We advertise current internship opportunities on our internship/job portal. We regularly share internship opportunities on the school’s social media channels and in our weekly student newsletter (email Sally Echeto if you are not receiving RSJ newsletter emails). You can also contact our director of internships and experiential learning, Claudia Cruz, for questions about finding internships.
In addition, the university maintains a list of community organizations that have already been approved for hosting interns. Browse through the university's list of community partners to see if any organizations do the kind of work you are interested in. You do not have to choose an organization from this list, but you’ll obtain approval much faster if you do.
You can also talk with faculty members for ideas, network through student clubs, contact professionals, look at journalism internships sites online (such as the job site run by the graduate program at UC Berkeley) or MEOjobsonline.com. Research press clubs across the country that have aggregated internship and scholarship info such as the Sacramento Press Club. Many internships are posted on sites such as Indeed.com or Internships.com. Look at pre-professional organizations such as PRSSA, AMA or ONA which provide exclusive internships for members.
Many companies may not post internship positions. Research companies that interest you and ask if they’d offer an internship position. If you are having challenges finding an internship, work with the internship coordinator for suggested ideas.
It is your responsibility to locate an internship although the internship director is happy to help you with your search. You must apply and be accepted for either JOUR 499: Internship or JOUR 416: Practicum before you can enroll. We must also arrange to have the internship site approved by the university. This process can take a long time so starting early is the very best way to be successful.