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School of Journalism and Communication



When taken for credit, students must fulfill a minimum of 300 internship hours. Interested students should review the information packet. After securing an internship position, students should complete the internship application and communicate with his/her advisor about the next steps.

Field Supervisors: 
For your convenience, here is the evaluation form.

Out in the Field

These are just a few snapshots from our students who have embarked on semester or summer-long internships:

Chris Janetzko, who is bound for Egypt as a student missionary at summer's end, has been on a different kind of mission for the past few months in the Fletcher/Asheville area of North Carolina.  Janetzko promoted a successful Open House at LPC, netting the center 32 new memberships in 4 hours. He is also proud of his work publicizing an upcoming triathlon.


Lauren Swafford has many media clips in her portfolio thanks to her internship at the headquarters of this signage company. Among other duties, Swafford has written copy, designed brochures, created an interactive PDF photo gallery, helped design a new website, formed an infographic, created a visual merchandising book, and even launched company Facebook and Twitter pages for NPG, Inc.

Suazanne Ocsai says  her summer post at the North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church has been, "AMAZING! I've loved it here and been able to learn a lot about what I'd like to pursue once out of college."


Becca Anderson's internship allowed her to capitalize on her public relations major. Above she appears at the Carolina Camp Meeting, speaking at an open house event that she planned and promoted. Anderson has enjoyed traveling across North and South Carolina with a group of high school student employees, teaching them PR techniques and promoting Mt. Pisgah Academy.

Dustin Johnson's favorite part of his internship week at Chattanooga's PBS affiliate is running sound for the live-to-tape show, "Tennessee Insider." The program records on Friday afternoon and airs the same evening at 8:30 p.m. Johnson has operated a camera for the show and does audio and lighting for field production shoots. 

Highlights of Sarah Ruf's internship at this Gannett newspaper thus far have included producing a same-day story when 110 neglected dogs were found in a neighboring community, receiving multiple bylines after volunteering to report on July Fourth festivities in Nashville, and uncovering a significant news angle for a story that The Tennessean hopes to report on more comprehensively in the future.

Leandra Barr has completed an eight-week internship with this Christian television network where her responsibilities included programming, directing, and camera operation. In the picture above, Barr (right) is co-hosting coverage of Arizona Campmeeting with volunteer Vicki Montano. Good News TV broadcasts on digital channels 22.1 in Phoenix and 20.4 in Dallas-Fort Worth.


Courtney Beckwith and Brandon Cobos are seen above shooting on location for Loma Linda University where they assisted with various video projects in support of the institution, including this for the School of Allied Health.

Ingrid Hernandez is enjoying a busy summer drafting, editing, and designing various publications for Parkridge Health Systems. Hernandez is gaining experience with the health system's official branding and is a part of the planning stages of the marketing campaign for the new Parkridge Valley facility.