One J-School Internship Coordinator Says Paid Positions Have Dropped by Nearly Half
Posted: 2/19/2014  |  By: Blair Hickman | ProPublica
Sheryl Swingley has been the journalism internship coordinator at Ball State University [1] for more than 20 years, where she also teaches journalism. We sat down to talk with her about paid and unpaid internships, the kind of advice she offers students and trends at Ball State – where she says students’ paid summer internships have dropped by nearly half.

This interview has been edited for length and clarity.