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Journalism Internships Abroad

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AIFS Abroad Internships in Journalism.

Why a Journalism Internship Abroad is Right for You 

Gaining a profound understanding of Journalism within a global context is pivotal for your long-term career success. Our international Journalism internships are crafted to broaden your horizons while equipping you with vital professional skills. We tailor our internships abroad to align perfectly with your existing experience, educational background, and future aspirations.  

We advocate for a hands-on approach, urging employers to minimize “administrative tasks” and instead provide you with engaging and impactful projects. As a Journalism intern, you may find yourself immersed in diverse responsibilities, including interviewing sources, writing news articles, editing and proofreading, and more. Journalism remains one of our most popular and sought-after career fields, with internship opportunities available across many of our locations. 

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Advantages of a Journalism Internship with AIFS Abroad

  • Stand out to employers with international Journalism work experience 
  • Professional development including interview coaching and career readiness program  
  • Guaranteed placement in a full-time internship  
  • Apply with two career fields, not just Journalism 
  • Customize your internship  
  • Academic credit through AIFS Abroad or your home university

Journalism Internship Placement Examples

AIFS Abroad has an excellent history of matching talented interns with top tier international companies. Our placement team is dedicated to finding the right employers for our interns based on their chosen career fields, skills, and interests. The following are just a few examples of internship placements that may be available.

Editorial Communications Internship with Public Sector Tech Company

This organization’s mission is simple: connect government to improve government. They aim to inspire public sector professionals to better service by acting as the knowledge network for government.
The organization serves a community of more than 200,000 government leaders by helping them to foster collaboration, learn from each other, solve problems and advance in their government careers. They do this through a variety of mechanisms including blogs, discussions, research guides, online trainings, mentorship programs, and more.

Intern tasks may include:

– Writing and editing research reports, blog posts, and other written products
– Conducting interviews and researching/analyzing on latest government topics
– Attending government-related events in DC and capturing content ideas
– Recruiting, identifying, and interviewing experts though leaders in government

Journalism Internship for English-Speaking Magazine

This publication is the first and only magazine in Milan that focuses on the local English-speaking residents. Their main goal is to bring information from businesses, groups, and individuals to the constantly growing English-speaking community of Milan quickly and efficiently.

Intern tasks may include:
– Writing articles
– Assisting with website and media outlet updates
– Assisting with events
– Social media marketing

Journalism Internship with an LGBT News Organization

They are the premier LGBT news outlet in the UK. Contributors have included three British prime ministers and the first minister of Scotland together with other senior politicians in the UK and abroad. This news agency covers religion, politics, entertainment, finance, and community news for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered community in the UK and worldwide. Founded to produce broadsheet quality journalism for the LGBT community, they cover politics to theology in an intelligent manner.

Intern tasks may include:
– Researching, writing, and editing news stories
– Researching and processing images
– Using content management system
– Conducting interviews
– Using social media to promote content

Journalism Internship with Irish Cultural & News Magazine

Smart, sharp, irreverent, provocative, and always well-written and presented, this magazine is Ireland’s most distinctive and indispensable publication. For over 30 years, they have consistently rattled the cages of Irish society and broken exciting new ground in contemporary journalism. With an abiding commitment to music at its core, it remains the essential guide to rock, pop, dance, and all the best in contemporary music, both nationally and internationally. That means the big names, of course, from U2 to DJ Shadow, but it also means the first coverage of new acts who might one day make big waves of their own.

Intern tasks may include:
– Completing writing, editing and social media tasks
– Additional tasks will be assigned as needed

Journalism Internship with Magazine Focusing on Africa

The first Italian publication of a pure editorial initiative dedicated to the African continent. The magazine (online and print) offers an overview of Africa, from its problems to development prospects, thanks to a dense network of correspondents and collaborators and offers analyzes and news of experts and profound connoisseurs of African issues, operating in Italy, Europe, and in the field. A magazine open to collaborations, which reflects the passion and deep respect of its animators for the African continent.

Intern tasks may include:
– Writing articles on current events in Africa
– Conducting research on topics relating to current events in Africa
– Editing newsletters for the organization

Editorial and Publishing Internship with Environmental Non-profit

This is a nonprofit organization that communicates ideas essential to solving environmental problems. Their books, products, and program activities help stimulate new ideas, educate professionals and the public, inspire environmental protection, and prepare the next generation of environmental leaders.

Intern tasks may include:

-Reviewing and evaluating book proposals and manuscripts
-Becoming familiar with the book publishing process through participation in editorial planning, cover design, and ‘decision to publish’ meetings
-Learning the process of assembling and preparing elements of a book for production through art research, manuscript formatting, or proofreading

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Optional Credit Available
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Spring 2026
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12 Week Internship

Optional Credit Available
London, England
Fall 2025
12 weeks From $12,490
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12 Week Internship

Optional Credit Available
Milan, Italy
Spring 2026
12 weeks From $10,490
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12 Week Internship

Optional Credit Available
New York City, USA
Fall 2025
12 weeks From $11,490
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8 Week Internship

Optional Credit Available
London, England
Summer 2024
8 weeks From $8,990
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Full Time Internship

8 Week Internship

Optional Credit Available
Dublin, Ireland
Summer 2025
8 weeks From $9,490
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12 Week Internship

Optional Credit Available
Milan, Italy
Fall 2024
12 weeks From $9,990
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Full Time Internship

8 Week Internship

Optional Credit Available
Rome, Italy
Summer 2025
9 weeks From $8,290

Earn Credit For Your Internship Abroad

AIFS Abroad’s international internship program is designed to complement your college degree. You can earn college credits through your home institution, our school of record, or specific location-based opportunities.

How it Works

Step 1

Apply

Submit your application and start working with your Admissions Counselor. We will have an interview to learn about your career goals, educational background, and location preferences to ensure that you are a good candidate to intern abroad.

Step 2

Accept

Once your interview and application are complete, you’ll be cleared to apply. Your Admissions Counselor and our Placement Team will determine if we’re able to match you with a great host employer in your chosen destination. If accepted, this means we can guarantee you an internship within your career field.

Step 3

Enroll

After acceptance, the next step is to simply enroll into the program with your initial deposit to secure your spot. Enrolling means you have officially decided to join the program and take on the challenge and thrill of living and becoming an intern abroad in a new city!

Step 4

Prepare

Before you arrive in your host city, you will work one-on-one with your Program Advisor. They work with you on professional development, career advising and make sure you are ready to move and intern in your new home.

Step 5

Interview

We will start the match-making process and narrow down employers to a select few that you would be a great fit for. You’ll have a Skype or phone interview before you leave, so they can get to know you, and you can get to know them. If everything goes well, then your internship is confirmed! You’ll know where you’ll be interning and the role you’ll be walking into before you hop on the plane.

Step 6

Arrive

When you’ve arrived in your city, you will meet the Location Coordinator and the other interns at your housing. Your internship will start soon after you’ve arrived and there will be social events and excursions throughout the course of your program. We strive to give you the independence you want with all the support and resources you need to be successful during your travel and internship.

Getting started is simple! In just a few steps, you’ll be on your way to building your resume and gaining critical hands-on experience. 

Note: The vast majority of our internship placements are unpaid.

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I think that every aspect of this program made my experience so great. For one, my host city was greater than I could have imagined it could be. It was so fun, charming, and inviting. I think that because it was on the smaller side it made exploring it more intimate and by the first 2 weeks you could really know your way around. Secondly, because my specific program was smaller, it was easier to connect with each of the fellow interns, and we all became very good friends in a short amount of time. I think it was the perfect amount of people. Lastly, the company that I worked for made me excited to come into work everyday and learn. I know that by talking to other interns, their jobs really made their experience as well.

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I also want to give my thanks to AIFS Abroad and Global Experiences for such an outstanding program. With the help of these companies, I was able to earn academic credit at the College of Charleston while furthering my professional experience in an foreign city. I am grateful that I have had the opportunity to be a part of this incredible international experience. Au revoir Paris, a la prochaine fois!

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