Credit Internship Course
Journalism internships are a way for students to extend their education beyond the classroom and gain valuable real-world experience that might lead to a career.
Credit internships must involve journalistic training under proper supervision in the editorial or production department of an established news organization. Due to COVID, supervision can be remote. (You cannot obtain academic credit in journalism for experiential learning in public relations, communications, marketing, advertising, or at talk shows. Internships that only involve work in the fashion or beauty closet of a magazine/outlet are also ineligible for academic credit.)
Most journalism students have a maximum of 4 internship credits to use during their studies. The internship class is available for variable credit. You can elect to earn 1, 2, 3 or 4 credits for the course. Once you’re enrolled we will confirm registration with your internship supervisor.
Undergraduate students: Internship credits are applied to your overall CAS degree requirements. They do not count toward your major.
International students: As a journalism major or MA student, you can register for an internship through NYU Journalism’s Career Services department. Most international students (on F1 visas) are eligible to do internships with CPT after completing two full semesters.
You will need to request Curricular Practical Training (CPT) from the Office of Global Services (OGS) website before you can start any internship. Career Services Director Sylvan.Solloway@nyu.edu will sign off on your CPT request electronically. (Unless you’re in BER or SHERP.) OGS will make sure you’re registered, then issue your I-20 in five to 10 days. If you don’t already have a social security number, CPT qualifies you to request one. OGS can provide instructions once your CPT is approved.
Make sure to read the syllabus and other information below.