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Communication Student Leadership Association (CSLA)

The Communication Student Leadership Association is a network of students at the University of Massachusetts Boston who are interested in the application of the principles of communication. As an officially recognized student organization, the CSLA holds regular meetings and larger campus events. The CSLA is both professional and social in nature and is mindful of providing students with opportunities to develop their communication skills and professional networks. All communication majors, minors, and enthusiasts are invited to participate.


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 after graduation. Recent internships include WUMB radio, Boston Redevelopment Authority, Fund for the Public Interest, KISS 108 radio, Justice at Work, Atlantic Records, Project Bread, Big Night Entertainment Group, Boston Children’s Chorus, among others. Students can earn three credits of COMM 490 for their participation.