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 interns from our Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations department

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."


"My internship at Last Week Tonight with John Oliver has prepared me for the TV industry more than I could have imagined. I’m thankful I had the opportunity during my time at Hofstra to learn under such a welcoming company."

Sam Thor, Class of 2019


“During my time at Hofstra, I was lucky enough to complete three internships. I worked in different fields of the media industry and was able to take my skills from my internships and apply them to my classes and extracurriculars. I worked with companies like Cox Media Group Long Island (106.1 BLI and 102.3 WBAB), News 12 Long Island, and most recently The Rachael Ray Show! I loved all the hands-on experience from each internship, and I’m grateful for all the connections I made!”

Kristen Krupski
Video/TV & Business, Class of 2018


"Definition 6 was a fantastic internship. I had the opportunity to work on so many projects ranging from Nickelodeon's Kid's Choice Awards, Oxygen's Dateline: Secrets Uncovered, Big Mouth, Sesame Street, and more. It was a great way to get my foot into the Manhattan television scene, especially because they have so many contacts. They were an amazing group of people to work with, and I truly enjoyed my summer there."

Brittany McGowan – Class of 2020


"Interning at The Tonight Show has been the ultimate dream! I was immersed in all aspects of producing a daily, late night television show. I have learned so much about the television industry through networking with staff and crew alone. It is an experience that I will always cherish."

Tunisa Seda – Class of 2018


"Interning at NY1 as a general news intern has been a dream come true for me as an aspiring reporter. Each day I was challenged to adapt to different environments, whether that be covering breaking news crime stories or news on the lighter side. I am thankful to Hofstra University and my professors for preparing me to perform to the best of my abilities at NY1."

Shannon Caturano - Class of 2018


"Interning at Long Island Pulse Magazine has been such an exciting opportunity. I've gotten to see how the things I learn in class translate into a real-world work environment, and Ideveloped confidence in myself as a journalist."


"Interning with NBC at LXTV as a production intern has taught me a new level of production. I get to apply what I've learned in my classes to a real-world professional setting. I'm so grateful for the experiences I've had while interning because they are preparing me for working in the field post-graduation."

Lyndsey Shulman


“My internship at The Tonight Show has provided me with an amazing opportunity to put my classroom knowledge into action. I’ve learned what it takes to produce a daily, late night television show, and I’ve contributed to many different parts of the overall workflow. The staff and crew are beyond kind – their advice alone has given me insight and direction that will stay with me for years to come!”

Matthew Izzo – Class of 2017


“Having the opportunity to intern at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research within the research arm of Northwell Health was not only a dream come true, but it reassured me I was on the right career path. This internship has given me the opportunity to be hands on and use all that was taught to me in the classroom. I believe that it is a necessity for Hofstra to encourage students to obtain an internship, as there is just so much you can learn outside the classroom.”

Awilda Pena-Luna - Class of 2017


“Interning at The Late Show has offered me a ton of amazing opportunities. I've met so many incredible people, learned so many new things, and, most importantly, had a blast doing it all.”

Mark Thompson – Class of 2017


“Being an intern for Last Week Tonight is nothing short of a dream. I have never been in an environment where everyone is that passionate and dedicated to crafting creativity, comedy, and raising awareness. I have gained invaluable experiences from an eager staff about what it is truly like to work in live television, training that the classroom cannot replicate. I never wanted to leave; and it is an experience I will never stop talking about.”

Jillian Laganelli – Class of 2018

"I have had a great experience at my internship thanks to the internship program. I learned so much from my internship which I will take to my next production. I was guided by my faculty advisor and internship supervisor, both were very helpful."

Danielle Klien – Class of 2016


“My internship at MetroFocus/WNET13 has solidified my career choice and has given me a solid foundation to enter into the television news industry.”

Braidan Halbleib - Class of 2016

To learn more about Braidan's internship experience, click here.

"I landed an internship with the editing department of News 12 Long Island through the School of Communication career fair. From the start I was treated like an employee, not a coffee-grabbing intern. Within a few days, I was editing pieces for air and helping to take in video feeds from out in the field. What I had learned in my production and editing classes at Hofstra gave me background knowledge on how everything worked, allowing me to focus my training on News 12’s specific workflow. Following my internship I was offered a freelance position with the editing department."

Rob Arasate – Class of 2016

Del Rio

"I loved interning with Long Island Pulse Magazine because it gave me a lot of experience in a lot of different fields, which makes it easier for me to apply for a variety of future internships and jobs."

Juliet del Rio – Class of 2017

"My internship at Glenna Freedman Public Relations has given me the opportunity to learn about the profession in ways I couldn't from inside a classroom. What's more, it has let me explore different fields of public relations, and I plan to have many more diverse internship experiences before I graduate in order to decide what career path is best for me."

Danielle Drop – Class of 2016

"My first internship was an amazing experience. I got to learn everything that goes into getting a placement in the media, parts of PR that I didn't really understand before this opportunity. My career choice was validated because I had so much fun going into work every day. I was even able to attend a rooftop party and be a part of two different studio tapings in the city.”

Heather Lanci – Class of 2017

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

"No classroom can teach you how to interact with a company during the stress of putting a show together that evening; through Last Week Tonight I have learned what it takes to do that."

Kenton Scott – Class of 2017

"The internship program has allowed me to observe a more professional environment. It has given me a chance to see what the real world actually looks like, what it feels like, and given me a glimpse of what to expect when I get thrown into the fire. Because of the internship program, I feel more prepared and confident to tackle challenges now more than ever."

Benjamin Lapinig – Class of 2016

Weekends wth Alex Witt

"My internship with MSNBC’s Weekends with Alex Witt has been such an informative and exciting experience. I’ve learned the ins and outs of a live cable news broadcast while honing my research and writing skills — sometimes in the back of the shot! I could not recommend this internship more to anyone interested in broadcast news."

Jen Sifferlen – Class of 2016

"My internship has given me invaluable experience of what it means to work in a professional environment. It has made me realize I love what I study, and I will keep working hard toward a job in the PR field."

Eden Strassburg – Class of 2017

"Working as a production and development intern at VH1 allowed me the incredible hands-on experience and industry insight I wanted during my internship. Viacom’s employees are all extremely helpful, friendly, and professional."

Ariana Ringstrom, Class of 2017


"My internship was an amazing experience, and I learned so much about the real world television industry. I wouldn't have traded this experience for anything."

Celia Werner – Class of 2016

"Interning was a valuable experience, as it allowed me access to a company that worked directly with many popular television shows and channels that I often watch and are highly regarded, such as HBO and AMC."

Eric Crocombe – Class of 2016


"My internship experience with VH1 and Logo has been an absolute dream come true. I was given the opportunity to intern for two semesters and was recently offered a full-time summer position as a junior in college. The skills I've learned through the Hofstra community have opened this door for me and now I'm doing what I love most."

Jordan Heiden – Class of 2017

"My internship at We Fly Coach was a one-of-a-kind experience. As the only intern for the company, I was able to work on productions and edit content for their website. Without my connections here at Hofstra, this internship would never have happened — and because of that I am extremely grateful to Hofstra."

Jenson Kassay, Class of 2016


"Working at Saturday Night Live has been one of the most fun, educational, and rewarding experiences of my life. I could never have grown as much as a professional and made such great contacts and friends if I had not been given such a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. It is something I will never forget."

Leah Aucoin – Class of 2016

"By interning at WNET Public Media, I worked in a busy production environment and received hands-on experience at the largest public television station in the country, in one of the largest media markets in the world. "

Andrew Wagner – Class of 2016

Current Students

The links provided below are to connect students with professional organizations related to their area of studies. These links can help with networking, research, and opportunities within the major.

Internship Resources: Radio, Television, Film Internship Resources: Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations The Center for Career Design and Development

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