Internships & Opportunities

Internships available for Journalism MJ students provide professional experiences that generally demand entry-level skills or above. Our internship program maximizes our location in the nation’s fourth-largest media market, where year-round opportunities for hands-on work are available at practically every journalistic outlet in the area, including the following.

Throughout your time at Temple, our faculty will help guide your career and your research. You’ll even be able to request a travel award that will help cover the cost of presenting your graduate work at one academic conference each year.


Journalism MJ graduates are employed in a variety of media outlets, from online and print publications to radio and TV stations and more. Whether you want to be in the spotlight or behind the scenes, professional opportunities for today’s journalists include

  • anchor,

  • blogger,

  • broadcast journalist,

  • content creator,

  • copywriter,

  • data specialist,

  • editor,

  • educator,

  • magazine writer,

  • marketing writer,

  • media entrepreneur,

  • news reporter,

  • on-air personality,

  • online reporter,

  • photojournalist,

  • producer,

  • reporter,

  • researcher,

  • sideline reporter,

  • social media specialist and

  • videographer.

Philadelphia-based Employers

Situated in the media-rich market of Philadelphia, Lew Klein College of Media and Communication graduates have direct access to some of the largest and most renowned media companies in the tristate area, such as the following.

Visit the Klein College Career Center to explore internship and job opportunities, and take advantage of the career-related services available exclusively to Temple students.

Career Services

Klein’s Career Services provides support and guidance for students exploring career opportunities. Some of the services provided by the Career Center include

You can make an appointment to discuss and learn more about current media and communication job opportunities through Klein Connect.

Klein’s Career Center also hosts various events where you can prepare for your career in a wide variety of ways, including

  • attending workshops that will teach you how to optimize your resume;
  • applying for internships and jobs with media and communication employers;
  • learning how to deliver an “elevator speech” and practice at networking events; and
  • meeting industry professionals and learning about different career paths.

Learn more about Klein’s Career Center.

As a Temple student, you also can visit the university’s Career Center for support during your job search. Drop in for a short visit or schedule a 30-minute coaching session to discuss components of your professional profile, including your resume and LinkedIn presence.

Learn more about Temple’s Career Center.

Alumni Connections

The Journalism MJ creates lasting connections among alumni, colleagues, faculty, parents and students. Upon graduation, you’ll automatically become a part of the Temple University Alumni Association and can remain a vital part of the Temple community for life.

There are more than 20,000 graduates of Klein College residing across the country and around the world. As leaders in their fields, our trailblazing alumni have achieved high levels of success.

Klein College alumni are

  • advertising and public relations executives;

  • CEOs and entrepreneurs;

  • executives at CBS, Fox News and Warner Bros.;

  • general managers and other key players at cable, radio and TV stations;

  • national on-air talent;

  • professors, researchers and scholars; and

  • Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists.


Career opportunities and mid-career salaries for the Journalism MJ may include the following examples.


Median Salary*

Audio & Video Technicians

$47,920.00 (2020)

Broadcast Announcers & Radio Disc Jockeys

$36,770.00 (2020)

Broadcast Technicians

$43,570.00 (2020)

Camera Operators, Television, Video, & Film

$57,200.00 (2020)

Media Technical Directors/Managers

$76,400.00 (2020)

News Analysts, Reporters, & Journalists

$49,300.00 (2020)

Sound Engineering Technicians

$53,520.00 (2020)

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA) as of July 30, 2021.