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Recruiting
Newmark J-School Talent

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).

While posting is free, please read our Terms of Use. Need more info? Here is a step-by-step guideline on how to post a job to Handshake. 

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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. 

Fall Job & Internship 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.

Speed Networking Fair:  Although not a recruiting event, many companies have found graduate-level talent for their teams while attending this speed-networking event, to be held virtually this year, between professionals, students, and recent graduates. There is no fee to attend the event.

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 career.services@journalism.cuny.edu.

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 career.services@journalism.cuny.edu.

Exclusive Partnerships 

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 career.services@journalism.cuny.edu. 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 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.

Stipend Match

The Newmark J-School is offering a 1:1 match to connect non-profit and community media organizations with its J-Corps Summer Interns. Newsrooms will pay interns $2,000, which will be matched by a $2,000 stipend from the J-School for a total of $4,000 per intern. Each intern will work for 280 hours and earn three credits toward their master’s degree. Deadline to apply is March 1. You can find the application here.  

Post-graduate Opportunities

We partner with media organizations like The Marshall Project and PBS/FRONTLINE to create paid post-graduate fellowships.

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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.

Contact Us

Do you have a question about the Career Services office? If so, please contact us at career.services@journalism.cuny.edu.

Michelle Higgins Michelle Higgins
Director of Career Services
646-758-7748
michelle.higgins@journalism.cuny.edu

Yolanda Rodriguez Yolanda Rodriguez
Associate Director of Career Services
646-758-7727
yolanda.rodriguez@journalism.cuny.edu