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Academic Internships

As an undergraduate Communication student you have a wide variety of opporunities to get more advanced and specific experience as an intern to help propel your career goals. 

Academic Internship Program (AIP 197)

The Academic Internship Program (AIP) allows students to integrate academic theory and ‘real world' practice, engage in research that explores the relationship between the two, and gain hands-on experience in professional settings. 

Many Communication students do internships in local firms and organizations, including media companies, advertising and public relations firms, non-profits and community organizations. Information about available internships can be found through the Academic Internship Program located at Geisel Library in the Teaching + Learning Commons.

  • Students can petition to use AIP 197 credit toward a COMM Intermediate Elective requirement.

For ideas about the kinds of internship opportunities previous Communication scholars have experienced, check out our extensive list of Off-campus internships.

Academic Internship Program Mentors

Fall 2020

Dr. Matilde Córdoba Azcárate

Dr. Lillian Walkover

Winter 2021

Dr. Andrew deWaard

Dr. Erin Hill

Spring 2021

Dr. Gary Fields

Dr. Stuart Geiger


Looking for Advice?

Our Undergraduate Academic Advisers are available to help you navigate our program. Academic Advising is available to all UC San Diego students who are registered and enrolled in classes. We also provide information about when and how to speak with your College advisor, your Major/Minor Advisor, and Career Services.

Connect with an adviser