International Journalism Internships in Mexico
- Placement location: Guadalajara, Guzman
- Placement Types: Print, Radio
- Role: To aid the work of a local newspaper, magazine, or radio station in addressing various topical issues
- Requirements: Interns will need to speak intermediate Spanish for placements in Ciudad Guzman. There are no requirements for placements in Guadalajara.
- Accommodation: Host family
- Length of placement: From 4 weeks
- Start dates: Flexible
Interning on a Journalism Project in Mexico with Projects Abroad is a great way to improve both your Spanish and journalistic skills by working at a newspaper or radio station. Our Journalism internships in Mexico are open to interns of all ages and levels of experience, no matter if you are on a gap year, studying toward a journalism degree, or taking a career break.
As an intern, you will get an insider's view of how a print publication or radio station is run, as well as the chance to put together a portfolio of work. Your resume will be greatly enhanced by the practical skills that you gain during your journalism internship abroad and your experience of living and working in Latin America will act as proof of your independence and adaptability.
We offer placements in both Guadalajara and Ciudad Guzman. You can choose to intern at a newspaper or magazine in both locations, while the radio journalism option is based in Ciudad Guzman only. You do not need Spanish to join an internship in Guadalajara.However, you will need to speak intermediate Spanish to participate at the Print and Radio Journalism placements in Ciudad Guzman.
International Print Journalism Internships in Mexico
If you choose a Print Journalism placement, you could be placed in Ciudad Guzman or Guadalajara. In Guzman, you will work at local Spanish-language newspaper. Here, you will get involved in researching and writing articles on topics that interest you, such as cultural events in the community. If you are a sports fan, you may get to cover the Chivas soccer team playing in Guadalajara! Let our local staff and your editor know what interests you have and we will tailor your placement accordingly as best we can.
In Guadalajara, we are partnered with an NGO dedicated to promoting the use of bicycles in the city. As an intern at this placement, you will be writing articles and taking photos for their magazine. You will also help write online content for the website and can help to make videos to promote their campaigns. If you do not speak or write Spanish, you can still work at this placement and help with the English version of the online magazine and website.
Both placements offer you the opportunity to get directly involved with the production of a professional publication, whether it be interviewing locals about their opinions on a topical issue or writing about the latest sports event. By the end of your internship, you should have a variety of published articles to add to your portfolio.
International Radio Journalism Internships in Mexico
In Mexico, you can also join a journalism internship at a radio station in the town of Ciudad Guzman. The radio station belongs to the Journalism department of a local university and is one of few neutral stations, having no strong commercial or political influences. It is an immensely popular station in Guzman and listeners like to hear presenters from around the world.
Your local colleagues will welcome you to the team and appreciate any new ideas you bring. They will involve you in all of the different aspects of radio, from researching topics, conducting interviews, and presenting on-air. When you are researching topics or interviewing out in the field, you will always be accompanied by a local journalist or journalism student.
If you can demonstrate enthusiasm and creativity, you will be offered plenty of opportunities to get involved in different stories and projects. When you first arrive, you will spend some time observing before actively participating in radio production and behind the scenes work. Once you feel confident, you can progress to creating your own radio show, with a combination of interviews, music, or current affairs. This internship can be whatever you want it to be! Please note that you will need to speak intermediate Spanish for this placement.
All volunteers participating on standard projects in Mexico have the opportunity to spend one week on a Conservation & Environment project at the end of their main placement. For more information, please visit our Sea-Turtle and Coastal Conservation & Environment Project in Mexico page. Our Combinations Page explains how you can combine not only projects, but also destinations.