Journalism Internships with Projects Abroad
If you are planning a gap year or career break, and contemplating a career in journalism or the media, a Projects Abroad placement can set you on the right track. Overseas voluntary work such as this is a great way of enhancing your CV and making you stand out from the crowd, whether you are currently studying journalism or looking to secure a place on a journalism course.
If you are already a practicing journalist, then volunteering abroad will broaden your horizons and give you experience of a new way of working, against the backdrop of new and exciting country. You will learn many new things and may be able to teach your new colleagues something as well.
Working on a Journalism Internship Overseas
You can choose to work on a Print Journalism placement - working with a newspaper or magazine - or on a broadcast placement, where you will work with a radio or TV station.
On our Print Journalism placements you not only get an insider's view of how publications are run, but you will also compile an impressive portfolio to take home with you at the end of your project.
Alternatively, 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.
Whatever placement you choose, you will get an insight into the workings of the media in a new cultural and political setting. For many of our journalism placements you do not need any foreign language ability, as the publications and stations generally write or speak in English. Please check the specific country pages to confirm exact language requirements.
Voices of the World
Journalism volunteers in some of our destinations will 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.
Volunteers 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 volunteers can work as trainers and coordinators for the local young people involved or the volunteers who are also participants. In this capacity, they can hold workshops, proofread or edit articles and discuss ideas for articles.
"Armed with a notepad and pen, I covered stories ranging from an aspiring young footballer hoping to move to a Premiership club in England to a Member of Parliament agitating for land rights. The old journalism cliché that ‘every day brings something different’ really does hold true, particularly in Ghana – a place that throws something at you every hour of every day that will make you laugh and smile."
Journalism volunteer in Ghana