The SFSU Journalism Department recommends that all students complete at least one or two media internships -- or even more -- during their college career. Internships are a great way to explore a field, get work experience, publish work and make professional connections. For more information about applying for internships go to https://mediainternships.wordpress.com/
Please be aware that if you are planning on enrolling in Jour 617 (fulfills second semester capstone requirement) you must complete an internship proposal prior to enrolling. The other prerequisite is one semester of Jour 609.
We are developing a list of Certified Internships that do not need proposals as they have already been screened. They do, however, need proof that you have been selected for the internship.
1. SFBay.CA - Sports Writer/Photographer/Data Producer/Paid/Local
2. Hoodline - Neighborhood News/Online/Local
3. Mid-Market News - Editorial Intern/Local/Online
4. Mission Local - Online Neighborhood News/Local
5. Raul Ramirez/KQED Internship - Digital News/Local
6. Global Press Institute Fellowship - Online News/Local
7. DanvilleSanRamon.com - Editorial Intern
1. dot429 - LGBT social network/Magazine/Local
2. San Francisco Magazine - Local/Magazine/Online/Unpaid
3. 19 Broadway/Backstage Magazine - Assistant Editor/Staff Reporter/Multimedia manager
4. 7x7 Magazine - editorial intern
5. Palm Springs Life - editorial assistant palmspringslife.com
6. American Society of Magazine Editors - Summer Magazine Intern Immersion
1. SF Public Press - Newspaper/Online/Print/Unpaid/Reporter & Researcher/Local
2. J-Weekly - Online newspaper/Digital Journalism and Editorial Intern/Local
3. San Francisco Chronicle
4. Bay News Rising
5. Pleasanton Weekly - Editorial Intern
6. San Mateo Daily Journal - Editorial Intern
7. El Tecolote - Reporter
8. SF Examiner/SF Weekly - Photographer Intern
9. San Francisco Business Times - Business News Reporting Internship
1. Spaceship Media - Video Editor
Social Media/Audience Engagement:
1. KALW - News Audience Engagement Intern
1. Viddyad - Online Marketing Intern/Local
2. Hipmunk - Travel website/Editorial Intern/Local
3. Parents for Public Schools - SFUSD School Board Watch Reporter/Local
4. Bay Area Sports Guy - writer/editor
5. Comcast Sportsnet - Bay Area Internship
6. Liquid Bread Magazine - Editorial Assistant
If you have received an internship with one of the above organizations, please
have your internship supervisor email the Journalism Department Internship
Acceptance Form to the department chair. This form is required to be signed by
the add deadline.
After completing one semester of Jour 609 Publication Lab, journalism students can fulfill their second semester capstone requirement by successfully completing an internship. Students need to enroll in Jour 617 Internship the semester the internship occurs. Students must have an approved internship proposal prior to enrolling in Journ 617, permit numbers will be issued by the instructor.
As a *_second semester_* culminating experience, the internship must provide significant professional experience. You should produce work at a *greater* *level* than when on Xpress.
Department Mission Statement: To educate students and provide leadership in an evolving media landscape by promoting integrity, creativity, innovation and social responsibility in accurately telling the stories of a multicultural world.
The attached proposal provides our faculty with an objective evaluation of whether or not an internship counts for the capstone requirement. If we find it does not, students will still have the opportunity to complete the internship for academic credit – Jour 699 Independent Study, but it will not count toward graduation.
Students or employers may initiate the proposal process. Once approved, and internship is also approved for future students unless the parameters change.