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Journalism Internships in Vietnam

Overview
  • Placement location: Hanoi
  • Placement Types:Online
  • Role: To research, edit, and write digital content and articles for an online English newspaper at Voice of Vietnam.
  • Requirements: Volunteers should have an intermediate level of English, and must at least be in their first year of studies in Journalism or a related field, such as Media Studies, Communication or Public Relations Management (this includes relevant short courses, such as Social Media) or have one year of practical experience in radio or online media.
  • Accommodation: Host family or in a volunteer house
  • Price: From Loading...
  • What's included? Food, accommodation, transfers to and from our specified airport, transport to and from work where required, insurance, personal webpage, induction and orientation, 24/7 support
  • What's not included? Flights, visa costs, spending money
  • Length of placement: 3 weeks
  • Start dates: Flexible

A busy street scene in Hanoi, where our Journalism internship is based

Our Journalism Project in Hanoi, Vietnam, provides you with the opportunity to gain valuable practical experience working in the media industry. Your internship will teach you various professional skills and you will also learn – most importantly – how to adapt to a new cultural and political setting.

This project is a great option for students studying toward a journalism degree or graduates interested in getting out into the field. If you are a professional journalist looking to do something different in an international setting, this project also has a great deal to offer.

In Vietnam, you will be placed at a foreign language public broadcaster, Voice of Vietnam Radio (VOV). VOV has a large international audience, and also caters to Vietnamese who are living and working abroad. The station, which was established in 1945, broadcasts on a short and medium wave in twelve languages. These include English, Spanish, French, and Japanese. As VOV is a national radio station, you can expect to get involved in creating content centered on local news, business, music, tourism, customs, and traditions.

Interning Abroad as a Journalist in Vietnam

As an intern at VOV, you will work alongside a team of six to nineteen local professional journalists in the VOV5 department, working to craft dynamic online content. You will be placed in the English language division and you will get involved in the following activities:

  • Generate news and blog story ideas.
  • Research story ideas.
  • Conduct interviews.
  • Edit articles written by local colleagues.
  • Write content for social media platforms, mainly Facebook.
  • Take photos for your own articles (bring your own camera if they have one).

Typically, you will work Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Your day to day work will be discussed with you each morning when you arrive at the station.

Volunteers should at least be in their first year of studies in Journalism or a related field, such as Media Studies, Communication or Public Relations Management (this includes relevant short courses, such as Social Media) or have one year of practical experience in radio or online media.

You need to be prepared to be proactive and work independently.You are responsible for generating your own ideas for articles and stories, and then discussing those ideas with the project supervisor. Projects Abroad staff provide volunteers with extra support and story ideas if needed.

The Projects Abroad office is also located in Hanoi and our staff will be available to offer additional support should you need it.

This placement is fully researched, safety audited and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure Travel Sector.

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