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Journalism Internships in South America

A Projects Abroad intern at a Radio placement in South America

A Journalism internship abroad in South America is a way for you to gain insight into the workings of the international media in a new cultural and political setting while getting worthwhile work experience. For individuals on a gap year, studying journalism at university, or wanting a career break that will broaden their horizons, a Projects Abroad journalism internship in South America offers a unique cross-cultural exchange that will enhance your résumé and increase your prospects within the highly competitive journalism industry. Whether you are interested in print or broadcast journalism, we have placements are available in Argentina and Bolivia.

Working as A Journalism Intern in South America – What Can I Expect?

As a journalism intern in South America, you will play a key role in the daily work of your placement. From learning the ins and outs of running a magazine at The Cocha-Banner magazine in Cochabamba, Bolivia, to interning at a community radio station in Unquillo, Argentina, internships offer the opportunity to put together a unique portfolio of journalistic work. During your internship, punctuality and professionalism are highly expected. Interns are usually required to work an average of 30 hours per week, and can anticipate a wide range of tasks and responsibilities throughout their internship. Proficiency in both verbal and written Spanish is extremely helpful and often necessary for most journalism internships in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Whatever your level of journalistic experience, your input will be greatly encouraged and appreciated. Take the opportunity to make your own recommendations, or explain practices back home. Your adaptability and willingness to learn will be appreciated by your colleagues, enabling you to truly engage yourself as an active member of the team.

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