School of Communication

"Where Will Your Internship Take You?"

Cleveland State's slogan, "The City is Our Campus" truly comes alive when you do a communication internship. This is what our some of our students had to say about their experience.

Arooj Ashraf - Cleveland Magazine

"Cleveland Magazine taught me to be a more critical writer and pay close attention to details. The feedback from editors contributed tremendously my development as a writer."


Marie Catanese Cleveland Magazine
Marie Catanese - Cleveland Magazine

"My internship with Cleveland Magazine gave me the opportunity to write a variety of stories and work with some talented editors. I left with quite a few polished, professional clips to add to my portfolio and even had a chance to learn a little about the non-editorial aspects of the magazine business."


Ashley Harrington - Ohio Magazine

Ashley Harrington parlayed her internship at Ohio Magazine into a full-time job as Assistant Editor of Special Projects. "I can't stress enough the importance of published clips."


Sumika Bajaj - RTA (Regional Transit Authority)

Sumika Bajaj RTA (Regional Transit Authority)

"My internship at RTA has been a very rewarding and extremely educational. The experience and exposure I received is invaluable. My internship supervisor, Jerry Masek, was a great mentor. His advice and guidance has helped me become a better writer and communicator."

Katie Torok - Sweeny

Katie Torok completed two internships before joining Sweeny, a full-service marketing and public relations firm. She handles publicity, media relations, strategic planning and corporate communications.


June Kwitkowski - WJW Fox 8 News

"I learned a lot about the broadcasting industry and operations of a newsroom. This internship reinforced my endeavors to be a news reporter one day."


Jason Wills - BMI Broadcast Media Ideas
Jason Wills BMI Broadcast Media Ideas

"My internship at BMI was especially rewarding as I was able to produce news style television packages in a high performance professional environment. "

Ryan Aroney - Adelphia
Ryan Aroney Adelphia

"I loved the hands on experience. I didn't feel like an intern, I felt like part of the crew."

Amber Zemek - Liggett-Stashower

Amber Zemek Liggett-Stashower

"I loved interning at Liggett-Stashower. I truly felt part of the team when given opportunities to work on several accounts. The hands-on real world environment at Liggett provided me with a great learning experience to ask questions, take notes, and learn from mistakes. My internship also gave me the perfect opportunity to network and build my portfolio."

Douglas Gamble - Ligget-Stashower

"The various projects assigned were quite challenging, yet fun because they allowed me to learn how agency work takes place and what it takes to be in the world of day-to-day advertising."


Ben Sabol - Pfingsten Publishing's Art and Framing Group

"Internships have given me a chance to meet a lot of people and ask questions. Every day I seem to learn something more."


Audrey Piotrowski - Cleveland State Athletics

Audrey's internship involved assembling workshops and career service initiatives. "It has definitely been one of the highlights of my academic career. I feel that I am better prepared for the working world."


Julie Powell - Cleveland Foundation (Cleveland Museum of Natural History)
Julie Powell Cleveland Foundation (Cleveland Museum of Natural History)

"As an intern at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History you will be treated as a member of the team and given high-level, career-pertinent responsibilities and tasks. The Cleveland Foundation Internship Program is exceptional because it provides a professional development component. The opportunities to garner career experience were endless."


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Mailing Address
School of Communication
College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue, MU 233
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Campus Location
1st & 2nd Floors
Music & Communication Building
2001 Euclid Ave.
Phone: 216.687.4630
Fax: 216.687.5435
Web Contact
Rick Pitchford
Phone: 216.687.5077

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