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Internship Interview Day

The Cronkite School's signature internship fair!

Internship Interview Day is a premiere event at the Cronkite School. Students are able to interview for internship opportunities with local media employers for school credit. These interview events are exclusive to Cronkite School immersion students.

 

Due to the current health circumstances, all Internship Interview Day events are being held virtually. Internships secured during interview day events are subject to in-person or remote work based on the employer.

The application for all Fall 2021 Internship Interview Day events will open on Aug. 1, 2021. Please return to this website for application details.

Apply

The first step is to apply for Internship Interview Day. Applications open at the start of the fall and spring semesters. Please be mindful of deadlines. Apply on this website.

Attend

Attend a mandatory Internship Interview Day pre-interview meeting. We will discuss how to prepare for interview day and show you how to sign up with the companies. 

Sign Up

At the pre-interview meeting, you’ll receive a job description packet that includes information about each company. Select employers through the Company Sign-Up form.

Interview

You are ready for Internship Interview Day! The Cronkite Career Services team will be in touch with you via email about your interview schedule and other day-of information

Frequently asked questions

General

What is Internship Interview Day?


Each fall and spring semester, the Cronkite Career Services team hosts three events facilitating interviews between local media companies and Cronkite School students seeking internships. These events focus on three areas of media: broadcast, publication/digital and public relations.




Who can particpate?


All Cronkite School immersion students in good academic standing are welcome to particpate.




How do I sign up?


In order to participate, all Cronkite School immersion students must fill out an application. Students must include their year in school, an unofficial transcript, an updated resume and links to relevant work samples. Please note: These materials will be shared with the employers.
Due to the competitive nature of Internship Interview Day, students may only sign up to particpate in one Internship Interiew Day event per semester.




Am I guaranteed an internship if I particpate?


No. Students will interview with a predetermined list of companies in short, 15-minute interview windows. At the conclusion of the event day, students and employers will rank one another. If there is an appropriate match, a student will be offered an internship for the following semester.




Do I have to take school credit for an internship secured through Internship Interview Day?


Yes. You are required to sign up for either JMC 484 (a 3-credit, required Cronkite course) or MCO 294 (a 1-credit course). You may only take JMC 484 once during your academic career. You may take MCO 294 if you particpate in multiple internships.




I secured an internship through Internship Interview Day and accepted, but now I'm unable to complete the internship. What should I do?


Contact the Cronkite Career Services team immediately for assistance.




I missed the deadline to apply for Internship Interview Day. Can I still particpate?


Yes. Even if you miss the deadline to apply, there may be opportunities to interview with employers through Internship Interview Day events. Students are encouraged to check the Cronkite Career Services internship board weekly for new opportunities. Internships offered through Internship Interview Day will be listed on the internship board, noted with an asterik (*). Please be mindful of posted deadlines.





Employers

Which companies participate in Internship Interview Day?


The roster of participating companies changes each semester based on each company's needs. Here is a sampling of companies that have participated in the past: Broadcast Day: KTAR 12 News PHXTV GreenDesert.org AZTV Arizona PBS Sports360AZ Public Relations Day: Allied Global Marketing Envida Evolve PR & Marketing Arizona Humane Society The Knight Agency SparkPoint Studio Publications Day: azcentral & The Arizona Republic Arizona Capitol Times PHOENIX Magazine & Photo ECHO Magazine Destination I Do Times Media Group




I'm an employer interested in interviewing with Cronkite School students. Can I sign up to particpate in Internship Interview Day?


Please contact Mike Wong, Director of Cronkite Career Services, directly for all employer inquiries.




Why don't I see an employer list on the application?


Employers attending Internship Interview Day events will not be listed in the initial application. After completing the inital application, all eligible students are required to attend an information session with the Cronkite Career Services team. At this session, students will be informed of the employers participating in their respective Internship Interview event day. At the conclusion of this event, students will fill out Company Sign-Up Form. At this time, students will denote the employers they would like to interview with on their event day.





Application

Why don't I see an employer list in the application?


Employers attending Internship Interview Day events will not be listed in the initial application. After completing the inital application, all eligible students are required to attend an information session with the Cronkite Career Services team. At this session, students will be informed of the employers participating in their respective Internship Interview event day. At the conclusion of this event, students will fill out Company Sign-Up Form. At this time, students will denote the employers they would like to interview with on their event day.




How do I sign up?


In order to participate, all Cronkite School immersion students must fill out an application. Students must include year in school, an unofficial transcript, an updated resume and links to work samples. Please note: These materials will be shared with the employers.
Due to the competitive nature of internship interview day, students may only sign up to particpate in one Internship Interiew Day event per semester.




I missed the deadline to apply for Internship Interview Day. Can I still particpate?


Yes. Even if you miss the deadline to apply, there may be opportunities to interview with employers through Internship Interview Day events. Students are encouraged to check the Cronkite Career Services internship board weekly for new opportunities. Internships offered through Internship Interview Day will be listed on the internship board, noted with an asterik (*). Please be mindful of posted deadlines.




I submitted my application on-time and attended a pre-internship meeting but missed the deadline to submit my employer choices. Am I still able to particpate?


Students are instructed to complete the Company Sign-Up form by the deadline they are given after their pre-internship meeting. If a student misses this deadline, they will lose their priority status and will be instructed to check the Cronkite Career Services internship board of open opportunities. (Internship Interview Day opportunities will be marked on our internship board with an asterisk (*).