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    Students in Communications Media find a practicum opportunity a way to earn college credit and gain professional experience at the same time.

    A practicum in similar to an internship, but is an on-campus experience. Students earn academic credit taking COMM 390 Practicum in Communications for one, two, or three credits. Students work with faculty or other IUP offices on special projects that help students gain skills in areas that complement their academic and professional goals. Practicum students work on projects such as creating graphics for webpages, producing videos, writing news articles, working on research projects, or other media-related work. The Department of Communications Media offers practicum opportunities with individual faculty members as well as at the Center for Media Production and Research, IUP-TV, and WIUP-FM.

    Other on-campus practicum opportunities can be found with the Penn, IUP’s Office of Communications and Marketing, the Admissions Office, and the IUP Libraries Technology Services.

    Read the testimonials of Communications Media practicum students to learn more about how a practicum might benefit you.