Put your education into practice and become career-ready with an internship.

JMC students are well prepared to fill internship positions in:

  • News organizations
  • Television stations
  • Production companies
  • Magazine publishers
  • Reality television producers
  • Public relations and advertising agencies
  • Corporate and media relations departments
  • Multimedia firms

Internship Requirement

Journalism and Media Communication requires one credit of internship for graduation but encourages every student to consider taking more than the minimum. Students benefit from the opportunity to apply what they have learned in the classroom to a work situation, under a trained supervisor in a professional setting.

Students must review the Journalism and Media Communication Internship Handbook. The handbook includes the internship policy, qualifying criteria, and all required forms.

Questions? Contact Kimberly Spencer, Internship Coordinator, (970) 491-0612.

Kim Spencer

  • Internship coordinator, instructor

(970) 491-0612

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How to Find an Internship

There are many internship opportunities with hundreds of companies in Colorado and out of state.

Resources to help with your search:

  • Handshake
  • Liberal arts job boards
  • Faculty recommendations
  • LinkedIn
  • CSU Career Center
  • Academic Support Center

Current Internship Listings

Local organizations often reach out directly to the department to recruit journalism students. See available internship opportunities for JMC students below.

If you’re an organization wanting to post an internship opportunity in this list, please fill out this form:

Earning Academic Credit

Once you secure an internship:

  1. Contact the internship coordinator, Kim Spencer, to make sure the internship meets the requirements to earn credit.
  2. Complete the forms in the JMC Internship Handbook and send to the internship coordinator.
  3. Students will either register for JTC 487 Internship or LB 386/JTC 386 practicum. Students must register for an internship at least 10 weeks prior to the end of the semester in which they are doing the internship.

Contact the internship coordinator to make sure the internship meets the requirements to earn credit.

Frequently Asked Questions about Internships for Academic Credit

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Internship Examples

The Colorado Eagles

“As a Marketing and Promotions intern for the Colorado Eagles, I have many responsibilities. I have three different jobs that I could do each game night; game operations, sand bag, or chuck-a-puck. If I am on game operations, there are usually three to four interns on it with me. Some of the responsibilities that I have are choosing and picking up contestants for games and contests, carrying and rolling out the National Anthem carpet and puck drop carpets, hand out giveaway items, help sponsors set up for the game, and get contests and games ready for intermissions and timeouts during the game. If I am on sand bag, it is usually me and one other intern. The responsibilities that I have if assigned to sandbag are counting and organizing coupons and handing them out to a certain section in the events center during power plays and penalty kills.”

New Belgium, College Ambassador Internship

“My official title is the Fort Collins College Brand Ambassador, or as I like to call it, a baby Ranger. I am responsible for going to events, tastings, and liquor store promotions in the Fort Collins area. I do not deal with direct sale or distributions, rather what New Belgium refers to as ‘account preservation.’ I give out beers and interact with consumers while giving our accounts a great experience. I do not have designated hours; I usually work 10-20 hours a week attending various events around Fort Collins. Each event is completely different and I attend to both monitor the account and be a representative of the company.”

Colorado State Legislature

“My responsibilities primarily focus on communications, like drafting press releases, newsletters, and the opening and closing remarks for particular bills. I am also assigned a few of the Senator’s bills I am responsible for tracking as they move throughout the legislative process and managing documents within a specific binder. I notify the Senator of any action she needs to take and prepare her when they are up in committee. We also handle administrative support like answering the phone and email, sending thank you letters, and from time-to-time represent the Senator at luncheons in the area.”