WHAT DOES THE PROJECT DO?
The Frontier-China Journalism Internship is designed to give enthusiastic students and recent graduates an opportunity to gain some practical experience within this competitive industry. We facilitate your placement at a local media agency in central Shanghai where you will shadow experienced members of staff and be given assignments according to the focus of the agency at the time of your visit.
Our internship programme provides students and young professionals with guaranteed tailor-made journalism internships. Before you start the internship placement process, you must apply first and get accepted. During the placement process, you will be working with our programme advisor who will organise interviews with our large network of publications in Asia.
You will learn about the economic and social situation in one of the world's fastest growing economies, as you bring your enthusiasm and experience to this exciting internship. China is a dynamic and complex country, where politics and social patterns are constantly changing. By travelling as an ethical, responsible and considerate visitor, you will gain a fascinating insight into modern day China while developing your own experience.
By immersing yourself in the community, rather than just as a detached tourist, you are subscribing to an ethos that is beneficial to the culture that you are spending time in. At the same time, you are making yourself into a well-rounded individual and a more attractive prospect for potential employers and universities.
WHAT WILL I BE DOING?
Develop your journalism portfolio while gaining work experience in one of the fastest growing economic powerhouses in the world. Participating in a journalism internship typically involves writing articles and clips, learning interviewing skills and getting your work published in Asian-based publications. Your tasks will depend on your own skills and interests as well as what is needed at the time. You will be encouraged to bring your own creativity, perspective and skills to the articles you contribute to, whilst also constantly learning from professionals working alongside you.
Examples of tasks and responsibilities
In today’s international context, international internships in the field of journalism will definitely make a difference when competing for a future position or job opportunity. Journalism is the investigation and reporting of events, issues, and trends to a broad audience. Although there is much variation within the industry, the ideal is to keep the local citizens informed. Besides covering organisations and institutions such as government and business, it also covers cultural aspects of society such as arts and entertainment. The field includes jobs such as editing, photojournalism, and documentary.
You may have the opportunity to build your international journalism portfolio by working as a contributing editor, photographer, or writer for a range of Asian-based publications.
A typical day starts around 9.30 am at the office and finishes around 5.30pm.You might also be sent outside the office to cover assignments or attend media events.
Examples of past journalism internships in Shanghai
We have placed journalism students at publications such as Shanghai Daily, That's Shanghai, CNN Go, Shanghai Business Review and Time Out.
Please submit an up-to-date CV as all placements are dependent upon the acceptance of the newspaper / magazine.