About Communications (TV/Radio)

The world of communications is global, and a hands on international international internship is increasingly becoming a necessity. Communications is a diverse field, with placements including TV studios, film companies, radio stations, and new media marketing agencies. Interns will experience involvement in all stages of the production process. Other tasks could include researching programs, preparing briefing notes for use during interviews, and assisting on shoots out in the field. Specific opportunities will depend on your expertise and desires, so review our list of internships examples below and apply to a program to speak with a consultant about what you are looking for.

Location Placements



Dublin

A passion for indie music? With a flair for words!

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International video marketing firm that promotes independent music in unique settings is seeking a communications intern to assist with various activities. Tasks might include writing blogs about current and upcoming musical appearances; communicating with artist's representatives to coordinate logistics for onsite visits; assist video production team with 'field work' as needed.

Ideal Candidate: Ideal candidates will be extremely knowledgeable about Indy music and have the skills, ability and temperament to be 'results driven' in a very laid back environment.

  • 9/27/2014
  • 12.0 weeks
  • 1/10/2015
  • 12.0 weeks
  • 6/6/2015
  • 8.0 weeks

If you love animation production, look no further!

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Over the past ten years, this company has steadily been building a reputation for themselves as one of the most savvy and talented studios on the block. The studio has crafted a niche that sees it recognized internationally as a creator of award –winning film and television projects on one hand, a trusted provider of animation, interactive and design services on the other. They are seeking an intern to assist the creative staff.

Ideal Candidate: Ideal candidate should have a love for animation in all its various forms and a creative spirit. But equally important are research skills, general office administration skills, standard office software proficiencies and the ability to work without drama in a creative team environment.

  • 9/27/2014
  • 12.0 weeks
  • 1/10/2015
  • 12.0 weeks
  • 6/6/2015
  • 8.0 weeks

News, Music and Production for Public Radio

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One of Dublin's most popular non-profit stations has an internship available for a dedicated media student who has passion for the progressive mission of community public radio. The successful candidate can be either news or music oriented in their interests but must also have writing, voicing, computer and other technical skills. Typical duties could include the daily production of an events calendar, the production of public service announcements, program editing and general production assistance for permanent show hosts. Fundraising, development and general office administration assistance is also a part of the internship.

Ideal Candidate: Ideal candidates will be well versed in Adobe Audition and "all around utility" infielders with the ability to help in news, music, talk and PSA production. A diverse array of writing, digital production, and broadcasting skill sets as well as air check samples required for program acceptance.

  • 9/27/2014
  • 12.0 weeks
  • 1/10/2015
  • 12.0 weeks
  • 6/6/2015
  • 8.0 weeks

Production Assistant for Morning TV Show

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One of Ireland's top television stations has a unique opportunity for a truly gifted student. This position is designed for someone interested in working in live TV upon graduation. The chosen intern will learn about all aspects of what it takes to produce morning news and entertainment segments and also utilize post production skills, particularly using Final Cut Pro. This position involves doing anything and everything to produce a popular morning news/entertainment show.

Ideal Candidate: Ideal candidates will have the broadcasting background, organizational skills, writing and research ability and charisma. Minimum junior class standing with 3.5 GPA in major. Recent graduates with good grades and exceptional writing samples are preferred.

  • 9/27/2014
  • 12.0 weeks
  • 1/10/2015
  • 12.0 weeks
  • 6/6/2015
  • 8.0 weeks

London

Independent TV Production Company

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This placement is with an independent TV production company dedicated to creating mainstream factual entertainment series and formats for the British and international markets. They have a bold editorial ambition and have created and produced large scale reality shows as well as entertainment and factual series for broadcasters including the BBC. Communications interns will get to work in television production with specific duties to be determined based on the intern's areas of expertise. Interns may be requested to assist the office manager, production and development teams and carry out tasks such as assisting with development research, personal assistance and errands for production and office staff, logging footage, reception and assisting on shoots.

Ideal Candidate: Educational background and/or experience in communications, preferably with television production, sophomore status, 3.0 GPA in communications major and strong organizational and interpersonal skills.

  • 1/11/2014
  • 12.0 weeks
  • 8/30/2014
  • 15.0 weeks
  • 6/13/2015
  • 8.0 weeks
  • 6/20/2015
  • 8.0 weeks

Communications Internship Focused on Sustainability

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This entrepreneurial charity establishes sustainable businesses and works with partners around the world to demonstrate that a sustainable future can be easy, attractive and affordable. They have an exciting opportunity to join the team and develop communication skills and experience in sustainability and local food. They are looking for an enthusiastic, outgoing communications intern to assist with the development of local food programs and initiatives.

Ideal Candidate: Background can vary, but intern must have a passion for the environment and an interest in sustainable practices. Communications, Marketing, PR, Environmental Studies might lend the most useful skills and knowledge.

  • 6/13/2015
  • 8.0 weeks

Paris

Unique Communications Based Position with a Parisian Accelerator

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This organization accelerates the emergence of talented storytellers through a three-month mentoring program that empowers them with the creative and entrepreneurial skills to connect with their natural audience and triumph in the future of cinema and transmedia. They are an initiative of a french nonprofit startup on a mission to change the world through innovation and creation of social value by fostering entrepreneurship and people’s participation in cultural dialogue.

Ideal Candidate: Ideal candidate will be of any major with a genuine interest in what the organization does. Intern will have to fit in with the company's mission and vision. Candidate should be outgoing and needs to love working with people in an ever-changing accelerator environment.

    Washington, DC

    Communications Internship

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    This nonprofit, nonpartisan organization is dedicated to ending modern slavery worldwide. Founded in 2000, this organization partners with grassroots organizations in six countries to free people from slavery, help them rebuild their lives, and do what it takes to end slavery in their communities. Current partners include local anti-slavery organizations in Ghana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Haiti, Brazil, India and Nepal. Informed by on -the-ground work and in-depth research, they then bring real world solutions to policymakers and business leaders in the areas of policy, research, slave free trade and communications, engage in high profile advocacy campaigns on the federal and international level, and share compelling stories that inspire individuals to act and to build a global movement against slavery. The communications department is seeking interns to assist our efforts to communicate that slavery still exists and that they are implementing innovative strategies to end it. Tasks include, but are not limited to: •Assist in the maintenance and expansion of the presence on social networks,blogs and our website by creating and posting content (written, pictorial, graphical, video,etc.) about the work of this organization and the abolition movement -Assist in creating organizational collateral for fundraising, advocacy and outreach. All interns will assist in answering the phones and other general administrative and support duties as assigned.

    Ideal Candidate: All applicants must be either currently enrolled in, or a recent graduate of, an accredited college or university as a degree- seeking student. Successful applicants will have a demonstrated history of excellence in their studies and will be in pursuit of or a recipient of a degree within the following fields: journalism, communications, public relations, web development, information and communications technology, communications management, web -based graphic design or a similar discipline •Applicants wishing to work on design and/or web production projects must have previous experience using Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design or Dreamweaver. •Applicants wishing to work on content-creation projects must have previous experience writing/blogging/ copywriting and using social networks. •Experience shooting and editing video is a plus. •A demonstrated history of interest and/or involvement in the anti-slavery or human rights movement is a plus, but is not required. •Applicants must be fluent in English, both written and orally. Additional language skills may be an advantage --especially French, Hindi, Swahili, Nepali, Haitian Creole, Portuguese or Spanish. •Applicants should be well organized, self -motivated and reliable and should be able to work well both independently and as a part of a team. Successful candidates will demonstrate a history of accepting direction, taking initiative, and working well with both supervisors and peers

      Testimonials about Communications (TV/Radio)

      Lauren
      University of California - Santa Barbara
      Florence

      "I am really enjoying my internship and am living in the center of town with a friend. So far I have gotten the opportunity to film in many beautiful locations in Florence (Piazza Michelangelo, the Duomo etc). Another [Global Experiences] intern and I completed a story board, filmed, and are now finishing editing a piece on Florence statistics. We are actually in the piece, and we have both been doing stand-ups (speaking parts) for other pieces as well. Hopefully our little private project will air tomorrow. Also, I participated as an "acting" part in a piece we filmed last week in Siena. I am having a great time, and this is great experience! It is unlike any internship I would have had at home with any relation to TV production. I still have a good amount of free time to experience things around Florence."


      Katherine
      Truman State University
      Sydney

      "I came to Sydney to see another part of the world, meet new and interesting people and get a sense for the Australian media. I worked in the news room at one of the biggest radio stations in Sydney as a reporter and learned far more than I ever expected. My colleagues were overwhelmingly accommodating and friendly, and put an enormous amount of trust in me. Most importantly, I met wonderful people from all over the world, some of whom will be lifelong friends."