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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:

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 Dr. Andrea Weber 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 Dr. Weber.

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Get to Know our Mentors

Over 90 WVU Communication Studies Alumni mentors in over 30 fields, 15 states, and at least three countries have volunteered to help students bridge the gap between classroom learning and real-world experience. Through this program, students have learned options available for COMM majors, how to break in to various industries, and how to professionally network. Now with Seelio, you can read their stories online!

COMM Meet our Alumni @ Seelio


Academic Advising

Below is a list of Pre-Registration Dates for Spring 2015.

November 3 – Seniors (89+hours)
November 5 – Juniors (59-88 hours)
November 7 – Sophomores (29-58 hours)
November 10 – Freshman (0-28 hours)

If you need to see an advisor for any registration issues please email:

Dr. Andrea Weber –
Nikki Loy –
Dr. John Shibley –

Be a WVU Comm Studies Alumni Mentor!

Serve as an Alumni Mentor

The Department of Communication Studies is piloting a COMM Student-Alumni Mentoring Program. Please consider getting involved. It could consist of as little time as a 30 minute phone conversation with an undergraduate student once or twice a year to as extensive as allowing a student or new graduate to shadow you at work or offer internships for our students. You decide your level of involvement/commitment!

Sign up to be an Alumni Mentor