COMM 4995 / IN1 - Internship
Students must complete COMM 2035/MM1 and COMM 2045/OR1 before enrolling in this course. There will be no exceptions to this regulation.
What is an Internship?
The internship course involves supervised practical experience and study in a business or organization in a field related to the general management of the business or organization. The main objective of an internship is to give students the opportunity to put in practice the management concepts and theories they are learning in the H.B.Com program. An internship is beneficial to both interns and the organizations employing them: Bringing studies and practical experience together helps students anchor what they learn and facilitate learning for the remaining courses, especially the strategy course. Employers benefit by having interns use their skills and competencies to tackle a problem or project of interest at minimal cost.
The Internship is a course worth 6 credits. Students must successfully complete COMM 2035/MM1 and COMM 2045/OR1 before registering for the Internship.
To understand and experience the relationship between what they learn in their courses and everyday applications;
to apply the concepts they learn to a specific problem or project of value to an organization;
to learn how to define a problem or project, plan and carry out a study in a field different from their own
to continue the development of important skills such as problem-solving, written and oral communication, analysis, evaluation, time management and independent work;
to develop confidence in their ability to contribute to the over-all functioning of a business or organization;
to appreciate the breadth of complexities that an organization encounters; and
to advance the interests of the participating organization.
Where Can I Complete the Internship?
The Internship may be done at your current place of work, a volunteer association, a not-for-profit organization or any other organization that you are familiar with.
Who Needs to Be Involved?
As the internship requires some level of supervision, the employer or the manager/administrator of the organization where the internship will take place must be willing to cooperate with the Laurentian University Internship Coordinator.
The employer/administrator will have to sign the contract, provide some level of support to the intern throughout the internship and if needed provide access to internal resources. At the end of the internship, the employer/administrator has to provide an evaluation of the work completed during the internship.
The Laurentian University Internship Coordinator approves the proposal and signs the contract. The Coordinator also maintains contact with the employer or organization, provides some supervision during the internship, evaluates the final report, and assigns a grade.
Further information on the internship is available on the Student site .
Although students are strongly encouraged to complete the Internship, the COMM 4405/HC1 course may be taken in its place.
Updated May 3, 2007