The Career Services office at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY is committed to connecting employers with the school’s graduate-level talent.
We are happy to work with your organization to recruit, build a presence on campus, and introduce you to our gifted students and alumni.
Posting a Job
We welcome you to submit your job, internship, fellowship, and freelance opportunities via Handshake, our career management system and internal job board.
- If you already have a Handshake account for campus recruiting at other colleges, simply login and “connect” with the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY by requesting access under “Find Schools.”
- If you do not have an account with Handshake, please take a moment to create your account (sign up > request access to the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY).
Career Fairs and Networking Events
The Career Services office at the Newmark J-School hosts numerous events throughout the year to give employers and professionals the opportunity to meet current M.A. in Journalism and M.A. in Engagement Journalism students and recent graduates.
Career Fair: This is our premier recruiting event, usually held on the second to last Friday in October, where you can connect with our students, soon-to-be graduates, and alumni for internships, fellowships, jobs, and freelance opportunities. Login to Handshake for more information and to register.
Kickstart Your Career: Resume Fair: Help mentor up-and-coming journalists by offering feedback on student resumes at our virtual Resume Fair. Monday, August 23rd 2021, 11:30 am – 12:00 pm EDT. Login to Handshake for more information and to register.
Virtual Internship Fair (Spring 2022): Meet graduate students eager to learn about your summer internships, including J-Corps Summer Intern roles. Registration is now open.
Information Sessions: Schedule a lunchtime information session about your organization and opportunities on your teams, including internship and entry-level rotational programs. Career Services will work with you in arranging a virtual session while students are remote or reserving space on campus once we are back in-person. Companies are accommodated based on availability of time on the school’s academic calendar as well as space availability on campus. Priority is given to companies hosting recruiting opportunities. For more information contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Connect with Student Clubs: Graduate student clubs offer companies the opportunity to make contacts with students and to interact with student leaders pursuing their master’s degree in Journalism or Engagement Journalism. Student clubs welcome guest speakers and companies to present to their membership, sponsor events, organize site visits, and make connections with professionals in the marketplace. The Career Services office is happy to assist in connecting companies with the various graduate student clubs on campus. For more information, contact us at email@example.com.
Every year students have the opportunity to apply for a range of exclusive summer internships and paid postgraduate fellowships. To create an exclusive internship or fellowship with our school, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Among our current opportunities:
Media Leadership Project
This is a unique partnership designed to help students envision a path to leadership roles in journalism and promote significant improvements in diversity among the top ranks of news organizations by providing a paid summer internship, networking and mentorship to a select group of Newmark J-School students. CNN, CoinDesk, NBC, and The Real Deal are currently among our MLP partners.
Newmark J-Corps Summer Internships
The Newmark J-School partners with employers to create exclusive internships for our talented graduate students in newsrooms across the country and abroad.
Payments and Stipends
News organizations agree to pay each intern a minimum of $4,000 for 280 hours. The three-credit internship is graded pass/fail based on employer evaluations and student reports on their experiences. For non-profit news organizations that are unable to support a paid intern, the school has a fund you can apply to from which we would provide the stipend directly to the student — not the news organization. To partner with us to create a Newmark J-Corps internship position in your newsroom, fill out this brief form.
The Newmark J-School is offering a 1:1 match to connect non-profit and community media organizations with its J-Corps Summer Interns. If your organization is accepted into the program, the Newmark J-School will match your $2,000 contribution 1:1. Each intern you select will work for 280 hours, receive a $4,000 stipend, and earn three credits towards their master’s degree.
That money is passed on to our students interning each summer; the J-School doesn’t retain any of it. Your contribution to this impact-focused solution helps guarantee equitable, paid summer internships to all of our students — 50% of whom identify as being from an underrepresented group — and fosters diversity in the media industry.
About our Students
Trained to listen to diverse voices, build relationships with underrepresented communities, and cover their stories with cultural sensitivity, our interns are uniquely qualified to help steer the future of newsrooms across the country and world. Students come ready to work on Day One with a concentration in at least one media format — print, video, broadcast TV, documentary, photo, audio, or data journalism. Students in our Spanish-language Journalism program are bilingual and trained to cover underreported stories in Latinx communities. Our Engagement Journalism program turns out engagement reporters with skills in social news gathering and verification, listening to community, crowdsourcing, social media tools, design thinking, product development, and more.
Do you have a question about the Career Services office? If so, please contact us at email@example.com.