Sponsor a Journalism Internship
Sharing skills and gaining experience
Tell us what you need
- We believe that an internship should be an employer-employee relationship.
- Your job description lets us know what kind of intern you need. Once you send us a job description, we will match it to our students’ qualifications. Student applicants will provide you with resumes and work samples.
- Our department keeps in close contact with the interns and their employers.
- We are committed to providing students with the skills they need to succeed in their professional careers. Internships allow students to apply the skills they learn in the classroom to actual experience in their fields.
- Our students enroll for internships only after they have completed basic skills courses in our department. In many cases, students also have experience at the student newspaper, student television station, or working with a client in a public relations practicum.
How you can sponsor a student intern
- Begin by identifying the specific jobs an intern can do for you.
- Fill out the online request form.
- Interview the students who apply.
- Select the intern who best matches your needs.
- Evaluate the student’s progress during the course of the internship. Evaluations will be emailed to you twice during the semester from the Internship Coordinator.
You provide the opportunity
A college education is expensive and difficult to obtain. Students often pay their own expenses. While students do receive academic credit for their internships, we also encourage you to pay interns when possible. Perhaps you can pay the student’s tuition, cover expenses, or award a scholarship at the end of the internship.
If you cannot offer compensation but feel that you and student interns can benefit from working together, please contact us anyway. The most valuable part of an internship is the experience students gain. Hiring a student intern from Colorado State University is your chance to make a contribution to your profession. Help a future member of your profession gain experience and confidence in your field.
Our internship program can only succeed if the University and businesses work together. We have many candidates with solid skills who can contribute to your organization. We hope you will participate in this joint education venture.
Email for inquiries: Journalism and Media Communication Internship Coordinator Kimberly Spencer