Internships, Fieldwork and Professional Opportunities

The Communication Studies Major’s Career Services offers specialized, career-related programming exclusively to Klein College students. Through Klein Connect, our exclusive internship and job portal, students can view a list of current opportunities to help prepare them for their future careers. Klein strongly encourages students to participate in internships so they can apply the skills and knowledge they learned in their degree programs to a real-world, fast-paced work environment.

For information about the academic components and departmental contacts for internships, please visit the page for the appropriate major.


Communication is a vital part of any organization, whether it’s learning to communicate internally with your team or externally with your audiences and vendors. With the versatility of our Communication Studies program, graduates will be prepared to enter a number of communication positions in a variety of fields, including but not limited to

  • academia, 
  • business, 
  • health services, 
  • human services, 
  • international relations, 
  • law, 
  • politics and 
  • technology.

Graduates from the Communication Studies program have continued their education in law schools and graduate schools, while others have entered media-related fields or obtained international positions. Additionally, graduates from Lew Klein College of Media and Communication have found careers in national media for organizations such as BuzzFeed, CBS, Comcast, Google, The Los Angeles Times and NBC, as well as regional employers like ABC/WPVI, CBS/KYW, NBC/WCAU, NFL Films, PHL17, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, WHYY and many others.

Career Services

Klein’s Career Services provides support and guidance for students exploring career opportunities. Some of the services provided by the Career Center include

Students can make an appointment to discuss and learn more about current media and communication job opportunities through Klein Connect.

Klein’s Career Center also hosts various events where students can prepare for their careers in a wide variety of ways, including

  • attending workshops that teach you how to optimize your résumé;

  • applying for internships and jobs with media and communication employers;

  • learning how to deliver an “elevator speech” and practice at networking events; and

  • meeting industry professionals and learning about different career paths.

Learn more about Klein’s Career Center.

As a Temple student, you also can visit the university’s Career Center for support during your job or internship search. You can drop in for a short visit or schedule a 30-minute coaching session to discuss components of your professional profile, including your résumé and LinkedIn presence.

Learn more about Temple’s Career Center.

Alumni Connections

The Communication Studies Major creates lasting connections among alumni, colleagues, faculty, parents and students. Upon graduation, you’ll automatically become a part of the Temple University Alumni Association and can remain a vital part of the Temple community for life.

There are more than 20,000 graduates of Klein College residing across the country and around the world. As leaders in their fields, our trailblazing alumni have achieved high levels of success.

Klein College alumni are

  • advertising and public relations executives;

  • CEOs and entrepreneurs;

  • executives at CBS, Fox News and Warner Bros.;

  • general managers and other key players at cable, radio and TV stations;

  • national on-air talent;

  • professors, researchers and scholars; and

  • Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists.


Career opportunities and mid-career salaries for the Communication Studies Major may include the following examples.


Median Salary*

Communications Teachers, Postsecondary

$77,560.00 (2021)

Community Health Workers

$46,590.00 (2021)


$63,350.00 (2021)

News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists

$48,370.00 (2021)

Public Relations Managers

$125,780.00 (2021)

Public Relations Specialists

$62,800.00 (2021)

Public Safety Telecommunicators

$46,670.00 (2021)

Social & Community Service Managers

$74,000.00 (2021)

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA) as of February 24, 2023.