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HOW TO GET A JOURNALISM INTERNSHIP

All students interested in Journalism internships generally should be of junior standing or have at least 60 credits completed (transfer students must complete one full semester as a journalism major at Columbia) and partial completion of coursework in major track. Students should also have a 3.0 cumulative GPA, or "B" average in journalism courses. Contact Jennifer Halperin, Internship Coordinator for the Journalism department, for details. Contact information is below.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

To apply for an internship, all interested students must make an appointment with their internship coordinator several weeks prior to registration. Students must also prepare resumes and writing samples/portfolios for review by the internship coordinators.

For all internships, contact:
Jennifer Halperin
Internship Coordinator, Journalism Department
312-369-8994
jhalperin@colum.edu

Students are also encouraged to keep informed about current internship opportunities, which are publicly posted in the Journalism Department as well as the Web site. They must also receive approval from internship coordinator to apply for internships and receive departmental credit. Students who seek placement without prior approval risk denial of credit.

ACADEMIC CREDIT FOR INTERNSHIPS

All internships are based on a 15-week employment period; internships may be renewed, one time only, for an additional semester. One credit is awarded for every four hours of work per week, or 60 hours of work in total; a three-credit internship requires 12 hours of work weekly (or 180 hours in total), while a six-credit internship requires 24 hours weekly (or 300 hours in total). During Fall and Spring semesters, interns may register for two to six credits and during the summer semester, eight-credit internships are offered (they require full-time employment).

Journalism majors may apply for up to 12 internship credits toward the degree; internships do not fulfill major requirements.

RECENT INTERNSHIP PLACEMENTS

PRINT
Chicago Magazine
Online Investor
Modern Healthcare
Daily Southtown
Daily Herald
Chicago Reporter
StreetWise
Book Magazine
Star Publications
Afrique Magazine
Chicago Sun-Times
Community Media Workshop
Kansas City Examiner
Pioneer Press
Chicago Defender
Boston Magazine
Better Government Association
Chicago Fire Soccer
Argonne National Labs
Pet Age Magazine
Springfield State Journal Register
New City
Illinois Entertainer
Conscious Choice
Foodservice Equipment Reports
Chicago Social
Community Media Workshop
In These Times
BROADCAST
WFLD-TV (FOX 32)
WGN-TV
WLS-TV (ABC)
Channel 44, Telemundo
WBBM-AM Radio
FOX Sports Net
WGCI Radio
CLTV News
CNN
WBBM/WMAQ (web sites)
WBBM-FM (B96)
WMAQ-TV (NBC)
WTTW-TV (PBS)
WBBM-TV (CBS)
WAND-TV, Decatur, IL
MTV (Online)
Metro Networks Traffic
WREX-TV, Rockford, IL
KVII-TV, Amarillo, TX
KSWB-TV, San Diego, CA