Internships, Fieldwork and Professional Opportunities

The Journalism Major’s Career Services offers specialized, career-related programming exclusively to Klein College students. Through Klein Connect, our exclusive internship and job portal, students can view a list of current opportunities to help prepare them for their future careers. Klein strongly encourages students to participate in internships so they can apply the skills and knowledge they learned in their degree programs to a real-world, fast-paced work environment.

For information about the academic components and departmental contacts for internships, please visit the page for the appropriate major.

Professional Development for Journalism Majors

Our internship program gives you year-round opportunities to gain professional experience at practically every journalistic outlet in the area, including the following.

Journalism internships require a minimum 3.0 GPA and junior-level status. New real-world opportunities are listed every day on Klein Connect.

Careers

Journalism majors are employed across a wide variety of media outlets, from digital and print publications to radio and TV stations, as well as related organizations. 

Whether you want to be in the spotlight or behind the scenes, there are countless opportunities for journalists, including the following.

  • Anchor

  • Blogger

  • Broadcast journalist

  • Content creator

  • Data specialist

  • Editor

  • Educator

  • Magazine writer

  • Media entrepreneur

  • News reporter

  • On-air personality

  • Online reporter

  • Photojournalist

  • Producer

  • Reporter

  • Researcher

  • Sideline reporter

  • Social media specialist

  • Videographer

Philadelphia-based Employers

Situated in the media-rich market of Philadelphia, Klein graduates have direct access to some of the largest and most well-respected media companies in the tristate area, including 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

Students 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 students can prepare for their careers in a wide variety of ways, including

  • attending workshops that teach you how to optimize your résumé;

  • 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 or internship search. You can drop in for a short visit or schedule a 30-minute coaching session to discuss components of your professional profile, including your résumé and LinkedIn presence.

Learn more about Temple’s Career Center.

Alumni Success

Since its inception in 1966, our Journalism Department has conferred degrees upon nearly 6,000 alumni who blaze trails and make their marks on the industry, including seven Pulitzer Prize winners.

Picture of Tamron Hall ’92

Tamron Hall ’92

Tamron Hall is an Emmy-nominated journalist who has anchored for MSNBC, reported for NBC News, and now hosts her own self-titled daytime talk show. Hall is also on Temple’s Board of Trustees and served as the 2014 Klein College Winter Commencement speaker.

Learn more about Hall.

Alumni Connections

The Journalism Major 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.