Beyond the Classroom


Through the Communication Department and UMass Boston Career Services, students are encouraged to pursue internships with area media organizations and businesses in Communication fields, such as public relations, advertising, marketing, and public health. These internship programs often open the door to entry level positions upon graduation. Recent internship hosts include WEEI, WGBH, WUMB, Kiss108 FM, The Boston Globe, StyleBoston Magazine, Sony Music, and CBS Radio, among others. Students can also receive up to three credits of COMSTU 490 for their participation.


The Communication faculty are always looking for bright, motivated students to help out as research assistants in the Communication Research Laboratory (W-05-34). Communication faculty are actively involved in quantitative Communication research exploring responses to health messages, crisis communication, and new media technologies, among other areas of research interest. Students may receive independent study credit for their participation in faculty research, and will have the opporuntity to pursue independent research projects for publication and presentation at regional conferences. Contact us at if you are interested.