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Open only to students
majoring in the following academic programs:
• Associate Degree,
• Certificate, Visual Communication
The two-year Associate degree program at Capital Community College in
Hartford, CT offers
you the exceptional opportunity to participate in an internship at a
communication workplace within the your first two years of academic study.
Internship placement assistance is offered to all Communication Media majors as they
approach completion of the degree program.
The Communication Internship
program is open ONLY to students who are enrolled ("majoring")
in the Communication Media Associate Degree program or the Visual Communication Certificate. They must also have successfully completed enough COM media
production courses as determined by the Internship Coordinator. Students
will NOT be placed in an internship without approval of the Internship
will engage in supervised on-the-job experience using communication
technology in a field placement setting. It is expected that all
students in the Communication Media internship will meet together
several times during the semester for career-building workshops and to
share experiences with one another. Prerequisite: Permission of
Communication Media advisor.
How much time is
In order to receive academic
credit, Interns are required to work between 120 and 150 hours per semester
(10-15 hours per week). Interns are required to give the Internship Coordinator
a timesheet, signed by the Internship Supervisor, once every two weeks.
Will I be paid?
Most internships are not
However, you will receive 3 academic credits, valuable work experience
for your resume, and you will complete a required course toward your degree
What the student
Student interns will be
placed with an organization that best matches their skill level and career
interests in media. They will perform functions as directed by the on-site
supervisor, as though he/she were a part-time employee. All responsibilities,
including a work schedule, will be determined cooperatively with the on-site
supervisor. The Internship Coordinator at Capital will be in periodic
contact during the semester, and meet with the on-site supervisor at least
once, to assess the performance of the student intern.
expected of the student:
While at their internship site,
interns must conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times.
This includes arriving on-time and working the schedule determined by
their on-site supervisor, performing the functions and duties assigned,
keeping in touch with the Internship Coordinator at Capital during the
internship, and making both the on-site supervisor and the Internship
Coordinator aware of any problems they are having that relate to their
internship performance. It’s also expected that the interns will
take advantage of this opportunity to gain the most practical experience
and knowledge they can about the media production field. Be attentive,
motivated, and eager to help. Ask questions about procedures and projects.
Talk to staff about their educational background and experience. Make
the most of your internship.
WFSB-TV Channel 3
Public Access Television
multi-channel cable television service serving the Hartford community
Duties – cablecasting (monitoring air signal, organizing air
tapes), assisting on studio or field productions, editing programs
for air, acting as reporter/journalist/photographer for station
newsletter, producing public service announcements
The Connecticut Network
multi-channel cable television and streaming media service that
provides citizens with unbiased (unedited) coverage of state government
deliberations and public policy events.
– assisting with field productions and creating electronic
Channel Communications (Hartford Radio)
media conglomerate that owns Hartford-based radio stations WKSS-FM
"KISS 95.7," WWYZ-FM "Country 92.5," WHCN-FM
"The River 105.9," WMRQ-FM 104.1, and WPOP-AM 1410 (all-sports)
Duties – assisting with promotions, community events, and
multi-channel cable television service serving the Manchester community
include assisting with studio and field productions, videotaping
affiliate of a national Spanish-language television network (partially
owned by General Electric/NBC)
intern will research story ideas, write scripts, and edit local
events and news coverage.
with all aspects of production including shooting, editing, setting
up/breaking down equipment, schedule interviews, and work with computers.
The student intern is expected
to attend a few on-campus meetings with other Communication Interns
and the Internship Coordinator, to discuss issues related to their internship
responsibilities, and the media production industry in general. This may
involve short reading and writing assignments. Other on-campus workshops
may be assigned at the discretion of the Coordinator, on subjects related
to job search skills. All on-campus meetings will be scheduled to accommodate
the students’ class and work schedules, whenever possible.
Student interns are also expected
to keep in touch with the Internship Coordinator using the course WebCT
page, accessible on the internet. Additional course materials, assignments,
and online resources for
students will be posted in the course WebCT page during the semester,
so interns should visit the site often.
Each Communication intern is required to write
a final paper detailing their experience in the internship, and how it
relates to their studies in Communication courses at Capital Community
Program is designed to offer the student intern a chance to gain valuable
work experience in the media production field. This practical experience
will enhance and reinforce the knowledge gained from Communication Media
courses, and allow students to test-drive the exciting media production
industry as a career choice.
demonstrate an understanding of:
nature, and structure of various media industries
Perform project-based tasks related to
media production and communication in a local professional media
outlet or related organization.
process and conventions of communication settings
Communicate with supervisor or
designees, clients, and advisor
Create original media to meet project
and presentation of
Attend job site as scheduled
Treat colleagues with respect and
internet, and other sources
deliver multi-media content
responsibility for accuracy of content
of design and/or content revision