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Dallas: Home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and global agencies

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Communications Studies students, contact us to learn more about finding an internship:

Sandra Duhé

Community members, contact us to learn more about finding an communications or public relations intern:

Rebecca Hewitt

Rigorous coursework combined with work experience gives SMU students a competitive edge upon graduation.  Communication Studies students apply during the summer prior to their senior year for internship credit and can work in corporate, nonprofit or government settings in Dallas, Washington, D.C., New York, Taos and London.  Dallas is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and global agencies, providing ample opportunities for internships with organizations including Southwest Airlines, Burson-Marsteller, PepsiCo, Dallas Cowboys, George W. Bush Presidential Center and GolinHarris.  Many students complete multiple internships over the course of their studies.

The Division of Communication Studies is proud of the hands-on learning opportunities that we provide to our students. Seniors and juniors (in the summer prior to their senior year) are eligible for an internship for credit. Non-credit experiential opportunities are also offered.

To find out more about student internship opportunities, contact:

Rebecca Hewitt

Corporate Partners and Job Posting

Communication Studies students benefit from the strong relationship between the division and industry professionals. Internships and real-world training are a significant part of the curriculum. These relationships become even more important as graduates enter the communications community and search for jobs.

The training received by our Communication Studies majors means that they are ready to make great contributions to the communications community upon graduation.

If your company would like to inquire about offering an internship, or if you would like to find out how to submit a job posting to us, please contact us at

Emily Grace Walsh

(B.A. Public Relations and Strategic Communication ’15), Account Executive, Brynn Bagot Public Relations, Dallas

“After two great internships as an undergrad with Weber Shandwick in their Chicago and Dallas offices, I accepted an account executive position at Brynn Bagot Public Relations in Dallas shortly after graduation. I would not have been able to accept this position without the skills I learned in the SMU Communication Studies program. On a daily basis, I consistently use my writing skills, research skills and interpersonal skills to communicate directly with clients.”

Natalie Yezbick

(B.A. Journalism; B.A. Public Relations and Strategic Communications; and B.A. Communication Studies ’15)
Press Assistant for Senator John Cornyn (R-TX)

“I wouldn't be working on the Hill without doing internships in different disciplines. Who else but an SMU Meadows student can say they were published on the front page of a newspaper in a top five media market and interned for a past President in the same school year? My professors gave me the tools to be one of the best in any of the fields I could have pursued, and that is the best kind of job security.”

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