In the fast-changing media world, internships are more important than ever. Not only to they give you real-world experience, internships help you build contacts, learn from professionals and let you explore work in different areas of media. This is important if you are not sure which media area you are most interested in or if you are curious about different fields.
Regardless of your motivations, today’s employers say evidence of successful internships shows them that job candidates have experience in the workforce and are ready to take on the challenges of a full-time career. Many hire new graduates as interns with the option of placing them in full-time jobs in the future.
So you can see that internships are not an option: They are a requirement for your future job-seeking success.
- Make an appointment with a career coach.
- Look for internships in CareerLink, the College of Arts and Sciences database. Log in, create an account and search the database.
- Learn about for-credit internships at the school.
- See what students have to say about their internships.
- Learn about The Media School’s Semester in Los Angeles and Summer in London internship programs.