Here’s a pitch from one of several journalism internship programs that resemble Study Abroad. You spend a semester, get a full load of college credit and they guarantee you an internship with one of several companies with which they’ve developed ties.
Capital Semester – Political Journalism Track in Washington, DC
Fall: August 26 – December 11, 2015
Spring: January 13 – April 30, 2016
Spend a semester in Washington, DC making an investment in your future that will help set you apart after college. This comprehensive program sponsored by The Fund for American Studies includes a guaranteed journalism or communications internship placement, courses for transferable credit, and furnished housing in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C.
We’ve been creating academic internship experiences for over 40 years and guarantee all participants an internship placement. Your options are endless – we work with many different newspapers, magazines, online publications, news services, TV and radio stations, as well as communications firms.
Who you know does matter – especially when it comes to your future job search. Our programs are designed to allow students to make valuable professional connections and practice networking skills in a real-world setting. You can participate in a mentor program, as well as roundtable discussions and networking receptions with program alumni.
COURSES FOR CREDIT
Earn 12 academic credits from the DC Metro Area’s George Mason University. Mason was recently ranked #1 Up and Coming University by U.S. News and World Report. The program has a curriculum that is designed to complement the journalism internship experience.
You will have a front row seat to a variety of exclusive briefings and uniquely DC events, allowing you to further explore the journalism career field, make important professional connections and have fun while doing so. You will have the chance to attend once-in-a-lifetime tours and hear from leaders within such institutions as the State Department, U.S. Congress, White House, World Bank, National Press Club and Newseum.
Students applying for Fall 2015 will be accepted on a rolling basis until the final deadline of June 1, 2015. Applicants are encouraged to apply for the early deadline of March 1, 2015 in order to receive preference in admissions and scholarship consideration, as well as a 5% tuition discount. The early application deadline for Spring 2016 is October 1. Applications for spring will be accepted until the final deadline of November 1. There is a substantial amount of scholarship funding available, and awards are made based on financial need and merit.
For more information and to be begin an online application, please visit www.DCinternships.org/CSPJ. Questions may be directed to Dana Faught at email@example.com or 202.986.0384.