ABOUT COMMUNICATIONS INTERNSHIPS ABROAD
Communications is a diverse and exciting field, and World Endeavors interns in this area may work in journalism, public relations, marketing, corporate communications, or media production. Some interns design websites and plan marketing campaigns, while others organize publicity events, write press releases, and develop and implement communications strategies. Depending on their host country, interns may be involved with their company’s English-language communications, or they may help translate web content or marketing materials. Interns may also be responsible for administrative support and research.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: COMMUNICATIONS ABROAD
The communications field is all about understanding different perspectives and effectively conveying a message that will reach the intended audience. Completing an internship abroad is one of the best ways to acquire these skills while gaining hands-on experience with cross-cultural communication. An internship abroad is also a powerful résumé item, demonstrating a high degree of motivation and adaptability.
Interns in this field must have good written and oral communications skills. Whether or not they speak the language of their host country, successful interns are good listeners and thoughtful speakers who are able to consider different perspectives. Because the communications field is so diverse, it is beneficial for interns to be flexible and willing to adapt to various situations. Self-motivation, good organizational skills, and a strong interest in communications will all help participants have a positive experience interning abroad.