INTERNSHIP 411: Most internships are typically available to students in their junior and senior years of college. While most are unpaid, you´ll get valuable hands−on experience and skills that can springboard you into the competitive media industry.
You should first think about what you want to do. Are you interested in reporting and writing − the entire news gathering process − or are you more of a behind-the-scenes worker? Every newsroom employee plays a vital role in a media outlet’s daily news report. From the print and broadcast reporters, TV news anchors, photographers − the people you “see” delivering news − to the people you don’t, the editors, graphic artists, directors and producers.
When applying for a TV or Radio internship, remember most stations have deadlines and other requirements that interns must follow.
Currently, Indianapolis TV and Radio stations are looking for summer interns.
The 2011 application deadlines:
Applying for a newspaper internship is very similar to asking to intern at a TV station. While there are no application deadlines listed online by Indianapolis’ mainstream newspapers, we suggest that you contact their newsrooms to inquire about available internship opportunities. Here’s a list of local newspapers and magazines:
IABJ offers three scholarships yearly to deserving Indiana students who study journalism and related communications/media studies in college. The scholarships are offered in the areas of broadcasting, print and may include new media and other communications studies such as public relations and media production. Click this [link] to access IABJ’s scholarship application. To make additional inquiries send us an email.
In addition to IABJ’s three scholarships, several other journalism organizations offer opportunities for high school seniors and university students to earn money for college: