A practical on-the-job experience in which students are employed as interns by media organizations in an environment that enables them to supplemement their formal and theoretical education in journalism/mass communications. Internships are individually arranged and must be approved in advance by the JMC intership coordinator. Internships may be taken during the school year or during the summer months. JMC majors are required to complete 400 hours of internship in one or more organizations. Students are evaluated by the organization for which they worked. They must also complete a written, descriptive journal, a critique and evaluation of the internship(s), complete a resume and cover letter, and demonstrate awareness of portfolio content and presentation.
- Prerequisites: Off-campus internships are available to JMC majors or JMC minors who successfully have completed their freshman year.On-campus internships may be taken any time during the freshman, sophomore, junior or senior years. Internships are graded on the pass-fail system.
- Credits: 3
- Offered every semester.