SJMC Internships 101 - School of Journalism & Mass Communication

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SJMC Internships 101
Information Session
What we will cover…
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When do I do an internship?
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How do I get an internship?
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Am I elibigile to receive MC course credit?
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Getting registered for the internship course
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The internship process
When do I do an internship?
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When you become a full-status major, the sooner the better
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When you pass the PUG Test or MC 1100B and complete the Intro to Mass
Communications course.
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Students should complete a basic skills course (Writing for Mass Media course,
broadcast production) before accepting an internship in which such skills are
expected. Use your judgment.
How do I get an internship?
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Internship Fairs
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Networking
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Research
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Assistance and Resume review:
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Chuck Kaufman, SJMC Internship coordinator, [email protected]
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Visit www.masscomm.txstate.edu. Click “internships.”
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Visit TxState SJMC Internships, Careers on Facebook. Like the page.
Allison Birk, Career Services, [email protected]
Receiving course credit for an internship
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A student must be in good academic standing (at least a 2.0 Texas State GPA) and
full-major in the SJMC to receive MC course credit for doing an internship.
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Students must receive credit the semester they are doing the internship as
retroactive credit is not awarded.
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A student can receive MC course credit for an internship in the fall, spring and
summer.
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A student may earn and apply up to six hours of MC internship course credit to
their undergraduate degree.
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A student should meet with their academic advisor to see where their internship(s)
will fit in their degree.
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A student must have a completed internship application before registering for the
course.
Internship courses offered
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MC 4130
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Receives one hour of course credit
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Must work at least 100 hours at internship
MC 4230
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Receives two hours of course credit
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Must work at least 150 hours at internship
MC 4330
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Receives three hours of course credit
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Must work at least 180 hours at internship
The internship application
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The SJMC internship application can be found at
http://www.masscomm.txstate.edu/resources/internship.html
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This application must be complete in order to receive a course override that
will allow you to register for the your internship course.
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An application must be complete for each internship you are receiving course
credit for.
Internships are graded
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Student internships are now graded with grades common to most courses —
A, B, C, D or F
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Students must attend an internship orientation session.
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55 percent of the grade is based on the internship portfolio. Make sure the
internship you receive provides ample opportunities to produce work samples
that are worthy of review by future employers.
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Students will complete a Midterm Report and make an appointment with Mr.
Kaufman to discuss your progress.
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A company profile, resume update, journal, completed evaluation by your
supervisor and a “thank you” note complete the grading rubric.
The internship process
Advisor’s signature:
eligible to do
internship for credit
Working at internship
and completion with
Chuck Kaufman
Course override and
registration
Get an internship
Meet with Chuck
Kaufman for
internship approval
Questions
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Internship Coordinator: Chuck Kaufman, [email protected]
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SJMC Assistant Director: Harry Bowers, [email protected]
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Academic Advisor: Kathleen Ransleben, [email protected]
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Academic Advisor: Judy Spurlock, [email protected]
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To schedule an appointment with an academic advisor please call the College
of Fine Arts and Communication Advising Center at 512-245-1932.

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