is a report on my Three-credit internship course MC 365 under the school of
Media and Communication, UMT. Also, it is to fulfilling the Bachelor of Media
and Communication program (BS-MC) program.
is not a daily report but a brief of my practical experience and professional
orientation during my internship period.
I would like to make
my thanks to University of Management and Technology and Mr. Rashid Khan, my
internship advisor for being a guideline. I would also like to thanks Samaa
Newspaper and SeeTV along with its chief editor magazine Mr. Zaheer Sulehri and
Director of Mehman Nawaz Fawad Wayne for the internship opportunity.
I would also like to give a special
thanks to all the employees of Samaa and SeeTV. For being very friendly to me
for my whole internship period. For helping me a lot during this time and
guiding me as their younger brother. They make me feel free and workable with
the real professional world.
Before joining Samaa.
I was a bit confused about where to intern and mainly in which department. But
as I like writing, I thought I must intern related to writing. And I find Samaa.
To be that place where I can find my interest. Joining there, I find myself
surrounded with people professionally creative and friendly to work and learn
I have a great
interest not just becoming a good writer but to become a good director to and
for that I latter on after completing my internship at Samaa I joined SeeTV for
second internship for 34 days as assistant director to Fawad Wayne for Mehman
Nawaz show. From UMT, I have come to know many things about media but this was
the time I wanted to apply them practically.
In a brief, I
expected from this internship were to:
about the field
to work for others
with an organization for eight weeks must get me some fulfilled objectives. On
the completion of the internship I want to be able to:
latest digital SLR cameras
Stay connected with my like-minded people
Student ID: 12003077019
Media and Communication
and content writer
Career goal: Writer and Director
Internship Host: Samaa
Direct Supervisor: Zaheer
Sulehri and Ayesha
Sector: News Paper & Entertainment Channel
November 19, 2014.
January 18, 2015.
How many hours/week: 24hrs/week
An internship is
a unique aspect of education that integrates study with planned and supervised
career-related work experience. Students are involved as non-paid internees receiving
academic credit for work.
Internship is to
train the internees to prepare themselves for challenging tasks in the future.
It provides the students with a great understanding for career demands and
As a part of the
course it allows students to understand the connection between what is studied
and how it is applied in practical work. It enhances the students’ knowledge
department of Journalism and Mass Communication there is an opportunity for
internship which is of two months duration. During this specified time
internees need to complete internship program. It is compulsory to submit the
report on exact date before viva.
For the last few
years it has been made optional for the journalism students to opt for
internship in any media organization.
A student has
two options either to go for research or to do internship as a degree
After having as
two months training at any chosen media organization the students are then
required to submit a 10-15 pages report mainly based on their work experience
in field during the internship period. The selection for the subject depends on
As a student of
Journalism and Mass Communication department I was told to choose any
organization for internship as a subject.
I have discussed
with the chief editor of magazine Zaheer Sulehri that I wanted to do my
internship in writing section to improve my writing skills.
He approved my
application and I was selected as an internee of Samaa to work in magazine
section as editor and writer.
of Internship Program
The time period
or duration which is specified or fixed for internship work depends on the
requirements of every media or institution. The training period in various
departments varies from two months to eight weeks depending on their required
Impact and importance of Samaa news
paper on community
Sama is managed and run by some very professional and dedicated people, who
have vast experience in journalism and reporting. At Daily Sama, realize the
importance of true stories and bringing up the Real news to the people of
Pakistan. Saily Sama have a team of professionals, who love their profession
and understand the love and respect of Pakistan and our values. We’ll keep you
bringing the true, Verified and Important news, round the clock, every day
Importance of news paper for
are the list of the function performed by Daily Sama
To inform people:
informs the audience about the developmental activities that occur in the whole
words. It also informs about the functions, current affairs and other
activities in outside of Pakistan.
Increase awareness among students:
as an International and National news, Sports and entertainment channel helps
to increase people awareness about their surrounding environment; it helps
those to aware from the current events in the whole world.
also provides opportunity to participate in different program that held in Daily
Sama newsroom like promotion of reading in youth. young youth programs.
highlight developmental project:
is to highlight all the developmental projects such as building new educational
institutions, Metro Bus project, Lahore Karachi Motorway project, Pakistan and
China Economy Corridor etc. Through its material one can clearly understand
about the environment of whole Pakistan.
helps the internees students of University of Management and Technology
specially students of Journalism and Mass Communication department.
builds up confidence and trust among them and prepares them to face the hard
Sama helps students to think over problems and infuse abilities to solve it by
also provides information for the betterment of community; it is not used for
solve the problems:
provides information for the betterment of community; it is not used for
Sama offers the students opportunity to build their
capacity as community activists and reform minded members of the community.
Through there magazines and newspaper
they can express their views on relevant issues and problems. They can
identify the existing problems in the community or in the whole Pakistan to
others world and at the same time they can propose ways of solving those
is comprised a number of staff members that make up its organizational
structure. The staffs are mainly members of the journalism department, which
contribute to the structure and working of the Sama.
board is the main section of the Sama that handles news raw material for
publishing in the newspaper.
members working in this section write an article for expressing opinion of its Editors
on any issue they projects the policy of newspaper.
chief editor of the Sama is Munwar Ahmed and editor is Atif Saed. He has a
great duty over his shoulders to keep in consideration the activities of the Sama.
His role in making the Sama a best place of internship cannot be denied.
person responsible of the selection of material of news items that is to be published
in magazine is Mr. Zaheer Sulehri is the editor of the Sama Magzine.
editor is a person who assists the editor in the selection of articles and
content to be published.
plays important role in the formulation of many articles and news, he change
with almost every issue. Sometimes the
internee is employed and sometimes the editor.
editor another responsible person known as subeditor. His duty is to edit and
writes the articles.
also supervises the layout and makeup, before being published to Parveen is the
sub editor of this department.
is a person who go from place to place to gather the news for newspaper . It
has included its own staff reporters who are the students of Journalism and
Mass Communication department. These reporters go and cover the events takes
place in whole Pakistan.
are also the internees of the Daily Sama who take pictures of the important
event for publictaion. They can drag the attention of the audience towards its material by proving
attractive information along with picture.
In addition to gaining great experience, to
complete your class room learning internship program help students to get
experience, professional contacts and set them up for a future in the field
Performing practical training internees of different
organization can gain real-life skills that they can use out in the corporate
Journalism Department provides facility to the students to
do practical training at the end of academic session.
After the start of our internship program the in charge of
the program called us an introductory meetings at the department library to discuss the whole procedure of how
to start practical work in our concerned media organization based on two months
or at least six weeks training program.
Throughout the internship program we had attempted three
meetings in the first meeting the in charge of the program briefed us to take
proper steps for writing and editing.
The eight weeks internship program is based on student’s
practical work for achieving the most prestigious degree of master from any
university in which the students prove that potentialities that whether they
can face any difficulty in practical work which would assign to him or her in
As I earlier said that I was the internee of Sama In this
two months based internship program I considered myself for magazine section.
The in charge of the Magazine department assigned me the
Search for stories.
To discuss the story
with the assistant.
Handed the story for
informal editing to a colleague internee.
To submit the story to
the editor finally.
Beside this tasks
I also given
To write a weekly progress
report on your performed tasks.
To compose the stories in
1. Internship program is the compulsory subject has a limited
time to be accomplished by the students in any media organization.
2. In this period of time students have full authority to
select any media institution and no restriction is imposed on them
3. As a student of Journalism and Mass Communication
department I have selected to write for Sama magazine and I got my one of the
is the list of the Programs
I tried my best to cover the stories with dedication and
great zeal during the internship period. I learned a great deal from every
story that I covered, which added to my knowledge and confidence on every step
to the way
Skills learned in Sama
Editing is the process of cutting your work down to size
and making your writing fit together.
Along with reporting
I also learnt a little bit about editing because after writing stories we used
to exchange them with colleagues for editing and vice versa.
I understood the technique of editing the story on the
bases of Check the grammar, word use. How to use style manuals such as
Capitalization, numbers abbreviations signs and symbols.
I was given single page report for editing then submitted
it with progress report to the in charge of my training program.
Beside reporting and editing I composed few stores of other
internees in computer. Composing helped me in speeding up my typing skills I
composed my internship program by myself.
Evaluation of Internship Program
Internship practical training provides students of graduate
and post graduate with the opportunity to gain professional experience in any
field they want.
The ideal internship offers students the opportunity to
develop their skills to gain a deeper understanding of the professional context
of subjects which they study in classes.
Internees are expected to do meaningful work that develops
their skills in research, writing or editing.
Students of journalism begin to consider possible
internship institution towards the end of their final year to receive a degree.
At the beginning of internship students submit a list of preferred media
institution to the in charge of internship program.
An internship committee of staff begins the process of
matching interested students preferences. When the media is selected, timing
allowed students to gain valuable work experience before beginning their career
search. In charge of the internship program evaluate internees’ performance at
the end of their internship period and students evaluate their internship
As student of journalism I have chosen practical field to
fulfill my desire.
After completing my internship program in suggested time I
wrote a comprehensive report on it where I described my performed tasks.
Some general problems which I faced during my internship
program are also mentioned.
Here I want to say that internship training is very
important or valuable for those students who really want to do something in
practical field. It defines career-goals for them. It trains students for the
future to have a trained journalists media managers and communication
At the end I am winding my report with great thanks to Mr.
Zaheer Sulehri editor of Daily SAMA. Possible place to the students of
journalism to gain practical experience in the required field.
As an intern, I
thought I would make professional skills, knowledge about the field,
professional links, and mentality to work for others and some kind of
reputation of being a good person to work with. And after this long internship,
I can say, I have achieved almost everything I wanted to and everything gone
perfectly fine with me. I have learned photo editing on new software, the best
for professional editing of photos , which I never used before and done so many
of them that now I may never need to worry about writing. After working with so
many writers personally, I feel this will help me a lot with my goal to be a
good Director & writer finally.