International Journalism Internships in Jamaica
- Placement location: Mandeville
- Placement Types: Radio, television and in the newsroom
- Role: To research stories and conduct interviews that contribute to the work of the station
- Requirements: None
- Accommodation: Host family
- Length of placement: From 2 weeks
- Start dates: Flexible
Joining a Projects Abroad Journalism internship in Jamaica is an opportunity for you to gain work experience and an insight into the workings of the media in a new cultural and political setting. Whether you are a working journalist looking for international experience abroad or a student contemplating a career in journalism, you will have an important role to play at your placement.
As a Radio Journalism intern in Jamaica, you will work toward putting together a portfolio of work that will showcase the experience you gained abroad. This will help increase your prospects in a highly competitive job market.
Our Journalism Project Officer in Jamaica organizes regular workshops for all Journalism interns. The workshops will provide you with advice and information on various aspects of your radio journalism internship. These workshops are an opportunity to solve any issues and discuss ideas with other interns and our local staff. You will also be able to learn new techniques that will build your skills in the field of journalism.
Interns must be a minimum of 18 years old to join this internship.
Radio Journalism Internships in Jamaica with Projects Abroad
You will work at the Northern Caribbean University (NCU) Media Group, just 10 minutes from Mandeville town center.
As a volunteer at the NCU, you will be exposed to radio and television broadcasting.
NCU FM, which airs on the 91.1 FM band and is a member of the NCU Media Group, is aired in Manchester and Clarendon with plans to go island wide. NCU FM carries 24 hour programming with various programs on health, family life, religion, news, and sports, which you can work on.
The radio station broadcasts in English and you would need to be confident in writing and reading articles and compiling your own stories in order to get the most from the internship. Interns usually observe for the first two weeks then, depending on your abilities, you may be given more hands-on tasks. Depending on your abilities, you will be able to get involved with writing news features for the radio and television broadcasts.
Please note that Northern Caribbean University is a Christian institution and as such you will be required to comply with the rules set out by the institution.
If you want to experience print journalism as well, you have the option of writing one article a week for a local newspaper. You will get editorial assistance from the Journalism Program Officers.
You can join a General Journalism Project in Jamaica for a minimum of two weeks if you don't have time to join us for more. This internship has been selected by our local colleagues as being suitable for short term interning, however, your role will be primarily observational and you may not be able to make the same impact as someone interning for a longer period.