When should I begin looking for an internship?

If you’re interested in a journalism summer internship, applications are typically due the preceding fall semester. Some agencies have strict application periods. It’s a good idea to begin looking for an internship before your CMM/ART 490 semester begins. It’s also a good idea to interview at several sites. Pick the site that best fits your needs/interests. In addition, you may wish to consult with your faculty adviser for the names of prospective employers who have a good track record with student internships. It is your job to follow up with the necessary telephone calls and interviews in order to secure the position. If you have interviewed at several sites, be sure when you’ve made your decision to inform everyone of your decision. That way, the supervisors for the internships you haven’t chosen will know that you’re no longer in the market for their job, and can offer it to another student.

See also: Internships