Journalism is a particularly difficult world
to enter. Getting ahead relies almost exclusively on your previous
experience and portfolio of published articles. Not an easy thing to
obtain when you're starting out. Or maybe you're already a journalist
looking to branch out into other fields of interest. These internships
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Gain worthwhile experience working
in the fast-pace, professional environment of a privately-owned suburban newspaper in
the Perth Metropolitan area in Western Australia. If you're seeking
further experience in this area or you've just finished your journalism
degree, this internship is what you're looking for.
The exposure you
gain will give you an extraordinary insight into Australian journalism.
This placement is an excellent
addition to your CV and will give you good experience of Law Down Under!
You should have some media experience or a qualification in
opportunity to be part of a local newspaper.
You'll be able to get involved in assisting the
Journalists with getting stories, gathering your own information, taking
photos, writing reports, editing and more. For people who have a passion
for journalism, this is definitely the placement to give you great
You should have some experience in Journalism or
part of an exciting radio team in the heart of Accra. The station works on news and entertainment.
If you have past radio
experience or you are studying a related subject, then it is likely you will have plenty of freedom to express
ideas and create your own work assignments. You could find yourself
involved with preparing news stories and researching and editing features.
No qualifications needed, but previous experience or study
will enable you to do more in-depth and complex activities.
"Heading out to Cape Town was a gamble for me. I'd just finished
a summer as a freelance journalist covering cricket and didn't
have much work for the winter. I found out about the Travellers
programme and it seemed ideal – a month on a sports desk to build
my experience and make contacts. It couldn't really have gone
The team at the Newspaper were brilliant. I perhaps
had a little more experience than some of the other people who'd
joined them so when they realised cricket was my passion they
gave me plenty of freedom. I wrote a couple of features over the
Christmas period and helped to cover the South Africa-England
Test at Newlands.
During the Test I met a Cricinfo journalist –
a month later I was offered a job on the website where I have
been Editorial Assistant for 18 months and was part of the team
that covered England winning the Ashes last summer. It was
thanks to the Travellers placement that I'm now in my dream
job." Andrew McGlashan, South Africa
Andrew Pierce, Sri Lanka, Journalism
“With retrospect, my decision to travel to Sri Lanka as an Intern has
proved to be amongst the most critical and rewarding choices of my life to
date, allowing me to travel in safety with complete confidence, and to
progress both professionally and personally. The English media is
notoriously difficult to enter, with the number of applicants and dreamers
vastly exceeding the number of success stories.
My placement provided the ideal
opportunity to gain a truly unique international experience,
setting me apart from my peers when applying for both jobs and
university places. My portfolio of work, dominated by work
published in the Sri Lankan Daily Mirror, was the primary reason
for my successful entry onto the prestigious Postgraduate
Diploma in Magazine Journalism at Cardiff University."
Molly Buckley, Beijing,
Journalism “The work experience I am gaining here at The World of Chinese
is wonderfully extensive and interesting. The office dynamic is
casual, easy-going, and incredibly friendly. Andy and the team
are fantastic. With such a small and new publication, even an
intern plays a large role in the writing process and in
meetings. I often get to provide "the foreigner perspective," as
the magazine is geared at expats in China and students
interested in the culture of the country. The focus of the
magazine is also great because I learn a lot of China-related
tips and snippets of history that I wouldn't get from any other
The best part of the placement has been the
opportunity to get comfortable in a city that is so opposite
from my own culture. I was surprised by how easy it was to
adjust to Beijing.
The other contender for 'best thing'
would be the unspoken bond between foreigners in this city. I
often find myself in a group of the most random and interesting
people, with everyone getting along great regardless of age or
I would certainly recommend this placement
to anyone who has never travelled before. Without Travellers'
help in arranging the hostel and job, I wouldn't have known how
to visit Beijing.
The person that prospers in this
placement is someone who has never travelled before. He/she
would need to be very open-minded, as so much of Chinese culture
is unlike anything I have ever seen before in the West.
The trip is far more casual and easy to adjust to than I
expected it to be. Work is serious, but formal-wear is certainly
not required, and everything one could possibly need is readily
available at countless stores/markets/malls within easy walking
Adam Edwards, South Africa,
Journalism "The staff were very friendly and it was a really
pleasant environment to work in. I have kept in touch with them
and am continuing to write for them here in England, and they
are continuing to publish my work in South Africa. The placement
has given me experience that would have been very difficult to
arrange with a similar-sized publication here in the UK,
particularly as I lack any background in journalism. Therefore,
it has given me a foot in the door of an industry that would
have been relatively inaccessible to me previously.
I have now got the confidence that I
can succeed in the profession and have already started freelance
work for different publications in the UK, in addition to
articles still being published in South Africa. Cape Town was a
fabulous place to do this placement ..."
Tim Newnes, Ghana, Journalism "[I gained] Experience of the workings of
a newspaper and journalism, which was a completely new field for
me. Equally important was that I gained evidence – through
published articles – of the standard of my work and the position
I had held – i.e. sports writer. Also, I gained experience of
working in a different culture, country and work environment."
Lauren Sanne, Argentina,
Journalism "I feel that I am learning about the
culture of Argentina and the working climate in Mendoza. I have
learned the basics of how a magazine is run and managed and the
steps of going from the concept to the printed product. I think
interning at the Wine Magazine has been an exciting learning
experience. It is a great way to explore a new area of the world
and live at a different pace of life.
My boss was very fun and flexible
and always inclusive so I could learn as much as possible about
the entire magazine process. The best thing about my placement
has been to learn about wine and to be able to have so many
adventures in Argentina! I have been encouraged to explore and
learn as much as possible! It has also been really great to live
with a family and practice my Spanish. I think the placement was
Published photos taken by Travellers Volunteer Eryn
Snyder in Argentina
Click here to see some articles by Lizzie Mitchell published during
her Journalism placement in New Zealand