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Intern Planning Calendar

Here are some important milestones in your internship year. Use this calendar to plan your strategy and organize your efforts.

October

First week:

  • Call for applicants for Reynolds scholarships for Business Journalism candidates.
  • Call for applicants for Alex Jones and Todd Smith scholarship candidates.

Second week:

  • Schedule a fall appointment with the Intern Coordinator. At the meeting, you'll discuss the intern process and get started on looking for a summer placement.
  • Opportunity to apply for American Society of Magazine Editors internship. This is a competitive opportunity; the Journalism faculty may choose just one candidate to support.
  • Some of the bigger news outlets are already asking for resumes. Start applying now.

Third week:

  • Dow Jones editing internship tests.

November

First week:

  • Sometime this month, meet with the Intern Coordinator.

Second and third weeks:

  • Deadline for Alex Jones and Reynolds candidates.
  • Thanksgiving break is a good time to organize your resume, craft cover letters and get started on identifying prospective employers.

December

First week:

  • Deadline for Todd Smith scholarship applications.

Christmas break:

  • Good time to interview or set up interviews with prospective employers.

January

Second week:

  • Deadline for submitting proposals for the Allen Roberts, Ed Jackson and Ed Korry scholarships, to help fund foreign internships.

March

     Second week:

  • Students with internships complete their paperwork.
  • Online filing with Registrar to ensure that your internship credits appear as a fall-term overload.
  • Apply for Rouse-Bottom internship scholarship, if they are available. These are competitive and awarded by the department

May

First week:

  •  Mandatory internship prep meetings.

June/July/August

               Summer internships.

September

First week:

  • Make sure you are registered for your summer internship as an overload.
  • If you were a scholarship recipient, send a thank-you note to the benefactor.

Second week:

  • From an emailed list, pick a date for your presentations.

Third and fourth week:

  • Present an oral report about your summer internship.

October

First week:

  • Present an oral report about your summer internship.
  • Deadline for papers and intern portfolios.

December

First week:

  • Grades turned in for previous summer. Reports, journals, etc., returned.