Internship Program

Majors who elect to participate in an internship can:

  • Earn 4 units of elective credit
  • Develop and enhance professional workplace skills
  • Network with peers and professionals in a potential career of interest



Starting in fall 2018, all community partners that have SFSU students interning for academic credit must be University approved. SF State Senate Policy S17-278 indicates that all organizations must complete the appropriate risk management steps to host a student for an academic internship course.

If you would like to have an SFSU intern at your organization, you will need to first be registered at our online database, ULink. The Institute for Civic and Community Engagement (ICCE) will follow up with you in less than 48 hours to guide you to next steps to get you University approved.

If your organization has an internship opportunity for Communication Studies majors and you would like the posting to be on our own departmental online postings board, you can complete the webform at the link here.



Majors interested in earning elective credit for an internship will need to enroll in COMM 695: Internship/Service-Learning in Communication Studies in the semester they are participating in an internship. Please note that starting in fall 2018, majors enrolled in COMM 695 will need to be interning at organizations that are University approved. To view current internship opportunities at organizations that are already University approved, be sure to register with ULink, the University’s online database of internship opportunities.

For students enrolled in COMM 695 that find an internship at an organization that is not University approved yet, please have the organization register at ULink as well, to begin the approval process,  at least one month before the  semester begins.


Are you currently looking for an internship? If so, click here.


Should you have any questions and/or need any further clarification, you can contact our Internship Director, Paloma Mathern at or by calling 415.338.7310