Internship & Scholarship

Internship & Scholarship

Professional Advisor: Ms. Lori Brucker, block@rowan.edu

2021 Gold Medallion Application
 
Interested and eligible seniors (graduating in May or December) are invited to apply for a Gold Medallion from the Department of Public Relations & Advertising in the Edelman College of Communication and Creative Arts. Gold Medallions recognize excellence in an area of study within public relations and advertising and are awarded to superior students who exhibit dedication to the field, attention to detail, and leadership within the department.
Senior capstone faculty will review the applications and decide on the honorees. In some cases, it might be necessary to interview finalists. Submission of an application does not guarantee that you will be awarded one of the Department’s Medallions.
The following criteria make an applicant eligible for the Medallions:

Basso-FitzGerald Medallion for Excellence in Strategic Communication
• Great promise as a strategic communication counselor
• Superior academic GPA (3.60 and above in major courses)
• Outstanding University Service
• Outstanding Community Service

Anthony J. Fulginiti Gold Medallion for Excellence in Public Relations
• Superior academic GPA (3.60 and above in major courses)
• Outstanding University Service
• Outstanding Community Service
• Distinguished internship or service project
• Leadership role in PRSSA

Anne. S. Klein Gold Medallion for Professional Public Relations
• Superior academic GPA (3.60 and above in major courses)
• Leadership position in PRSSA
• Leadership position in PRaction
• Significant internships
• Outstanding University Service
• Outstanding Community Service

Hal Vogel Medallion for Excellence in Advertising
• Superior academic GPA (3.0 and above in major courses)
• Leadership qualities in related advertising organizations (Ad Club, Ad Dynamics, ECHO Direct Marketing Challenge, or AAF)
• Outstanding University Service
• Outstanding Community Service
• Strong representation with outside professionals, such as an internship

Deadline for applications is Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 5pm

Please email Dr. FitzGerald at sparks@rowan.edu with questions.

Internships: currently not required.

Information about obtaining and hosting virtual internships: 

 

Internships: Information for Students

  • Pre-requisites: students should complete the basic sequence in their major before attempting to take an internship class.
    • Advertising majors: Introduction to Advertising, Introduction to Public Relations, Introduction to PR/Advertising Research, Advertising Copywriting, and Account Planning
    • Public Relations majors: Introduction to Advertising, Introduction to Public Relations, Introduction to PR/Advertising Research, Basic PR Writing, Advanced PR Writing
  • Internship application: students should contact Ms. Block to obtain access to the internship opportunities database. After locating positions of interest, students should complete the internship application forms and proceed with enrollment in the internship course, if taken for credit. 
  • Internship requirements: if taken for credit, internships require a work load of 120 hours for 3-credit courses, and 240 hours for 6-credit courses. Internships taken for credit require completing both on-site work with the employer, and school-side work with the instructor who is supervising all internship students for that semester.
  • Claiming internship credits: as with all other classes, processing of student enrollment in internship credits should happen at the beginning of the semester for which credits will be claimed. Retroactive requests are rarely approved, even if the student can prove completion of all workload at one of the employers in the internship database. Please talk to an academic advisor as you are planning your internship, to ensure you are completing all approval processes in due time. 



Internships: Information for Employers

  • Submit your internship position here. Thank you for your interest in collaborating with the Department of Public Relations and Advertising at Rowan University.
  • Paid or not paid? Your decision. Many of our employers choose to recognize the value added by our interns by providing a stipend to cover various expenses associated with the student's travel and living expenses. 
  • Paid internship programs, or regular job listings can also be forwarded to students who meet your selection criteria. Please contact the program advisor, Ms. Block, for details. 
  • Credit-bearing internships: you decide how you configure the position for which you are hiring.
    • Credit-bearing internships require processing and approval before the beginning of the semester in which credits will be awarded for the internship experience. Please check with your interns to ensure they have completed all required paperwork, to avoid unnecessary aggravation. 
    • Typical workload includes about 120 hours for 3-credit internships; and 240 hours for 6-credit internships. These credits are counted toward the student's enrollment (load, tuition, and any applicable univevrsity fees).
    • Credit-bearing internships are subject to department policies. Students are required to file work logs, samples of work completed for the employers, and participate in meetings and activities with the faculty who supervise all student interns. Internship grades count toward the student's GPA. 
    • Employers supervising credit-bearing internship must file periodic evaluations (typically, midway and at the end of the internship) with the internship program faculty supervisor.