The Newhouse DC program is built around 20-to-25 hour-per-week internship that aligns with your interests and abilities. They provide students with real-world experiences and valuable insight into the communications industry. Interns learn entry-level skills, become exposed to professional environments, make connections and develop tools that will aid them as young professionals.
How will I get an internship?
- The Newhouse DC program director will individually meet with students before the start of the semester to discuss career interests and potential internship opportunities
- You will be required to attend the Resume and Cover Letter Writing and Finding an Internship seminars offered by the Newhouse Career Development Center
- Students should begin researching internship opportunities online. Some media companies have formal internship programs with a variety of internships. These positions are very competitive, and it is in the best interest of the student to immediately apply for any openings that are of interest. These opportunities are posted as they become available, so it is important to check frequently.
What is required of the internship and class components?
- Newhouse DC students are recommended to intern 18-to-24 hours per week. You will work directly with your internship supervisor to arrange a work schedule around your class schedule.
- You will register for your internship under COM 400 for a minimum of one credit or maximum of three credits through MySlice at your appointed registration time.
- The DC Communications Industry Practicum class is a required component of this program. The course meets 4x a semester.
Health and Safety:
- Students participating in internships with external companies/organizations must comply with all health and safety rules, including those related to COVID-19 prevention, set by the external companies/organizations. For example, external companies/organizations may have different masking or vaccination rules than the University, including in some instances stricter rules, and students must comply with those rules, in addition to the Syracuse University rules.
- Failure to comply with a company/organization’s health and safety rules may prevent a particular placement or result in the loss of a placement.
- If you have any questions about particular requirements for particular companies/organizations, please let us know.