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NYC Experience/Internships

Students are required to complete an internship or experience for credit at an institution, organization or company related to their field of study.  The course allows students to gain and reflect on experience with New York City-based organizations.

Students undertake a summer-long internship or experience that directly furthers their practical knowledge of public communication, public relations or organizational leadership. Students will be supervised and graded by the internship coordinator or other suitable faculty member. The final grade is based on work journals, a final paper, attendance at meetings, the supervisor’s report, and a portfolio of all work created during the experience.

You can read a few journal entries from the NYC Summer 2012 students here.

Finding an Internship or Developing an Experience Project

Internships in New York City are extremely competitive and often demanding, therefore, students will have the option to either participate in a traditional internship or develop their own experience project with oversight from the NYC faculty director.

Students will earn credit from Temple University and earn 1-4 Internship/Experience credits (STRC 4289), in addition to the six credits awarded for the NYC Neighborhoods (3 credits – STRC 4212) Institutions (3 credits – STRC 4213) courses.  Further details about all three required courses can be found here. In addition to the extensive knowledge you will gain each Saturday in class and while completing course assignments, students will also have the opportunity to build on their experiences through a self-directed and independently sourced internship, volunteer placement and/or independent project/experience. This experience and the two New York City courses will ensure you come to know and love your new home in the Big Apple.

Recent Internship Placements

Below is a list of companies where previous New York City students have interned by securing a placement on their own. Pleased be advised that we encourage students to be very open to internship placements.  It is in your best interest not to get to fixed on any one company as placements change frequently and it all depends on what the company needs at a given time.  Flexibility with placement in your specific area of interest will enable a great internship experience.  We now have over 7,000 internship links for accepted students to peruse, including internship placements in the arts, media, music, and many other industries.

Tommy Hilfiger

New York Historical Society

WANT Agency Inc.

Viper Records

Kids in Distressed Situations

Rooftop Films

CoCo Cafe

SiriusXM Satellite Radio

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