Internships

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.

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Overview

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

inq
Brownstein
espn
cbs
iheart
main line
cc video
flyers
ben fm
allied

Featured Internship Experiences

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Brittany Smith
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!"

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Joshua Sanchez
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."

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Anna Laquintano
QVC
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."

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Hope Daluisio
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."

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Grey Stephens
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.

Internship Reflections from Cabrini COM Alumni

JENAY SMITH, MSS, LMSW

Alumna, 2014

Current Position:
Life Skills Development Trainer
Center for Hunger-Free Communities

Deion Allen

Alumnus, 2018

Current Position:
On-Air Talent
100.3 R&B and Hip-Hop Philadelphia

About Us

The Communication Department at Cabrini University is the ideal place for socially minded students who want to learn how to tell stories that matter. We offer a hands-on program in digital communication and social media that builds the critical thinking and technical skills necessary to create an impact in today's world.

Address: 610 King of Prussia Rd.,
Radnor, PA 19087

Phone: 610-902-8100

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