Throughout the academic year we offer workshops, events and career advising and planning to all students in Communication Studies. 

Course Description

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 email Paloma Mathern, Internship Director at for more details.


All current Communication Studies Minors, Majors, and Graduate Students are invited to participate in the Communication Internship Studies Program. Throughout the academic we office career counseling as well as career-related events including field trips. Stay tuned with any updates and upcoming events through your SFSU email address.

Past field trips have included San Francisco Opera, de Young Museum, Bleacher Report, 826 Valenica, Pandora, Salesforce, San Francisco International Airport, Hamilton Families, Port of Oakland, Livable City, and the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, LiveRamp,, Yelp, The Drake Institute, City & County of San Francisco, Youth Collaboratory, World Central Kitchen, Allison+Partners, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Product Plan, Credit Karma, and BOCA Communications, Community Boards, SEEDS, Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center, San Francisco Unified School District, and Robert Half Talent Solutions.


Fall 2024 Field Trips

More details coming soon!


Additional Resources on Career Planning Here at SFSU we have a robust Career Center called Career and Leadership Development (CLD). Be sure to review their website to check out any upcoming events Events Calendar and RSVP to the workshops/events you are interested in attending using your Handshake profile.


If you have any questions, please contact Paloma Mathern, Director of the Communication Studies Internship Program by email at



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:

  • af&co
  • Agile Supply
  • Associated Students (EROS), SFSU
  • Associated Students, SFSU
  • Athletics Department, SFSU
  • Back On My Feet SF
  • Badger Maps
  • Barry's Bootcamp
  • bkr
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Brava!
  • Brilliant Corners Artist Management
  • Burton Snowboards
  • Career Services and Leadership Development
  • Charles Zukow Associates
  • City Surf Project
  • Commonwealth Club
  • Community Boards
  • CornerstoneSF
  • Dream Resource Center, SFSU
  • Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco (De Young Museum)
  • Firematter
  • Flourish Agenda
  • Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
  • Hero Shop
  • JusticeCorps
  • 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
  • RockNEvents
  • 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.
  • Vowlà 
  • Yellow Carpet Kids Inc.
  • My City School

Are you currently looking for an internship? If so, be sure to check out the resources below.

On-Campus and Online Support

Other Online Internship and Career Opportunities Databases

Thank you for thinking of us in the Communication Studies Department at SFSU and for being interested in letting us know about any internship or job opportunities you are offering.


We would like to ask you to first add your posting to Handshake, the main recruiting platform for SFSU students and alumni. You will want to follow the instructions as an Employer. Second, please email Paloma Mathern, the Internship Director in the Communication Studies Department at to help get the word out.