GlobalWorks Internships: Journalism + Communications

Language Requirement: None
Academic Standing by Program Start:
Location: Africa, Senegal, Americas, Argentina, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Asia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Europe, France, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, England, Oceania, Australia
GPA: 2.75
Program Overview

The GlobalWorks International Internship Program, administered by the UO Global Studies Institute (GSI), offers internship opportunities in a wide variety of industry sectors in locations around the world. Internships opportunities are highly customizable and we guarantee placement in your preferred sector and location. Students earn UO credits as well as life-changing work experience in a different culture.

The GlobalWorks Journalism & Communications Internship placements are varied and can include for-profit and non-profit organizations. Internship duties may include, but are not limited to, writing articles, interviewing sources, copywriting and editing, graphic design, social media management, website content development, developing communications strategy, and more!

For more information and application instructions please visit the GlobalWorks website.

Please email to discuss your options. 

Student Story

Siena Dorman
Journalism Intern
London, UK

"My responsibilities at Seen in the City consisted of pitching articles, writing press releases, listicles, and writing product reviews from items I tested. I also produced copywriting for various companies. Managing relationships and maintaining clear communication was crucial in my job as well. 

...Initially, I had difficulty learning to navigate a full-time job. This internship was my first experience working five days a week. Unlike in school, journalism careers require consistent planning, calendar management and daily deadlines. Fortunately, my editor was very involved and made sure that I stayed on track with articles and events.

My internship gave me the confidence that I can work in a big city and find fulfilling work. Also, because I have gained so much industry experience I feel much more prepared to pursue jobs I really want."

Dates and Deadlines
Please go to this link for more info on application deadlines. 
Academic Details

Students earn up to 12 quarter credits through 2 required courses for their 8-week full time internships: 

Course #1: GlobalWorks International Internship (up to 8 credits, upper division): This course helps students connect their academic studies to practical applications. Students develop professional skills while gaining exposure to the dynamic culture and lifestyle in their host country. The internship credits may be able to count toward department or major/minor requirement.

Course #2: Intercultural Communication (4 credits, lower division, online): This course is designed to provide ongoing support to students doing internships abroad. Students will observe, explore and investigate the core cultural values in their host country during the internship, conduct comparison in the differences between their host and home country, and develop critical thinking skills and culture learning strategies. A weekly assignment for the online course includes: reading assignments, group discussions and a weekly journal. 

Due to the intense nature of interning, we don't recommend students enroll for any other classes during the internship period.

Course Equivalencies

UO students: please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.

Non-UO students: Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.