Trip Details

Fantastic opportunity for an internship at Goa Streets for an enthusiastic writer! If you’re already on a path to journalism or writing and you’re looking for quality voluntary experience in your gap year, this could be the project for you! On offer is an opportunity to be mentored by the chief editor, Stephen Gutkin – an award-winning journalist with international experience – as you cover a variety of subjects informing the readers about things to do in Goa. This weekly review produces lively, upbeat, cutting-edge coverage of diverse topics including entertainment, performances, places to eat and drink, movies, clubs, sporting facilities, exhibitions and nightlife. Challenging you to engage your potential readers with entertaining, interesting real stories, you will not be allowed to show any political or financial bias and if the editor doesn’t think it has an edge it won’t be printed! Every story and review is authentic, honest and uninfluenced. Your role is guaranteed to be dynamic, exciting and fulfilling. Your tasks will be varied but will include

  • helping correspondents with field work;
  • traveling to numerous locations in Goa in search for interesting news;
  • carrying out necessary, daily office-based tasks;
  • attending journalist conferences if any are scheduled;
  • designing for prints, if you have skills in that area;

You may be asked to cover topics which include, but are not limited to:

  • Environment
  • Art and culture
  • Music
  • Face to Face interviews
  • Literature
  • Photography

Steve GutkinHaving worked as an international news correspondent for 30 years, Steve Gutkin has worked across the continents of Asia, Africa and the Americas. He has had extensive international experience as Bureau Chief in numerous countries. Covering high profile news stories, he has reported on an extensive list of events which has included the rise and fall of cocaine cartels in Colombia, and the Afghanistan, Iraq and other wars. 

***Minimum duration of the internship is three weeks. Moreover, you will be required to join our Orientation Week before starting the internship.***

Trip Itinerary

Monday to Friday

Your activities on site will be dependent on the potential news stories in Goa at the time of your stay and for that reason a detailed schedule cannot be provided before your arrival. However, you will be required to work from 10 am until 5 pm each day.

***Please note that this schedule is not final and can be changed/amended.***

Trip Accommodation

Trip Country Info

India

Capital: New Delhi
Language: Hindi, English and 22 other officially recognized languages
Currency: Indian Rupee (INR)
Time zone: UTC +5:30

India is known for its pyramid-like temples, its colorful streets and it’s crowded cities. This country represents one of the most vivid and the largest cultures in the world. From the golden triangle of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra to the coast where Ayurveda medicine was born, India offers a 360 degree journey through the most magical of lands. Known for being the second most populated country in the world, India will show you the faces of thousands of Hindu gods in its very vast collection of temples all throughout the country. The land of colors and smiles is ready to take you on your next adventure whether road tripping or helping out in local communities, this sub-continent will amaze your senses. India will shift the way you see the world.

India’s literacy rate is around 60% for women and 80% for men. The principal language is Hindi and English is also commonly used in all major cities. New Delhi, the capital of India, is what many would call the real deal when travelling through the country. It is one of the biggest and most populated cities in the whole world with up to 25 million citizens. New Delhi is known for its amazing cuisine and its new modality of “street food”, which means restaurants with every specialty you can imagine are available to you all throughout the city! Chennai is another of the biggest cities in India, known as the “Detroit of India” for its automobile industry. If you are looking for a quieter spot Kerala is the centre of lifestyle, art, architecture, language and literature in all of the country!

Gap year travel to India is enjoyed in a country with wonderful history that dates back several thousand years. In particular, one of the most incredible historical points of India is how four separate world religions originated here – Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism, and Buddhism. Beyond this, however, India has only truly been independent as a nation since 1947, just a couple years after World War 2 concluded.

In that time, India has grown to be the eleventh largest economy in the world as well as the second most populous nation, second only to China. This isn’t particularly surprising when you consider that India has been an economic powerhouse for trade routes in the past, but it is very impressive to consider that India has almost reached the status of superpower over the course of 66 years.

The geography of India has been a target for nature lovers for many years but is finally becoming an easy place to visit and explore for foreign tourists. With the Himalayas to the north, the desert in the centre and the luxurious beaches to the west, India has a type of climate that suits the desires of just about anyone. Even if you have a soft spot for snow, you can easily embrace that love by visiting some of the northern mountains which are nearly always capped in snow and ice!

With thousands of years of history and an incredibly diverse climate, India is not a place you can simply read about and understand. You have to visit and immerse yourself within the various Indian cultures before you get an idea of just how amazing India really is. So what are you waiting for? Get in touch now to find out more about our amazing gap year holidays in India or browse the latest experiences below;

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

Additional Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

What's included

  • 24/7 support in case of emergencies
  • Accommodation
  • Airport Pick up
  • English speaking coordinator
  • Meals
  • Orientation

What's not included

  • Airport drop off
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Vaccination
  • Visa