The Department of Communication offers a wide range of internship opportunities for
Austin Peay’s Communication Department prepares students for a number of growing and
engaging careers. Students can learn and practice effective oral, writing and technical
skills useful in careers in broadcasting, journalism, public relations and corporate
communication. Students can pursue internships in a wide variety of fields to better
prepare for their future. The purpose of internships allow students to have practical
experience, see how organizations function, explore possible employment opportunities
and observe current practices in various workplaces.
Below are organizations that regularly accept our students into their internship programs.
Clarksville Park and Rec will give students the opportunity work with event planners gaining skills with marketing,
professional writing, effective communication skills and more. Please contact the
coordinator at (931) 645-7476 if you are interested in an internship.
Outside of these companies, there are a wide variety of business that students can
work with in the Clarksville and Nashville area like medical centers, non-profits,
media outlets, school systems, and government agencies. Also, check out Jobs4Govs!
Career Services regularly updates internship postings in the area!
Additional information about the course
Students completing an internship for credit must enroll in COMM 4900.The course provides
3 hours of upper-level credit. Prior to pursuing an internship, students must have
taken several upper-division courses within their major concentration. Students are
required to complete an internship that is related to their field of study. The required
amount of work students must complete during their internship is a minimum of 135 hours at the field site. Some internships require additional hours. The number of hours
will be defined and agreed upon by the intern and their supervisor prior to beginning
the internship. All students are required to submit all completed materials prior
to the last day of classes. The work can be submitted via D2L, email, or in Professor
Heuston's mailbox in MMC 165. Students who wish to complete an internship for credit
should fill out the application. The application will ensure that the student is qualified
to complete an internship.