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Here are 80 journalism internships and fellowships for application season

For most journalism students, the biggest step toward finding employment isn’t passing the final. It isn’t acing midterms, turning in homework or even meeting deadlines at the college paper.

The most critical period in journalism school is the three-month window stretching from September to November informally known as internship application season. Getting professional experience and making contacts through an internship can mean the difference between landing a job or being unemployed after commencement.

That season is upon us. So write up a cover letter, polish your resumé and start applying to the internships listed below that pique your interest. Application deadlines for some of the best internships are in less than a week, so don’t wait!

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USN&WR: No plans to change college rankings formula
Robert Morse, who oversees the rankings for U.S. News, said Friday said at a session of the annual meeting of the National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC) that the magazine appreciates the association’s examination of USN&WR college rankings [PDF] but it won’t make substantial changes from its formula because of the NACAC report, which took about two years to compile. “Officials from U.S. News worked closely with the committee throughout the process, a relationship that has bothered some rank-and-file members of the association,” writes Kevin Kiley. He adds:

At previous admissions meetings, sessions about the rankings typically filled rooms and created strong debate. Counselors and college admissions officials noted that it was unusual that the session Friday was only about one-third full. Some members of the audience said the sparse attendance indicated admissions officials’ fatigue regarding the rankings debate.

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