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New to the CommLang department? Check out the degrees we offer, or contact a faculty member to learn more about our fantastic programs. Already a student here? Scroll down to see the latest colloquium events, internship postings, and job opportunities

About Colloquium Credit

Every communication major needs four colloquium credits to graduate. A colloquium is also a great way to learn more about your career of choice, and to meet professionals working in that field.

To earn one colloquium credit:

  1. Attend a colloquium (choose from the list above, or propose another idea to Dr. C)
  2. Submit a colloquium report form online within 48 hours (remember, no report, no credit)

Benefits Hub Team - United Way Benefits Hub Associate

Help students at some of the most diverse colleges in Washington State get by, get ahead, and stay ahead while pursuing their educaiton. This program is from 9/3/18-7/17/19.


AmeriCorps - Fuel Your Future Summer Meals Team

Help end childhood hunger by ensuring kids and teens access free meals furing the summer! Summer Associates serve June 20th-August 28th and receive top priority for the United Way's fall positions.



City of College Place - Project Intern

The Intern will learn valuable work skills under the direction of the City Administrator. The Intern will play a role in coordinating and facilitating City projects. They will be given the opportunity to interact with department heads and attend high level meetings, exposing them to the responsibilities of city departments, and current local government issues.

Mike Rizzitiello-City Administrator | Details


Don Johnson Sales, INC. - Videographer Intern

Don Johnson Sales has earned the reputation as the Walla Walla area’s #1 retailer of quality trailers and Polaris off road vehicles. The videographer intern will work with staff to create high quality marketing and informational videos for web publication. This is a paid internship position. | Details


CM Bell - Digital Intern

CM Bell is a marketing and communication firm that tells stories, builds culture, and grows business. We craft signature communication tools and strategies for businesses with stories worth spreading. The digital marketing intern will work with staff to analyze, research, and create effective digital marketing campaigns. Requested hours per week: 6-15 hours. | Details


SonBridge - Videography Intern

SonBridge, a Seventh-day Adventist Community Services Center, seeks to connect the under-served in the Walla Walla Valley with resources to empower transformational change. The videographer intern will work with staff to create 3-4 short, high quality promotional videos for web and DVD publication sharing the mission, needs, and events of the organization. Requested hours are 10-12 hours per week. This is an unpaid internship.

Contact: Norman Thiel | Details


The Center for Evangelism - Virtual Work Intern

The Center for Evangelism is a digital marketing agency for church, schools, and ministry, working alongside departments at the General Conference to spread the Gospel online. They would like for students to have a glimpse of what virtual work is like, so they are developing an internship program that allows students to work from their own location, on their own time. They have availabilities for graphic designers, writers, social media strategists, web developers, and SEO specialists.

Contact: Felecia Datus
Manager, Special Projects | Details


Fort Walla Walla Museum: Videography Intern

The Videographer Intern will work with museum staff to create 3-4 short, high quality informational videos relating to museum exhibits/artifacts for web publication.

Contact: James Payne |  Details


Tangent Media Group: Film/Media Internship

Tangent Media Group is seeking talented and motivated interns to add to assist in development and production of new multi-media and film projects. Interns will be responsible for the creation of inspiring and informative motion-projects within current software. The right candidate will be involved in many different projects, offering support and ideas, and working in a team with colleagues from other departments. This part-time internship is an excellent opportunity for a student aspiring to work in the arts, film production, and more.

Contact: Tangent Media Group |  Details


Loma Linda University: Creative Media Intern - Available Every Summer

Work directly with Carl Canwell, the director of Creative Media in the Office of Enrollment at LLU. Creative Media Interns produce videos for potential students, and work in all aspects of video production: pre-production, production, and post-production. Loma Linda offers a paid internship at $11/hour, and also provides free housing within walking distance of the office, and a round-trip plane ticket to southern California. Send your resume to Carl Canwell to apply.

Contact: Carl Canwell |  Website


Blue Mountain Television: Production Intern - Flexible Dates

Blue Mountain Television has ongoing opportunities for production interns interested in a variety of jobs such as DVD authoring, Social Media, Promos, TV show Production, and marketing. Blue Mountain is looking for interns with Skills in Photoshop, Premiere, Encore, After Effects. Camera work would be helpful as well, though it isn't required. If interested, inquire about what kind of positions are currently available.

Contact: Lowell Mann  |  (509) 529-9149  |  Website


Walla Walla Village Church Television Ministries: Intern Editor - Flexible Dates

The Walla Walla Village Church has ongoing opportunities for a paid intern to edit church service recordings and create DVDs. Work must be done on site at the church. Applicants should be familiar with Photoshop, Encore, Premiere, and Publisher. Vegas and DVD architect are also available if preferred. Prospective interns should also be comfortable moving files on a windows machine, and network.

Contact: Lowell Mann  |  (509) 946-1725  |  Website


Internships for ACA Students While Studying Abroad
ACA offers volunteer internships for students studying abroad. Get real work experience in your language of choice, and earn academic credit for your time.

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Missionary Internship in Hong Kong: Ask for next available dates

The intern's primary task will be to raise awareness of missionaries to China and their needs to an audience that has little understanding of China today. Interns should impress Western audiences of the need for prayer and financial support in Chinese missions. The job will include writing for newsletter's letter campaign's and more, social-media posts, editing reports from indigenous teams on the front lines, etc. Interns will also travel in China, and help with public speaking, videography and other tasks for the Chinese Union office team.

Contact: Audrey Folkenberg  |


ANR Group Inc. - 2017-2018: Multiple Internships Available -  School Year and Summer

ANR Group Inc. is a recruiting company based in Richland, Washington. They are currently accepting internship applications for the 2017-2018 School Year and Summer Session at the Hanford Site. All internships are paid and allow students to obtain real world experience in their field of study! Find a list of intern qualifications here (communication is listed in the "Business" section).

Contact: Jeromy Stallings, Internship Program Coordinator  |  (509) 946-1725  |  Website

Below are potential jobs, internships, or other opportunities for graduating CommLang students in their chosen field.


3Degrees Outreach Associate 


This position will support We are looking for outgoing, passionate and enthusiastic outreach associates to drive our community education and activation efforts through person-to-person tactics like: door to door canvassing, and event tabling. You will be a stellar verbal communicator with infectious enthusiasm who shares our vision for a sustainable world.

For more information, click here.


Coordinator-AV Media


This position will support LLUHS's strategic plan and the organization's mission to continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ, while embracing the core values of compassion, integrity, excellence, teamwork, and wholeness. The coordinator-AV media conducts research in health and spiritual programming and their effective presentation in a cross-cultural environment.

For more information, click here.


Multi-Skilled Journalist


KTVB, the company station, located in Boise, ID, has an immediate opening for a Multi-Skilled Journalist. They are looking for great storytellers who excel in the digital age of journalism. They want journalists who can create unique and shareable stories for all platforms through memorable writing, photography and editing.

For more information, click here.


Public Relations/Marketing Area Lead


POWER Engineers Inc. is seeking an innovative PR/Marketing Lead for one of it's Marking and Proposal Development departments. This is a professional-level position focused on providing oversight for Pr and marketing projects as well as supervising a team of graphic designers, copywriters, and content generators. Responsibilities include assigning resources, managing workload, and leading team meetings.

For more information, click here.


Communication Specialist - Public Relations


This position provides the opportunity to be responsible for a wide variety of communication and public relations tasks that promote the Providence Medical Group. This individual will draft and disseminate content, support the implementation of communication strategies, coordinate projects, conduct research and monitor media topics, trends and outlets. This person will also be an active member at Communication Department events.

For more information, click here.


Producer at Hope Channel Inc. (HC)


The producer at Hope Channel Inc. will work with assigned executive producers/departments and clients to develop television programs and will provide creative and artistic leadership for each assigned project and program. 

For more information, click here.


Sports Editor Idaho Press Tribune


This editor will lead a team of award-winning, talented sports reporters covering high school and college sports, including several local high schools, the College of Idaho, Northwest Nazarene University and Boise State University.

For more information, click here.


News Producer KIVI-TV


KIVI, the ABC affiliate in Boise, ID, is looking for a top-notch producer who can continue the growth of Boise's 10pm newcast. If you are a newsroom leader looking for a challenging opportunity, then this is the place for you to create, lead and organize content for multiple platforms utilizing strong editorial, journalistic, organizational and communication skills. 

For more information, click here.


Barefoot Media Ministries - Promotio

Public Media Virtual Career Fair - March 15, 12-3pm EDT

Summary: An easy way for digitally-savvy superstars to get their foot in the door at some of the most successful and innovative organizations in public radio and TV. PBS, NPR, WGBH, WNET, WBUR, and others are sponsoring booths at the fair hoping to meet our most talented seniors and alumni.

To reserve a free spot, click here.


Barefoot Media Ministries - Promotions and Events Coordinator

Summary: Being in charge of promotions means you are responsible for deepening the connection to the radio family. By coordinating special on-air promotions, events, remotes, concerts, etc. you are serving the family and creating a deeper level of impact. The events producer coordinates large events (such as Parktacular) and other non-radio specific experiences.

Responsibilities for this job include: planing promotions and partnerships, overseeing different campaigns, sending out press releases, creating marketing materials, overseeing projects and coordinating events.


  • A personal experience with Jesus Christ
  • Superior command of the English language
  • Detail oriented
  • Has a pleasing voice
  • Ability to work within a team, respect authority, and conflict resolution
  • Ability to organize, coordinate, and develop teams
  • Evaluate and prioritize tasks and responsibilities, planning ahead for upcoming needs


Brian Yeager | brian@barefootmmorg

Click here for more information about this position.


Carolina Conference Communication - Communication Intern

Summary: The communication intern works with the communication director and associate to accomplish video, print and web communication for the Carolina Conference, specifically for the age range of 15-30. This is a two-year position, with the requirement that the applicant have completed their undergraduate degree within the past five years.

The intern will shoot and edit video footage and perform the technical tasks related to production and post-production, including transport, set up, and operation of equipment. The intern will also write and edit content for an e-newsletter as well as manage websites and social media.


  • Experience in video production and editing
  • Experience or proficiency in news writing
  • Experience in social media
  • Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in a related field (or equivalent experience)


Rebecca Carpenter |

Click here for more information about this position.

College Central Network

Walla Walla University uses College Central Network as its official job and internship posting service. Local employers post jobs exclusively to our school via the CCN site. Students and alumni can use this program to:

  • Easily search and apply to local and national Full-time, Part-time, Internship/Co-op job opportunities
  • Access event announcements, career advice documents, podcasts, videos and articles

Using your account for the first time:

  • Click the Students icon
  • Click the "Forgot your Password" link in the "Sign in" area
  • Enter your Student ID in the ID field
  • Enter your school email address
  • Click the Find Account button
  • An email will be sent to you to establish a password and finish your registration

Adventist Colleges Abroad

Adventist Colleges Abroad provides a unique opportunity for you to travel, study abroad, and earn college credit through Walla Walla University.  If you decide to major or minor in one of the languages we offer, you will spend time abroad with ACA as a part of your degree program.  Depending on your language of study, ACA schools are located in:

                -Cologne, France- FRENCH

                -Sagunto, Spain- SPANISH

                -Entre Rios, Argentina- SPANISH

                -Bogenhofen, Austria - GERMAN

                -Möckern, Germany- GERMAN

Students who wish to minor in Portuguese, Italian, or Arabic can participate in a year-long study abroad program to complete a minor in these languages.

Every year, WWU sends 30-40 students abroad with ACA.  Our students come back excited about their experiences and ready to share. 

More Information

ACA Advisors: Jean-Paul Grimaud and Alma Alfaro

Graduation Requirements:

In addition to the required coursework for each degree, Communication majors need to complete a senior project before graduating, and language majors need to complete their exit exams to show proficiency in their language of choice. There are also a few more requirements. Ask your advisor if you have questions about any of the items below.

Communication Major Requirements:

Language Major Requirements:

NCA Legacy Scholarship

The NCA Legacy Scholarship is a program aimed at supporting Communication students in their academic endeavors!

“The NCA Legacy Scholarship seeks to broaden the Communication discipline’s relevance to various publics by providing a $1,000 scholarship to a local college student pursuing a degree in Communication, Journalism, or related program within the host city/region where the NCA Annual Convention is being held.”
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Off-Campus Study Programs

2017 Travel Video Contest

Alexia 2018 Student and Professional Documentary Photography Grants

  • The First Place student prize is a $1000 grant and tuition for a semester at Syracuse University
  • The deadline is Mar. 1, 2018
  • Free to apply!
  • Learn more here!

Dordt College - Free College Journalism Camp

  • A two-week course for college students of all majors and recent graduates who want to strengthen their communication and reporting skills
  • Runs from May 17 to June 2
  • Students receive free tuition, housing, lunches and dinners
  • Apply here
Last update on June 9, 2018