|Students intern for a variety of organizations, such as the Indiana Pacers.|
Students are required to undertake at least one internship as part of their bachelor's degrees. This real-world experience is invaluable in preparing young journalists for the work force. They learn new skills in journalism as well as in the adult world of work, and they boost the quality and magnitude of work in their portfolios. Internships also provide potential jobs after graduation and, at least, give students a chance to network with professionals.
Make planning your internship part of your advising appointment. You'll find your internship opportunity, then register for the internship class for the semester in which you'll be working.
Once you have a couple of internships on your resume, you'll be well-practiced in writing that resume, crafting cover letters and approaching potential employers.
Check out these links to get started in finding leads to internships and jobs:
- Log onto this link to access a database of journalism jobs, searchable by geography, type of job and other parameters.
- Check out these resources on the Web to find contacts for people in the industry.
- Retired Wall Street Journal and current adjunct lecturer Joe Boyce has advice for internship and job seekers.
- Start preparing your resumes and cover letter and get some tips for surviving the job interview at this link.
- Meet recent interns.