To receive journalism credit for an internship, you must be a UA undergraduate or graduate student with a journalism major or minor and have passed JOUR 205 (Reporting the News) with a C or better. (Graduate students must have passed JOUR 506 with a B or better.) You may interview for an internship while in-progress in JOUR 205/JOUR 506, but will not be enrolled for credit until your final grade for the class has posted.
You must meet with the Internship Coordinator and review the offer for a journalism internship you have received to have it approved for credit. In some cases – marketing and public relations internships, for example – the School of Journalism will not offer credit, but you will be able to receive credit through the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Consult the Internship Coordinator to understand from whom you will get credit.
Students need to:
- Complete an application form and the University’s Assumption of Risk and Release Form, have those forms signed by the company offering the student the internship, and review the credit requirements with the internship coordinator before being enrolled to receive academic credit for the internship. Please note that tuition applies to internship credit.
- Review requirements for part-time and full-time internships, or graduate internship for 2-year master’s students or graduate internship in lieu of project for 1-year master’s student. Students complete this evaluation form at the end of the internship along with submitting work samples and ensuring the supervisor completes this evaluation form.