Journalism in the Public Interest


Indiana University-Bloomington

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Internships 4.5-stars Based on 2 ratings
Oversight & Aid 4.5-stars Based on 2 ratings
0 Paid 2 Unpaid
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  • J 2:37 p.m.
    March 21, 2014
    Major: Political Science, 2012
    Internship 5.0-stars
    Oversight & Aid 5.0-stars
    Payment Unpaid

    My internship was unpaid, but it did count as a 3 credit course toward my Poli Sci BA. I worked as an undergraduate TA. I graded papers, held office hours and even taught the class. It was extremely fun, and one the greatest learning experiences I've had. Additionally, my interest in a future Ph.D. program was confirmed. This particular internship continually came up during interviews with future employers, and was arguably the deciding factor that led these employers to hire me. Not only did they respect the work I did, but the faculty member I TA'ed for supported me with glowing letters of recommendation. In the 2 years since graduation, I have had two jobs that both expected 5+ years experience and a masters, of which I have neither. Due to this internship and my internship with a former US Congressman, they considered my experiences to be more than enough to earn both prestigious jobs. IU continues to be a stellar academic institution with great internship opportunities, with the university and around the beautiful City of Bloomington.

  • MCE 10:55 a.m.
    March 19, 2014
    Major: Journalism, 2012
    Internship 4.0-stars
    Oversight & Aid 4.0-stars
    Payment Unpaid

    I had several internships over the course of my college career. One summer internship in particular was for credit -- and I had to pay Indiana University to work three days a week as a reporter for a mid-sized newspaper. It was as though I was taking a summer class, and I felt it was worth the money to help further my education and career. I am fortunate to have parents that could afford to send me to college without loans or financial aid, and my parents were kind enough to pay for the summer credit. But I am well aware that students that are not as well-off would not likely be able to do the same thing.


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