Journalism placements can vary from newspapers, to magazines (from news to music!), to web based companies. Gain skills in drafting releases and advisories and preparing for and staffing press events.
Other typical tasks involve performing research for features, writing articles, and reporting on local events. Check out the opportunities below for more information!
This up-and-coming business focuses on marketing products and companies that have gifts for every occasion. The marketing of these e-commerce services and products is web-based as well as through smartphone applications. They are seeking an intern to creatively market descriptions for people looking for the perfect gift by writing and blogging to consumers on behalf of clients. Interns will also be responsible for updating blogs and answering customer inquiries.
Ideal Candidate: The successful intern will have strong writing samples and the desire to refine their skills in marketing.
This competitive position is with an extremely successful communications company in the micro-publishing world. Their core products are niche (specialty) magazines designed for interest groups (brides, cyclists, etc.) or targeted demographic groups. The writing style mimics real journalism but is actually a faux journalistic PR style. Tasks may include 1) Write feature articles for one (or more) in-house specialty magazines. 2) Provide research assistance to magazine editors and full time staff. 3) Other duties as assigned.
Ideal Candidate: Appropriate journalism coursework. Editorial experience on college newspaper staff preferred. Writing samples required.
This newspaper is an online and paper magazine in Florence. Written in English, it is an important informational resource to assist tourists and English-speaking inhabitants of the city. Interns will have the opportunity to write stories and take photos that will be published with byline credit. This is a phenomenal opportunity to work professionally with Florentine press offices and develop close professional relationships with the local community. A large portion of the job is self-directed work covering events and exhibits in the field and then writing reviews. The remaining time is spent with office supervisors and other interns on the reporting team, editing and checking over advertisements/articles, brainstorming story ideas and planning upcoming issues.
Ideal Candidate: The internship is ideal for those exploring the fields of Journalism, Photojournalism, Film-Making, Art History, Theater, and Cinema. Sophomore class standing with a background in journalism (arts, feature, news) and/or photography.
Combining underground and mainstream music genres, this hip magazine is a multi-award winning music publication that launched to critical acclaim in 2004. It also includes fashion, film and entertainment in its subject matter. Journalism interns will get to work in a music magazine setting writing articles and web content, researching for writers, creating press launches and complementing the rest of the writing staff.
Ideal Candidate: Junior class standing, 3.2 GPA (3.5 in journalism), and writing/editorial experience at a student newspaper in music and pop culture. Writing samples required for placement. Interest/knowledge of current British Music a MUST.
The firm is a high quality photographic syndication company that provides images to communication businesses. Through its extensive library of pictures of celebrities and models taken by internationally renowned photographers, they have developed a large worldwide clientele.
Interns will work more in a photography heavy capacity, touching up pictures, processing, and potentially assisting in photo shoots.
Ideal Candidate: Retouching skills, knowledge of website updating, key wording, and photo processing/editing, Ability to complete photo research, knowledge of cameras and Photoshop, must know how to shoot a camera.
A well known fashion magazine is looking for a journalist with the skills to This is a true fashion journalism environment.
Ideal Candidate: Confident, driven-to-succeed aspiring journalist who can work for a fast-paced, powerhouse fashion publication. Candidate must provide writing samples that prove his/her capabilities. A no-fear attitude when it comes to interviewing high profile clients and writing feature articles a must.
This company is contracted by high-end members' clubs in central London to put together the best parties with the right clients on the guest list and perfect atmosphere. The intern will assist with reviewing all clubs in London for the website. The content will cover music, atmosphere, crowds and more! Someone with an outgoing and creative personality will thrive in this fun placement with high exposure to the London club/music scene!
Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate first and foremost has a genuine interest in the club scene and/or music. Their writing style will have a PR/positive spin as this is not a critic's website. Journalism and PR students are encouraged to apply. Someone with a fashion background might also be interested in this placement. Maturity appreciated.
Irreverent and witty, this publication has established quite the following over the years to become Britain’s leading, best written and most authoritative weekly political, cultural and current affairs magazine. For nearly 100 years their mission has been to provide readers with a rigorous examination of political culture as well as to amuse and entertain.
Working with a small team in the art department, interns gain experience working on magazine layouts and prepare pages for press, as well as doing picture research, downloading and retouching images, designing supplements and assisting with general administrative tasks.
Ideal Candidate: Junior year and up, with previous newspaper or publication experience. Responsibilities are dependent upon the student's background.
If rock, hip-hop, and/or pop culture is your passion and you have the writing skills to convey that enthusiasm… this is a one-of-a-kind internship opportunity. Internationally known trade and consumer publication seeks sharp, detail-oriented individuals to write CD reviews, attend and blog about local NYC shows and write entertainment previews/profiles. The amount of bylines the student will earn is limited only by his/her writing talent and output. Research for staff writers may also factor into the workload. REQUIREMENTS: Excellent grammar, journalism classes, college newspaper editorial experience, and uncommon knowledge of music and popular arts. Writing samples required for acceptance.
Ideal Candidate: Ideal candidates will be experienced music/entertainment writers with significant amount of bylines and clippings. Those with additional management, editorial or layout experience for their school's newspaper will be preferred candidates.
Global Communications/Journalism Internship for World Class Software Company
This internship combines skill sets in Journalism, PR, Marketing with basic IT/software proficiency. The selected Intern will have the opportunity to learn how to write concise press and sales enablement materials about complex technical topics. The intern will be given a crash course in how to work within a Communications department for a fast-paced, global enterprise, while developing executive maturity by working with ICs, managers, directors and VPs across all lines of business. The intern will also gain valuable exposure to the ever growing social media landscape and its use for promoting brand awareness.
Ideal Candidate: Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Journalism, Public Relations, Communications, or Marketing. A strong background in writing with excellent editing and proofreading skills. The ideal candidate should be creative, have an interest in corporate communication writing, possess superior verbal and written communication skills and thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. Ideal proficiencies include exceptional written and oral communications skills; the ability to work independently on multiple projects; And advanced knowledge of social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google +
This web-based company provides blogging and ticketing for entertainment and sporting events.
Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have a passion for writing as well as prior blogging experience, a desire to experience sporting and entertainment events in NYC and develop content for promotions and reporting.
This innovative company provides software to the major European soccer (football) leagues, and is also a news source for the goings on. This cool journalism placement will have interns reporting on the various soccer leagues in both English and French, providing a fast paced, exciting atmosphere to immerse oneself in the sports journalism world and improve their writing skills. The intern will become a true European football expert!
Ideal Candidate: An expert writer with proficiency in French and a true passion for the sport of soccer will find success in this role.
A popular radio show in Sydney is looking for an intern with a writing/journalism background for a show about business. The internship will involve writing content, interviewing guests between broadcasts, dealing with media contacts and updating social media and web content.
Ideal Candidate: Sound like the perfect internship for you? We'll need you to submit strong writing samples and demonstrate the ability to work with media contacts and clients, as well as show that you can source and plan show content. Only go-getters need apply.
Copywriting and Social Media for Interior Design House
This is a unique opportunity for a copywriter with an affinity for interior decorating and decorative art and lifestyle issues. The working environment is in a pleasant old house/showroom decorated in the Louis XV style in the best suburb in Sydney. The selected intern will write short articles, web content, blog entries and newsletter text on interior design, decor and decorative art with an emphasis on Louis XV style, French provincial interiors and lifestyle.
Ideal Candidate: Completion of two years or graduate in one of the following - multimedia, marketing / PR, journalism / writing. The ideal candidate will have a keen interest in French culture and classical decorative arts/interiors.
Good English, fully proficient on apple/Mac computers, Microsoft Word, Excel, basic Photoshop, good editorial style writing/editing in English. Video production/editing for Youtube channel preferred, proficient and familiar with updating social media sites.
This small new media and marketing company based in central Sydney has the goal to be the leading B2B marketing company for major corporations. They are focused on social media marketing including web development, SEO and online marketing strategy. The copywriting internship involves writing and editing for clients in different mediums including websites, whitepapers, social media and brochures. Role also includes newsletter development, social media strategies, writing discussions and comments on blog postings.
Ideal Candidate: The role is best suited to Liberal Arts majors, including English, journalism, communications, media or marketing student that have a passion for writing as well as a genuine interest in social media.
"Global Experiences, is by far the best experience of my life, I met great friends, traveled all over Europe and through my internship I learned more about my field of Journalism in 3 months then I have in 21 years"
Since my GE program in Florence I'm actually doing very well (and in no little part due to Global Experiences). When I came back to New York I started looking for work as a journalist and landed a place as a food writer at www.starchefs.com. It's an online culinary magazine for chefs and I know I got the job based on the portfolio I built in Italy. I'm also the magazine's Italian correspondent, so when the rare trip to Italy comes along, I'll be the one to attend. Keep your fingers crossed for me!
"This internship was by far the greatest experience of my life. I will forever have memories of my time in London and am so lucky to have been a part of the global experiences program. The people that I met through my internship, as well as those I lived with will forever be friends of mine and I owe it all to this fantastic internship!"
"My internship program in Washington, DC has completely changed my perspective on things and I feel like I really grew up. When I got back home I felt more confident about myself and my future. I know what I want and I know how to get there. Washington was a huge stepping stone for me."
"I picked my country, city and called up GE's office to get more information - I even went to visit their home office to meet the people I'd be dealing with. It wasn't easy convincing my Father, but GE had the best of both worlds - a study abroad program where I'd learn the language and interviews for internships based upon my major and academic interests. He went for it, I went for it - even my alma mater, Virginia Tech - gave me 6 credits for the program."