Professional internships play a key role in the education of each student in Kent State's School of Media and Journalism.
A professionally supervised internship in a student's chosen field of study is essential to academic and professional development.
An internship is one of the most important experiences you will have. It should give you an opportunity to prove to yourself, to an employer and to faculty members that the education you received has prepared you to handle the responsibilities of a job in your chosen field successfully. The process of getting a job is an important part of the educational experience. Therefore, the primary responsibility for securing an internship rest with the student.
To complete an undergraduate internship for academic credit, review the steps and submit the application on the Undergraduate Internship Process & Application webpage.
Internships completed for academic credit must meet these criteria:
- The internship is in the student's major area of study.
- The student will be supervised by a professional in the student's field of study.
- Public Relations majors must report to someone who has a communications or public relations degree/ background.
- All internship work experience must be off campus with the exception of Digital Media Production internship.
- DMP allows on-campus internships under certain circumstances.
For more information and resources, find your Major Resource Course on Canvas.
If you have additional questions about the MDJ internship program, please contact the appropriate internship coordinator below.
Contact: Associate Professor Evan Bailey (firstname.lastname@example.org, 301D Franklin Hall, 330-672-7361)
Digital Media Production
Contact: Professor Stefanie Moore (email@example.com, 301H Franklin Hall, 330-672-2463)