School of Media & Strategic Communications

Courier-Journal Summer Internships

Spend your summer telling stories in Louisville, KY.   The C-J has a long tradition of award-winning journalism.

Interns report to work as soon as convenient after the close of the spring semester and work for 12 weeks.
Work week:  40 hours, often on irregular schedules
Salary: $500 a week
Drug test:  Interns must pass a drug test and background check before starting work.
Transportation:  Interns must have a valid driver's license, current automobile insurance and use of an automobile in the Louisville area.  When interns use their cars on assignments, they will be reimbursed on a per-mile basis.
Weekly meetings:  Editors, reporters, and company officials hold informal sessions once a week to acquaint interns with the wide range of newsroom operations.

To apply, go to 
* Resume, including email and mailing addresses and telephone numbers where you can be reached.
* Typewritten letter, not to exceed 500 words.  Tell why you want to be an intern, your ambitions and interests, and any experience in journalism.  
* Samples of work according to your interest.

Calll (800) 765-4011, Ext. 4616
Email Mary Pat Falk at

*Students must have completed one year of college.
*Preference is given to more advanced students.
*Students who have completed undergraduate work also are accepted.
*Children of employees of The Courier-Journal are eligible but receive no preferential treatment.
*No limits on the number of interns who will be accepted from a particular college or university.

*A maximum of 10 published clips.
*Unpublished pieces accepted if you haven't had material published.
*Clips will not be returned.

*Portfolio of at least one picture story and up to 20 single photos.
*Video experience is a must.
*Include a link to your portfolio, either through a personal website or a Dropbox link.

*Applicants must have knowledge of social media and how to engage a fan base on digital platforms
*Strong core journalism skills (reporting, producing, editing) needed

DEADLINE:  NOVEMBER 25, 2016 -- The Ultimate DC Experience

Invest in your future by spending next summer or semester gaining real-world experience & earning college credit in the nation's capital.

LIVE:  Live in the heart of DC, just blocks from national monuments.  Fully furnished housing and roommate matching is provided as part of our comprehensive package.

INTERN:  An internship is one of the most important investments you can make in your future.  As part of our program, you are guaranteed an internship placement in the DC area.

LEARN:  Earn course credit through George Mason University while you intern!  The unique curriculum is designed to complement your DC experience.

CONNECT:  Who you know does matter.  Participate in a mentor program, professional development seminars and a number of other networking opportunities to maximize your time in DC.

Programs are offered in the following areas of focus:
* Community Leadership and Service
* Leadership and the American Presidency (held in partnership with the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute)
* International Affairs
* Business and Government Affairs
* Public Policy and Eonomics
* Journalism and Communications

Application Process:  Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis with preference given to early applicants.  Details on the admissions process including tuition fees, deadlines and an online application can be found at

Application Requirements:
* Official transcript
* Letter of recommendation from a professor or former supervisor
* Resume
* Short writing sample
* $25 application fee

Our programs strive to be accessible and affordable to the best and brightest students, regardless of financial status.  Scholarship awards are granted at the time of acceptance, giving students the best picture of whether the program is financially right for them.
* Scholarships are awarded based on need and merit
* Over 70% of students receive scholarship assistance
* Existing financial aid packages may be transferred to finance participation

Programs sponsored by The Fund for American Studies
1621 New Hampshire Ave., NW
Washington, DC  20009
Phone: 202-986-0384; Fax: 202-318-0441

Alfred Fleishman Diversity Fellowship Opportunity

FleishmanHillard is pleased to announce that we will be accepting applications for our 2016 Alfred Fleishman Diversity Fellowship from November 1, 2016 through March 1, 2017 (with priority review given to those that apply before February 1).  Interested students may visit our website for additional information regarding application requirements and qualifications.  We are excited about this opportunity and want to make sure we are able to get the word out to as many viable participants as possible, as it is such a great experience for those entering the PR profession.

Our current fellows have had the opportunity to work on client projects, media relations, events, new business pitches and many other practical experiences in the field of integrated communications.  Fellows are engaged in promoting diversity across FleishmanHillard as well as in their local communities.  The fellowships are six to twelve months in duration, offering a challenging work experience in one of our U.S. offices.  The program includes competitive pay, professional development and senior-level mentorship.  In addition, company benefits such as medical insurance, 401K, vacation and sick leave are included.  At the end of the assignment, fellows are given strong consideration for full-time positions with FleishmanHillard based on their job performance and the needs of the business.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at  Please share with any students or recent graduates who may be interested in this program.