Internships are the Gateway to a Career

15 12 2010

By Barb Benish, Internship Coordinator for the Department of Journalism

If you want a job in the journalism field after graduation, then you should be applying for internships while in college. In fact, many employers are saying one internship is no longer enough. They are looking to hire people who have had two, three — even four — internships.

Now is the time to apply for both spring and summer internships. Look on the Journalism Department’s internship website to find out about internship possibilities. But you should also look at Titan Jobs, Big Shoes Network, company websites and other websites that post journalism internships. (There are a bunch of links on the bottom of the department’s internship website to get you going.

I’ve been getting a lot of positions this last week and been posting them online, so make sure to look on our internship website, as well as Titan Jobs, even through January since I’ll continue to post them as they come in.

Also, don’t forget the power of networking. Tell everyone — from mom and dad, to aunts and uncles, to cousins, friends and neighbors — that you are looking for internships. That’s often how internships are found.

Before you apply, make sure your resume and cover letter are perfect. Go to Career Services for help, or contact me, Barb Benish, the Journalism Department’s internship coordinator, at So what are you waiting for? If you want a job tomorrow, get an internship today.




2 responses

27 12 2010
Jens Reimer Olesen

I have just finished an internship with Morgan Stanley in London. It was an amazing experience and I learned a lot. I can really recommend doing an internship! I found the internship on a new page called The have gathered all internships, graduate programmes & jobs at one place. Quite amazing!

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