The concentration in Communication and Public Service (ComPS) offers students a
special program that combines individual research opportunities with hands-on experience
in the public arena. Classes, seminars, internships, field experiences and individual
research projects provide students with opportunities to meet and learn from current
and former officeholders, journalists and public servants who have been leaders
in government and civil society.
The program is closely matched to the undergraduate Communication major. ComPS students
must complete the following 14 courses:
The Annenberg Washington Summer Internship Program (AWSIP) aims to develop skills
and knowledge related to communication in public service through internships at
selected government, political, nonprofit, advocacy, media, and private organizations
based in Washington, D.C. For more information about the program, please refer to
the Internship link.
Students interested in applying to the concentration are encouraged to consult with
Alison Feather, Director of Student
Services and Registrar, and D. David Eisenhower,
Director of the Institute for Public Service, as early as possible to match the
requirements for the major and the ComPS concentration with their own individual
goals. Applications be submitted in either the second semester of the sophomore
year or first semester of the junior year.
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