Many students come into our office asking this exact question, and the answer is YES! Many communications students complete an internship during the academic school year, but once again the key is planning. Before completing an internship during the academic school year, be sure to meet with your adviser and determine when you would have time in your schedule to complete an internship along with your other courses.
Some students choose to take a few classes at Elon and complete an internship for credit locally in Burlington, Greensboro or Raleigh. Others choose to live at home or in another city while completing an internship during the summer or winter terms. And occasionally, a student will plan to live in another city and complete an internship while taking the semester off. In this case, they have planned this well in advance and will still graduate on time. They also hope the internship will transition into a job.
Another consideration is tuition. If you enroll for a summer term, then like other academic courses, you must pay for the internship course. You will only pay additional tuition during other terms if you exceed the allowable credit hours.
To get more information about completing an internship during the academic school year, be sure to talk with your advisor and make an appointment with Mrs. Tonkins to begin your internship search today!
Make an appointment here: http://www.elon.edu/e-web/academics/communications/internships/