Communications and Journalism Internships

Following is a sample of our international Communications and Journalism Internships. New opportunities are created every year. Get in touch if you don't see what you're looking for!

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Programs Offered

Production Intern for Kids TV Show

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 cast, look after storage including Wardrobe and Costume, arrange couriers for different jobs as requested, support the Creative Director & Executive Producer with admin relating to the new TV series, Stage shows, website, style guides etc., booking travel for cast and staff as needed, and respond to fan mail and fan/audience enquiries as necessary.

Unique Communications Based Position with a Parisian Accelerator

Unique Communications Based Position 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 Company

Independent TV Production Company

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.

Entertainment & Sports Journalism

Entertainment & Sports Journalism

This web-based company provides blogging and ticketing for entertainment and sporting events. The intern will report on entertainment and sporting events. Other projects may include composing content for their website and marketing. 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 a want for developing content for promotions and reporting.

Journalism with an LGBT News Organization

Journalism 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 a unique and professional experience to an intern.

Sports Journalism 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. 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!


Housing and Language

Where you’ll live

Depending on your internship location, you can expect to stay in a shared room in an apartment, college dorm, or 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 city public transportation.

During your stay, you’ll be within the same network as the students and/or interns you’re living 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 venture out on your own to your internship posts.

Your language learning

Most locations are very English-friendly, 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, and you should expect to be evaluated beforehand via Skype interview.)

Career Counseling Benefits

Preparing for your future

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 internship interview, build an effective cover letter and resume, and choose the right placement. Working with your advisor, you’ll take the Clifton Strengths Finder 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.

Once you and your advisor have selected your 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.

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 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 this feedback-loop to not only be essential for success, but often lacking in environments where you’re on your own. Before the conclusion of your internship, you’ll attend a program debriefing and re-entry career and culture training. When you return home, you’ll join a network of alumni across the world who have used the skills they gained to advance their lives and careers!

AFSNext seal of approval

This program is implemented by a trusted organization within the AFSNext partnership community and has our full endorsement. While not managed or operated by AFS, it maintains the same exceptional quality standards, which are set by a network of experienced international non-profits operating within the international education field.