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.
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.
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 organization behind Galli Galli Sim Sim, uses the power of the media to help children reach their highest potential. They develop and distribute high quality and engaging content to reach children aged 0-8. Their content aims to facilitate young Indian children's basic academic and life skills, while celebrating India's rich cultural diversity, in order to promote their overall cognitive, socio-emotional and physical development. Galli Galli Sim Sim, the television series, has been watched by 80 million children since its debut in 2006 and currently reaches approximately 18 million children per year in partnership with national cable channels. Recently SWI has entered the school education space through the launch of Sesame Schoolhouse whose curriculum and methodology integrates hands-on project-based learning, with creative approaches to foster critical thinking and problem solving, laying a strong foundation to promote lifelong learning. IIP intern(s) will work on projects in one of the following three areas:
- Education team: The IIP intern will work to adapt and customize an existing educational product for a digital medium. This intern will be responsible for adapting an existing Sesame Street Preschool board/floor game or a print book into a digital experience for children 3-6 years. The IIP intern will also work closely with the Education, Design, and Technical teams to develop the mechanics and user interface of the game/book and explore how the user experience and interactivity can be increased. The intern will be provided with reference materials on best practices for developing digital content for young children.
- Research team: The IIP intern will work on data analysis and reporting of their qualitative research studies. The IIP intern will be responsible for synthesizing findings from multiple research studies and will prepare a report and summary sheet on how the provision of low cost tablets and mobile phones with educational content increases engagement and familiarity with the technology. The IIP intern will also present the success stories and challenges of introducing technology in low-quality classrooms and in homes (marginalized population) in order to inform future initiatives and interventions.
- Games and innovations project: The IIP intern will analyze the existing innovations in children’s educational products in India and provide recommendations to the Sesame Workshop India team on growing trends. This IIP intern may also interview parents, teachers, and other stakeholders for additional information. This IIP intern will also be provided an opportunity to work with the Education team to develop a new innovative product or its prototype.
IIP candidates should have: the ability to think outside the box, a commitment to making a meaningful difference in the lives of children, sensitivity to different cultures, and excellent research and 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.