Internship Program


An internship in Journalism and Media Studies is a highly recommended capstone experience for majors. Our students pursue placements in major media outlets throughout the New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia markets.

The department Internship Coordinator will assist the students in finding an internship, and you must get permission from him during the pre-registration period in order to register for the 3 or 6 credit JMS internship. 

Students accepted to the major prior to Summer 2015, must complete the following to qualify for either:

  • you must be a JMS major who has completed a minimum of 75 overall credits and five journalism (567) courses;
  • at least three of your JMS courses must be in the skills area;
  • you must have an overall GPA of 2.5 or better, and a 2.75 GPA or better in the major

Students accepted to the major beginning with the Summer 2015 cohort must complete the following to qualify for either:

  • you must be a JMS major who has completed a minimum of 75 overall credits and five journalism (567) courses;
  • you must complete 04:567:200 Writing For Media
  • you must complete at least one foundation course
  • you must have an overall GPA of 2.5 or better, and a 2.75 GPA or better in the major

Student can take either or both internship courses during their undergraduate careers.  Please keep in mind that Journalism and Media Studies majors are allowed to take a maximum of nine (9) out of classroom credits.  Students may only take one internship course per semester.  

For more information about the Journalism and Media Studies Internship Program, please contact Steven Miller, Internship Coordinator.  stmiller@rutgers.edu.  848-932-8714