The Communication Internship offers students looking to learn more about general communication studies, or a specific concentration within the field of communication. It comes with the opportunity to gain experience creating, managing, as well as coordinating communications between Forum-Nexus staff and students.
Ramon Llull University, IQS School of Management – Barcelona
Catholic University of the Sacred Heart – Milan Franklin University Switzerland – Lugano Forum-Nexus Program Undergraduate Division Responsibilities
The Communication Intern will create, develop, and share many different communications materials.
The specific tasks to be performed include:
Studying and reporting on communication behaviours and characteristics of individuals in England, France, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, and Greece Travel writing and blogging – documenting the experience of meeting new people and visiting new places in each city of the program, and the overall experience of studying abroad Distributing updates and information and facilitating communication between students, faculty, and staff, as well as personnel at Forum-Nexus host universities, hotels, and professional visits Assisting with social media writing, editing, and posting on various platforms throughout the program Analyzing forms of communication used throughout the program to assess their effectiveness Writing, reporting on and assessing the professional visits in the program, including visits to corporations and international organizations Course Requirements
The internship course will not meet as a regular class. However, the following course requirements must be
met to earn course credit:
Maintain regular and prompt attendance, as agreed upon with the supervisor. Submit regular reports reflecting on the experiences as an intern and documenting the various activities, tasks and knowledge gained. Maintain an internship journal that facilitates the retention of specific events and provides a basis for retrospection. Spend time as appropriate with the assigned site supervisor(s). Write and submit a paper at the end of the program in which you assess the internship experience, discuss items learned, and relate observations and experiences to concepts learned in class. Obtain a performance evaluation from your immediate supervisor. Failure to complete the internship and/or required submissions will result in a fail (F) for the final grade. The internship involves 150 hours and is completed in Europe, as part of the itinerary of the ForumNexus Ultimate Summer in Europe program. By completing the internship and its requirements the student will earn 3 academic credits. Components of Final Grade
Successful completion of assigned duties – 40%
Activity journal submissions – 30% Final paper – 20% Participation in performance evaluation – 10%