The UCI literary journalism program offers students the opportunity to propose independent study projects, for course credit, that involve working as unpaid interns at local publications. The internships are for one quarter--ten weeks--and students will usually work about ten hours a week, often two five-hour days. Most students who wish to make use of this opportunity will find it best to seek and arrange these internships on their own. From time to time, though, we will post internship possibilities.
Please note: If you get the internship, you still need to submit a proposal for an independent study project if you desire course credit. Visit our FAQs page for more information.
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Campus, Local, and National Internships
Payment Status: Unpaid
Contact Name: Kristie Song, KUCI News Director
Calling All Storytellers! KUCI News Radio Journalism Internship w/ Course Credit
The world of audio journalism and podcasting has grown at an incredible rate in the past several years. Whether it's on your morning commute to school or on your errand run at the grocery store, it's likely that you're plugged in and listening to something.
At KUCI News, we provide student interns the tools to craft engaging audio stories ranging from topics and events in politics, film, science and health, pop culture, and so many more. If you have an issue you're passionate about, you can report on it here!
We air our shows every Monday evening on KUCI 88.9 FM, so take hold of this exciting opportunity to be on radio!
"What will I gain through this internship?"
We'll train you to use professional studio equipment (mics and editing software) as well as guide you through important narrative techniques to develop your unique 'radio' voice. We walk you through tracking down stories, interviewing key subjects, recording sound bytes, and editing high-quality audio pieces that convey stories that are important to you.
"Do I need to have any previous experience to apply?"
You do not need to have prior experience in radio to apply! You don't even need to be a Literary Journalism student to join. We encourage students from all academic and social backgrounds to explore their interests in media with us here on the News team.
"I'm more interested in the editing side of things? Can I still join?"
Definitely. KUCI News is comprised of three essential sub-teams that include: Reporting. Audio Engineering, and Marketing. Each team is essential in our process of creating audio content—as a reporting intern, you will go out in the field to discover and tell meaningful stories; as a marketing intern, you create logos, social media posts, and strategies to boost our audience; and as an audio engineering intern, you can utilize your passions in music and audio to edit together what will end up being aired live every Monday.
Want to listen to our work? Here's a peek at what you can produce!
Here are the applications for each team:
Audio Engineering/Marketing: https://forms.gle/WaV6rkxZ4U6HvV69A
Deadline: October 4th 11:59 PM (End of Week 1).
If you have any further questions, shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact Name: Carolyn Spivak
Contact Phone: (949) 809-5771
Contact Name: Justine Amodeo, Editor-in-Chief
To apply, please send an e-mail with three clips and your contact information to Justine Amodeo.
Contact Name: Vivian Chan-Slater
Contact Phone: (714) 573-0899
Echo Media Group is a full service public relations and social media agency based in
Tustin. Echo is interested in interns who are available two to five days a week during
business hours. There is a possibility to receive either course credit or pay. Contact
Vivian Chan-Slater for more details.
Contact Name: James Park
Please attach your resume to an email to James Park.
Internships are available year-round; applicants should have
some experience in writing or working for a print/web
publication and should be ready to provide clips. Entrepreneur
inters are required to work 16 hours/3 days a week
minimum. No calls please.
Contact Name: Eric Mercado
Contact Name: Gustavo Arellano
Applications should be sent via e-mail to Gustavo Arellano.
Contact Name: Astgik Khatchatryan, Associate Editor & Intern Coordinator
Contact Phone: 949.648.5961
Orange Coast Magazine seeks student interns. Interested students should contact the Intern Coordinator at the email address listed above.
Contact Name: Dennis Foley, Internship Recruiting and Training Coordinator
Contact Phone: (714) 796-6011
Applicants: Juniors and Seniors with publication experience (campus pubs. o.k.). E-mail transcript, cover letter describing what applicants would gain from the internship, and up to 10 writing samples.
Contact Name: Scott Hulet, Editor
Contact Phone: (949) 361-0331
The Surfer's Journal seeks editorial interns. Contact the Editor for more information.
Contact Name: Tiffany Tse, Staff Writer
Contact Phone: (818) 291-8408
Interested students should contact Tiffany Tse by e-mail to inquire about openings and how to apply.
Contact Name: Various
Visit the website for details.
The fund provides opportunities for students to intern at several major newspapers across the country.
Contact Name: Various
Contact Phone: (212) 420-5720
Visit the website for details.
Contact Name: Leah Pine, Organizer
Contact Phone: (312) 291-0360
Interns can gain experience writing, editing,
and doing investigative work.
They help to produce the NSNS news feed,
write feature articles, attend weekly classes,
and complete training by phone. All work is
done over the phone and Internet. Contact
Leah Pine for more information on how to apply.
Contact Name: Elisa Freeling, Managing Editor
Available Jan.-Apr., May-Aug., and Sept-Dec. $600 stipend. Send letter describing qualifications and interests, resume, and brief writing sample demonstrating research to: Sierra, 85 Second Street, Second Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105.
Contact Name: http://www.atlanticmedia.com/careers/