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Internship FAQ


Who is eligible to take the internship courses ?
Students who are enrolled as declared Media Communications (MCOM) majors at Grossmont College and have COMPLETED the Appropriate Pre-requisite course:  For TV, Film, and other Visual Media Internships, MCOM 117-VIDEO STUDIO OPERATIONS; OR for Radio, Recording and other Audio type internships, MCOM-116-AUDIO PRODUCTION. Students do NOT need to complete both courses in order to enroll.


If I am not an MCOM major but have secured an internship opportunity, may I participate in the department's internship program?
Yes, but you will most likely need to be cleared to do so. To obtain Pre-Requisite Clearance, click here and follow the instructions.


I am a MCOM or TELECOM major at another college or university and have completed similar courses those that Grossmont requires. May I participate in the the department's internship program?
We strongly recommend that you work through your college or university's internship program. However, you may be be cleared to participate and enroll (see previous question).


Do I need to sign up for more than one course?
Not anymore.  You only need to enroll in one of the following MCOM 151; MCOM 153 or MCOM 155 ELECTRONIC MEDIA INTERNSHIP.


Can I take the internship class more than once?
Yes, you may enroll but it must be in a different section.  For example if you completed MCOM 153, you can only enroll in MCOM 151 or MCOM 155.


What is the difference between MCOM-151, MCOM-153 and MCOM-155?
The difference is the number of units and the field hours that you will be required to complete. MCOM-151 is a one-unit internship that requires 90 hour on-site field work; MCOM-153 is a two-unit internship that requires 120 hours of on-site field work, while MCOM-155 is a three-unit internship that requires 180 hours.


When is the last day I can add the internship class?
We realize internships take time to secure. We recommend that you add the class prior to or at the start of the semester. However, the instructor may add students to the internship sections up to the 4th week of the semester. No one may add after the 4th week.


Do I have to find my own internship?
Generally speaking, yes. Many faculty members, including the internship coordinator, will usually have some suggestions, but it is up to you to find where you want and will be accepted to intern.

Last Updated: 04/05/2016
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