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Internships

About Our Program

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).

Katie Robinson with Grover from Sesame Street in front of a green screen

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.

Katie 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:

Vanessa Kahn at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park in Washington D.C.
Vanessa Kahn, intern Smithsonian National Zoological Park, Washington D.C.

  • Fablevision (Boston)
  • Avid Technology (Burlington, MA)
  • Anderson Ranch (Snowmass, Colorado)

Mercedes Villeneuve outside the Portland Magazine building, holding copies of the magazine
Mercedes Villeneuve, Interning and now hired at Portland Monthly Magazine, Maine

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

John Lafirira working at Panavision in Woodland Hills, CA
John Lafirira, intern at Panavision, Woodland Hills, CA

  • Channels 4, 5, 7 (Boston) and 9 (NH)
  • Boston Bruins
  • Focus Features (New York)
  • Kopelson Entertainment (Hollywood)

Josh Piccione filming for Gov. Charlie Baker
Josh Piccione, Mass State House Video intern recording with Gov. Charlie Baker

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

Nick Trotto on Charter TV 3
Nick Trotto, marketing intern and now hired at Worcester Chamber of Commerce

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

Kevin Lngelier on a boat in Alaska for Princess Cruises
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 with Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark
Shelby Tozier interning with Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark at the Cooking Channel