Internship Requirement (COMS 499) Procedures/Criteria

The COMS 499 Internship Requirement 

The COMS 499 internship is a communications-related activity that is required to finish your degree in communications studies. The majority of our students say that their internships have led them to jobs or to the next step in their career path, and it just may be one of the most important classes you take while at Sonoma State.

Internship Procedures 

a) Secure an internship

b) Complete the Internship Learning Contract and Waiver (detailed instructions below) Contract and Waiver can be found on the Forms tab of this website

Instructions on completing the Internship Learning Contract and Waiver

Click on the form(found here), download the form and begin completing.  DO NOT CHANGE ANY OF THE INFORMATION THAT IS PRE-FILLED. Once done, be sure to SAVE the completed form.

  • Section I:  Student Information

      Fill in your Name and SSU student ID#

 

  • Section II: Course Information

Semester/Year: Choose from the drop-down which semester you will be completing your internship.

Planned Number of Units: Choose from the drop-down the number of units you will be completing for your internship. Example: 1 unit is 45 hours, 2 units is 90 hours, 3 units is 135 hours and 4 units is 180 hours.   IF YOU ARE DOING MORE THAN 4 UNITS, PLEASE COMPLETE 2 FORMS.

Internship Start/End Date:  Please put when you will be starting and ending internship. These dates need to be within semester you are completing your internship.

List primary responsibilities at the Learning Site: In consultation with your Internship Provider/Learning Site Supervisor, list 4-5 responsibilities you will have at your internship.

 

  • Section III: Internship Learning Outcomes and Oversight

This section has been completed by the Faculty Instructor of Record/Internship Coordinator, Hillary Homzie.

 

  • Section IV: Student Agreement

In the first box, insert the number of hours a week you will be completing at your internship.  The second box will include the total number of hours you will complete in the semester.  Choose from the drop-down.  Reminder: 1 unit is 45 hours, 2 units is 90 hours, 3 units is 135 hours and 4 units is 180 hours. In the third box, choose from the drop-down which semester you will be completing your internship.

Print your name

Date the contract

Sign the contract (this needs to be an electronic signature or a hard signature)

 

  • Section V: Learning Site Information

     To be completed  by your Internship Provider/Learning Site Supervisor

  • Section VI: Approval

     Internship Provider/Learning Site Supervisor must:

     Print their name

     Date the contract

     Sign the contract (this needs to be an electronic signature or a hard signature)

     Please note: You DO NOT need to get the signatures for the Faculty Instructor of Record, Chair and Dean.  The COMS department will route the form to get those signatures.