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Public Relations Internships

What you need to know about qualifying for JMC public relation internships and what is expected of you once you secure an internship can be found here. To learn more explore the links, then make an appointment with the Internship Coordinator to get answers to questions you may have. Remember, you cannot register for internships online. We will register you for the course once you secure an approved internship and submit an online application.

Prerequisites:


Public Relations

  • JMC 26007 Print Beat Reporting or 26008 Broadcast Beat Reporting


And Two of the following:

  • JMC 48001 Media Relations and Publicity

  • JMC 48002 Public Relations Tactics

  • JMC 48003 Public Relations Online Tactics

  • JMC 48006 Public Relations Publications


Requirements

Every student majoring in any sequence of Journalism and Mass Communication must complete an internship (JMC 40092) as a requirement of his/her degree. Each intern must complete at least 300 hours of work at his/her internship, which can be taken in the fall, spring or summer semesters. If you do your internship in the fall or spring semesters, you should consider a reduced schedule of classes, as you will be working a minimum of 20 hours per week.

To qualify for internship credit, you musts complete the online application form found on this website. Once your internship application is approved by the internship coordinator, you will be registered for the class through the JMC office. All summer internships are listed in the Summer III session, but your reporting obligations begin when the internship begins.

You will be required to submit online reports during the internship. The internship coordinator will advise about the requirements for the reports. The internship coordinator may also request work samples and additional assignments. If you’re having any problems with your internship, contact the coordinator by phone or email.

At the end of your internship, your immediate supervisor must submit a confidential online evaluation form. It is the student's obligation to be sure this happens.

The internship is one credit hour and is graded as an S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory). Failure to report on a timely basis or failure to complete the 300 hours can result in a U grade, and the internship will have to be repeated.

If you have questions, see the internship coordinator. Internships can be valuable tools for future jobs. Take them seriously and do a good job. Good luck!