Internships & Careers

Undergraduate students can earn credit for internships and other co-curricular activities. Boston is one of the largest communication markets in the United States, providing our students with a multitude of potential professional experiences.


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Internships Help Launch Media Careers

Our students receive internships at newspapers, televisions and radio stations, professional sports teams, not-for-profit organizations, and businesses both big and small throughout the region.

A brief sample of placements include:

The Boston Globe, New England Cable News, Channels 4 and 7, PBS, WEE! Sports Radio, The Gillette Company,, the City of Boston, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, as well as a host of small businesses with a wide variety of interests.

In addition to internships, our students can choose to take part in co-curricular opportunities on-campus. These activities can also be taken for credit and include work on our weekly student newspaper, The Suffolk Journal, our online publication called The Voice, and participating in our campus television and radio organizations.

Successful Alumni in the Field

While some of our students go on to graduate or law school, most students enter directly into professional life. Our alumni have rich and varied careers. A sampling of titles includes:

• Newspaper reporter
• News Editor
• Lifestyle Editor
• Managing Editor
• Web journalist
• Sports reports
• Sports editor
• Television news anchor
• Television news reporter
• Television and radio producer
• Television and news writer
• Advertising copywriter
• Media buyer
• Media planner
• Marketing communication professional
• Vice President of Corporate Communications
• Bank President
• Training and Development manager
• Events and marketing managers
• Lawyers, professors, teachers, media relations managers


Tara Lachapelle '09
Mergers & Acquisitions Reporter, Bloomberg News
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Matthew James Thompson '08
Founder/Director, North of New York production company
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Our alumni are well-prepared for rewarding careers in the communication field. Below are some of the jobs our graduates now hold:

  • Corporate Communication Specialist, Fidelity Corporation
  • Account Manager, Arnold Worldwide
  • Human Resource Coordinator, Verizon
  • Principal/Writer, Tom Palmer Communication
  • Coordinator of Residential Education, University of California, San Diego
  • Assistant Professor and Graduate Program Director, Emerson College
  • Web Marketing Specialist, Monster

Program alumni are also employed by:

  • Accenture
  • American Cancer Society
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Walt Disney Company