IIP Placements in Journalism, English, & Comparative Literature
College Year in Athens
Location: Athens, Greece
College Year in Athens (CYA) is a study abroad program focused on the history and civilization of Greece and the East Mediterranean region. Its mission is to offer each student an academically rigorous program of studies combined with the vibrant experience of day-to-day contact with the people, monuments, and landscape of Greece--a rapidly changing country with a uniquely varied past. The IIP intern will assist the Associate Academic Director with a variety of tasks related to educational support and research. In terms of specific responsibilities, the IIP intern will assist in the organization of faculty development workshops (research as well as the preparation of printed materials). The IIP intern will also assist in updating and expanding the CYA Faculty Handbook and the Student Handbook, providing recommendations and describing procedures and regulations, which will require extensive research and meticulous detailing of procedures. In addition, the IIP intern will assist in the digitization of CYA's Historical Archives (the development and contextualization process) and will follow on-site classes and produce digital and written material to be used in social media. IIP candidates must be in their sophomore or junior year and demonstrate a high level of accuracy, attention to detail, and dependability. IIP candidates with a background in the humanities and social sciences with specific interest in Greece and southern Europe are encouraged to apply. Modern Greek would be an asset but is not required. One placement has been created for an International Internship Program (IIP) intern.
Crafts Museum/National Handicrafts & Handlooms Museum
Location: New Delhi, India
The Crafts Museum is the national museum of crafts and the repository of some of the finest examples of India's rich craft heritage. Craft continues to be a significant source of livelihood for millions of people, especially in rural India, and the Crafts Museum attempts, through its various programs, to support their activities. Thus, in addition to the usual educational function of a museum, the Crafts Museum plays an important role in advocacy of the craft sector. The original museum collection was built by one of the greatest advocates of crafts in India, the legendary freedom fighter and visionary, Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay, whose tireless efforts to invigorate the craft sector have been critical to its growth and survival. The main projects that the Crafts Museum is currently focusing on are: digitization, re-organization of the museum store, preparation of a new catalog, publication of manuscripts, and designing a new website. These internships will be appropriate for students interested in anthropology, architecture, art, design, English, history, or any other discipline within the broad areas of the humanities and social studies/sciences. Fluency in English will suffice though some facility in Hindi could be very helpful in some projects. Four placements were created for the International Internship Program.
Previous work responsibilities (in the words of the previous IIP intern): Intern 1: I worked 10 a.m.-5 p.m. every weekday. In the time I worked there, I edited a manuscript about Indian embroidery among the Kharak people specifically. I helped design an exhibit on games for the museum, which included writing a curatorial note for the exhibit, drawing up basic floor plans for the exhibit, and finding and organizing the games that would be used. Towards the end of my internship, I began working on a collaboration with the Google Art Project, so I photographed perhaps 50 items in the museum and began to locate background information on each piece. Intern 2: Edited two-hundred page published Government of India study of the crafts of the Gujarat region, proposed a multimedia contemporary art exhibition on traditional and modern games in India, contributed photographs to the Google Art Project, and contributed to an exhibition. Intern 3: Edited a manuscript for publication by the museum press. Wrote the content of the new Crafts Museum website and consulted on the design for the website. Wrote the curatorial note for an upcoming exhibition in collaboration with a contemporary arts crafts organization.
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Daily NK is an online periodical founded in 2004 that delivers news from North Korea. The news articles are translated into four languages: English, Korean, Chinese, and Japanese. They strive to inform the international world about the latest updates occurring within North Korea and to induce genuine changes within and from without the totalitarian regime. In particular, Daily NK aims to broaden the perspectives of the young generation by strengthening the flow of information from North Korea and delivering them across a wide range of communications platforms. IIP interns will have the opportunity to learn about North Korean history, society, politics and the economy. IIP interns also have opportunity to personally interview North Korean defectors and engage in diverse journalistic, educational, research and translation experiences. IIP candidates should have a prior understanding of North-South Korean relations and world politics as well as interest in journalism and writing. Skills in Photoshop and design would be an asset. IIP candidates should be fluent in Korean, and Japanese and/or Chinese would be an asset. Three placements have been created for International Internship Program (IIP) interns.
Location: Mumbai, India
Forbes India is the India office of Forbes business magazine. The magazine features original articles on finance, industry, investing, and marketing topics. This IIP internship provides interns with an excellent opportunity to gain a good sense of what it is like to be a journalist in India, especially in the business sector. IIP interns work in the office and in the field. IIP intern responsibilities include: researching topics and content for articles, writing and editing articles for the magazine and blog, attending press conferences and launches, and interviewing people for stories. IIP candidates with experience or interests in journalism and business are encouraged to apply. One placement has been established for an International Internship Program (IIP) intern.
Previous work responsibilities (in the words of the previous IIP intern): Conducting interviews. Writing for the magazine. Doing research. Learning graphic design. Traveling Mumbai. Wearing the shoes of a journalist.
Location: Paris, France
Helion Pictures is a small independent television production company based in Paris specializing in Prime Time Fiction series, documentaries, and live-action children’s series for the international market. At the moment, Helion has several series in production, including the French police series “Section de Recherche," France’s highest rated police drama; “Borgia,” the highest rated drama series on France’s Canal; and “Life with Boys,” the new series for Teen Nick, from the creator of “Hannah Montana." The company is on pre-production on the action/documentary series about the helicopter first responders in Chamonix/Mt. Blanc, “Mountain Rescue” for Discovery International, and has several fiction series in development. This IIP internship involves working with the producers to help coordinate post-production on the Discovery series, manage the development materials for the fiction series, and work on the company website. Additionally, the IIP intern will help organize several juries for the International Emmys in Paris that will choose the nominees for several categories that will take place over the summer. This IIP internship offers the opportunity to get an inside view of the international television business, in particular French television. IIP candidates with interests in theater, literature, psychology, and media are encouraged to apply. Basic French is required. Working knowledge of how to build websites would be an asset. One placement has been established for an International Internship Program (IIP) intern.
The Israel Religious Action Center
Location: Jerusalem, Israel
The Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC) is the legal and advocacy arm of the Reform Movement in Israel. IIP interns will learn about many of the challenges facing Israeli society today and take an active role in IRAC’s efforts to build a more just, tolerant, and pluralistic Israeli society. As an integral member of the resource development and overseas communications department, the IIP interns will participate in communicating IRAC’s vision and current activities to the diaspora by helping write and produce content for IRAC’s newsletters, website, online social networks, and blog. The interns will also gain experience in creating online petitions and letter writing campaigns and participate in producing issue papers and press releases. In addition to working in the IRAC offices, IIP interns will have the unique opportunity to observe IRAC’s staff arguing in the Supreme Court and lobbying in the Knesset. S/he will also be able to participate in Freedom Rides and engage in direct social action. IIP candidates should have interests in Middle Eastern affairs and communications. Skills in Hebrew would be an asset but are not required. Graphic design skills would also be an asset. Three placements have been established for International Internship Program (IIP) interns.
Location: London, England
The Lancet is one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious medical journals. First published in 1823, it continues to inform, enlighten, and entertain clinicians worldwide with a weekly journal and a range of monthly sister titles. This IIP placement internship is under the supervision of the Senior Editor, and the successful IIP candidate will become part of the editorial team. The IIP intern will participate in the peer review of papers and the commissioning, editing, and writing of comments. The IIP intern will also observe the whole range of activities at The Lancet, including journal production, media relations, podcast, and social media strategy and will be responsible for writing comments and news items, as well as reviewing submissions. The IIP intern will also be given the opportunity to contribute to editorial meetings and write short news items. Finally, the IIP intern will be given a detailed overview of how the journal is put together—including subediting, production, media relations, web activity, and podcasts. IIP candidates with interests in pre-med, writing, literature, research,and evidence-based medicine are encouraged to apply. A track record in writing would be an asset. One placement has been created for an International Internship Program intern.
Location: Malaga, Spain
The Olive Press in Spain is a well established newspaper and website set up and run by a former national newspaper journalist from London. It is ranked as the number one news organization in English in Spain and covers a range of topics, including news, investigations, crime, features, health and sports. IIP intern responsibilities will include a range of writing tasks, interviewing and research for feature and news stories for the paper and will provide IIP interns with an excellent idea of how local/regional newspapers run in Spain. Spanish reading, speaking and writing skills would be an asset, as would reporting or writing experience. Two placements have been established for International Internship Program (IIP) interns.
Sesame Workshop India
Location: New Delhi, India
Sesame Workshop India, the educational organization and wholly owned subsidy of Sesame Workshop, is looking for an intern to assist the Education team with their content and digital initiatives in India. The intern will be expected to work on specific projects for the entire period of the internship and present a report of the findings. The work will be carried out under the guidance of the Vice President-Education & Research. On successful completion of the internship, Sesame Workshop India will give a letter of recommendation based on the performance and initiative. IIP candidates should have: the ability to think out of the box, commitment to work and making a meaningful difference in the lives of children, and sensitivity to different cultures, and excellent writing skills. IIP candidates with interests in media, anthropology, English, psychology, sociology, the humanities, and international education are encouraged to apply. Four placements have been created for International Internship Program.
Taiwan Business Topics Magazine
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
This International Internship Program (IIP) internship placement provides the opportunity to learn more about how international business is conducted, particularly the economic, political, and social environment in which business is done in Taiwan. The IIP intern will be considered as part of the reporting staff of the Taiwan Business Topics monthly magazine--researching (largely by conducting interviews) and writing articles for publication, as well as helping with proofreading and other editorial tasks. The IIP intern will function as a magazine reporter without close day-to-day supervision; therefore, successful applicants must possess the ability to work well independently and demonstrate strong oral and written communications skills. The IIP intern will also have the opportunity to attend speeches, presentations, and other events sponsored by the American Chamber of Commerce. Mandarin skills would be an asset. One placement has been created for an International Internship Program (IIP) intern.
UNESCO, Proyecto Villa Ocampo
Location: Beccar, Argentina
Located in the San Isidro area of Buenos Aires, Villa Ocampo is the former residence of Victoria Ocampo’s family and the meeting place for Argentine and foreign intellectuals in the 1940s. The complete restoration project of the house and its gardens, as well as the works and photographs of the Ocampo family, began in 2003, and it is considered one of the most interesting cultural projects in Latin America. The Project is under the auspices and technical supervision of UNESCO, to which the property was willed "to host permanent workshops, research centers or programs, or projects related to film, television, theater, music, literature, translation, or new forms of expression or communication.” Today, Villa Ocampo is a cultural center. They receive about 30,000 visitors per year, organize concerts, exhibitions and other cultural events, maintain a library and documentation center of enormous importance for the understanding of Argentina's cultural history in the 20th century and have many ongoing projects. IIP interns can choose from a variety of tasks that suit their interest, including working at the library, doing research, or helping with the organization of events or public visits. IIP candidates should have a good command of Spanish and good knowledge of Latin American literature and culture. Skills in databases, scanning, and graphics (photo-editing) would be an asset. The selected IIP interns will be responsible for conducting some research on the Project before the start of the internship. Two placements have been created for International Internship Program (IIP) interns.
Previous work responsibilities (in the words of the previous IIP intern): Managed the online database for the Villa Ocampo library, cataloguing Spanish, English, and French literary magazines. Devised a new numbering system for the library periodicals and edited the corresponding digital images in the database. Composed an educational slideshow about famous portraits and photos of Victoria Ocampo, owner of the house. Translated various other slideshows on the Villa Ocampo website from Spanish into English.