All majors in journalism and
journalism/science and environmental writing take professional
internships during their senior year or the preceding summer.
The internships provide real-world experience with newspapers,
magazines, cable, television or radio stations, web sites or
in public relations settings. Science writing minors may take
an internship instead of working on The Brown and White.
Available to science, environmental
and technical writing students at the junior or senior level,
this program provides practical experience in scientific research
and science writing for students who work on and write about
research projects directed by university scientists and engineers.
Another segment of the program allows students to attend major
scientific meetings as fully accredited science reporters. Students
observe professional science writers in action and write their
own stories about the scientific sessions and press conferences
held at the meetings.
& Washington Semester
Study abroad is an increasingly
important component of an undergraduate education. With a strong
international emphasis, the department has links to numerous
study-abroad programs in Europe, South America and Australia.
Students most often study abroad in spring of their junior year.
The Washington Semester is available
each year for six juniors or seniors to spend a term studying
in Washington, D.C., in cooperation with American University.
Lehigh University is a member with 180 other colleges and universities.
Students enroll at Lehigh but spend the semester in residence
at American University with the students from other participating
colleges. The curriculum
consists of national-government seminars, an internship, and
a written research project. Besides the national government program,
the student may choose other program offerings such as economic
policy semester, journalism, public administration, foreign policy
semester and justice semester.