Internship Week 2020

Thank you to our panelists and to the hundreds of students who attended 2020 JPR Internship Week!  If you want to connect with one of our guests, please click on their links below.  If you are looking for an internship for Spring 2020, please navigate to the bottom of this page to see our listing of open internships for Spring and Summer!

Internships are often the gateways to successful careers in journalism, public relations and other communications fields because they offer students opportunities to gain experience, sharpen skills and build professional networks. Yet many students don’t know where to start when it comes to internships or they find it difficult to make the time for these career enhancing and potentially life changing experiences. JPR Internship Week is designed to get students ready for JOUR 498: Internship, a requirement for all majors, as well as offer inspiration, ideas and career success tips from JPR professionals and recent JPR grads who kickstarted their skyrocketing careers with internships.

All Sessions 11:00AM-12:00PM

Monday, November 30 Preparing for JOUR 498: Internship
Emma Daugherty

Dr. Emma Daugherty

Emma Daugherty, Professor and JOUR 498 Instructor of Record

This session is designed to get students ready for JOUR 498: Internship, whether they’re seniors enrolled in JOUR 498 this spring or new transfer, first-year or sophomore students. JOUR 498 Instructor of Record Professor Emma Daugherty will explain the nuts and bolts of JOUR 498—a class that generates the most questions from students and is a degree requirement for all JPR majors.  She will also address how the pandemic has affected internships, and there will be plenty of time for student questions about JOUR 498.

Tuesday, December 1 Networking and Internship Tips from JPR Professionals

Jennifer Baker Asiddao

Lisette Carbajal

Lisette Carbajal

Angel Jennings

Angel Jennings

Jennifer Baker-Asiddao, Executive Director, Golin

Lizette Carbajal, Vice President, Community Relations, Telemundo 52 Los Angeles

Angel Jennings, Assistant Managing Editor, Culture and Talent, Los Angeles Times

Getting an internship will help you build skills and meet JPR degree requirements, but one of the most important and often overlooked aspects about internships is their relationship building potential. Have you ever heard of the phrase, “It’s who you know?” Jennifer Baker-Asiddao (Golin), Lizette Carbajal (Telemundo 52), and Angel Jennings (Los Angeles Times) will offer tips on how to get in front of and get to know decision-makers and other key players in the fields of your dreams. They will talk about internship programs at their organizations and what students can do during internships to ensure they build valuable knowledge, skills, and connections that could lead to positive references and potential job offers.

Wednesday, December 2 Resume, Cover Letter and Internship Search Strategies

Michelle Chang

Michelle Chang, Internship Specialist, CSULB College of Liberal Arts

Practice makes perfect when it comes to resumes and cover letters. CSULB College of Liberal Arts Internship specialist Michelle Chang will discuss strategies on how to design, write and edit winning resumes and cover letters. She will also highlight popular internship search sites for JPR positions, and she will review CSULB career readiness resources available to CSULB students for FREE, including one-on-one resume and cover letter review sessions.  Workshop attendees will be able to sign up for a private resume and cover letter coaching session with Michelle.

Thursday, December 3 From Internships to Employment: Recent JPR Grad Success Stories

Asjia Garner

Darri'n Hardy

Darri’n Hardy

Christian Galeno

Christian Galeno

Asjia Garner, Class of 2019, Producer, Biden for President

Darri’n Hardy, Class of 2015, Principal Communications Representative, Northrop Grumman

Christian Galeno, Class of 2018, Anchor, Producer and Multimedia Journalist, News-Press & Gazette Company

Have you ever wondered how someone got a cool internship or job? Recent JPR grads Asjia Garner (Internships: Obama Foundation, Warner Bros., NBC Universal, and Emma Bowen Foundation fellow), Darri’n Hardy (Internships: Chevrolet, West Basin Municipal Water District, Lagrant Communications) and Christian Galeno (Internships: NBC-LA, KVEA/Telemundo 52) will share how they found, secured and succeeded at internships that provided key learning and networking experiences and led to pivotal early career employment opportunities.  They will talk about what they did as interns to stand out, and they will share tips on what you can do as a student and intern to set yourself up for success after graduation.