How journalists can make the most of newsroom internships

The busiest internship season of the year is just beginning, and we want to prepare interns and newsrooms for some great experiences.

During today’s career chat, we talked with Joanna Hernandez, director of career services at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Before joining CUNY, Hernandez worked in more than half a dozen newsrooms, including The Washington Post, Newsday, The New York Daily News, The New York Times Regional Media Group, The Star-Ledger and the San Francisco Examiner. Hernandez is also a past president of UNITY: Journalists for Diversity.

Hernandez talked about how interns can make the most of their internships, how newsrooms can best help interns, and where young journalists can look for internships. You can replay the chat here:

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  • Cynthia R. Hill

    Thank you for having this chat! Getting more feedback during my first broadcast internship would have been so helpful. I knew what I was doing wrong, but I wasn’t being told what I was doing right. At the exit interview it was so good to hear that I was doing well on some key assignments.

    Thanks again!

  • Robert Knilands

    When people are asking if there is such a thing as too many internships, or if five is too many, then we know all sense has been lost.