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Journalism Internships & Media Internships in Asia

The Next Step Connections internship programs provides undergraduate & graduate students with guaranteed internship placement for exiting journalism internships in divers media outlets in

Sector Overview

In today’s international context, international journalism internships will definitely make a difference when competing for a future position in print media (newspapers, magazines, online media, special interest) or broadcast media (TV, radio, film, online media).

Journalism is the investigation and reporting of events, issues, and trends to a broad audience. Although there is much variation within the industry, the ideal is to keep the citizens informed. Besides covering organizations and institutions such as government and business, it also covers cultural aspects of society such as arts and entertainment. The field includes jobs such as editing, photojournalism, and documentary.

Internship opportunities in Asia

As a Western media intern in Asia, you will most of the time work in English speaking media. English is an official language in Hong Kong and Singapore so interns of all backgrounds – gap year students, under graduates, recent graduates – will find many opportunities with our partner media in print and broadcast. In China and Thailand, interns will most of the time work in media that target the lively expatriate communities of Shanghai and Bangkok. If you speak the local language, you will have even more internship opportunities

Whether you want to get a first experience and verify your career choice during a summer internship during a few weeks, get university credits and build an impressive portfolio during an internship of several months, or boast your CV while gaining valuable journalism work experience, our network of newsrooms in Asia will be an important step in your way to the Pulitzer price.

Media outlets with positions in our internship program include

  • Daily and weekly newspapers
  • Weekly or Monthly magazines (tourism, life style, special interest magazines like sport or finance)
  • TV stations
  • Radio stations
  • Film production companies
  • Online media




Media Internship Opportunities

  • Time Out
  • Shanghai Business Review
  • CNN
  • China Economic Review
  • BKK magazine
  • City Weekend
  • That's Shanghai
  • HK Magazine

Sample Media Projects

  • Assistant editor for a weekly magazine, writing features stories, attending social events, proofreading.

Program inclusions

  • Available all-year round
  • Flexible start date and length
  • All-inclusive Programs

Student Experience

Still deciding? Our Alumni are the best source of advice, check this page out!

S. McCullough, USA, Summer 2009.Shanghai Business Review
"Honestly, if I hadn't found Next Step Connections, I probably wouldn't have had the fantastic opportunity to work for a high-profile magazine, such as the Shanghai Business Review. My internship with SBR was without a doubt the best journalism-related experience I have had and I am so thankful I had the privilege to work there. Through SBR, I was able to attend executive events, proofread articles, add clips to my portfolio, and research and caption photos. It truly was the most worthwhile experience I and NSC made it happen!"
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