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JOURNALISM + MEDIA
SFMN BUREAU EXPERIENCE

The Journalism + Media SFMN | Washington and SFMN | New York Bureau Programs are designed to offer students the opportunity to study in one of the most newsworthy locations and media centers in the world while networking with professional journalists, community leaders, and FIU alumni.

OVERVIEW

Each program offers hands-on academic experiences that reach beyond the traditional classroom structure. Through a combination of theoretical and experiential formats, students will engage in lively academic discussions, traverse each city while conducting investigative field work, and participate in professional workshops and events. Individually, each program will have its own unique focus and point of interest.

The goals of the Bureau programs are to:

  • Provide advanced journalism training to student reporters and hands-on experience in reporting, editing and production/design
  • Provide student reporters with media platforms to publish their works, giving them professional visibility in the field
  • Help student reporters establish professional connections and career development opportunities
  • Provide students reporters with a platform to experience personal and professional growth

SFMN | New York Bureau

SFMN New York Bureau
199 24th Street
Fourth Floor
New York, NY 10011

Student reporters at the New York Bureau will focus their work on the ever-changing, sprawling megalopolis that is New York City. Like their Washington, D.C., colleagues they will learn how journalists cover what is a constantly moving target, how to develop sources and how to find stories. Their stories will cover both political topics and contemporary issues.

This internship may be used to substitute for your final capstone course or an eligible elective with prior approval from the Department Chair. Accepted graduate students can arrange specific course equivalencies with the Spanish Language Journalism Master’s faculty director.

Applicants for the SFMN Big City Bureau Experience must:

  1. Be a junior- or senior-level Journalism + Media undergraduate student, a Spanish-language Journalism graduate student, or a recent alumni.
  2. Have a 3.0 minimum GPA
  3. Have completed a previous internship
  4. Be in good standing (academic, personal, and financial)
There are three easy steps to apply:

  1. Meet with your academic advisor to ensure that this program will work with your academic progress/plan (does not apply to alumni applicants)
  2. Complete the online Journalism + Media Big City Semester Experience application
  3. Complete a personal interview

Once the application has been reviewed and the interview conducted, you will be notified of your acceptance via email with the permission number to register for the associated course.

In an effort to best accommodate the needs of our students and offer the most cost-effective option we can, this program will not offer predetermined housing plans. Instead, students will have the opportunity to make their own housing arrangements in a manner that best suits their budget – be that staying with family, friends, or with a third-party housing provider. You can find a listing of recommended housing providers HERE.

Eligible students may qualify for a scholarship to offset the cost of housing on a funds available basis.

SFMN | Washington Bureau

SFMN Washington Bureau
2055 L Street NW
Fourth Floor
Washington D.C. 20036

The Washington semester program will focus on the intersection between politics and journalism.  Students will explore the relationship between politics and the media and gain a thorough understanding of the responsibility of the news industry as the “fourth estate”.

This internship may be used to substitute for your final capstone course or an eligible elective with prior approval from the Department Chair. Accepted graduate students can arrange specific course equivalencies with the Spanish Language Journalism Master’s faculty director.

Applicants for the SFMN Big City Bureau Experience must:

  1. Be a junior- or senior-level Journalism + Media undergraduate student, a Spanish-language Journalism graduate student, or a recent alumni.
  2. Have a 3.0 minimum GPA
  3. Have completed a previous internship
  4. Be in good standing (academic, personal, and financial)
There are three easy steps to apply:

  1. Meet with your academic advisor to ensure that this program will work with your academic progress/plan (does not apply to alumni applicants)
  2. Complete the online Journalism + Media Big City Semester Experience application
  3. Complete a personal interview

Once the application has been reviewed and the interview conducted, you will be notified of your acceptance via email with the permission number to register for the associated course.

In an effort to best accommodate the needs of our students and offer the most cost-effective option we can, this program will not offer predetermined housing plans. Instead, students will have the opportunity to make their own housing arrangements in a manner that best suits their budget – be that staying with family, friends, or with a third-party housing provider. You can find a listing of recommended housing providers HERE.

Eligible students may qualify for a scholarship to offset the cost of housing on a funds available basis.

SFMN | Miami Bureau

SFMN Miami
318 NW 23rd street
Miami, FL 33127

The Miami Bureau provides students the opportunity to add professional-level work to their portfolios. Each semester, students work on a group longform, multimedia project while also producing written articles on a news-based beat or topic of their choosing. Based in the Mana Wynwood building, the Miami Bureau will be give students a front door view to one of Miami’s most vibrant neighborhoods within the Wynwood Arts District.

This internship may be used to substitute for JOU 3300 or an eligible elective. Capstone substitution requires prior approval from the Department Chair.

Applicants for the SFMN Big City Bureau Experience must:

  1. Have completed JOU 3117
  2. Have a 3.0 minimum GPA
  3. Be in good standing (academic, personal, and financial)

For information on applying to the Miami Bureau, please schedule an appointment with the Miami Bureau Faculty Director, Professor Dan Evans at daevans@fiu.edu.

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

Contact Judith Villiers at juvillie@fiu.edu for more information.

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