Communications off campus


An important part of your communications learning will be hands-on experience in an internship. Northwestern’s Compass Center for Career & Calling will help you prepare for and find an internship that matches your interests and talent. Whether you stay close to campus or venture across the country, the experience will build your resume, increase your professional network, and maybe even lead to landing your first job. Communications students have interned at:

  • Ronald McDonald House Charities | Des Moines
  • Kroenke Sports & Entertainment | Denver
  • Passenger Productions | Sioux Falls, SD
  • Museum of Contemporary Art | Chicago
  • The Kennedy Center | Washington, DC
  • Sanford Health | Sioux Falls, SD
  • planitOmaha | Omaha, NE
  • Easter Seals | Chicago

Denver Urban Semester

Spend a semester in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains while you intern at a nonprofit organization. You’ll also live in community with other students in the program and choose from classes taught by staff at Mile High Ministries. Learn more

Chicago Semester

Spend a semester in the Windy City. In addition to your communications internship at a big-city business, you’ll also take classes on Christian social values and urban culture. Contact global education

Washington, D.C., American Studies Program

Spend a semester in the U.S. capital, interning at a think tank, non-governmental organization (NGO) or with a legislator or staffer on capitol hill. Contact global education