Journalism Internships with Projects Abroad
If you’re considering a career in journalism or just want to experience the thrill of a foreign newsroom, an overseas internship offers a unique opportunity to develop your skills, enhance your CV and stand out from the crowd in a competitive industry.
Work with a newspaper, magazine, TV or radio station, developing your own stories and learning how to report on events in a new cultural context. Gain an insider’s view of how media outlets in other countries are run and compile an impressive portfolio to take home with you. A Journalism placement will leave you challenged, excited and ready to enter the world of journalism with valuable experience, skill and confidence.
“I was at the office at 8am every day and took every chance I could to write. I was given the opportunity to go on some amazing stories and by the end I had an impressive portfolio of 25 published articles. I also had a weekly column titled ‘Observations of a Foreign Intern’ which gave me the opportunity to put my reflections in writing. However, none of this would have happened without hard work and initiative.”
Jemma Pietrus, University of South Australia
The Variety and Scope of a Journalism Internship Overseas
From Addis Ababa to Ulaanbaatar, from Cape Town; there are incredible opportunities all over the world to develop and test your skills in the midst of a new and exciting environment. Placements run year-round with flexible start dates and we have placements that are suited to all levels of experience and study.
Like any professional journalist, your day-to-day work will be varied and unpredictable; you will interview diverse members of the community, research articles, write news features, review restaurants and attend political press conferences, sporting or social events. All your work will come with deadlines and responsibilities that make you an important and contributing team member at your placement.
Experience a Print Placement Overseas
Create unique content and develop your writing and editing skills with a print or online publication. During a Print Placement, you will conduct interviews, research articles, write news features, attend noteworthy events and have your work published. You can work at a variety of placements, including:
- Periodical magazines
- Daily and weekly newspapers
- Online publications
- Trade journals
- Community-based and commercial outlets
Experience a Broadcast Placement Overseas
A Radio or TV Journalism placement will provide you with an array of tapes and discs, as well as a host of broadcasting and production experience. All broadcast placements allow you the opportunity to contribute to tasks such as research, production and presenting. You will spend some of your time in the studio, while the rest will be spent out in the field, attending interviews and press conferences. You can choose from a variety of genres to cover, including:
Whichever placement you choose, you will gain practical insight into the workings of the media in a new cultural and political setting; a fantastic way to test and develop your skills.
For the majority of our journalism placements, English is most commonly used language; therefore volunteers do not need any foreign language ability. In our Spanish-speaking South American destinations and French-speaking African countries, there are some language requirements. Please check the specific country pages for more information.