Making Connections

Attending school just 25 miles from the media capital of the world significantly improves your chance of securing valuable communication internships that are almost sure to advance your career.

Whatever your career plans are, there are scores of internship possibilities in New York City and on Long Island.  And if you’re from out of state, many of our students intern “back home,” taking with them classroom knowledge, skills, and the Hofstra work ethic we hear our internship sites love!  Each student is guided by an internship advisor to make sure the experience is valuable for both you and the location. The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication works very closely with the Center for Career Design and Development to help you research an internship and then polish your resume writing and interview etiquette.

Recent Radio, Television, Film major interns

Ben Kessler ‘21

“Being an intern at Madison Square Garden has been an incredible pairing of my two passions: sports and video production. I feel grateful and appreciate this once in a lifetime opportunity working at MSG with great people!”

Lauren Tan ‘21

“Every role in life has its part to play in teaching and molding us to be the best of who we are. My internships at Definition 6 and Sorrentino Media as video editor have taught me the importance of being detailed, artistic and the ability to turn a vision into reality.”

Stephan Hatchett ‘21

“As a news intern for the Rachel Maddow Show, I worked together with the producers to make the show happen. Even with the remote experience, the producers took time out of their day to teach me important skills that made me successful.”

Recent Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations major interns

Cait O’Brien ‘22

"Being a digital intern at Military Times has wonderfully broadened the type of journalism I do. Not only am I running social media accounts for the outlet, but I'm now getting published 1-2 times per week!"

Cat Bohnenberger ‘22

"Interning for Diana Bassett Public Relations has given me insight into what it is like to be a PR professional working in the field. I am able to apply the skills I learn in class directly to the real world."

Jasmine Lopez ‘22

"The opportunity to work with Guinness World Records has been one of the highlights in my career path at Hofstra. The joy of experiencing aspects of public relations at such a company has been amazing and I continue to grow in ways I never thought were possible in an internship."

Internship Sites

Hofstra communication majors have found success interning at Saturday Night Live * Marvel Studios * Sunshine Sachs * WNET Public Media * The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon * Last Week Tonight with John Oliver * Fox News * New York Islanders * The New York Times * Florentine Films * CBS Sports * NY1 * NBCUniversal * HBO * New York Mets * MSNBC * Live Nation * Cox Media Group * Above Average * NFL Films * and many more top media brands.

Internship Details and Forms For Current Students

This section is a convenient way for students, faculty, and internship sites to access the School of Communication's internship materials. Please note that the relevant internship information is separated by department. For additional program instructions or if you are in need of help with the internship process, contact professor/internship coordinator Douglas Morrow at

All our journalism and public relations students must complete 3 credits of internship. That could involve three 1-credit internships, a 2-credit internship coupled with a 1-credit internship, or one 3-credit internship. Students are required to work at least 120 hours for a 1-credit internship, 150 hours for a 2-credit internship, or 180 hours for 3 credits.

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Our department recognizes the importance of internships and offers junior and senior level students with a minimum 2.5 GPA the opportunity to take up to six credits in internship. We encourage students to experience the professional workplace as they participate in our programs. We strive to provide our students with a comprehensive set of competencies, which allows them to contribute to the world of mass mediated communication.

This website has been designed to create a convenient way for students, faculty, and internship sites to access the Radio, Television, Film Department Internship Program materials. You will find forms and course materials from the program. I hope these materials are complete and easy to use. Please reach me for program instructions or if you have any questions or concerns. If you are in need of help with the internship process, please attend the required internship workshops during the semester.

Professor Douglas A. Morrow
Associate Professor, RTVF
Internship Coordinator
The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication
Hofstra University
E-Mail | 516-463-6576
Fax: 516-463-7043

Internship Forms