5 Steps For A Successful Internship Experience!
WHAT STUDENTS &
EMPLOYERS MUST DO
STAY ON SCHEDULE TO GET INTERN
1. Eligibility - SJSU
majors in advertising, journalism and
public relations MUST successfully
three courses in their major ( 9 units ) BEFORE applying for an internship.
An overall SJSU minimum 2.0 grade point
average is also required.
faculty in your major the options
available to you long before you
approach an intern employer. Talk about
your media career goals and determine
an internship experience that would help
you achieve your goals.
2. Research Internship Options: Go
online, talk with faculty & media
important to know what you are getting
into and how to succeed.
Students should consult with faculty in
their JMC School major.
details on this process, student can
read the complete
Packet posted by the JMC
It explains in further detail the points listed
here in brief.
Make direct inquiries for clarifications.
Be ready to talk
with potential media intern employers.
Ask questions and request an internship
Discuss fully the intern work schedule
and job expectations.
Share with intern employers
JMC School internship
expected of each other.
Submit that job description to the
designated JMC School Intern Adviser
before the deadline to
register for MCOM 111: Internships.
JMC School Intern Adviser must confirm
students are prepared
to meet employer
The adviser may also have some newly
submitted media internship opportunities
to share with students before they
finalize their plans.
Be sure to ask.
Required Documents MUST Be Submitted
BEFORE Starting Internships For
Students should download, print and
fully complete this form on the website:
Internship Agreement Form
intern employer MUST also sign the form and
provide information requested.
Students should then bring the fully
to the designated JMC School Faculty Intern Adviser,
along with a copy of
the internship job description
a printed copy of the student's grade
for the JMC Faculty Intern Adviser's
review and agreement form signature.
Deadline each semester: The SJSU
Last Day To Add Classes.
Students may NOT
start an internship for credit until
this process is fully completed,
approved, and the student is fully
registered for MCOM 111: Internships
insurance coverage must be fully authorized.
Remember: The JMC School does not allow
late class adds each semester.
Meet All Internship Obligations
good impression every day of your media
internship. Be on time always,
dress for success,
perform all job description duties
effectively, be assertive and
with co-workers to learn more about your
professional media experience.
Always ask your on-site supervisor if
you have any questions or concerns.
Volunteer ideas, always try to think ahead
and be helpful.
JMC School Requirement:
MUST submit their
Internship Evaluation Forms
40 Hours Worked.
WEEKLY REPORT FORMS
completed forms on schedule to the
JMC School Faculty Internship Adviser.
Call the JMC School Office if there is
ever a job emergency
or the student needs help with a
Late reports are not acceptable, and
can jeopardize getting JMC School
The JMC School
faculty adviser may contact the student
or the employer
during the internship period for updates
on the student's progress,
or to address any workplace concerns.
of Internship Requirements: Students &
The dates submitted
on the signed Internship Agreement form
at the outset
are the required dates of student
internship job service. They must be
by all parties who signed the agreement.
After the student submits the sixth and
final internship Weekly Report:
STUDENT INTERNS MUST
Complete and submit the
END OF INTERNSHIP QUESTIONNAIRE.
Complete an online survey evaluating the
The link will be provided by the JMC
or submit a
letter confirming the successful
completion of 240 hours
and an evaluation of the student
All of this must
be submitted by the end of the SJSU final
period on campus that semester. If ALL
requirements are not met
or all documents are not received by
that time, the student will receive an
the internship until requirements are
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