Media Studies and Production Opportunities Outside of the Classroom
Getting involved and gaining experience outside of the classroom is an essential part of being a well-rounded media studies and production (MSP) student. At Klein, students have a wide variety of career-oriented extracurricular opportunities available to them, from professional student organizations, to study away opportunities, to internships, and more!
Media Studies and Production Clubs and Activities
The clubs and organizations within Klein are designed to provide students with opportunities to learn and experience a variety of professional roles and media. From podcasts to live TV, online magazines, radio, print and a record label, this wealth of choices allows our students to find their passion, whether it be behind the scenes, on camera or in the newsroom.
Temple University Clubs and Activities
At a vibrant, urban university like Temple, there are hundreds of clubs, organizations and events for students to take part in every day! View a full list of student organizations at Temple.
Students are encouraged to become global citizens by taking advantage of study away opportunities in the U.S. or abroad. Temple has satellite campuses in Rome, and Japan, but it also has programs and connections that can help students study or intern just about anywhere in the world.
Klein offers several media-focused study and intern away options. One such program is the Arcosanti, Arizona spring break trip, in which students earn three credits learning about sustainable communities, technology and media. For those interested in working in children’s media, there is the The Children's Media Industry: Trends and Career Opportunities program, in which students visit the Jim Henson Company and Nickelodeon Studios while exploring the media center of Los Angeles.
Career Services for Klein Students
Klein and MSP have numerous resources to help students to obtain internships for pay, credit or both. While many find and obtain internships on their own, we strongly encourage MSP majors to take advantage of Klein College of Media and Communication’s Office of Career Services to obtain specialized, media-focused services and programming available exclusively to Klein students. These include résumé review workshops, interview prep, internship listings, LinkedIn headshots and more. Klein students can use Klein Connect, an exclusive database for Klein students, alumni and employers, to obtain an internship or job.
Fields of Interest
Hundreds of businesses, institutions and organizations in the Philadelphia metropolitan area and across the nation provide opportunities for our students to work in relevant professional fields. Opportunities are available in a variety of media-related outlets, including:
- advertising and multimedia agencies
- radio stations
- recording studios
- sports teams and sports media outlets
- TV stations
- video production agencies
Surrounded by Opportunity
Our internship program maximizes our location in the nation’s fourth largest media market, where year-round opportunities to gain professional experience are available at practically every major media outlet in the area, including:
- Comcast SportsNet
- KYW Newsradio 1060
- The Philadelphia Media Network, home to Philadelphia Daily News, The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philly.com
- Philadelphia Weekly
- WPVI 6ABC and many others
The Media Studies and Production Internship Course
In order to put our students in the best position for success, all media studies and production majors are required to complete two courses in professional development. To satisfy one of those course requirements, students may choose between an on-campus practicum course or a three-to-four-credit internship course. Both improve students’ marketability, create networking connections and provide valuable practical experience in a professional setting.
The internship course is a self-directed learning experience that requires students to interact with employees at the internship site, faculty and other interns. It integrates practical work experience with self-reflection and theory. To satisfy the Internship course requirement for the major, students must work at least 12 hours per week for 14 weeks to earn the required three credits.
The MSP office is located in Annenberg Hall, Room 205.
Director, media studies and production
Betsy Leebron Tutelman
Internship Coordinator and Professor, media studies and production