Gain additional experience and credit for up to 3 semester hours through internships at newspapers, magazines, book publishing companies, television and radio stations, web companies, advertising and public relations agencies, and large and small businesses throughout the Dallas–Fort Worth region and the nation.
The internship program maintains strong ties with industry leaders in the Dallas-Fort Worth region, which provides students with excellent networking opportunities.
The Mayborn School of Journalism offers journalism internships and jobs at the UNT Career Center website. Students and alumni can log-in to see all listings for internships and part-time and full-time jobs. Students currently enrolled at UNT will use their EUID and password. Alumni can access the Eagle Network by registering. Directions can be found by selecting the alumni tab.
The school provides the services of a full-time career specialist who assists students with internship, job, professional and academic opportunities. Rachel Smith, UNT Career Development Specialist, is assigned to the Mayborn School of Journalism. Ms. Smith makes regular visits to the first floor of the GAB to meet with journalism students. To visit with her about careers, resume creation, or any related advice, please contact the Mayborn office for her scheduled times. The Mayborn office number is 940-565-2205.
What are the course numbers for internships?
The course numbers for internships are JOUR 4800.701 through 713 depending on your faculty adviser. The Journalism secretary will give you the code for your faculty advisor’s section.
Does a student need to have “major status” to qualify for an internship?
Can a student be paid and get credit for internships at the same time?
Are internships pass/no pass or are grades assigned?
Grades are assigned by the supervising professor, with the feedback and help from the supervisor in the business or organization which is hosting the student intern.
Is there a minimum GPA before someone can apply for and receive an internship?
Yes. The student must be a major in good standing. That means the student must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 based on all courses taken.
How should students turn in their weekly reports?
The supervising professor and student will set up specific dates on which the reports are due. Deadlines must be followed. Missing a deadline will result in a lower grade for students.
Can students get credit for the same Internship through Journalism and other programs at the same time?
How many hours does a student work for Internship credit?
100 hrs. = 1 hr. credit; 200 hrs. = 2 hrs. credit; 300 hrs. = 3 hrs. credit
Does each professor have a section number for Internships?
Yes. Consult with the division head to approve your internship and to be enrolled in the correct section.
What are you doing now that will get you the job you want tomorrow? Your self-motivation shows by the actions you take today.
Join a professional organization. You will learn more about your field and will have the opportunity to meet professionals who can become part of your network.
Meet with the professionals at their offices to learn more about what they do and their likes and dislikes about the industry.
Volunteer to write that PSA or design that brochure for a United Way agency. You will not only help the agency but you will also be adding to your portfolio clips.