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journalism internships are available in:

BARCELONA
BUENOS AIRES
CAPE TOWN
DUBLIN
SHANGHAI
SYDNEY

journalism & communications internships Available around the world

Whether you are a journalism major, or just looking to build your research, writing, photojournalism, or broadcasting skills in a global setting, we offer internship placements in a wide variety of organizations, including newspapers, magazines, online publications, community television and radio talk shows. In addition, we can also facilitate unique “journalist in residence” positions within our wide network of nonprofit organizations.

There are many opportunities to expand your portfolio by writing blog posts for local companies or nonprofit organizations on many different topics, such as travel and culture, food, sports, technology, the environment and current affairs.

If you speak Spanish, Catalan, or Mandarin, we can facilitate dual-language internships in Spain, Argentina, or China–but there are plenty of English-language journalism internships in all of our destinations. 

Contact us today to discuss which opportunities best fit your background, skills, and interests.  If you’re flexible regarding destination, we can also discuss the differences and help you choose which city is best for you.

  • The Connect-123 International Internship Experience includes:
  • Custom internship placement according to your goals and interests that can also meet your academic requirements
  • Safe, comfortable, affordable housing options

  • Visa advice, airport pickup, comprehensive orientation
  • 24/7 local support
  • Social events and travel options
  • Option to receive university credit
  • Lifelong alumni network

What our Interns say

The support provided by the Connect-123 staff was invaluable – our program coordinators guided us through life in South Africa, making sure that each of us were getting the most out of our experience.Working as a journalism intern at a popular community radio station granted me an unequalled platform from where to observe and discover the fast-changing dynamics and phenomena underpinning the South African society. A piece of advice: make the most out of it, because time will fly past you before you know it!

Giulia Monteleone, King's College London

With an incredible internship in my field, true friendships, and a lively culture, Connect-123 provided a once in a lifetime opportunity. Interning as a publications assistant, I was given the privilege to singlehandedly prepare a one-time sports anthology. This project included working closely with the publications manager, the editor, the designer, and the organization’s director. I have grown immensely as an individual, a professional, and a traveler. It was, by far, the best time of my life. Now it’s time for you to go have yours!

Krystal LaDuc, SUNY at Oneonta

just 3 easy steps to get started:

1. inquire

Complete the form above to tell us which field you're interested in and if there’s a specific destination that interests you most. We'll set up a time to speak with you to learn more about your background and goals so that we can create a plan that's customized for YOU.

2. apply

Complete our application and pay the program fee deposit. Then, our on-the-ground team will contact local organizations on your behalf to find the best-fit opportunities for you. You never have to commit to anything until we find something you love, and your deposit is 100% refundable if you don't receive an offer in your first or second choice field.

3. travel

We’ll send you all the pre-trip information you'll need, meet you at the airport and provide a comprehensive on-site orientation. From weekly events, to career guidance and 24/7 emergency support, we'll be there throughout your trip to ensure you're getting the most out of your experience -- while having the time of your life!

FAQ

Are these internships paid?

Due to immigration and tax rules, these international internships are unpaid. Instead, we focus our efforts on getting you the most meaningful and challenging work that will fuel your career. Our alumni often report life-changing experiences that help them explore career choices, build their resumes and have extraordinary talking points during job interviews.  When customizing a program for you, we’ll ensure that it’s aligned with your goals and interests and that you’ll receive tangible value.

How can I see what specific internships are available?

We have an ever-changing database of available internships, and are even able to tap our network to find new opportunities based on your specific interests and background. After we receive your application, we’ll reach out to local organizations to find the best-fit opportunities for you. You never have to commit until we find something you love, and your deposit is 100% refundable if you don’t receive an offer in your first or second choice field.

When are the internships available and what are the start dates?

Internships in Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Cape Town and Dublin are available year-round, and start dates are customizable to your schedule. Shanghai and Sydney are available for two months only, from June 1 to July 31.

How can I confirm Connect-123’s reputation?

We have been placing students into international internships since 2006, and have placed over 3,000 students. Please check out the journalism intern reviews on our website. University partners include Michigan State University, Ohio University, SUNY, University of Colorado, Drexel University, Rhodes College, Carleton College, Earlham College, Bentley University, Washington & Lee, and King’s College London.

What is the program fee?

For Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Shanghai, and Sydney, our 2019 program fee is $2,750, excluding housing. We ask for a $350 deposit at the time that you apply, and the balance of $2,400 when you confirm your participation. For Barcelona and Dublin, the program fee is €2,750 and the deposit is €350. The program fee is the same for any duration and in addition to the internship placement includes arranging secure accommodation based on your budget and preferences; meeting you at the airport; a complete country information pack to help you prepare for your trip; a comprehensive orientation on arrival; access to Connect-123’s regular social and cultural events; discounts on tourist activities; substantial local support, from providing logistical assistance to career and personal mentoring to hands-on help in case of an emergency. Provided that you do not receive an offer in your first or second choice field, your deposit is fully refundable.

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