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 GoldPASS 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.
Visit CLA Career Services in 411 Bruininks Hall or attend a career fair.
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
Star Tribune Practicum Program
HSJMC’s Star Tribune Practicum Program allows students to enter the newsroom of the top metropolitan daily newspaper. Students are assigned beats, work with editors and reporters on stories and leave the class with a number of published clips.
The Pioneer Press/American Public Media Practicum
Students participating in this practicum have a chance to work at one of several news organizations, notably the daily St. Paul, Minn., newspaper, where they are assigned beats, sent on assignment and work with editors and reporters to have their work published. Others head to APM to work in the digital and radio newsroom of Minnesota Public Radio covering local news or with the national investigative teams at APM Reports. Students in this practicum have also worked with other media organizations such as Twin Cities Public Television, the Minnesota Reformer and KARE-11.
MinnPost Practicum Program
Through a unique partnership with MinnPost, a nationally known news website based in Minneapolis, students enrolled in JOUR 5131: Advanced In-depth Reporting are put on assignment, receive editing and feedback from editors and have their work published.
The Intern Experience
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 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.
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."
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 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 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.
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.