Communication Arts: Internships / Careers

Communication Arts


Why Should I Take An Internship?

  • Get the work experience in a potential area of employment
  • Gain a competitive advantage on the job market
  • Meet prospective employers
  • Learn from successful professionals
  • Apply what you’ve studied in the classroom in real working environments
  • Earn college credit while preparing for your career


Communication Arts Internships

All Communication Arts majors must complete a three-credit internship in their area of specialization – drama, media or speech.  Additionally, students in our various minors, as well as any student who has had at least nine credits in the program, may opt to take an internship.  Internships afford students a chance to test their skills, grow as professionals, network in their field, and perhaps even receive a job offer.

Many of our students have undertaken exciting internships with companies on Long Island, in New York City, and elsewhere.  Among the places our students have interned are:

  • Saturday Night Live
  • Good Morning America
  • O Magazine
  • ABC News
  • Random House
  • FOX News
  • Discovery
  • Newsday
  • Patchogue Theatre
  • Discovery
  • News 12 Long Island
  • Epic Records
  • Chicago City Limits

Internships are arranged after a faculty member in the department has agreed to the terms of an offer letter, written by a supervisor at the internship site.  We then coordinate with Dowling’s Colleges office of Career Services, which facilitates registration.

Tara Robinson (class of 2014) interned with the website The Daily Quirk, for which she got to interview many celebrities.  Here, Tara (at right) interviews Kristen Cavallari of “Laguna Beach” and “The Hills.”

“The Daily Quirk took me onto their team and I knew it was the right place for me.  I got to meet amazing people and do amazing things, and will always appreciate the adventure the internship took me on.”


What careers can you pursue with our degree?

  • videographer
  • video or film editor
  • camera operator
  • television or film director
  • television or film producer
  • theater manager
  • stage or screen actor
  • play director
  • script writer for stage, film or television
  • speech writer
  • public relations writer
  • print or broadcast news reporter
  • radio announcer
  • stage manager
  • comedian
  • public relations director
  • social media director
  • motivational speaker
  • print or broadcast news editor
  • media or theater critic
  • spokesperson

Where Our Graduates Are

  • Danielle Librizzo (class of 2010) is an Emmy Award winning Production Coordinator for ABC’s Good Morning America
  • Tara Evans Duncan (class of 2011) is Special Projects Producer for Central Florida’s CBS affiliate WKMG-TV
  • Jackie Lukas (class of 2008) is Weekend Anchor and General Assignment Reporter for News 12 Long Island

Other Graduates have Worked at:

  • Saturday Night Live
  • Fox News
  • WBAB radio
  • Airmid Theatre Company
  • GMR Marketing
  • CM Performing Arts Center
  • Indie School 5 Walter H. Crowley Intermediate School in New York
  • Panic Marketing in Finland
  • Hot Shots Studio of Dance
  • bvk advertising agency
  • Central Islip School District
  • North Shore LIJ Hospital
  • LI News Tonight
  • The Duke Theatre in Lake Tahoe
  • One World Observatory at One World Trade Center
  • Just Dance Dance Studio
  • The Daily Quirk website
  • Fat Beats Records
  • as an independent and freelance videographer