Internships are strongly recommended for Public Relations and Communication majors. Students must plan at least one semester in advance and apply for department approval to earn credits for an internship prior to securing an internship. Applications for approval are available in the Internship Info Packet, linked below, and in the department office, Coykendall Science Building (CSB) 51. Deadline to submit an application for department approval is the second Friday in March for summer and fall internships and the second Friday in November for spring internships.



Internship Information Packet & Application_1.14.20

Internship Guidelines for Organizations with Interns_10.25.19

Internship Agreement Form_12.14.20

Supervisor Evaluation Form_12.11.20

Student Survey of Internship Experience_12.12.20







Nancy M. Heiz

Internship Coordinator, Departments of Communication and Digital Media & Journalism

Nancy M. Heiz is the department advisor and internship coordinator for both the Communication and Digital Media & Journalism Departments as well as a lecturer in the DMJ department. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from SUNY New Paltz in Journalism and French and a Master of Science degree from SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica and Rome. Nancy was a magazine editor for 20 years and has taught multimedia journalism at SUNY New Paltz since 2008. In addition, she serves as editorial director for a local marketing firm and does other freelance work. A member of the Online News Association, Nancy has been involved with the Online Journalism Awards every year since 2009.

Nancy M. Heiz  
Office: CSB 64  
Phone: 845-257-3460