International Journalism Internship Scholarship Programs
The Department of Communication is offering internship opportunities for journalism students at English-language newspapers in several countries through two scholarship programs. This is an exceptional opportunity for students to gain dynamic journalism experience and to learn about other cultures.
Foreign Intrigue Scholarships available for: Citizen Matters – Bangalore, India; The Jordan Times – Amman, Jordan; Awoko – Freetown, Sierra Leone; Khao Sod English, Bangkok, Thailand; and The Jakarta Globe – Jakarta, Indonesia.
Journalism North American Scholarships available for: CIMAC Noticias – Mexico City. Student must speak and write Spanish well.
Submit your application to the Communication Commons (CMU 118E). It should include:
- Online application form (http://bit.ly/2vhoNno– submitted online)
- Resume – with 3 references (at least one from a Communication faculty member)
- Three examples of your published work (preferably journalistic work)
- Unofficial transcript
APPLICATIONS DUE MONDAY FEB 5TH
Questions? Contact Jessica Partnow (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Department will make the internship assignments. Selected students must attend orientation sessions late Winter quarter and participate in virtual prep sessions during Spring quarter. Students will also be expected to contact their host news organization and learn more about the host country once they’ve been selected.
Costs paid by the Department of Communication:
- Airfare: The Department will provide up to $1400 for roundtrip airfare.
- Housing: The Department will contribute $500 for housing.
- UW credits and insurance: Through the UW Office of International Programs and Exchanges, the Department will pay for concurrent credits ($350).
- Foreign Intrigue Scholarship and Journalism North American Scholarship participants earn 12 academic credits (4 COM 460, 5 COM 498, 3 COM 499 or 12 GENST 350)
- Graduating seniors please note: you must delay graduation until after the foreign intrigue internship and journalism north American internship is completed. You may walk at graduation in the spring.
- Housing, food: Depending on location, you may need to spend $500 to $2,000.
- Additional travel (beyond roundtrip to the internship site).
- Additional health insurance. If you want extra health insurance, you’ll need to buy it yourself.
Timeline: International Reporting Internship Scholarship Programs
Info Session: Thursday January 25th
Application Deadline: Monday Feb 5th
Application Review: Feb 5-17
Interviews for selected applicants: Feb 19-March 3
Final selections: Early March
Orientation sessions: Late Winter and early Spring quarters
For selected applicants
Final interview/initial contact with host organization: March
Register with International Programs & Exchanges Office: March
Make travel arrangements with host organization: May
Meet with Foreign Intrigue program funder: Late Spring Quarter (same day as scholarship awards ceremony – Foreign Intrigue Recipients only)
Internship: Somewhat flexible; 10-12 weeks between June and September
During the internship, all international interns are required to submit weekly updates.
Upon completion, each intern must write up a reflective blog post about the experience.
Interns are expected to participate in application and orientation sessions for incoming applicants during the year following their internship posting.