By Tony Pederson, Belo Distinguished Chair in Journalism

The availability of excellent internships for Journalism and Fashion Media majors is a strength of SMU’s Division of Journalism.  The Dallas-Fort Worth area is the No. 5 media market in the United States. The quality of news media – print, broadcast and digital – has been consistently excellent for decades. 

The Division of Journalism has an arrangement with The Dallas Morning News that provides paid internships for top students each semester.

Students in Journalism also have internships at magazines and a variety of broadcast news stations, including network affiliates of CBS, ABC, NBC and Fox.

SMU Fashion Media

Camille Kraeplin is a member of SMU’s Journalism faculty, and she also directs the Fashion Media program.

Fashion Media students have internship opportunities at a wide range of the nation’s leading retailers as well as digital and print publications with fashion news.

Because of the broad range of digital and video skills all students in the Division of Journalism are taught, many other opportunities exist in the Dallas metro area. Among these are internships at the major professional sports teams, including the Dallas Cowboys; governmental and public affairs offices; Southwest Airlines and American Airlines, as well as other companies related to social media, public relations, and businesses that deal in communications of any type.

Students in the Division of Journalism are not limited to summer positions. Internships in the Dallas area are available during the fall and spring semesters as well as the summer.

Because of the faculty’s connections with news media, business and fashion, many students intern in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago and other major cities.

Below is a list of companies at which Division of Journalism students have recently interned:

The Dallas Morning News

D Magazine


Modern Luxury


Southwest: The Magazine 

American Spirit Magazine

Dallas Business Journal

Elle Magazine

Marie Claire

Teen Vogue




WFAA Channel 8


KERA 90.1 FM

FOX Sports Southwest

ESPN Radio Dallas 103.3 FM

Cumulus Radio

Entertainment Tonight

CBS Radio

Seacrest Studios at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas

George W. Bush Presidential Center

The Dallas Cowboys organization

7-Eleven, Inc.

NorthPark Center

Forty Five Ten


Stanley Korshak

The Akola Project

Moda Operandi

Tory Burch 

Tom Ford



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