At the University of Chicago Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, we want students to have access to academic and cultural resources, but to also have opportunities independent of the classroom and student life. Thus, the following is a list of opportunities where students can go to search for funding, enrich their summers or find work after graduation.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

How to Get a Journalism Internship w/ CCIJ

Interested in journalism? Find out the best way to get an internship and network in the field from Kathy Anderson, an awarding winning journalist and CCIJ Director:

How to Get A Journalism Internship w/CCIJ

Tuesday, November 8th

5710 S. Woodlawn Avenue


Chicago Careers in Journalism (CCIJ) is a non-competitive program open to all students and alumni of the College. It strives to work with students at all levels of interest, those interested in journalism as a profession and also those interested in it as extracurricular experience. Journalism focuses on what is new and different in the world. It involves every subject—politics, policy, science, culture, art and even travel and food. It may be conveyed through newspapers, magazines, television, radio or the Internet. It’s all journalism.

The CCIJ program mentors students to earn internships and jobs, holds skill-building workshops, provides Metcalf and CCIJ grants to help students afford unpaid, full-time journalism internships, and brings professional journalists to campus to meet with students.

  • To sign up for the CCIJ list serve for opportunities and announcements, go through Chicago Career Connection to your profile and check the CCIJ box AND the journalism industry box.
  • CCIJ web page:

CCIJ Program Director Kathy Anderson has worked at every level of journalism—national and local; broadcast and print. For 20 years she was in daily journalism, primarily with ABC News, and for eight years she wrote and produced documentaries, mostly for national PBS. While at ABC News, Kathy won a William Benton Fellowship to study at the University of Chicago and her master’s degree is from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

To make an appointment:
  • Use the “Counseling Appointment” shortcut on Chicago Career Connection
  • Email Program Director Kathy Anderson at

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