Journalism & Mass Communication Educator
Internships have become an integral part of many journalism and broadcasting curricula. More than 95 percent of journalism and broadcasting programs report that internships are a part of their curricula (Becker. 1990; Meeske. 1988b). The industry's mandate that even entry-level employees should have experience in the field (Basow & Byrne. 1993; Parcells. 1985) has led colleges and universities to help place students in internships. The programs offer students an opportunity to grow in the professional environment, while supplementing what has been learned in the classroom.
Hilt, Michael L. and Lipschultz, Jeremy Harris, "Broadcast Newsroom Hiring and Career Preparation" (1996). Communication Faculty Publications. 69.