SMU is located in the largest media market in the Southwest and the No. 5 television market in the United States. A wide variety of internships are available in broadcast, print, digital, magazine, public relations and governmental affairs.
Recent internships in Dallas and other major markets include:
Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks, Texas Rangers, Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, The Dallas Morning News, Marie Claire, D Magazine, Christian Dior, Goldman Sachs and more.
Upon achieving junior and senior status, students are encouraged to take on experiences that enable them to work under the guidance of professionals in the news industry (internships). Many on-campus activities also offer practical experience (practica), and students are strongly urged to take advantage of the opportunities available to them through both the Student Media Company, which publishes a daily online news site, a weekly newspaper and a yearbook, and the Journalism Division.
Practica are taken for one credit hour at a time. Internships may be taken for one, two or three credit hours at a time, depending on the number of hours worked. A total of three credit hours of internships and practica may be counted toward a student’s degree requirements but no more than two internships may be taken for credit. Internships and practica may not be counted toward the required nine credit hours of electives within the division.
All internships taken for credit must have prior approval of the faculty adviser. Internships and practica are taken on a pass/fail basis only and are restricted to journalism majors and minors.