For Current Students

Internship Program

The basics

As a Marketing Communications major, you are required to complete a 2-4 credit hour internship and/or cooperative work experience.

  • You are responsible for identifying the specific internship site for the cooperative work experience or internship.

  • Your academic adviser, course professors, and the Marketing Communications internship coordinator can suggest appropriate opportunities to pursue, but the Marketing Communications unit does not maintain a list of employers who will always be willing to take interns.

  • Many employers have formal, competitive internship programs while others are willing to create internship opportunities for an individual student or project.


  • College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) cooperative work experiences are listed as MARC 279. Each may be taken for a maximum of one credit per semester. The student should have completed Principles of Marketing Communications (MarComm 200) and some core requirements in the major.

  • College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) internships are listed as MarComm 379 and may be taken for two, three or four credits. Forty-five hours on the job can translate to one credit; 135 hours equals 3 credits. A prospective intern should have completed most core and elective requirements in the major.

  • College of Business and Economics (CBE) internships use the CAS internship registration.

  • College of Ag, Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES) internships are listed as Ag Education 270/370 or Ag Economics 270/370 and may be taken for two or four credit.

More info

  • Current listings of available internships

  • Marketing Communications bulletin board outside 310 North Hall
  • CAFES Internship Bulletin Board, 223 Agricultural Sciences Building

Details here

How to set up, apply for and complete an internship


Internships announced via

To get on the list, submit your request to

Potential internships

Maintain customer story program. Write/submit product & service listings for industry directories. Distribution of press releases. Arrange internal media interview details. Internal reference tool maintenance. Research speaking opportunities and assist in implementing program. Writing award nominations

Research, interviewing and writing for quarterly divisional publications and corporate magazine; writing product catalog sheets and related news releases for trade publications

More examples
  • Communications Intern at the Minnesota Society of CPAs
  • Communications Intern at Mayo Medical Center
  • Communications Intern at Health System Minnesota
  • Marketing Communications Intern at Computer System Products, Inc.
  • Marketing and Sales Intern at Best Sellers Publishing
  • Publicity Intern at Best Sellers Publishing
  • Public Relations Intern at Kamstra Communications, Inc.
  • Public Relations Intern at MRC Public Relations, Inc.
  • New Media Research/Marketing Intern, Webb Division, Inertec Publishing Co.
  • Communications Intern, Hope House of St. Croix Valley
  • Promotion and Advertising Intern, WCCO Television
  • Promotion Intern, Kare 11 Television
More companies offering internships
  • 3M (Commercial Office Supply / Dental / Corporate PR)
  • West Publishing
  • Sportsman's Guide
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Hennepin County Health
  • Andersen Windows
  • Miller Meester
  • MN Vikings
  • United Way
  • ReliaStar
  • Local Newspapers

Contact Us

Marketing Communications
310 North Hall
715-425-3899 phone
715-425-0658 fax

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