Journalism Internships for Credit

We believe that an internship experience is an important part of bridging classroom work to the world of work. Thus, our students are required to take JRN 493, which is Journalism Professional Field Experience. Internships can vary in credit. After the one required credit, students can choose to take more for credit if they choose to. Please work with your advisor on credit decisions.

Kim Margolis is in charge of the J-School internship program and invites many recruiters to campus every year from various media organizations and other professional organizations looking for journalists as their professional communicators. Students get a chance to interview with them. Students can also set up their own internships.

To be approved for enrollment in JRN 493, students must fill out the application form below.

IMPORTANT: In addition to filling out the forms below you MUST have your supervisor contact Kim Margolis with these details:

  1. Your internship duties
  2. The hours you will work weekly
  3. When internship starts and ends

For Students

For more information, please contact:

Kim Margolis
Journalism Internship Coordinator
375 Comm Arts and Sciences Building
School of Journalism
Michigan State University