Admission requirements for all Bachelor programmes at the Institute for Journalism are the general higher education entrance qualification and a journalism internship. For the music journalism programme an additional qualifying exam is required. Applicants will need to arrange internships independently. Freelancing can be accepted as an equivalent.
Which internships will be accepted?
The study programmes at the Institute for Journalism do not accept internships at advertising papers, PR and media agencies, press offices, and non-journalistic media and production companies.
The aim of the internship is to know and understand basic recurring journalistic routines and to develop an understanding of the public duty of journalism. Therefore, internships in the above mentioned media can only be accepted if they have a newsroom with several journalists, have a professional editorial structure and editorial processes (online media outlets where the editor-in-chief is responsible for organising and conducting the medium and has content delivered by freelancers will not accepted), and content needs to be predominantly researched and produced by journalists themselves working within the newsroom.
During an internship, applicants need to complete the following tasks:
- research and produce own articles/content;
- accompany journalists with their daily work (for example editing, layouting, planning radio or TV programmes)