Dr. Susan McFarlane-Alvarez
Mailing Address and Location
Communication and Media Studies
Clayton State University
2000 Clayton State Blvd.
Morrow, GA 30260
We are located in the Music Education Building, on the shore of Swan Lake and adjacent to Spivey Hall. A campus map is available.
All Communication and Media Studies majors are required to complete one internship, and have the option of completing up to three internships (with the approval of the faculty coordinator). In their internships, students complete a minimum of 150 hours of work for a company or organization while receiving experience, training, and mentorship from a qualified supervisor.
Approval will only be given to students who have been accepted into an internship with a registered business, nonprofit, or government agency. The internship must directly relate to the student’s area of study and future career goals. It must advance a set of learning objectives agreed to by the student and their site supervisor.
Approval will only be given to students who have completed an Internship Learning Agreement Form.
Once you have been offered an internship, you must work with your site supervisor to identify three specific educational goals for your experience. These help to ensure that students and supervisors share an understanding of the internship, and that the internship helps students to achieve their educational and professional goals. When developing your learning objectives, keep the following in mind:
Most of your time during the internship will be spent working as directed by your site supervisor. (You must document at least 150 hours in order to receive a “C” or above in CMS 3901.) In addition to work at your internship site you will submit logs of your hours on a regular basis, and you will complete a few other assignments.
On Professor McFarlane-Alvarez' faculty webpage you will find the current syllabus for CMS 3901. That has detailed explanations for all course policies and assignments.