The Externship Program
Qualified students are able to work
in London during their senior year in the Division of Communication’s externship
program. This is a wonderful opportunity for highly motivated students to
experience a professional work experience in an urban setting. Students have
worked for NBC News, the Associated Press, top British public relations firms,
Parliament, theatres and many other exciting venues.
The Externship in Communication (Communication 485) is limited to highly
qualified communication majors. Only seniors with a GPA of 2.75 or above are
eligible. Students must demonstrate their success in appropriate coursework and
other professional experiences to apply for a placement in London. Students
must have the support of their academic advisor and be screened through a
meeting with the division head.
Externships are available during the fall, spring and summer terms. In all
cases, students will earn six credits of Communication 485 for this experience.
Generally, students will work fulltime for three days each week (24 hours per
week) while in London. British law also requires students to take other classes
while living and working in London. Only three of the six credits of
Communication 485 will count for your communication major. The other three
credits count as upper level electives for your UWSP degree.
Students who have completed communication internships (Communication 480)
are also eligible for externships. In fact, those who have excelled in
internships are often the strongest candidates for externship positions.
Application interviews with the division head can be scheduled by
contacting the Division of Communication, 225 Communication Arts Center,