- Campus Life
- Financial Aid
As interns you can expect to develop skills in goal setting, assertive communications, time management and presentation of work. Depending on the type of internship you are interested in you could be responsible for coordinating projects, writing proposals, proofreading and editing collateral, creating media lists, attending press conferences, researching media trends, or designing brochures and websites. The success of your internship lies in being professional, motivated and passionate about everything you do.
Is there any cost to me as a student applying for an internship?
Yes, you do pay for the credits accrued, like any other class at Simmons.
When should I start looking for an internship?
For the fall semester, you should start in the April of the prior spring. For spring, you should start by October. For the summer semester, you should start by February of that year.
Where can I get leads on internships?
The Internship Program Director has a comprehensive database of possible sites. The Career Education Center also lists internships and the web is a great search tool for possibilities.
How many places should I apply to?
You should apply to at least six sites, possibly as many as ten, to ensure that you are called in for three required interviews.
What should I use as a writing sample if they are required?
You can submit short papers from classes like Intro to PR, Writing for PR, Journalism, Feature Writing or anything else that demonstrates your ability to express written ideas in a clearly.
What should I wear to an interview?
Day-to-day dress for the workplace is usually more casual then your interview attire. So dress professional.
What happens if I go to an interview and I don't hear anything?
When you leave an interview for an internship, ask the person when you will be contacted about the position. If you do not hear from the interviewer, it is appropriate for you to call that person back to inquire about the status of the internship after a week.
How long does it take to get an internship placement?
This depends entirely on your availability and the availability of current openings. Placement is a process where we try to match up many factors, so start early.
Will I get paid for the internship?
Some internships are paid positions.
What will my schedule be like day to day?
A set schedule should be established before you start working that will depend on how many credits you are trying to earn.
Can I expect a job offer from my internship?
There is no guarantee of a permanent position at your site, however employers like hiring interns because they are already familiar with their work style and ethic. Do your best and see what happens.
What if I have a problem with my work or co-workers?
If you are having a problem at work, remember: