All undergraduate journalism majors must complete at least one internship to graduate. The internship is designed to provide students with hands-on professional experience outside the classroom while they develop professional contacts and a competitive edge in job placement. The internship must be:
- a minimum of 200 contact hours with the same employer in the student’s field of study, and
- pre-approved by the student’s academic adviser. Click here for the internship pre-approval form.
At the end of the internship, the student’s supervisor will evaluate the student's performance by completing an internship evaluation form [DOC].
Virtual Internship Opportunities with the U.S. State Department
Intern from home. OU alumna Megan Kuhn is recruiting for a public relations student [URL] and a graphic design and/or videography student [URL] to remotely join her team at the U.S. Department of State's Virtual Student Federal Service [URL] for the 2020-2021 school year. U.S. citizen college students (undergraduate and up) #ApplyinJuly for virtual internships with the federal government via USAJobs [URL]. Megan will conduct interviews in August. Selected students will begin working on projects in September. The time commitment is about 10 hours per week through May 2021. Virtual internships are unpaid. Frequently asked questions can be found here [URL]. For more information, email Megan at VSFS@state.gov.
National Public Radio Fall 2020 Internship Program
Paid positions available including radio (podcast), videography/multimedia and illustration. Positions are fully remote. Current students or students who graduated 12 months prior to the start of the internship can apply. Click here for additional Information and internship applications [URL]
Communication and Program Coordinator, Your Voice Ohio. Ambitious election project involving more than 40 Ohio newsrooms. Opportunities to work with dozens of Ohio newsrooms, on all platforms and to be involved in transformative journalism. Click here for full job posting [PDF].
WOIO/WUAB TV, Cleveland, OH
- Investigative MMJ
- News Writer/Producer
- Applications for employment with WOIO/WUAB are now submitted electronically. Click here to apply [URL].
Other resources for Finding Internships and Jobs
Employers: Email your internship and job announcements to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ohio University uses Handshake to connect students with employers at numerous media organizations, communication and marketing agencies or nonprofits. Students use Handshake to find internships and jobs. Employers use Handshake to post internships and job opportunities. Log in to Handshake and create a profile.
Career and Leadership Development Center for career coaching, leadership coaching, mock interviews and leadership development.