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Summer Internships in Washington, D.C.

Are you looking for a summer internship tailor-made to your unique career path?

The School of Communication & the Arts is offering a one-of-a-kind internship for graduate students in the Journalism, Film & Television or Strategic Communication programs. Select from an extensive list of television and news internships in the D.C. area at prominent places like Fox News, The Washington Times, CBN News, BET and Washington Examiner. If your application is approved, the program director will strive to match you with an internship based on your interests, goals and experience.

Program Overview

  • June 1-July 30, 2012
  • Individualized placement by a trained intern specialist with extensive media contacts in the D.C. area.
  • Eight-week unpaid internship at a newsroom, television station or media company.
  • Weekly mentoring and supplemental training from experienced program director while in the D.C. area.
  • Learn from industry professionals through a weekly speaker session sponsored by the National Press Club.
  • Student membership to the National Press Club for the summer.


  • Previous journalism, film & television, or strategic communication training is required. Please consult with your academic advisor to determine what is needed for your internship.
  • The program is open to graduate students in the School of Communication & the Arts as well as junior- and senior-level students in the School of Undergraduate Studies.
  • Students must be able to participate as an intern for a minimum of 30 hours per week during the 8-week internship.
  • All accepted interns are required to register for academic credit and will receive 1-3 credit hours for a completed internship.

Students must provide a professional sample of work with the application. See below for a list of acceptable options:

  • A non-academic article or feature story
  • A demo reel (not to exceed 10 minutes)
  • A website
  • A social media campaign
  • A marketing or promotional campaign
  • Undergraduate applicants
    • Currently this program is not available to undergraduate students. We will update this section if that changes.

All forms must be submitted to Margie Ackerman in the School of Communication & the Arts in COM 240 or at

Completed applications are due by March 8, 2012. Applications will be processed when they are received. Early submission is strongly suggested. The application process is not considered complete until the application and work sample are received.

Program Fee
Interns will be charged a non-refundable program fee of $200. The fee covers your student membership to the National Press Club andspecial speaker expenses. Your program fee will be paid in two installments of $100. The first payment is due when you submit your application. If you are not selected for the internship, the full amount will be refunded. If you are placed in an internship, your second installment of $100 will be due by March 30, 2012 and both payments will be non-refundable. Make checks payable to Regent University and submit to Margie Ackerman.

Food, Housing & Transportation
Students are responsible for securing their own transportation, housing, meals and additional expenses not listed in the program overview.

Below is a list of possible affordable housing options. Housing will be at the student's expense and is not covered by the program fee. Students are expected to abide by our Standard of Personal Conduct while participating in the internship program. The full set of expectations can be found in the Student Handbook, under the heading "Student Responsibilities and Privileges."

  1. Howard University — June 1-August 1: $35 per night; $245 per week. Six blocks from the Metro station.
  2. Georgetown University — May 27-August 11: $245 per week for a double room. Two miles from the Metro stop. Can take GUTS bus to Metro station.
  3. The Catholic University of America — May 19-August 4: $28 per night for a double room. Line on campus, three stops from Union Station.
  4. International Student House — $1274 per month for a double room. Thirteen meals per week included in fees. Ten minute walk from the Metro station.
  5. Thompson-Markward Hall (for women only) — $925 per month includes breakfast/dinner. Three blocks from the Union Station.
  6. American University — $277 per week for a double room. Less than a mile from the Metro stop.
  7. The George Washington University — $245 per week for a double room. Metro stop on campus.

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