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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. For specific information about learning goals and program requirements, please see the bulletin.

Career Opportunities

Graduates in communication often attend excellent graduate programs or pursue carers in the media and corporate settings. Graduates can be found as sales representatives, in the legal profession, as television newspersons, in management settings, on the radio, practicing public relations, conducting market research, or in academics. Ethical and skillful communication is important to success in all organizational settings; hence, communication graduates find diverse opportunities available to them after graduation. We invite you to explore our webpage and learn more about the opportunities we offer to Communication students.

New Internships and Other Opportunities

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County (CCE) provides 4-H/youth development, parenting, agriculture, and natural resources education. CCE is actively recruiting for a paid marketing internship to assist with developing a communication calendar, building a story bank highlighting program impact, assessing how to incorporate new brand language in current marketing materials and assisting with determining future marketing priorities. The internship requires 4-8 hours per week during the college semester, but could be extended to a full-time position throughout the summer. If you are interested in applying email Tim Davis at: for information.

The Boy Scouts of Geneseo are seeking an intern. Responsibilities are:  to develop a multi-channel membership strategy for Cub Scouts (K-5) and Boy Scouts (6-12) and families, focusing on 20-40 year old parents and heads of households. To construct a communication strategy to share the individual achievements, and activities of Scouts, promoting the support Scouts receive from the community and the benefit Scouts provide to the community. To reach out to community organizations to seek guest presenters for Cub Scouts and merit badge counselors for Boy Scouts and help identify and partner on smaller service projects or large-scale Eagle Scout service projects. Interested candidates should email John Rutigliano, Cubmaster, Cub Scout Pack 72, Geneseo at:

HEROS Youth Mentorship Program is looking for college students to mentor in their 1:1 Mentorship Program. The 1:1 Mentorship Program prioritizes 9-12 high school students who are first generation, low income, BIPOC community, serving in: NYC: Queens, Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Rochester, Syracuse, Livingston County and expanding to Buffalo. The 1:1 Mentorship program gives college students an opportunity to develop their leadership abilities, identify their own professional and personal strengths, and become a mentor for high school students trying to figure out their own path. It will require about 3 hours per week for workshops, 1 hour per week developing a mentorship session, and 4 hours per week of independent work, for a total of 8 hours per week or 120 hours per semester. It offers 3 Career Development Academic Credits. Apply here.

Audacy is offering shadow opportunities for students interested in a carer in broadcasting. Audacy is the home for Audio, the #1 creator of original audio content. In the Rochester market, we have five local radio stations:  92.5 WBEE, 98.9The Buzz, 96.5 WCMF, 98 PXY, and 95.7 FM/950 AM The Fan Rochester. In addition to their local stations they have digital, streaming capabilities on the new and improved Audacy app for those on the go. Interested students can contact Shannon Reagan at 585-719-2626.

The Office of Representative Joseph D. Morelle, NY-25, is currently seeking interns to gain experience in political science, government affairs or similar fields. This is a paid opportunity with college credit available, though interest in the field of government and New York State ties are preferred. For more information and to apply view this document.

The long awaited 10th Annual Geneseo Insomnia Film Festival will be held on March 22 and 23, 2024. Registered teams will have 24 hours to write, shoot, edit and submit a video of no more than three minutes. The top three videos win cash prizes (1st: $400 Amazon gift card, 2nd: $300 Amazon gift card, 3rd: $200 in bookstore credit). Aside from a chance to win, everyone who registers in time, will get an Insomnia t-shirt, golden ticket, lifetime memories, and more coffee than a human should be able to drink in 24 hours! More details are available on the Insomnia webpage.

The United Nations Association of Rochester (UNAR) is always looking for passionate college interns to help us promote UN initiatives and make a difference in the community and the world. There are openings for Program Management, Board of Directors Assistant, Community Partners, Social Media/Communication Management and grant writing. Must have a strong interest in global issues and/or international affairs in an NGO setting. Academic major/experience in international relations, international business, political science, communication economics, public administration, law or related fields. Must be a college undergraduate (min junior) or have graduated in the past 2 years. Grade point average of 2.75 or higher and fluency in English and outstanding written and verbal communication skills. Interested applicants should apply on or email

The interfaith Center has an immediate opportunity for an intern to help with their social Media and Marketing. They are also looking for help with webpage management; so a student with a background with webpage management would be helpful. This could be a paid or for-credit internship. If you are interested, feel free to reach out to Sarah McLean, Chair of the board of Directors for the Interfaith Center. She can be reached by email at

Students working on the campus newspaper, The Lamron, are looking for talented writers! Being a writer for The Lamron is an opportunity for you to explore newspaper writing and gain a resume builder for future jobs in the writing field. Students that work on The Lamron, meet every Thursday at 5:00 pm in the College Union Hunt Room. Writers are free to author opinion, entertainment, or campus life pieces. We need you to help us build a newspaper with more diverse coverage of happenings on campus!

To learn about volunteer and for-credit opportunities — in areas such as news, sports, marketing and promotions — with campus radio station WGSU, go to or contact Faculty Director Michael Saffran at


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Communication Department
SUNY Geneseo
Blake Hall, Room B122
Geneseo, NY, 14454
Phone: (585) 245-5228
Fax:  (585) 245-5240