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Welcome to the Department of Communication at Geneseo.  We offer a comprehensive curriculum in harmony with the liberal arts mission of the College. Majors may select from three tracks of study in Personal and Professional Communication, Journalism and Media, and Intercultural and Critical Studies. We invite you to explore our webpage and learn more about the opportunities we offer to Communication students.

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Are you feeling competitive and creative? Consider participating in the 2019 Geneseo Insomnia Film Festival on March 29, 2019. You and your team will have 24 hours to write, shoot, edit and post a 3-minute video. Compete for prizes with other Geneseo students to create the wittiest, most interesting, and most creative video. Get your team together, register for the Insomnia Film Festival and participate in this creative event. Good luck!

Looking for a paid summer internship? Campus Auxiliary Services (CAS) has two, paid summer internships available with their vendor partners. They have teamed up with Crickler Vending Inc. of Rochester and US Foods/OMNIA to provide this opportunity. The deadline to apply is February 28, 2019.

Applications now being accepted for the 2019 Thayer Fellowship and the Patricia Kerr Ross Award - The purpose of these awards is to serve as a bridge between study at The State University of New York and first-time entry into a professional career in the creative or performing arts:  namely music, theatre, dance, film and video, creative writing, and the visual arts. The Thayer Fellowship of $7,000 may be given to one individual or divided among two or three outstanding candidates. The fellowship selection is based on talent, achievement, and the potential as a professional artist. The Ross Award of $1,000 is given annually to an individual or divided among two exceptional applicants. The basis for this award is excellence, originality, and promise. The awards are available to seniors and graduate students in the arts who are about to graduate from the University and make a career in the arts. They are not intended for students going on to graduate school. Review eligibility requirements and complete an application for the Thayer Fellowship and Patricia Kerr Ross Award by February 1, 2019.

Mason Digital Summer Intern - Mason Digital is seeking a summer intern who will create content including blog posts, ebooks, whitepapers, social media posts, emails, and case studies. Projects will be primarily for our wide range of clients, although there will also be content writing for the Mason Digital website and other company promotions. Reporting to the Director of Content & Inbound Marketing, you will work collaboratively with the digital team and be encouraged to learn from and lead significant content creation projects. Internship is ten weeks, paid, and located in Penfield, NY. Send cover note and resume to by April 19th; please outline availability for in-person or phone interview in Penfield, NY and overall availability for summer 2019.

POLITICO Journalism Institute (PJI) is taking applications! PJI is an educational initiative focused on supporting diversity in Washington newsrooms. They are offering an intensive 10-day program May 28 through June 7, 2019, with hands-on training for up to 12 University students or recent graduates interested in covering government and politics. In addition, two of those students will be selected to return for a three-month residency in the POLITICO newsroom. Applications must be completed and submitted by 11:59 pm on January 15, 2019. For more information please go to the POLITICO website.

KJT Group is Hiring! KJT Group is evidence-based consulting firm. Through co-creative partnerships with their life sciences clients, they capture actionable insights that enhance strategic and tactical decision-making. They are hiring a full-time paid Summer Intern. Responsibilities include, good oral and written communication, as well as experience with statistical software such as STATA, R or SPSS. Interested? Check out their website or contact Geneseo alumna Corinne Shanahan at

Spectrum just posted their Spring 2019 internship opportunities for Spectrum News Rochester! Please see Knightjobs for more information.

Internship with Rochester Red Wings Baseball! Travis Sick with the Rochester Red Wings, has a great internship opportunity for internships focused on communication/online content, video production, graphic design and social media. If you have an interest in sports this might be for you! Students will train and work directly with Red Wings staff to gain experience and knowledge of the entire Red Wings operation. To learn more go to Knightjobs.

Volunteers of America has a communication/public relations marketing internship opportunity! Volunteers of America in Western New York is looking for a credit baring intern to work with them. Volunteers of America empowers people in our community to rise out of poverty, move toward self-reliance, and reach their full potential. Success is demonstrated through measurable, positive change in the lives of the individuals, families and communities they serve. If you are interested in working as an intern with Volunteers of America, apply to Chaz Goodman, Communications and Special Events Manager at 585-402-7204 or

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Communication Department
SUNY Geneseo
Blake Hall, Room B122
Geneseo, NY, 14454
Phone: (585) 245-5228
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