Do you have a passion for journalism or writing? Are you looking for international writing experience? Perfectly designed for 2nd year bachelor students and above to work as interns gaining a wealth of experience while contributing to a local newspaper, the program ensures you have plenty of practical tasks that are both meaningful and purposeful. Writing English newspaper reports for a local Thai newspaper, you will directly contribute to the content. Being practical and project-based, the role will also immerse you in the Thai culture and lifestyle. You will be required to produce exciting news articles about events, developments and anything else of interest in the local area. Coordinated by an English speaking local journalist, the program will ensure you are guided, supervised and assessed in your progression as a journalistic writer. Additionally, you will be introduced to the Thai culture and customs, having the added benefit of being directly involved in the local lifestyle. Your first week will be introductory to your new location, involving activities such as traditional Thai cooking lessons, visits to local places of interest and learning some useful Thai words and phrases. As well as learning about Thailand, your interactions with other participants will enable you to gain knowledge of the wider world through intercultural exchanges.
As a participant, you can be sure that you will be looked after whilst on the program. Coordinators will meet you on your arrival making sure you are safely transferred to your accommodation where 24 hour support will be available for the duration of your stay. Your guaranteed internship will be within a professional working environment . Your working environment will be mainly English-speaking with a local language where possible. Working on the project will give you opportunities to develop highly professional skills in the field of journalism. A coordinator qualified in journalism will guide you throughout your stay and ensure your work is purposeful and meaningful to your chosen field, working from the personal learning goals and competencies assessment that you’ll complete before you begin. In addition, you’ll have regular feedback and advice on how to move your development forward.
As the program is dependent on where you are assigned, an exact schedule of your internship will be given to you at your placement. However, you can expect to work between 25-30 hours each week, from Monday to Friday. Occasionally, you may be asked to work weekends.