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Careers and Internships

A wide variety of internship and other career opportunities are available to you through SoC’s Office of External Programs Internships and Career Services (EPICS). Students may receive academic credit by enrolling in a weekly seminar (CMN 340) that allows students to connect their internship experiences to academic knowledge and broader career aspirations.

A total of 4 units of internship credit, whether it comes from EPICS (taught by SoC faculty under CMN 340) or Chicago Field Studies (CFS in Weinberg), is permitted to count towards your undergraduate SoC degree. This supersedes the CFS policy of 6 allowed.

Within the total 4 units of internship allowable for your degree:

  • One unit of CMN 340 can apply toward your major. Communication Studies, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Performance Studies, and Radio/TV/Film have additional restrictions on internships, independent studies, research practica and other special course types.
  • One unit of CFS internship credit can apply as an additional distribution course. CFS internship credit cannot apply to your major.

Additional credits of CMN 340 or CFS will count as electives.

Students may earn more than four credits from internship enrollment (this is sometimes advisable for international students or when a particular employer requires credit is received), but no more than four will count among the 42 required for the degree