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For Employers

Hiring Medill students and alumni

Medill has a wealth of talented students and alumni in journalism and integrated marketing communications.

Employers of our graduates tell us that Medill provides students with required training and skills that distinguish them on the job. Our students and alumni are problem-solving, solution-oriented assets for you and your company.

Full-time positions

Employers can post jobs for students and alumni on Handshake, Medill’s proprietary job board. You will be prompted to create a login if you don’t already have one.

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Northwestern is on a 10-week quarter system. Fall quarter begins late September, winter quarter the first week in January and spring quarter in late March. Your posting will have the most visibility for current students when school is in session (i.e., not during holiday/summer breaks).


Medill undergraduate journalism and IMC Certificate students are prepared and eager to take on the challenges of both part-time or full-time internship opportunities.

You can post internships for students on Handshake, Medill’s proprietary job board. 

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Learn more about internships

Student work opportunities

Journalism Residency
You have the opportunity to have a bright, talented undergraduate Medill student work at your organization for 10 weeks and help that student gain real-world experience in return.

Learn more about the Journalism Residency

Global Residency
Have a graduate journalism student work at your news organization in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Oceania or the Americas for 10-12 weeks. During the Medill Global Residency program, students will complete a range of assignments similar in quality and quantity to those of an entry-level professional staff member.

Learn more about the Global Residency

Immersion Quarter
Do you have a marketing challenge you’re trying to solve but haven’t had the time or resources to commit to it? Are you looking for creative and fresh solutions to this challenge? If so, consider sponsoring an Immersion Quarter project. During the 10-week summer quarter, you will have a team of IMC full-time master’s students dedicated to your project and challenge.

Learn more about the Immersion Quarter

On-campus recruiting

There are a variety of ways you can recruit Medill students and alumni on campus:

On-campus interviewing

You can come to campus throughout the year to conduct interviews. You also can connect with students via Skype or our campus teleconferencing system. These programs are offered at no cost to employers.

Employer/student engagement

Opportunities to interact with students are many and varied. You could present in a class or participate on a panel on topics ranging from industry insight to the nuts and bolts of effective interviewing. We always are seeking your involvement, but don’t hesitate to proactively let us know of your interest.

Company-specific information sessions

If you have interest in an in-depth discussion with students specific to your company culture and recruitment profiles, let us know. We’ll work with you on scheduling logistics and getting the word out to your target audience.

Schedule time to visit

We’re excited to welcome you to campus. Please contact our Career Services team at to schedule a time to visit.