ABOUT MEDIA STUDIES INTERNSHIPS ABROAD
A World Endeavors internship in media studies places participants with companies that produce television, radio, and film. Internship tasks depend to a great extent on the specific internship placement. Past interns have operated cameras, edited film clips, conducted interviews, and helped develop and produce new projects. Others have assisted with designing websites, planning marketing strategies, and organizing special events. Many are involved with producing English-language programming in non-English speaking countries, and some assist their employers with English-speaking clients or with translating materials. Some research and administrative support may also be a part of interns’ responsibilities.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: MEDIA STUDIES ABROAD
Interning abroad is the best way to get first-hand experience with the way film, radio, and television are produced in different countries. In this competitive field, an international internship is a valuable résumé item, signaling a high degree of motivation and commitment to the field, as well as an international perspective on media production and communications.
Strong communication skills are crucial for an internship in media. Interns may not need to speak the language of the country where they do their internships, but each intern must be prepared to communicate effectively and listen attentively to colleagues from different backgrounds. Self-motivation, good organizational skills, and adaptability to new situations are also important, as is a strong interest in working with media.