Print journalism has existed in South India for over 200 years since the Madras Courier, a weekly newspaper, began publishing in 1785. Today, Chennai has eight major daily newspapers and an ever increasing array of weekly and monthly publications. ELI works with several publications based in Chennai designed to give interns practical training while providing a unique, in-depth learning experience and insight into the fast-paced world of English print media in Chennai. By interning abroad, participants will gain exposure to diverse journalistic practices and learn about international issues facing the industry. Interns finish the program having developed a portfolio of published articles.
"To experience India is to be with India, not tour it. There is plenty to see, but what really has made an impression in my experiences in Chennai is the interaction between the people with whom I have worked with at the paper... Being a very small American minority in South India most of the time has not hindered this whatsoever. Many people have given me acceptance into their ways of life, and I feel that I have repaid them by keeping a broad mind, and a healthy conscience. I would recommend anyone journeying to India, or anywhere abroad to do the same." Nicholas
Journalism internships require an 8 week commitment. A writing sample will be required in the application process.
Interns interested in media placements can choose to work in one of many different areas, such as print media, radio, TV, and film. Graphic design is a possibility for interns who have demonstrated knowledge of the most popular software applications. IT internships are available in Software Product Development, IT Networking, Telecommunications, Web Development, E-Commerce/Marketing, and CRM Systems. Areas of work in these positions vary according to the needs of the organizations at the time.
"I just want to thank you so much for everything. I had a great time there in Dublin. Every day was so special, my internship and my family were absolutely perfect...that was the time of my life."
Ghana is a great place to start or broaden your career in journalism. ELI works with several print media outlets in Accra where interns can experience the energy of the newsroom, assist the editorial staff, or even write articles. All journalism internships are set up on an individual basis. Specific placements will depend on the experience, skills, and goals of the applicant.
This is a rare opportunity to intern with the top English language magazine in Chiang Mai! Chiang Mai is a fashionable Thai city, so this internship is a great fit for someone who is interested in lifestyle writing, event reporting, culture and interest pieces. Hours fluctuate based on assignment. Students who are at least rising juniors, majoring in journalism or communication are welcome to apply.
Interns in the project work with the Thai and foreign, native English speaking staff in one or many of the following areas:
*Print and design
The minimum time commitment is 4 weeks. No second language required, but a writing sample in English will be requested and you will want to bring your own laptop.
"I had a lot of opportunities, received a lot of great feedback, and a lot of encouragement. My boss, an amazing woman, was very welcoming and took me under her wing, so to speak. She helped with my writing, allowed me to shadow her interviews and became somewhat of a mentor. They were very open at Citylife, and let me do as much as I wanted, giving me opportunities I would never have had in the western press. In my second month, I was even allowed to take my own pictures [which were published.] Thanks to the internship, if you Google my name, you can see my work. I now have a portfolio – not very big, but it’s an important start."
-Stacey, Journalism Intern
(Read the entire interview with Stacey and some of the articles she had published in Thailand here).