Learn by Doing
Located in the heart of a major media and business market, the Hubbard School gives students access to invaluable internship opportunities with industry-leading media outlets, agencies and corporations.
The Value of an Internship
Internships help provide students with hands-on experience to better prepare for the workforce and help stand out among other candidates.
How to Find an Internship
Post your resume on Handshake and have internship listings sent to you.
Explore internship and professional development opportunities by joining a Hubbard School student organization, such as Ad Club, NSAC, PRSSA, and SPJ.
Subscribe to the Murphy Weekly, which highlights internship and job postings weekly. Contact Student Services to make sure you're on the list.
Use your personal networks: family, friends, classmates, faculty, advisors, teaching assistants, or neighbors. Find alumni who are eager to help students by using the Maroon and Gold Network.
Exclusive Opportunities for Hubbard School Students
Field-based Practicum Courses
Students in the fall Jour 5196 practicum have a chance to work at one of several news organizations in the Twin Cities, including St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Star Tribune, MinnPost, MPR News and Sahan Journal, where they are assigned beats, sent on assignment and work with editors and reporters to have their work published. The spring practicum sends students into television stations — including FOX-9 News, KARE-11, KSTP and WCCO — as well as the Star Tribune for multimedia assignments.
HSJMC Signature Summer Internships
The Hubbard School supports targeted internships at news organizations in the Twin Cities covering specific audiences. The 20-hour-a-week internships have been hosted at Sahan Journal and the Minnesota Spokesman Review.
Report for Minnesota
The Hubbard School supports several student internships at local newspapers in Greater Minnesota. The program combines our students' need for experience with the great opportunities available in local newspapers where help is much needed. Find out more by reading the FAQ.
The Intern Experience
A&E Intern Reporter at the Minnesota Daily
Some weeks would be particularly tough because of school and work...in the long run, though, I found that writing something each week was incredibly rewarding. I've never had an internship like this before and it allowed me to challenge my creative limits and really start to develop my voice.
Intern at WESH2 News
There were so many things I learned at my internship that could not have been learned in a classroom. From the networking and connections I made, I started to create relationships that I will be able to revisit when I go into a career in news.
Intern at Best Buy and Kohls
"At Kohl’s on the SEO team, I was able to see through software reporting and organic search results on Google, the impact I was having on business by canonicalizing links, and adding in strategic keywords to copy blocks."
Intern at KSTP-TV
Coming out of this role, I feel so much more confident in my knowledge of the television industry. On my very first day, my supervisor told me that this internship would teach me the inner workings of how a television program comes together. Mission accomplished!
Intern at Minnesota United
On game days, my team would be in charge of executing different aspects of in-game production that creates the different experiences of the game and its atmosphere.
Intern at NCAA
"This internship will set me up for success in my future career because I learned valuable skills that can be translated into any work environment."
Consumer Brand Public Relations Intern with Kohl's
I don't think that this gets stressed enough, but I would encourage students to focus on company culture and values. The company that you represent should ultimately resonate your personality and work ethic...I found a company that was fun, innovative, and fast-paced - yet, I enjoyed every second of it. You are going to be immersed in that company for the whole duration of your internship, so find a company that you can connect with on a personal level.
Intern at MinnPost
It's hard to feel a sense of community when you're remote, but Slacking or texting your co-workers throughout the day helps.
Intern at CBS News
There were steep learning curves but the experience taught me to be persistent during challenging moments...you need to find ways to rise to the occasion for the sake of your team. Without a doubt, this was such a rewarding experience.