Summer Internships

Fairfield's proximity to New York City, as well as the availability of transportation alternatives to get there, such as the MetroNorth Commuter train, make it possible for our internship program to offer a wide variety of options and experiences for students

Information about the summer internship program is available on this Summer Internship Handout that can be downloaded and printed for your reference. If you have questions about what kind of internship you would like to do, or how you go about finding an internship, check out the Tips for Finding an Internship in Communication document. Students are encouraged to browse through the Stags4Hire internship database for current positions available. This database represents only a small fraction of the internships available in the Fairfield County area and New York City throughout the year. Students should also search the web sites of companies they are specifically interested in as many organizations post internships directly on their web sites. Please contact the Communication Department Internship Coordinator, or Fairfield University's Career Planning center for more assistance.

Once you have located an internship, please download and complete the Internship Agreement Form. After you return this completed form to the Internship Coordinator, you will be supplied with paperwork to take to the Regsitrar's office where you must sign up for the Summer internship class and pay for credits. Only after paying for these credits will you be enrolled in the class. Note that during Summer students may elect to sign up for one or three credits for an internship experience.

Please note it is not necessary to register for credits to do a summer internship. This option is available primarily for those students who:

  • (A) Want/need internship credits to meet graduation requirements
  • (B) Have secured an internship experience that requires students to be registered for credit in order to be eligible.

Exactly what assignments you will need to complete during the Summer internship depends on how many credits you've registered for. Specific assignments related to the internship class MAY include the electronic journals, the conceptual essays and the portfolio assignment. Specific instructions for all of these requirements can be downloaded by clicking on the hyperlinks above.

For further information, check out the FAQ page on internships. View our Fall or Spring internships page for information on semester internships.

During the summer 2015, Dr. Qin Zhang, chair of the Department of Communication, will be handling the internship program - you can contact her at