Internships

Take your education to the real world

Internships no longer are optional for today’s media students. In fact, most students undertake more than one during their college careers. Employers demand real-world experience, and nothing delivers like internships.

Not sure where to start? Don’t worry. We’re here to help.

84%of Media School students complete at least one internship

2.2internships per Media School student, on average

Intern for credit

You can earn academic credit for internships by enrolling in internship courses. Completing an internship for credit is optional.

Learn about internship courses
Two students stand in front of a sign for Conan for their Semester in Los Angeles.

Semester in Los Angeles

Fall and spring

Spend fall or spring semester interning at a media internship in L.A. and taking Media School classes for credit.

Learn about Semester in L.A.

Summer in London honors program

Summer

Spend six weeks interning at a media company and exploring London while taking a course on British media.

Learn about Summer in London

Advice from your peers

Haley Begay

WISH-TV News 8, Indianapolis

Research every possibility in your state and eventually the country and email multiple departments within that station or company. I was originally looking to intern with sports but stumbled upon news. Follow up if you haven't heard back for two weeks.

 

Danarian Brown

Dallas Mavericks, Dallas

Apply for as many as possible. If possible, don't limit yourself to a particular industry. Ask lots of questions and listen to the advice you get.

Katie Klinger

Asher Agency, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Continue to develop all professional relationships. Any connection at all can help you get you to where you want to be. Once you begin working, always make sure the work you are presenting is polished and professional. Always put your best into everything you do.

 

Kathryn Jankowski

Viacom – Nickelodeon, New York

Always research your internships. Once you’re there, be sure to attend events, always say yes to go get coffee with someone, participate as much as you can and make them remember you. 

Alex Hardgrave

The Standard, Boonville, Indiana

Number one: explore your options. I was looking for internship opportunities for a long time.

Number Two: Take risks. The Standard didn't even have an application online or anything, but I just made a call.

 

Connor Hines

FOX Sports, Los Angeles

Don't be picky or limit yourself to only what you think is best for you when applying. Cast as wide of a net as possible. 

Make sure your application shows them what you know and what you're capable of doing, but at the same time doesn't overwhelm them with too much information. Keep it simple and to the point – it's a delicate balance.

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