There are hundreds of publications that target African-American readers including newspapers, magazines, blogs and more. Such publications are often career-starters for many students studying journalism, photography, business, public relations, advertising, marketing, sales, management and more.

According to BlackNews.com, these are the top 5 Black magazine internship programs to get started:

#1 – Essence Communications Internship Program. This program is open to undergraduate, graduate students, or recent college graduates interested in a career in the media industry. Applicants must have a strong interest in issues pertaining to African- American women. Learn more at www.findinternships.com/2013/10/essence-communications-internship.html

#2 – Black Enterprise Internships. This program is designed to provide real-life work experiences for college students interested in a career in the media industry. College students who are juniors, seniors or in graduate school may apply. Learn more at www.findinternships.com/2013/10/black-enterprise-internships.html

#3 – The Source Magazine Internships. This program offers internships for many different skills, including writers, photographers, videographers, stylists, make-up artists, photo editors, sales and advertising. The company also has a sister magazine called Jones magazine that offers internships for talented fashion and beauty writers, as well as photographers, videographers, stylists, make-up artists, photo editors, sales and advertising. Learn more at www.findinternships.com/2013/10/the-source-magazine-internships.html

#4 – Upscale Magazine Internship. This program offers a college credit for students with interest in website and print design. Current or recent design students may apply. The position includes maintaining the Upscale magazine website, creating online newsletters, surveys and forms, and print projects. Learn more at www.findinternships.com/2013/10/upscale-magazine-internship.html

#5 – Giant Life Internships. This program offers work experiences for college students interested in the media and publishing industry. Internships are available in editorial, advertising and marketing, art, production, fashion and multimedia. They offer college credit for completing the internship and also give students real-world experience in a professional environment. Learn more at www.findinternships.com/2013/10/giant-life-internships.html