Professional Opportunities

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:

Fox News
Legal Times
NBC News/London
Richmond Magazine
Richmond Times-Dispatch
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 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.