What to do Once You’ve Been Approved for Internship Eligibility!

Once you’ve been certified eligible to intern you must find an internship. When you do this there are a few steps you have to take. First, when you are approved you will be sent a congrats email, READ IT AND SAVE IT!!! The congrats email has all the steps and resources you need to find and secure an internship.  Here are a few resources for where to go from here.

Now you have all the resources you need to find, register, and secure an internship. Remember, you don’t need to secure an internship until the first day of the semester you are interning, so don’t panic! If you still have questions AFTER reading this blog and checking your congrats email you can ask Nancy Heiz, the internship coordinator, for help!

If you’re not certified yet, read this!

NOTE: Anything that says HawkHire is now Handshake!!!!!

Internship Opportunity with HVPAL

Hudson Valley Performing Arts Laboratory is seeking one or two interns to assist with their programs. HVPAL is a 5-year-old Dutchess County based arts organization serving the Hudson Valley by giving the community opportunities to PERFORM in devised productions and new works, LEARN about their crafts in low to no cost workshops, and ENGAGE with the local performing arts community via events and resource sharing activities. Continue reading

Love Music And Want to Intern with a Music Promoter? Record Label & Marketing Agency Seeks Interns for Social Media and Post Production

Immediate Family Marketing, Brooklyn-based  record label and digital marketing agency, is looking for interns for spring and summer. We are specifically looking for people with an interest in the music industry and PR/Marketing. 

Our company started our own vinyl record label during the pandemic and received our first Latin GRAMMY nomination! 

Our intern listings can be found here.

Podcast Editing and Producing Internship Opportunity with (un)maidenly!

(un)maidenly is looking for interns to assist in editing and producing their podcast. (un)maidenly podcast explores the question: where did the chain of wisdom break? These three maidens (Brittany Proia, Sarah Lynn Brown, and Valerie Lynn Brett) dig through what we don’t know to find what links our mothers left for us. They explore women, focused topics and beyond, seeking to share knowledge and ask questions that have long been shamed into silence. 

(un)maidenly podcast is looking for an editing intern to help edit their podcast each week, and assist with a few producing elements (including some assistance with marketing tasks). This intern would need  audio editing experience, regular access to a computer that can handle audio editing, audio editing software (there are free options to download), and the ability to occasionally meet remotely via video conference. Familiarity with Canva is ideal. 

The internship will run from Jan 24 – May 19, 2022. It will be 8 hours per week with flexible hours along with being completely remote. Interns will earn $425 pay for the semester.

To apply Please send resume and brief cover letter to:

Valerie Lynn Brett

(podcast producer/co-host)


Internship Eligibility Application Due this Friday!

The internship eligibility application is due this Friday, Nov. 12 if you want to intern for the Spring 2022 semester. Make sure to visit the internship eligibility folder on the “Fall21_Communication & DMJ Students” blackboard page for the application. You can apply for eligibility if you have the following credentials:

    • 60 total credits
    • 30 credits at New Paltz
    • 18 credits in your major
    • 2.5 GPA

You will remain eligible every semester after you’re approved as long as you maintain a GPA of 2.5 or more. 

NYPIRG Internship Opportunity for Spring 2022

For more than forty years, the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) has offered unique internship programs that provide college students with experiential learning and civic engagement opportunities.  As we persevere through the pandemic, NYPIRG remains committed to providing students with exceptional experiences that augment their classroom education by offering a remote NYPIRG Public Policy Internship.

The Public Policy Internship provides highly motivated students of all majors the opportunity to thoroughly study a particular public policy issue by pairing them with an experienced public policy mentor.  Program interns will gain an intimate understanding of legislative processes and practical experiences in such areas as public speaking, writing, research and working with the media—excellent additional preparation for graduate studies and the job market.

Public Policy interns research, track and promote legislation in such diverse areas of public policy as consumer protection, public campaign finance, higher education, health care, political reform and environmental preservation; network with student leaders; and organize policy briefings with legislators.   

Interns will commit to 16 hours per week, receive a stipend, and work remotely.  Interns will be responsible for securing course credit for the program.  The program begins in early January of 2022 and continues until the end of the academic semester.  Applicants must submit applications by the deadline, Friday, December 3rd. To apply visit NYPIRGstudents.org/Internships/ 

Communication & Social Media Intern Needed for UUP Faculty Union on Campus

The New Paltz Chapter of United University Professions (UUP, the faculty and staff union), is looking for one or two students to serve as interns. UUP interns typically come from disciplines such as Communication, Journalism, English, Political Science, and Sociology, and can earn 3 credits when registered through an academic department.

UUPUUP interns assist with maintaining social media feeds, updating and maintaining the Chapter website, and assisting with chapter meetings and rallies, all while learning first hand what a union is all about.

If you are interested in this opportunity, send your resume and statement of interest to Chapter President Beth E. Wilson at bwilson@uupmail.org.

Sophomores: Apply for Internship Eligibility Once You Have 60 Credits

Sophomores, every DMJ major is required to complete at least one internship in order to graduate. For an internship to count towards your credit count and graduation requirements, you must be internship eligible before you start looking for an internship. You can do that once you have 60 college credits.

Internship eligibility does not expire unless you GPA drops below 2.5, so you should apply now so you don’t have to worry about it later. Get it out of the way!

Here are all the minimum requirements to apply for internship eligibility:

  • 60 total credits
  • 30 credits at New Paltz
  • 18 credits in your major
  • 2.5 GPA

Once you have all of the above, visit the Blackboard community “fall21_Communication & DMJ Students” to submit the Google Form application and upload your one-page, single-sided resume and progress report.

You must be certified eligible at least one semester before interning, so why not get it out of the way now?Sophomores

Spring 2022 Communication Course and Schedule Notes

snapshot of comm studies coursesStudents, the Spring 2022 schedule of classes has mostly in-person, with some web/async and some hybrid courses. In most cases the course modality and meeting times will not change between now and the start of the spring semester.  Students should understand that they may NOT ask instructors to accommodate a modality other than the one listed. Students, please remember to note course times and modality (web/async or hybrid) not only when meeting with your advisor, but also again before registering for classes.

Please note that CMM 452 Communication and Gender will be staffed by Brad Serber (PhD, Penn State).

Students will not be able initially to enroll in CMM 104-04, for which US Air Force students have first dibs. This web section is compressed into a shortened part of the term. When/if the section opens for general enrollment, we will let advisors know.

We will NOT be offering CMM 389 Perceptions of Diversity this spring.  We have added a fourth section of CMM 214 Storytelling and Culture.