Journalism majors at LIU Brooklyn build their skills and résumés by interning at top media organizations in the New York metropolitan area. For example, students interested in broadcast journalism have interned at ABC News, Fox, CBS and NY1, while magazine-oriented majors worked at People, Rolling Stone, The Source, Vibe, Essence, InStyle and Sports Illustrated. Newspapers such as The New York Times, New York Daily News, El Diario and The Wall Street Journal have participated in our internship program.
Students interested in entertainment have accepted internship positions at Def Jam/Universal Records and Astralworks/EMI Music, while radio enthusiasts have worked at KISS-FM, WBLS-FM, WNYC-FM and WBAI-FM. Others have obtained placements in the public relations offices of major corporations, politicians and sports organizations. In many cases, internships pave the way for jobs following graduation.
The Journalism Program at LIU Brooklyn prepares students for the global communication environment. For example, we sponsor internships at the United Nations bureau of Inter Press Service. Our majors can receive official U.N. presses pass enabling them to attend press conferences with heads of state during the U.N. General Assembly and to write articles that are published throughout the world.
In addition, the Journalism department sends qualified junior and seniors abroad on internships funded by our Kruglak Fellowship in International Reporting. LIU Brooklyn Journalism majors have interned at the South Asia Bureau of CNN in New Delhi, India, as well as at BBC Radio in Great Britain. Others have worked at the Moscow bureau of The New York Times and the Brussels bureau of The Wall Street Journal. Students have also interned with media organizations in South Africa, Cambodia, Egypt and Costa Rica. Unique in the field of journalism education, these internships are supervised by professional reporters and editors on-site arranged by the Journalism Department.