JOUR/CEP 100 – Journalism internship
Discipline(s): Communication & Journalism
Available: spring semester 2024
Instructor: Rosanna Cirigliano M.S.
Course Type: Internships, Seminar & Practicums
Taught in: English
80 number of hours practicum.
GENERAL INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION
“From journalism, I learned to write under pressure, to work with deadlines, to have limited space and time, to conduct an interview, to find information, to research, and above all to use language as effectively as possible and to remember always that there is a reader out there.”
Much like the duties of a medical intern at a hospital, this credit internship facilitates concrete know-how, in this case pertinent to the world of words, images, print and digital media. Designed to give an overview of an office where all aspects of journalism are practiced on a daily basis, an intern can choose one or more fields in which to specialize.
These include reporting, planning, research, writing and editing, photography, video making, multimedia, design and marketing.
The internship is open but not limited to those following the above career paths; all majors may apply.
Interns will observe the daily agenda of a publishing house and newsroom, allowing for a practical, hands-on experience under the guidance of professionals.
A basic knowledge of Italian is helpful, but not a prerequisite.
The internship is designed to serve as an introduction to journalism and publishing in all its facets—at the same time providing a survey of related fields—in order to develop and strengthen capabilities in an area of expertise or interest.
Concurrently, the contemporary life, history and traditions of Florence and the region of Tuscany are illustrated.
As described above, the aim of this internship is twofold: to feel at home in the local culture while expanding one’s knowledge of specialization. The internship is attuned to one’s interests, which may include but are not limited to: breaking news, events, trends, art, architecture, tradition, music, fashion, business, sports, crafts, food and wine, sustainability, the practicalities of living abroad and more. The intern may also choose to focus on marketing and social media.