If you’ve got an internship and are looking to earn credit for your experience, either because your internship sponsor requires it or you need upper division electives, here’s what you need to know about registering for J 404 for your journalism internship:

  • You can enroll in up to nine (9) total J 404 credits in your time at UO. These go toward the 60 total journalism credit hours required for the major but do not replace major requirements. If you’ve already taken nine credits of J 404, check out the Career Center’s Go Intern! Program for another option for earning credit.
  • There are pre-requisites to J 404. In order to earn credit you must have:
    • full major status in the SOJC
    • a faculty member who has agreed to serve as your faculty adviser and instructor of record for these credits.
    • completed any major-specific courses or other requirements as outlined by your faculty adviser (ex. J 350 for Public Relations students)
  • You and your faculty advisor decide on how many credits you enroll in, depending on the number of hours you work. Usually 30 hours of work equals one credit hour. You can enroll in J 404 credit more than once, so you can earn two credits now and additional credits next summer, for example.
  • You should enroll in J 404 in the same term you are completing the internship. You need to plan ahead to complete the paperwork to get enrolled in the course before registration closes.
  • To receive permission to register for J 404, fill out this form with your faculty advisor. Turn it in to SOJC Student Services in 134 Allen Hall, where the staff will authorize you to register for J 404 on DuckWeb.

More questions about how J 404 internship credit works? See this FAQ page.

As always, we encourage you to talk to your academic advisor about how internship credit will impact your degree requirements.

Still looking for an internship? Don’t forget that the SOJC Jobs & Internships Database is a good place to begin your search. New internship and job positions are tweeted upon posting, so follow us at @SOJCCareers for up-to-date alerts.

Please note that we keep previous years’ internships on the database so you can see what was offered in the past to help you prepare for the future. Job postings are deleted periodically.

School of Journalism & Communication Disclaimer Statement – Job & Internship Postings
The School of Journalism & Communication Career Services Office in its provision of services to students, alumni, and off-campus employers makes no representations or guarantees regarding the opportunities listed on its website, bulletin boards, print materials, and other resources, and is not responsible for the wages, safety, working conditions, or other aspects of off-campus employment. It is the responsibility of the students and alumni to take the necessary precautions when interviewing for and accepting part-time/summer/full-time employment and participating in volunteer activities.

Please notify Career Services if there are problems associated with noncompliance of this policy.