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Internships

Internships are essential for journalism students who are trying to make career choices.  Because of this, the Department of Journalism requires all students to participate in at least one internship while at Richmond. Many students choose to complete more than one. Students can complete internships during the academic year or over the summer. Placements can be in a variety of journalism specialties, including newspapers, magazines, radio, television and Web-based publications.

Recent students have completed internships with:

CNBC
CNN
Fox News
Legal Times
MSNBC
NBC News/London
Richmond Magazine
Richmond Times-Dispatch
Stateline.org
Style Weekly
The Los Angeles Times
The Wall Street Journal


Regardless of where students choose to intern, earning credit for their experience is straightforward. Students must work a minimum of 50 hours, for which they receive one-half unit of academic credit.

Students who write for on-campus publications such as the student newspaper, The Collegian, may also earn one-half unit of academic credit. Writing for the paper is strongly encouraged by the Department of Journalism.

Students who are interested in securing internships should visit Career Services for more information.

When you are ready to earn credit for an internship, download the department’s internship contract and submit it to your adviser.

Career Services

Advising Suite
Tyler Haynes Commons, Suite 306 (third floor)
(804) 289-8547
careerservices@richmond.edu

Career Gallery & Employer Suite
Queally Center, Suite 201
(804) 662-3032
hirespiders@richmond.edu

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.