2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Journalism Internships

Students are strongly encouraged to pursue internships with newspapers, online news outlets, radio or television stations, magazines, public relations or advertising agencies, and corporate departments dedicated to external and internal communications. An intern director assists students in locating and qualifying for internships. Academic credit is available for successfully completed internships with prior approval. Intern credit is available only to journalism and strategic communication majors. The Department of Journalism cooperates on intern placement with corporations, media organizations, lobbying firms, government entities and professional societies in journalism, advertising and public relations. The department also offers an internship in its Schieffer College in Washington.

Bob Schieffer College of Communication in Washington

The Schieffer College in Washington, D.C. was established in 2010 for exemplary juniors and seniors in journalism and strategic communication. Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA and apply during the previous academic year. The program provides for full-time internships in Washington media organizations such as CBS News, POLITICO, National Geographic and the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Students earn additional academic credits in courses taught by TCU's academic partner, The Washington Center. Students become among the best prepared interns in Washington, D.C., by taking a special TCU course called Media in Washington on site.