Communication Department Opportunities


An internship serves as a bridge between academic life and the world of work, using general skills and knowledge acquired through a liberal arts education in specific career requirements. Internships are an elective option for Communication majors.

An internship can take place during the school year or in the summer, after 16 hours of coursework in Communication has been completed. Every unit of academic credit requires 40 hours on the job. No more than four hours of credit can be received for any internship experience and no more than four hours can count toward the 32 hours required for the major.

Wheaton students have participated in internships at 

  • Christianity Today
  • Crossway/GoodNews Publishers
  • The Chicago Tribune
  • Wheaton College's Advancement Office
  • By the Hand Club for Kids
  • Chick-Fil-A
  • Korean West Alliance Church
  • Jimi Allen Productions
  • Wheaton College's Athletic Department

Summer and Spring internships included

  • Chicago Tribune
  • Target
  • Facets Media
  • Rochester Women's Magazine
  • Diablo Magazine
  • Blackberry Market
  • The Hollywood Reporter
  • Int'l. Center for Journalism, Berlin
  • Kansas City Chiefs
  • JiMi Allen Productions
  • Christianity Today
  • Korean West Alliance Church
  • Wheaton College's Advancement Office

Please contact Ken Chase for more information. 

Arena Theater

Arena Theater production

Arena Theater is a campus drama program that presents two larger-scale productions and two smaller  productions each with a smaller, more intimate environment per year. All Arena Theater shows are cast from within Workout, a co-curricular activity involving students from a variety of majors. Workout holds auditions at the start of the fall semester each school year. There are other opportunities in box office management, stage crew and technical production.

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Debate and Forensics

Wheaton College IL Debate Team Members

Wheaton Debate is a locally, regionally, and nationally competitive team, known for excellence and well-respected within the debate community. Our focus is formal training in argumentation and debate theory, critical thinking, persuasion, delivery skills, research skills, current events, and various interdisciplinary topics. Students participate in local, regional, and national tournaments alongside the weekly practice rounds.

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Journalism Certificate

Wheaton’s Journalism Certificate is an ideal preparation for graduate education or entry-level careers in journalism. We feature coursework and professional networking that builds foundational skills and provides advanced experiential opportunities. 

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Honors Societies

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Qualifying Wheaton students from the Comm Department participate in Pi Kappa Delta and Lambda Pi Eta. Honors societies recognize academic excellence.

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Consortium Programs

The Communication Department supports several consortium programs that allow students to study in another location and specialize in areas such as screenwriting, film studies, and music production.

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