Internship, Community Service

 

Internship requirements and protocols  

The School of Journalism and Media Studies at Jackson State University has a formal protocol for placing students in internships. After students complete the basic curriculum requirements, which are MC 200, MC 201, and three courses in the student's concentration, students are to make an appointment with the Internship Coordinator, in order to be placed at an internship site. All internships must be approved by the Dean of the School of Journalism and Media Studies, Dr. Elayne H. Anthony. For more information on this procedure, please call 601-979-2151.  

 

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The Jackson State University School of Journalism and Media Studies requires all students to complete an internship in order to graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in our discipline. In order to qualify for an internship, students must complete MC 200, MC 201, and at least three courses in the candidate's concentration with a minimum of 2.5 GPA. In rare cases, a student might be eligible for an internship based on the decision of the internship review board. Internships are open to advanced students in each concentration on the basis of written application submitted one semester in advance.

During internships, students apply skills and theories learned in the classroom in order to gain real world experience at an off-campus location. The School of Journalism and Media Studies has an official Internship Coordinator who places students in a wide variety of outlets, including television and radio stations, newspapers, magazines and advertising agencies.  Students must follow a regular three-credit course protocol (MC 489) in order to complete the requirement. 

All internships must be approved by the Dean of the School of Journalism and Media Studies, Dr. Elayne H. Anthony. For more information on this procedure, please contact the School's Administrative Assistant at 601-979-2152.  

Internship experiences are approved by the School's Dean. Students must follow a regular three credit course protocol in order to complete the requirement.  

 

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Community service is required to graduate. 

 Community Service is a curricular requirement at Jackson State University. All students must complete 120 community service hours in order to graduate. Transfer students must complete at least 60 hours of community service. Community service is not to be completed in an outside venue without the approval of a faculty member.

 A formal protocol is followed in order for students to formally attain community service hours.  Internships and communitiy service are different, as internships are credit based. Community service is a volunter non-credit experience. Students are to propose a community service activity, obtain approval and then work begins. A formal protocol is followed in order for students to formally attain community service hours.

For more information about community service, please contact Professor Bonnie Jackson at: bonnie.l.jackson@jsums.edu. For more information about community service locations, please contact the Alice V. Harden Center for Service and Community Engaged Learning at 601-979-1294.

 

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