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International Journalism Internships

Overview
A local man is interviewed by a team of interns at an international Journalism placement
  • Role: Working alongside professionals to produce articles, interviews, films, and more at newspapers, radio stations, and TV stations.
  • Requirements: None in most cases. Varies by project and destination.
Project Info

If you are planning a gap year or career break and contemplating a job in journalism or the media, a Projects Abroad international internship can set you on the right track! Our journalism internships abroad are a great way to enhance your resume, gain valuable skills, and make you stand out from the crowd. Whether you are currently studying journalism or are considering it in college, Projects Abroad will give you unique first hand international journalism experience.

If you are already a practicing journalist, then interning abroad will broaden your horizons and show you a different way of working in journalism against the backdrop of a new and exciting country. You will learn the ins and outs of print or broadcast journalism overseas and may even be able to teach your new colleagues something about how you work at home.

Intern on the Journalism project hosts a radio show in Argentina

Options for Interning on a Journalism Project

On a "General Journalism Project" you can choose to work on a Print Journalism internship, where you will work with an international newspaper or magazine, or on a Broadcast Journalism internship, where you will work with a radio or TV station abroad. If you have any placement preferences for General Journalism Projects please let us know when you apply. Journalism interns can alternatively choose to apply for a Film Production placement.

Our journalism internships run year round and have totally flexible dates and durations; whether you want a short-term experience, a unique summer interning opportunity, or a longer term abroad, we can accommodate your needs.

Whichever international journalism internship you choose, you will gain great insight into the workings of the international media in a new cultural and political setting. For most of our journalism internships you don't need any foreign language skills since the publications and stations generally write in or speak English. Please check the specific country pages to confirm exact language requirements.

Voices of the World

Journalism interns in some destinations also contribute to Voices of the World, an online weekly newspaper and magazine that allows aspiring young journalists to express their views, engage in dialogue, and learn about one another through journalistic exploration of topics that greatly affect our world today and their world tomorrow.

Interns who are 25 years old or younger can participate in weekly workshops, undertake assignments for Voices of the World, conduct interviews and write articles. Older interns can work as trainers and coordinators for the local young people involved or the interns who are also participants. In this capacity, they can hold workshops, proofread or edit articles, and discuss ideas for articles

Group Journalism Projects for High School Students

For teen volunteers, Journalism projects are available as Journalism High School Special programs. High School Specials are designed for volunteers aged 16-19 to join a group of their peers working together under the guidance of our local staff.

Volunteering Abroad as a Professional on a Journalism Project

If you are a professional and want to put your skills to use on a Journalism project, Projects Abroad has a number of placements abroad where qualified volunteers can make an impact. Our main focus is to match your skills with our partner organizations' needs. Please visit the Journalism Projects for Professionals section for more information.

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