At an internship, you will learn new professional skills, gather knowledge of the working world, and enhance the quality and quantity of the work in your portfolio. You’ll also gain valuable contacts and networking opportunities that will ideally lead to a job after graduation.
Don’t worry – employers are still hiring interns during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many internship programs have just switched to a remote format. You will meet with a dedicated Journalism or Public Relations faculty or staff member who will coach you on finding an internship – and then mentor you on your internship.
As a Journalism major, you must complete at least one internship in order to complete your degree.
You can earn up to 3 hours of internship credit.
For-credit internships must be approved by the department to ensure that you are gaining valuable knowledge and hands-on experience in the industry. You must work 15 to 20 hours each week of the semester under the direction of a journalist or public relations practitioner.
You’ve got a lot of options, and you’ll receive help from our faculty and staff every step of the way. Take a look at these examples of internships students have completed:
Check out this helpful information for landing an internship: