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Internship Policy [PDF]

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. Internship pre-approval form

At the end of the internship, the student’s supervisor and the student will evaluate the student's performance by completing this online internship evaluation form.

Resources for finding internships and jobs

Employers: Email your internship and job announcements to

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 to Handshake and create a profile.

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