Last Day to Submit Paperwork! Noon!

All site offer forms, applications and Risk Consideration forms are due by noon today! Paperwork filled out incorrectly will result in a rejection of the internship. It is too late to apply for IUP-TV or CMPR. You need an offer in hand by noon today. No exceptions will be made for any reasons!

Call Dr. Lenze at 724-840-8295 with any questions.

Registration information will be sent out starting Tuesday of next week.  You must register by Friday. Get holds off your records now!

If your GPA is in danger of falling below 2.0 or is below 2.0, you will not be able to register till spring grades are posted.


What is a Risk Consideration Form?

A few weeks ago, the Provost’s office required that all summer interns either verify that their internships would be remote or complete a Risk Consideration Form. It is linked below.

2021 F2F Risk Consideration form

If your internship is face to face, even only one day of the internship, you must complete this form and submit it to Dr. Lenze. Download the form, complete it, sign it using a blue pen (typing is not allowed), and return it as an attachment to Dr. Lenze at

Dr. Lenze will forward this to the Provost office. This must be done by April 30th at noon for all interns in the summer of 2021.

Friday, April 30th Deadline!

If you wish to complete an internship this summer, you must correctly submit a signed Site Offer Form, Application, and signed Risk Consideration Form by no later than 12:00 pm Friday, April 30th. If your site is not affiliated by that day and time, Dr. Lenze will continue to work to get it affiliated so do not worry about that part of the process.

Any qualified student who turns in the signed Site Offer Form, Application, and signed Risk Consideration Form by April 30th for a legitimate internship will be processed for this summer.

NOTE: If your internship is not face to face, you do not need to complete a Risk Consideration Form. Just email Dr. Lenze and tell him that your internship will be remote.

Site Offer – Submit via dropbox on comminterns website.

Application – Submit via iforms, linked to comminterns website.

Risk Consideration Form – Email to

2021 F2F Risk Consideration form

April 30th is the Hard Deadline

So far, about 70 students have filed paperwork for an internship this summer. I’m certainly hoping for more! I will be in my office hours today and all this week to help anyone who wants an internship to find one. I have two sites in Indiana, PA that are very open to more interns!

That said, April 30th is the last day that I will accept paperwork for an internship. You must submit a signed site offer form and application (both linked below) by noon on April 30th or you are not interning this summer. Let me be clear, I WILL NOT ACCEPT ANY NEW PAPERWORK AFTER APRIL 30th.

That is not an arbitrary deadline! On Monday May 3rd I will work with the department to create sections of COMM 493. We will send out registration information on Tuesday, May 4th. All interns must be registered by Friday, May 7th at 4 pm. If you have holds on your records, now is the time to get them removed.

If your internship is in process on the 30th, I will do everything I can to get your internship approved in time to register!

Dr. Lenze’s Spring Office Hours:

MWF 1 pm to 2:30 pm – Zoom ID: 965 2963 8721

TR 11 am to 12 pm – Zoom ID: 978 5610 4634

Registration for COMM 493 & 793

FYI: If you are completing your internship this summer, you will receive registration information the FIRST WEEK OF MAY! I accept internship applications until April 30th. I can’t accept them after that. The following Monday, I work with the department to create sections and then send out registration information to every student with an internship.

I’m in my office hours every day if you have questions.

Dr. Lenze’s Spring Office Hours:

MWF 1 pm to 2:30 pm – Zoom ID: 965 2963 8721

TR 11 am to 12 pm – Zoom ID: 978 5610 4634

Still Time!

While tomorrow is important, the fact is that I will continue to accept applications for internships through April 30th. I am in my office hours each day, ready to help you any way I can. If you are in the middle accepting an internship, rest assured we will get it processed. If you are still looking, there is still time!

Dr. Lenze’s Spring Office Hours:

MWF 1 pm to 2:30 pm – Zoom ID: 965 2963 8721

TR 11 am to 12 pm – Zoom ID: 978 5610 4634

Voyage Media Works Internship in Indiana, PA

Job Type: Internship

Time Period: May 31st, 2021 – August 20th, 2021


Job Description:

Voyage Media Works is a locally based website design and digital marketing agency located at 982 Philadelphia Street in Indiana, PA. Our team works with local businesses across Western & Central, PA to manage and maintain their online presence, provide digital marketing consultation and retainer services, and produce digital creative content for use in promoting their businesses. We are a small team that works on multiple projects at once. Summary: We are looking for a Social Media Marketing intern for the Summer of 2021 starting May 31st, 2021. This is an unpaid opportunity and the student will be compensated through college credit. The internship program is full-time for the duration of the position Monday-Friday from 8:30AM-5:00PM. As an intern with Voyage Media Works, you will support the creation of marketing collateral, social media content, scheduling and planning for 2-4 companies in the construction, IT, and contracting industries. You will be responsible for meeting, gathering photos, video and other material and creating unified and cohesive campaigns. This position will offer freedom to make your own decisions and choices with oversight from our management team. We are looking for someone who is a self-starter that can communicate effectively with clients and management.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Take photographs or videos on-site for clients to supplement their social posts
  • Discuss specific client needs and wants to understand their brand and overall strategy
  • Brain-storm ideas and topics to explore that are parallel to the clients business goals
  • Monitor and moderate incoming comments, reviews and messages from social profiles
  • Identifies and create ICP’s and social media strategy reports
  • Create multiple demographic profiles within Facebook, LinkedIn and other channels
  • Assist with weekly and monthly reporting of social analytics
  • Promote new ideas and strategies to implement for the client Minimum Requirements:
  • Undergraduate student (Junior or Senior) in Communications Media or other related field
  • Minimum of 1 year managing a outward facing social account
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Must be a self-starter
  • Basic working knowledge in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator Good to have:
  • Basic knowledge of social media management tools; Ex. Zoho Social, HootSuite
  • Experience using DSLR cameras