An exciting aspect of the Ad/PR Program at CCNY is the opportunity to gain real life experience before graduation. While internships are not required, they are recommended as major electives for students who want to use their education as a foundation to enter the communications professions. Students must have at least 15 credits in the major and at least a 2.5 GPA to qualify for an internship. Internships taken for credit are monitored and evaluated by a program director. On average, 18-25 students intern each semester and during the summer in firms throughout New York City.
In recent years, our program has been increasingly sought out by agencies to recruit student interns. In particular, Young and Rubicam has accepted between 5 and 10 interns every Fall and Spring which sometimes leads to full employment. Other recent placements include Ogilvy & Mather, DraftFCB, Peppercom, and Imagine Global Communications. Our program has also partnered with PRSA-NY to place multicultural interns with agencies.