Internships are a great way for you to gain real-world experience and make business contacts. Journalism employers expect to see at least one internship on an applicant's resume. And countless NYU students have landed jobs at the places where they interned.
Here in New York City, you have a wealth of internship opportunities to choose from. The NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute has longstanding relationships with the top media outlets in town, and is constantly forging new ones.
Some internships are paid (not many) and others strictly require academic credit -- it depends on the employer's program. If you intern for credit, you enroll in the Journalism Institute's Credit Internship Course. Students can take this course more than once and have the option of electing to earn 1, 2, 3 or 4 credits for the course. But you can earn no more than 4 credits total. Therefore, anyone who has already taken the course for 4 credits cannot enroll again. (Grad students should check their program requirements.) You cannot take two internships at once.
The Director of Career Services will work with you to help find and monitor the credit internship. To enroll in the course please CAREFULLY read the information in these three links below and follow the instructions to file your INTERN RECORD SHEET:
To check out internship listings, look at the bulletin boards near Room 647 or click here.
Director of Career Services
Office hours Thursdays 11-1pm and 3-5pm
Career Services Specialist
Office hours Tuesdays 10-12pm and 2-4:30pm.