This is the ideal opportunity for journalism students, communications students, and individuals with an interest in writing and/or publishing. Interns will gain experience working within a foreign media organization, while producing work that will help them develop their professional portfolio. South Africa is home to a very active and outspoken media that takes its role as the “fourth estate” quite seriously. During Apartheid, the government routinely censored media content if it contained any sympathies towards the anti-Apartheid movement. Today, freedom of press is alive and well in South Africa!
Cultural Engagement: This internship program includes weekly cultural workshops that allow you to learn more about South Africa culture.
Placement: The Cape Town Journalism Virtual Internship is an individualized placement where you are placed with an internship site based on your skills and interests, the needs of the worksite, and position availability.
We work with an award-winning partner in Cape Town that specializes in providing meaningful, hands-on and immersive internship experiences for university students from around the world. They have connections with a variety of journalism outlets throughout the city. All internship sites offer good learning opportunities.
Placement decisions are based on the skills and interest of the intern, the needs of the worksite, and position availability. In your application use your “Individualized Placement Statement,” to outline your interests and clarify what skills you have and are hoping to build. This will enable us to place you in a suitable organization.
The Cape Town Journalism Virtual Internship is an individualized placement where you are placed with an internship site based on your skills and interests, the needs of the worksite, and position availability. Job responsibilities will vary depending on the internship placement and may include: Broadcast journalism, TV production, copy writing, editing, writing for a print or online magazine, photojournalism, videography, graphic design, general office admin, etc.
The program fee factors in the total number of work hours, the duration of the internship and the number of academic credits. During the application review phase, your Program Coordinator will provide you with an estimated program budget, based on your specific circumstances and internship program. See examples of estimated program fees below.
1 undergrad academic credit = 30 total work hours
1 undergrad academic credit = 45 total work hours
Summer: January 25
Fall: April 15
Winter: September 1
Spring: November 15
- See Qualifications & Requirements Tab below