Journalism + Media Internships2023-01-10T21:09:56+00:00

Internships & Careers

Getting You Closer to Your Career

Landing the right internship doesn’t have to be a daunting task. The Lee Caplin School of Journalism & Media connects you to the organizations you want to work for, and prepares you to enter the workforce with confidence.

Production Intern

Broadcast Intern

  1. Meet with your academic advisor to ensure that you are satisfying all of your program requirements and are eligible to participate in an internship.
  2. Meet with your internship coordinator for information and guidance.
  3. Ensure that you have completed all necessary internship Requirements and pre-requisites
  4. Find and secure a journalism and media-specific internship through our Opportunities page or external jobs/internships portal.
  5. Visit the Register Online page to complete the Internship Rules and Regulations form and the Internship Program Request form.
  6. Once the application has been approved, you will be emailed the permission number to register into the internship course.

Students that have secured an internship and meet the requirements should continue the registration process for the Journalism & Media Internship Program. Once accepted, students will receive an email with the permission number to register for the internship course. Register only if you already have an internship secured.

  • Complete the online registration (you will need to upload signed “internship rules and regulations”)

All Journalism & Media internships are credit-based and are completed per term/semester; students earn course credits while working 15-20 hours per week for a 3-credit internship.

Journalism & Media internships are open to undergraduate, graduate, and international students. Internships are not required for graduation; however, all internships for credit must be approved in advance and monitored by the student’s faculty advisor or faculty internship coordinator.

All students must hold a minimum GPA of 3.0 in Journalism & Media courses (not overall GPA). In addition, students must satisfy the following requirements and pre-requisites:


  • Be a second semester junior or senior with at least 22 credits completed
  • MMC 3123
  • JOU 3117 or RTV 4101 or DIG 3001, MMC 4302 and MMC 4631 (for digital media students)
  • RTV 3531

Graduate Requirements

Consult with your graduate program coordinator to determine eligibility.

International Student Requirements

You must meet either the undergraduate or graduate student requirements, depending on your academic level, and obtain a Letter of Permission from the selected corporation and submit it to the Office of International Students for approval prior to commencing the internship.

Employers are the cornerstone of our successful internship opportunities, and we greatly value our collaborative partnerships.  If you have an opportunity you would like us to share with our student intern network, please complete one of the following options:


Since our students will generally secure their internships before the start of an academic term, post your opportunities in early August (for Fall semester), December (for Spring semester), and late April (for Summer term) to increase your chances of finding a match.

You may also publicize your internship on the FIU Internship Portal; however, opportunities posted via this means are made available to all FIU students, and not specifically to journalism and media students.  Visit for instructions on how to post to the FIU Internship Portal.

The following links provide useful information about creating internship programs:

  1. Creating and Planning a Successful Internship Program
  2. Internship Programs Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

If this is your first time offering an internship and you have any questions or require additional information about the process, please contact the internship coordinator, Lilliam Martinez-Bustos, at .

Landing your ideal internship comes down to planning and taking advantage of the resources at your disposal.

FIU Career and Talent Development Department
Our advisors will work with you to assess and revise your resume. The department also hosts a number of workshops for resume design,  cover letter writing, LinkedIn branding, and much more.

Managing your internship search is no easy task, and Journalism & Media students are highly encouraged to utilize Handshake for the next step in their search. Handshake is a hub for  job opportunities, internships and career-related events.

  • Search jobs and internships posted for FIU students
  • Participate in mock interviews and web-based practice interviews
  • Meet and network at employer info sessions and “meet and greets”
  • Upload your resume online
  • Set up job search agents
  • Submit resume to employers
  • Participate in on campus interviews
  • 24/7 access to all of our employment resources

Some employers require that you do an internship only if you are registered in a for-credit course, while others will offer paid internships without the course registration requirement. If you are looking to secure a paid internship where the employer does not require you to register in a for-credit course, then Zero-credit internships may be a way for you to gain hands-on job experience, without having to take on additional credit hours or tuition expense.  Students required to be course registered by their employer may also elect to sign up for a 1-, 2-, or 3-credit internship course option.

To learn more about zero and variable credit internships and whether you are eligible to participate in these, contact the internship coordinator, Lilliam Martinez-Bustos, at

IMPORTANT: Regardless of the credit arrangement you made with the employer, all students must be registered into an internship course, even when it is a zero-credit internship.