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Summer Internship Program: Journalism & New Media

AU and the Associated Press awarded their first foreign internship to David Coffey, a journalism grad student. Photo by Wally Santana (AP)

Program Includes:

  • Journalism & New Media Internship in Washington, DC (4.5 days per week)
  • Seminar in Journalism and New Media (3 credits)
  • Your choice of either American University housing or independently-arranged off-campus housing

The Internship in Journalism & New Media

Your internship will allow you to build your résumé, provide you with experience that can distinguish you from the competition, and help you open doors to the career you've always wanted.

Sample of our Internships:

  • Fox 5 News
  • Sirius-XM Satellite Radio
  • WAMU (National Public Radio)
  • NBC News
  • Voice of America
  • WUSA-9 (CBS affiliate)
  • National Press Club Broadcast Operations Center
  • Environment Communications
  • American Red Cross
  • Congressional and Republican and Democratic National Committee press offices
  • Columbus Dispatch Washington Bureau
  • Department of Education press office
  • Religion News Service
  • Smithsonian Museum of Natural History press office
  • NTN 24 (Spanish language news)
  • PBS “To the Contrary”

The Seminar in Journalism & New Media

You'll experience a unique learning environment in our New Media & Journalism Seminar. Instead of learning solely from a textbook, you'll meet with seasoned communications professionals who will share their insights with you. This gives you valuable real-world knowledge and a comprehensive look into the field.

Sample Seminar Topics:

  • The First Amendment and Journalism
  • Wire Services: The Old and The New
  • Covering Politics on the Hill
  • Broadcast Media: Radio and Television News
  • The Innovation of Online News
  • News writing for Print, Broadcast, and Online
  • Ethics in Journalism