Test Drive a Career
A degree in COM from Cabrini University prepares students for a number of different careers in a variety of different industries.
How can a student determine which one is the right fit? Complete an internship, or two, or three!
Internships are a great way to test drive different comm-related occupations, as well as to build skills, grow a network of valuable contacts, and enhance the resume.
Cabrini COM Internship Program
Internships are educational, real-world experiences that are substantial enough to be worthy of academic credit. Internships at Cabrini University are coordinated through our Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD).
In the COM Department, students enroll in a COM Internship course to receive a letter grade for their performance in the internship, as well as their submission of weekly blog posts and a final research paper based on a topic related to their internship.
COM students must meet the following criteria to apply for an internship:
- 45 college credits (15 of which must be from Cabrini)
- 2.0 GPA or higher
- Internship application (with job description)
- Internship agreement
- Meeting with a CCPD Staff Member
COM internships are typically taken for 2 or 3 credits each semester beginning in a student's junior year.
For more information about internships at Cabrini University, visit the CCPD's Internship info page.
Some Cabrini COM Internship Employers
Featured Internship Experiences
Philly PR Girl
Social Media Intern
I'm learning about social media scheduling platforms and publishing tools, as well as how to generate engagement for clients. I'm also learning the importance of networking and building relationships in general, and especially, in the world of public relations.
"Working at Philly PR Girl has been an incredible experience. I've learned SO much within the weeks that I've been there. I'm so excited to see where this experience with Philly PR Girl takes me and I'm so thankful for the opportunities it's given me!"
6 ABC Philadelphia
Programming & Production Intern
I'm going out on shoots with camera operators, logging footage for highlight segments, and learning how producers manage their time to work under tight deadlines.
"I've loved this experience. I work with such positive people who are always pushing to help you achieve your best."
Video Editing Intern
I love that I'm collaborating with editors and producers on promotional and informative pieces to air on the network, as well as taking on solo projects with the guidance of a producer.
"Working for QVC has been such a wonderful experience. I'm getting to use new Adobe video editing tools."
CBS 3 Philadelphia
Creative Services Intern
I'm learning what it takes to create engaging social media videos to highlight a location and how to make it unique from what the anchors' broadcasted live. I'm also learning how a news organization broadcasts live, as well as creates topical teasers and promotional commercials.
"I gained connections, experience and portfolio pieces that I couldn't get anywhere else, including having my footage be incorporated in commercials and being in a commercial myself."
Mission Kids Child Advocacy Center
Outreach & Development Intern
I am learning how to manage social media platforms for a non-profit organization. I am also learning about community outreach and how to interact with donors, sponsors and people who are relevant to the Mission Kids organization. I'm also designing graphics for placement in local schools and helping prepare for CAC's annual fundraising event.
"At Mission Kids I feel like I am doing something that is impacting the lives of families that are recovering from something very difficult. Dealing with highly sensitive material can be a challenge when posting online, but I like to think I am helping change the conversation about sexual abuse.
Cashman & Associates
Public Relations Intern
In my role, I have had to research how the public relations world adapts to different trends. Doing so has allowed me to use keywords, tags and specific search engines to compile portfolios for my clients. I've learned that staying organized the key to navigating any assignment.
"Learning something new can be both confusing and complicated, but that's okay. It's always good to learn something new."