During junior or senior year of the journalism undergraduate program, you may opt to take an internship that will give you a competitive edge in the field while earning credit towards your degree. Our students have interned at for- and nonprofit companies, as well as local, state and federal government agencies. One student even spent a term working at the White House.
Though most of the opportunities are located in the tri-state area—particularly in Philadelphia and its suburbs, as well as southern New Jersey—some have been in places like Denver; New York and Washington, D.C. Regardless of location, journalism interns have gotten experience at numerous media- and journalism-related firms and agencies, including
- corporate communications departments,
- digital communications and new media agencies,
- online publications,
- radio stations
- TV stations, and
- wire service bureaus.
At the graduate level, you may earn academic credit for an internship in a field related to journalism and mass communication that is carefully monitored and supervised. Graduate internships have requirements that include consultation with the organization or business offering the internship, specifications of the duties to be undertaken and regular reports from a designated supervisor. You may not earn academic credit for current employment experience.
You can seek approval to perform an internship at a venue of your choice. Keep in mind that in order to earn credit for your internship, the work must be with a legitimate communication-related organization and related to the fields covered in your courses.
If you have any questions about journalism internships, please contact
Sarah Landwehr, assistant professor of instruction,
director of internships.
Learn more about opportunities as a Journalism major.