Renee Schafer-Horton shares what she has learned as a journalist, academic advisor and as an internship coordinator to help students crush their internship. She also provides websites and other resources to help students find their internship. Renee has received numerous awards both as a journalist and as an academic advisor.
Renee Schafer-Horton is an award-winning journalist and academic advisor. She is currently the internship coordinator for the School of Journalism at the University of Arizona.
Research shows that a paid internship is better than an unpaid in finding a job, but an unpaid internship is better than no internship in terms of getting a job.
Gaining experience, as early and as much as possible, increases your chance of getting better internships and better jobs. Experience could be volunteering, it does not have to be an internship. Even doing your freshman year.
If you need to work during school, and can’t do the volunteering and interning like others who don’t have to work, then you should plan to move yourself up in the organization you are in to show potential employers that you are motivated and can take responsibility.
Intern Queen – aggregates internships on her site. All different types of majors and internships.
www.linkedin.com – use to directly reach out to employees at the place you will want to intern.
www.cubreporters.org – aggregate site of all the journalism job boards and internship boards
ed2010.com – job and internship site for all of the magazines
Go to website of place you may want to have the internship. Look for internship coordinator. If no one is listed, search their website for “internship”. If still nothing, email the assistant to the director asking about the possibility of an internship.
If you would like private academic, career or life coaching, please contact Renee at rshorton08 (at) gmail (dot) com