Brian Hayes, journalism internship coordinator, is eager to explore opportunities with you. Call or email him to set up an appointment.
Our students are required to complete one internship and are urged to do more. Having a strong portfolio of work by the time you graduate is no longer an option. You’ll need it to separate yourself from the rest of the pack. Not sure where to start? We have your back. One of the distinguishing features of a Ball State University Department of Journalism education is the mentorship you get from your professors. They take a personal interest in your success. We have just the right blend of scholars and professionals to help you navigate the start of your career path. You’ll be required to take a professional development class that prepares you for the work world with instruction on research and finding internships, creating a career-focused resume, writing cover letters, prepping for interviews and adapting the latest tools and techniques that get you where you want to go. We help you build your network and your personal brand. Where will you get an internship? We leave that up to you but we’re here to help. Some of our most popular internship sites include the Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Pacers, Indiana Fever, Indianapolis Monthly, Hirons, Borshoff, Salesforce, Eli Lilly, Cumulus Media, WISH-TV, WTHR, Ball State Athletics, Matchbook Creative, Blast Media, The Indianapolis Star, state and federal government agencies and legislative agencies. Students are limited to in-state internships. Many land opportunities in metropolitan areas like Chicago, New York City, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Nashville, Phoenix and Los Angeles. International experiences are also options. Students have completed internships all over the globe but most recently in England, Spain, Ireland and Australia.