Whether you dream of the spotlight or love the idea of helping behind-the-scenes of your favorite TV show, the media industry is a complex and fascinating one with many moving parts that put work into each piece of content or show they produce. Since TV shows, films, and radio shows are produced all over the world, an internship helps you set yourself up for a successful career in a global industry.

An internship abroad in media can be also an opportunity to gain real-world experience in a field you might otherwise only get to watch or listen to on your car radio; since so many companies offer extremely competitive internships in the U.S., going abroad is a great way to improve your application chances and your resume. No matter what part of the industry you'd like to learn more about, there are media internships around the world that can help you do it.

Photo credit: Maciej Korsan.

In itself, the field of "media" is quite broad -- we grouped together radio, TV, and film for clarity, but within each media type, there are a variety of roles that go into producing the perfect "show." Here are some of the general internship types you might find in the media field.


There are many forms that an internship in "media production" might take. You could learn how to scout locations for a TV show or movie; assist a show director in making sure all of the pieces are in place before the camera starts rolling; or learn about the business side of how shows are made. (There are lots of accountants, lawyers, and financial professionals who work in media too.) If you have several interests related to media, a production internship could be a great way to see how well they blend together in a career.

Talent Management

An important part of any media company involves managing the "talent" or star(s) of the show. This could include learning how to be a talent agent, or working as an assistant to an actor or actress during a movie or TV show's production. Having a specific idea of what kind of talent management you'd like to learn will help you make the most of an internship in the field.

Being On-Air

While extremely limited in the number of opportunities out there, it is possible to actually intern as "on-air talent" for whatever medium you are most interested in (radio, TV, or film). These roles will likely be much more competitive, but for those whose lifelong dream involves having a spotlight, an internship is a good way to find out if you really like all that limelight.

Marketing & Journalism

Even the best shows in the world require a talented marketing or editorial staff to make sure people are watching or listening. Internships in media marketing and media journalism are a good chance to peek behind the scenes of your favorite radio station or TV show and learn if the industry is a place where you want to pursue a career.

In today's internet-connected world, media is everywhere. From New York to Cape Town to Shanghai, you can find media companies everywhere that can give you a chance to intern abroad in this field you're passionate about. Here are some other places you could consider an internship placement.

Jakarta, Indonesia

Many people don't realize that media also includes the government, at the city, state, country, and global scale. In Indonesia, you'll have the chance to learn everything from how to handle press releases to commentary on UN issues from around the globe. Talk about a world-changing internship opportunity!

Paris, France

As the hub for fashion in the Western world, there is never a shortage of media coverage about Paris and all the beautiful experience you can have. If fashion is your passion, consider an internship in the French capital with a brand or a media company that focuses on the latest styles and runway events.

Mumbai, India

As the epicenter for Bollywood productions, Mumbai is a great chance to participate in one of the largest film industries in the world. Interns at Bollywood companies based in Mumbai will work alongside film professionals on projects that can eventually have a massive Indian and global audience.

Bogota, Colombia

If film is your passion, consider heading to Colombia for a chance to really experience what life is like on the production side. You could learn everything from lighting and camera framing to animation and post-production at the film internship programs there.

When preparing for your media internship abroad, there are several important things to keep in mind.


Make sure you are focused in your program search and application process -- even if you are unsure exactly what area of the media field you'd like to work in, try to narrow it down to 2-3 options. Otherwise, you may end up struggling to know if a program has a good fit for your educational needs and professional interests.

If radio production is your area of interest, it wouldn't make any sense to apply for a film marketing internship; the best way to avoid this is by making some career decisions before you start the application process.

Where to Look

Well, you've made a great start by checking out the programs and reviews here on Go Overseas! Another way to find internships in media is by looking at specific media companies directly. Most major companies, even international ones, will list internships directly on the 'career' or 'opportunity' page of their website. This will give you a sense for the kinds of internships the offer in different parts of the world.


Certain internship programs will provide housing opportunities as part of the total internship package. This is especially true if you find an internship that is associated with an academic institution. Interns may be provided housing in dormitories or apartments.

If you apply for an internship directly with a media company, be sure to check out what they offer for housing; big media companies may not provide any housing, but they may have stipends for room and board available.

Contributed by Valerie Stimac
Guide Author
Photo of Valerie Stimac
Managing Editor

Media Internships Abroad

Displaying 136 - 150 of 516 programs
Intern Abroad HQ
Most Affordable Internships in Greece with Intern Abroad HQ
3 reviews

Intern Abroad HQ offers affordable internship opportunities in Samos...

Internship in Japan
Internship in Japan- Accredited Intern and Language Courses
10 reviews

Internship in Japan is the leading internship provider in Japan. Based...

Asia Internship Program (AIP)
Internship in Japan by Asia Internship Program
8 reviews1 interview

Japan is an incredibly unique country renowned for its big cities...

Worldwide Internship
Professional Internships in China
6 reviews3 interviews

Land a professional internship in China’s main cities such as Shanghai...

China Interntrip
Internships and Cultural Exploration in Qingdao, China
11 reviews1 interview

The internship program was founded with the purpose of providing...

IntuuChina Paid Internship in China Program
8 reviews1 interview

We will be by your side every step of the way to provide support and...

AGBU - Global Leadership Program 2020
Multiple Countries
8 reviews

The AGBU Global Leadership Program is tailored to unite Armenian youth...

Connect-123 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Internships
4 reviews

Choose from six destinations of Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Sydney, Cape...

Africa Media
Underwater Photography and Videography in Southern Africa
Multiple Countries
1 review

On this underwater photography and Videography internship training...

Africa Media
Wildlife & Travel photography in South Africa
South Africa
1 review1 interview

The wildlife and travel photography training internship is aimed at...

Liden and Denz Intercultural Institute of Languages
Part time internships (work & study) at Liden & Denz
10 reviews

Liden & Denz offers internship positions year-round in St.Petersburg...

HKCareers Internship Program
International Finance / Business Summer Internship- London, UK and Sydney & Melbourne, Australia
Multiple Countries
13 reviews

All internships are designed to improve your business skills. In all...

Dream Careers
Chicago Internships | Dream Careers
United States of America
6 reviews

Dream Careers offers an all-inclusive internship programs in Chicago...

Intern Abroad HQ
Most Affordable Internships in Spain with Intern Abroad HQ
3 reviews

Intern Abroad HQ offers affordable internships in Valencia, Spain...

CareerUp | Internships in Barcelona
2 reviews

Would you like to gain international work experience while exploring...

What People Are Saying

AI students entering the business world.

Before Absolute Internship, I haven't had any similar open-minding experience. Absolute Internship gave me the opportunity of working abroad, which is a relevant CV-factor for a undergraduate student...

Central Park

I am Leo, I live in Australia and I did a visual effects internship through ArtBound in New York. Before my ArtBound internship I'd never been over seas by myself so doing a visual effects internship...

Some of my friends and I on a CAPA trip to Galway, Ireland

I studied in Dublin in the fall of 2019. I was the only student from my college, and I was completely terrified. I had never traveled further than outside the New England area, much less out of the...

Related Internships Abroad Articles