH. Their deadlines are very soon so if this interests you, hurry!
Social Media and Community Relations Manager
724-579-1084 – Office
412-605-4042 – Cell
Note from Dr. Lenze:
We do do not permit our students to go on spring internships, but they may be willing to discuss a summer internship. It looks like a good placement. Give them a call if you are interested.
The deadline for APSCUF’s (PAID! Housing included!) spring government/communications
internship is Monday, Oct. 30. We’re looking for undergraduates interested in government, politics, public affairs, journalism or communications. Details are here: http://www.apscuf.org/students#internship
Read testimonials from past interns:
Please share this information with promising and interested students with your news or student-government organizations or in your departments. Letters of recommendation are required, but with the deadline looming, we will accept applications with the letters forthcoming.
Thank you for your consideration.
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