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Each Communications Media student is required to complete an internship as part of the graduation requirements. The full-semester internship requires the completion of a semester of 32-40 hour weeks of mentored practicum experience. Communications Media majors apply their knowledge and skills to the practical solution of communications problems. All required Communications Media courses must be completed with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 to qualify for Internship (3.0 for internships outside New England).

I spent my final semester with Fitchburg State University on an internship with Sesame Workshop. I was able to learn the workflow between the different departments and, ultimately, confirmed my interest in the field of production. At the end of my internship, I was offered a position as a production assistant. I now work hand-in-hand with production management and talent needs. I truly believe I would not have had this opportunity if it weren't for the internship program and the genuine individual interest the professors have for their students at Fitchburg State University.

Kate Robinson, 2012

Students can be placed in various careers such as:

  • Graphic Designers
  • Production Assistants
  • Advertising Specialists
  • Public Relations Specialists
  • Promotions Specialists
  • Studio Managers
  • Photographers
  • Associate Producers
  • Marketing Coordinators
  • Game Designers
  • Multimedia Designers
  • Theatre Professionals

Internship sites include locations in Washington, Hollywood, New York, Boston, San Diego, and other locations around the country:

Ben DeTour interning and hired at National Geographic

  • Fablevision (Boston)
  • Avid Technology (Burlington, MA)

Celia Houghton, intern with Nfocus Magazine, Nashville, with Dierks Bentley

  • Anderson Ranch (Snowmass, Colorado)

Morgan Roberts on assignment in the Scottish Highlands, interning for Heirloom Media, Scotland

  • National Geographic Television (Washington, DC)
  • NFL Films (New Jersey)

John Lafirira, intern at Panavision, Woodland Hills, CA

  • Channels 4, 5, 7 (Boston) and 9 (NH)
  • Boston Bruins

Michael Silva on assignment with ESPN at the Red Sox, interning at Thistle Communication

  • Focus Features (New York)
  • Kopelson Entertainment (Hollywood)

Josh Piccione, Massachusetts State House videography intern, with Gov. Charlie Baker

  • The BBC (London and New York)
  • Sesame Street Workshop (New York)

Nick Melle interning at Anderson Ranch, Snowmass, Colorado

  • Austin Film Society (Texas)
  • Panavision (Woodland Hills, CA)
  • Princess Cruise Lines

Kevin Langelier in Alaska on his internship with Princess Cruises

  • Mantoani Photography (San Diego, CA)
  • New City Theatre (New York)
  • Ridley Scott Films, Scott Free (Hollywood, CA)

Shelby Tozier interning with Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark at the Cooking Channel