COMM 695: Internship in Communication Studies

Course Description for COMM 695: Internship in Communication Studies

Prerequisites: Restricted to upper-division Communication Studies majors; COMM GWAR or equivalent. Students participate in a 120-hour internship at a University-approved organization that integrates Communication Studies theories, scholarship, and ethics with practical work experience. Additional focus includes career development and applying for employment. May be repeated for a total of eight units with four units counted toward major elective requirements. 

Additional Details

COMM 695 falls under the Major Elective Breadth Area and is worth four units. The class meets three times over the semester. An email will be sent out once you register for the class to give you the upcoming semester class dates. More details will also be provided in an introduction email after registration regarding the required paperwork for the class. COMM 695 is typically offered in fall, spring, and summer. 

If you are currently working 30-40 hours a week in a career that you are hoping to grow in, there is the possibility for your job to count as the internship component for COMM 695. Please contact Paloma Mathern, Internship Director at for more details.

University-Approved Community Partners

Below you will find a list of the current community partners that are already University-approved and that students in COMM 695 have interned at previously:


Agile Supply

Associated Students (EROS), SFSU

Associated Students, SFSU

Athletics Department, SFSU

Back On My Feet SF

Badger Maps

Barry's Bootcamp



Boys and Girls Club


Brilliant Corners Artist Management

Burton Snowboards

Career Services and Leadership Development

Charles Zukow Associates

City Surf Project

Commonwealth Club

Community Boards


Dream Resource Center, SFSU

Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco (De Young Museum)


Flourish Agenda

Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy

Hero Shop


Live Nation Entertainment

Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority

Mental Health Association of SF

Mills - Peninsula Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics

Mitratech Holdings

MMTB-Movie Making Throughout the Bay

Nihonmachi Little Friends

Noise Pop Industries

Northwestern Mutual

Office of Transgender Initiatives

Orientation Center for the Blind

Project Glimmer

Rebuild South Sudan

Recess Collective


Roxie Theater

San Francisco International Arts Festival

San Francisco Opera

San Joaquin County Public Defender's Office

Sports Basement

Sunset Service Super Lube

TFCU, ABS-CBN International

The Commonwealth Club of CA

Trusted Labs Inc.


Yellow Carpet Kids Inc.

My City School