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Making it There: Beginnings of Comms NYC Internship

In 1977, Ray Beckham started the New York City Internship Program for Communications majors’ after hearing students repeatedly talk about their future in what he says were limited terms.

In 1979, a white Ford Crown Victoria departed Provo, Utah, bound for New York City. As four young men drove across the George Washington Bridge, they gazed in wonder at the vast skyline of towering buildings. They were about to begin their summer internships through a program that almost never happened.

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