All communication seniors are required to participate in one 350-hour internship (COM 491 - 3 unit hours). Students apply the semester prior to their anticipated internship, and must receive approval from the Internship Coordinator to participate. The internship may be completed during fall, spring or marathon summer sessions. The following internship policy dictates the minimum requirements (pre-reqs), officially listed in the 2013-2014 JSU Catalogue:
- Broadcasting students must have COM 200, 205, 301, 302, and at least 2 hours of COM 404/405 - Media Workshops 1 & 2.
- Digital Journalism students must have COM 200, 315, 325, and at least 2 hours of COM 404/405 - Media Workshops 1 & 2.
- Public Relations students must have COM 200, 315, 325, 330, and 340.
Latest Jobs/Internship Opportunities
The benefits of an internship are numerous. Students gain actual hands-on experience in a media-related organization, and learn the importance of networking. Students will research the area of desired placement, and the Internship Coordinator will assist with the placement at a media facility.
Here's just a sample of the placements of some of our recent interns:
- CNN, Atlanta, GA
- Progressive Farmer magazine, Birmingham, AL
- Redbook magazine, New York
- Southern Living magazine, Birmingham, AL
- WBRC-TV, Birmingham, AL
- ABC 33/40, Birmingham, AL
- Rick and Bubba Show, Birmingham, AL
- The Birmingham News (AL)
- The Anniston Star (AL)
- Arista Records, Nashville, TN
- The Gadsden Times (AL)
- NE Alabama Reg. Medical Center Community Relations, Anniston, AL
- The Decatur Daily
- JM Productions, Gadsden, AL
- WAAY-TV, Huntsville, AL
- Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce, Anniston, AL
- The Greater Birmingham Area Chamber of Commerce
- Diamond Video, Birmingham, AL
- AT&T Public Relations, Atlanta, GA
- The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, New York
For more information, contact Mr. Jerry Chandler, Internship Coordinator