Hire Cronkite Students
Learn how to recruit our students for jobs and internships.
Our students are the future of media
Thank you for your interest in employing a student from the Cronkite School! Please see our guidelines below.
How can I host a Cronkite student for an internship?
Employers interested in offering internships through our internship interview day should contact Cronkite Career and Professional Development Director Karen Bordeleau via firstname.lastname@example.org.
The formal interview day is limited and reserved for employers that offer paid internships, are well-established in the market and meet the school’s requirements for a prospective employer.
If you do not participate in our formal interview day, we invite you to share your opportunities for students through our Internship Board submission form. If the school posts your listing, the employer/company/organization agrees to require that the student receive course credit for the internship. Only approved positions will be posted within five business days of submission and listings will be removed from the board after one month.
How can I post an internship opportunity to the Internship Board on this website?
If you do not participate in our formal interview day, we invite you to share your opportunities for students through our Employer Internship Listing Form at the bottom of this page. Only approved positions will be posted within five business days of submission.
What are the Cronkite School’s internship requirements?
All internships obtained through the school’s interview days and/or posted at the school must be done for academic credit and/or pay and should be arranged through the school. Only internships that offer students a professional-level news/journalism/communications/media experience and that do not discriminate based on race, gender, sexual orientation or religion will be considered for academic credit.
Should interns be paid?
Yes, we strongly encourage employers to pay students for the work performed at an internship. However, If compensation is not provided, the company must meet the U.S. Labor Department’s seven criteria for an unpaid internship so as to not violate certain provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
What kinds of opportunities can I offer Cronkite students?
Only internships that offer students a professional-level news/journalism/communications/digital/media experience supervised by a person with professional credentials/experience in that area will be recognized.