An internship is not only an opportunity to continue to learn new skills and expertise; it is also an opportunity to put into practice concepts and theories learned in the classroom. You can expect to learn what it takes to be a successful professional while beginning to make meaningful contributions to the workplace. Your internship experience is an important addition to your resumé and a step toward achieving your career goal.
Internships are a vital part of the communication program. Students are required to complete at least one practical learning experience while at Aurora University. The internship during the junior/senior years is the most common route. The communication program will work with the Crouse Center for Student Success to coordinate an internship experience for interested students. Among the sites where prospective interns have been given the opportunity to work include:
- Adler Planetarium
- Association for Individual Development (AID)
- Aurora Area Visitors and Conventions Bureau
- Aurora University, University Communications Office
- Aurora University, Community Relations Office
- Cambridge Educational Foundation
- Chick-fil-A, Inc.
- Chicago Bulls/White Sox Training Academy
- City of Aurora, Public Affairs
- Clear Channel Communications
- Chicago Architecture Foundation
- Fox Valley Park District, Division of Marketing & Communication
- GreenMark Public Relations, Inc.
- Government College Relations Council
- Mega 95.5 FM Radio
- Multisport Madness
- Salvation Army
- Water Street Studios – Batavia's Art Center
- World Council of Churches
- WBBM Newsradio 780