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Finding a Professional Field Experience Opportunity

If you are interested in finding an internship on your own, you may do this a number of different ways. First, you are welcome to contact organizations that you may be interested in working for, network with family and friends, and use the resources provided by WVU’s Career Services . Also, don’t forget that internships do not have to be in West Virginia; you can do internships all over the country and just about anywhere in the world, and some organizations even provide room and board.

Internship Search Engines

Past students have used the following links to find PFE opportunities through our program:

We neither operate nor endorse any of the pages listed below. If you find any broken links, please contact our content manager John Cole at to have those corrected.

Career-Specific Internship Search Engines

In addition to the resources above, many students have identified industry-specific search engines that they have used to find internship opportunities, including:




Sales and Marketing

Recent Graduate Websites

Nonprofit Organizations


Seasonal Positions

This page is updated often, so check back for more leads and opportunities, or schedule a meeting with Professional Field Experience Coordinator Nikki Loy to discuss your PFE. Note that we do not endorse any information found using the above search tools, and we cannot speak to the accuracy or legitimacy of any positions not vetted by Nikki Loy.


Seelio: Sharing Student Work

Students enrolled in COMM courses are asked to study the theory and process of human communication so that they can apply this knowledge to understanding real-world issues. As part of this process, COMM students have adopted the Seelio platform – a social media platform that allows students to create an online portfolio of their coursework that is easily accessible to the public. Sharing these portfolios shows the importance of the COMM degree while also giving prospective employees a clear, accurate look at the academic work our students are doing.

Seelio Student Coursework Showcase

Academic Advising

Our advisors are available during the summer, fall and spring semesters during office hours. Check 108 Armstrong Hall, call 304-293-3905, or e-mail an advisor to check office hours for the semester (see below for contact information).

The COMM academic advisors are:

Nikki Loy –
Dr. John Shibley –
Mary Donato –


Request a Mountaineer Intern

Professional Field Experience (PFE) is a key element in the undergraduate COMM curriculum that allows students to gain experience in applying their classroom knowledge to a variety of corporate and organizational environments. Organizations looking for students with an in-depth understanding of communication areas that include (but are not limited to) communication theory, data analysis, health communication, interpersonal communication, organizational communication, and social media/communication technology now have the opportunity to request an intern from the Department of Communication Studies at WVU. Use the form below to read up on our PFE program, and to request a Mountaineer intern today.

Organization Intern Application