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Internships in Journalism
Journalism majors are strongly encouraged to complete one or more internships during their college career. In recent years, Journalism majors have completed internships with local radio and television stations. In fact, The Duluth-Superior television market relies heavily on our students for internships and employment after graduation. When coupled with a rich, local media scene of print and online news organizations, the UMD Journalism program often has more requests for students than we have students to offer. Students are also encouraged to apply their skills in a real world situation through working at campus media (The Statesman, KUMD) while attending UMD.
Eligibility for Internships - to be eligible for an internship, students must have:
completed 60 hours of coursework
completed WRIT 1120 or equivalent
completed Journalism 2001 (Introduction to Journalism)
completed Journalism 3700 (Media Law and Ethics)
earned a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the two WRIT classes
have contacted and filed materials with the Journalism Internship Coordinator Deborah Petersen-Perlman.
Eligibility differs somewhat for different types of internships. Under some circumstances the internship may waive one or more of the eligibility requirements. Keep in mind that the eligibility and completion requirements for internships apply only to those internships for which students earn credit; a student who chooses to not earn credit for an internship may still wish to list the experience on his or her resume. If you have questions or would like to learn more about a Journalism Internship, contact Deborah Petersen-Perlman.