Please contact your AFSNext specialist to confirm availability in the following cities at info@afsusa.org:
Barcelona, Spain | Dublin, Ireland | London, U.K. | New York City, U.S.A | Paris, France | San Jose, Costa Rica | Stockholm, Sweden | Sydney, Australia | Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
Program fees & start dates
The below description has been provided by our implementing program administrator and is subject to change.

Program Overview

Internship Examples

Below are examples of our international Communications and Journalism Internships. It is not guaranteed that you could get placed in one of the internship examples, but there are plenty of opportunities within the field. New opportunities are created every year. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, let us know!

Kids TV Show Production and Communications Internship

Production Intern for Kids TV Show

This internship opportunity is with a wildly popular kids television show. In addition to general production responsibilities, interns can expect to arrange call sheets for casting, Wardrobe and Costume management, arrange couriers, support the Creative Director & Executive Producer with admin tasks relating to the new TV series, Stage shows, website, style guides etc., book travel for cast and staff, and respond to fan mail and fan/audience enquiries.

 


Communications Internship with Parisian Accelerator

Communications Internship with a Parisian Accelerator

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

 


Independent TV Production Internship

Independent TV Production Company

This placement is with an independent TV production company dedicated to creating and formatting mainstream factual entertainment series 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 for staff, logging footage, managing reception, and assisting on shoots.

 


Entertainment & Sports Journalism Internship

Entertainment & Sports Journalism Internships

This web-based company provides blogging and ticketing for entertainment and sporting events. During their journalism internships, interns will report on entertainment and sporting events. Other projects may include marketing and composing digital content. 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 an interest in developing content for promotions and reporting.

 


LGBT Journalism Internships

Journalism Internships with an LGBT News Organization

Launched in 2005, this quickly growing LGBT news service is now read by more people than any other LGBT news service in Britain. They are looking for an intern to show the ins and outs of journalism. From research, to interview skills, to writing for print and web, this news company is ready to offer unique and professional journalism internships.

 


Sports journalism internship for the European Soccer Leagues

Sports Journalism for the European Soccer Leagues

This innovative company provides software to the major European soccer leagues, and is also a news source. Journalism internships with this company will have interns reporting on the various soccer leagues in both English and French, providing a fast paced, exciting atmosphere in which interns will immerse themselves in the sports journalism world and improve their writing skills. The intern will become a true European football expert!

 

Housing and Language

Where you’ll live

Depending on your journalism internship location, you can expect to stay in a shared room in an apartment, in a college dorm, or in a student residence. A local program advisor and coordinator will be available to help you settle in and answer any questions during your program. Your accommodations will likely be within walking distance of your city’s public transportation system.

During your stay, you’ll operate within the same network as the students and/or interns you live with. It is often through these individuals that you can learn the most, as you explore the highlights of the city together, share career-building advice, and compare experiences at your communications and journalism internships.

Your language learning

Most programs are located in very English-friendly areas, and do not require prior knowledge of the local language. Depending on your placement, you may have the opportunity to integrate further into the community by attending language lessons.

* If your internship takes place in Paris, you’ll have the chance to experience full cultural immersion by living with a local host family. (French language skills are required for an internship in this location — French language proficiency will be evaluated via Skype interview.)

Preparing for your future in communications or journalism

Selecting an internship

Before you depart, you’ll be introduced to your internship advisor for one-on-one support and career guidance. Your advisor will help you prepare for your journalism internship interview, build an effective cover letter and resume, and choose the right placement. Working with your advisor, you’ll use the Clifton StrengthsFinder Assessment to identify your top five strengths. These strengths will be useful in determining future opportunities and helping to focus your interests into clear career goals well beyond the scope of the program.

Before your internship

Once you and your advisor have selected your journalism internship, you’ll have access to a pre-departure orientation video series to help you get ready for the transformational experience of working and living abroad. You’ll also have career skills training videos and articles at your fingertips to help you build your resume in advance. We want you to succeed and thrive abroad, and will provide countless resources to ensure you have what you need to do so.

During your internship

When you arrive at your destination, you’ll attend a welcome orientation to help you settle in and start your experience with your best foot forward. Midway through your program, you’ll have another opportunity to check in with local advisors at a career coaching session. During this visit, onsite staff will interview you and your employer to identify your strengths and areas where you could improve. We find that this feedback-loop is essential to success.

Before the conclusion of your internship, you’ll attend a program debriefing touching on reverse culture shock and career training. When you return home, you’ll join a network of alumni across the world who have used the skills they gained in their communications and journalism internships abroad to advance their lives and careers!