Internship Program

To get course credit for an internship, you must be enrolled in the appropriate course while you complete the internship. You can find the most current version of the Internship Agreement here or contact Dr. Lurene Kelley for more information. The basic requirements are as follows:

  • It is the student’s responsibility to find and confirm an internship.
  • If a student is employed, he/she may use the place of employment as the internship with the stipulation that the site supervisor certifies that the internship experience will include learning activities other than regular job responsibilities.
  • The student will complete the agreement, secure signatures from the site supervisor and instructor. Students should submit pages two and three of the agreement, along with a copy of the internship job description to Room 300 in the Meeman Journalism Building before or during the regular registration period of the semester in which the internship will be performed.
  • When the agreement is approved, the student will be cleared to register by the Journalism Department Internship Advisor. The original approved agreement will be filed in the journalism department with the student’s records. Copies will be sent to the Faculty Advisor, the student and the site supervisor.
  • The student must work a minimum of 15 hours per week for a minimum of 13 weeks during the semester.
  • Students must report directly to industry experts who can serve as guides in their respective fields.

The corresponding courses are:

  • JOUR 4330: Advertising Internship. Work under the supervision of qualified practitioners in local advertising agency; advertising department of newspaper, television or radio station or company advertising department. NOTE: Students who have received credit for JOUR 4130, 4430 or 4630 may not receive credit for JOUR 4330. PREREQUISITE: permission of sequence coordinator. (S/U).
  • JOUR 4630: Broadcast News Internship. Working practical assignments at local broadcast media under the supervision of qualified practitioners. NOTE: Students who have received credit for JOUR 4130, 4330 or 4430 may not receive credit for JOUR 4630. PREREQUISITE: permission of sequence coordinator. (S/U)
  • JOUR 4130: Writing/Internet Journalism Internship. Working practical assignments at local media, agencies or organizations under the supervision of qualified practitioners. NOTE: Students who have received credit for JOUR 4330, 4430 or 4630 may not receive credit for JOUR 4130. PREREQUISITE: permission of sequence coordinator. (S/U)
  • JOUR 4430: Public Relations Internship. Work experience as intern with public relations department or organization or on team project assigned by instructor analysis of public relations plan and evaluation of results. NOTE: Students who have received credit for JOUR 4130, 4330 or 4630 may not receive credit for JOUR 4430. PREREQUISITE: JOUR 3400, 3410, and 3421, and permission of sequence coordinator. (S/U ).
  • JOUR 7600: Media Internship. Working practical assignments at local media, agencies or organizations under the supervision of qualified practitioners. PREREQUISITE: Graduate student and permission of sequence coordinator (S/U).

Read more about guidelines for our internship class, including expectations for the student and employer.

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