Placements for journalism internships offered on BridgEd (powered by Projects Abroad) is available in China, South Africa and Vietnam.
In China, you could get a journalism internship in Shanghai or in Chengdu where you will work alongside local journalists on an English—language magazine. Depending on your areas of interest, you will have the opportunity to undertake a range of journalistic activities including researching, interviewing, reporting, writing reviews, feature writing and proof-reading. You can work for a business, entertainment, current affairs, lifestyle or news publication where you will be able to see the many facets of life in Shanghai or Chengdu and experience all that the city has to offer. Once you receive your press pass, you may even be able to attend event launches and grand openings.
As part of the journalism internship in South Africa, you will be working in Cape Town for our partner Project Abroad’s very own magazine, the Cape Chameleon. This internship is suitable for anyone looking to get into a journalism-related course, or those looking for experience after graduation or even those looking for international experience in this field.
You can work on a variety of topics which include sport, arts and culture, human rights and health, among many others. As a Journalism intern you will research, interview and write content for the website. If you are a budding photographer, this internship in South Africa will give you the chance to explore your photographic skills by taking photos to accompany your stories or for a standalone photospread. You will also have the opportunity to manage the social media pages of the Cape Chameleon and report on what other interns and volunteers are working on.
The journalism internship in Hanoi, Vietnam gives you the opportunity to gain valuable practical experience working in the media industry. You will be placed at a foreign language public broadcaster, Voice of Vietnam Radio (VOV). VOV has a large international audience, and also caters to Vietnamese who are living and working abroad. The station, which was established in 1945, broadcasts on a short and medium wave in twelve languages. These include English, Spanish, French, and Japanese. As VOV is a national radio station, you can expect to get involved in creating content centred on local news, business, music, tourism, customs, and traditions.
Your workload for the journalism internship in China will be very varied – you may be asked to give an outsider’s view on Shanghai culture one day and then find yourself interviewing an important public figure the next. Always be prepared to work independently but never be afraid to ask questions; your colleagues will be busy people but the experience of our partners suggest that they are always willing to help a budding new journalist. We recommend that you write as much as possible during your placement as you never know how many of your articles will be published.
Those in the journalism internship in South Africa should expect to work from 9am to 4.30pm from Monday to Thursday and 9am to 1pm on Friday. Like any freelance journalist, all interns need to show a high level of proactivity and resourcefulness. Our Journalism placement offers a wide array of opportunities and interns who are willing to learn, ask questions and work in partnership with the supervisor will have a fantastic journalism experience.
As an intern at VOV, you will work alongside a team of six to nineteen local professional journalists in the VOV5 department, working to craft dynamic radio and online content. You can choose which language office you want to work in and you will get involved in the following activities:
- Generate news and blog story ideas
- Edit text
- Research their story ideas
- Conduct interviews
- Gain valuable experience in a dynamic newsroom
- Get involved in taking photos and shooting video
Typically, you will work Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Your day to day work will be discussed with you each morning when you arrive at the station.
During your time in Vietnam, you will receive guidance from the project supervisor at the placement. The Projects Abroad office is also located in Hanoi and our staff will be available to offer additional support should you need it.
Additional Program Info
This Journalism internship on BridgEd powered by Projects Abroad can be done for a duration of 4 weeks or 8 weeks (with the exception of China where it is a minimum 8-weeks internship), with the choice to extend on a per-week basis.
China (Shanghai & Chengdu)
8 weeks – INR 301,000
Extra week – INR 22,000
South Africa (Capetown)
4 weeks – INR 223,000
8 weeks – INR 311,000
Extra week – INR 22,000
4 weeks – INR 180,500
8 weeks – INR 248,500
Extra week – INR 17,000
The fees charged are used to cover the cost of your experience on a premium international internship. This fee covers:
- Travel to and from the airport
- Travel and health insurance
- Food and accommodation
- support and guidance as well as 24-hour emergency back-up from our local office in your destination
- all information before and during your time with us overseas
These fees do not include flights and visas where applicable.
- Prep Work 0
- Work Ex. 0
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Assessments Yes