Connect-123 Journalism and Communications Internships

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Connect-123 is in contact with leading publications (online and print), as well as television and radio broadcasters in Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Dublin, Shanghai and Sydney. We facilitate a range of journalism and journalism-related placements across the globe, including unique “journalist in residence” positions within our network of nonprofit organizations.

Past opportunities have included working for glossy magazine publication houses and at a contemporary art magazine publisher, participating at a political press office, working as a reporter on a local paper and growing DJ skills at a local radio station.

Our local staff provide on-the-ground support before, during, and after your internship including housing assistance, in-depth orientation, social and cultural events and career support and guidance.

Contact us today and start paving a successful path towards a career in journalism!

  • Tailored placements! Connect-123’s experienced team finds unique, best-fit opportunities for you, related to your interests, goals and requirements.
  • Receive assistance from the moment you sign up for a program to the time you prepare for your trip back home.
  • Choose from numerous housing options, including independent apartment living and homestay.
  • Gain practical, hands-on skills in a journalism environment, from radio stations to community newspapers!
  • Flexibility! Choose your arrival and departure dates, based on your schedule.

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Summer Internships Abroad

Whether you're looking for traditional or digital publishing opportunities, with our extensive network of nonprofit organizations, we can arrange ‘journalist in residence’ positions, giving interns the opportunity to create and publish content!

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Yes, I recommend this program

A Life Changing Opportunity!

Connect-123 is a program that offers one of the most accommodating, life-changing experiences for anyone looking to explore another lifestyle and culture, while still hoping to gain professional skills in their field of study. For me, it was like a dream come true because they have so many different internship opportunities across the globe, in fields like architecture, marketing, writing, and even if you don't have a set career path, I met students in Barcelona who were doing an internship simply for the educational value of working in that diverse, professional setting.

From the start of the trip, months before I even touched ground in Barca, the Connect team was already making the most of my journey, being that they asked where I'd prefer to stay, what type of living space would suit me best, the cheapest ways to get from the airport to the city, it was the little things that made me realise this was the best choice I've made thus far. The Connect-123 coordinators truly want you to have the time of your life, and what better way to learn the ins and outs of Barcelona than from the people who live there and want to pass this knowledge on in the most fun and refreshing way. They take you to get the best tapas in town, you'll do bike tours for little to no cost, and most of all, they are there for you if you have any questions or concerns about your internship, your accommodations, or anything, really. Plus, one of their team members will meet with you before your internship begins so that your transition down this new path is an easy one.

And aside from their 24-hour services, they introduce you to other students from the program and because of that, I've personally made friends from all over the world, some who even live a state or two away from me back at home. So not only was I able to explore the beautiful city with new friends, I also improved my writing and communication skills in ways that encouraged me to branch out in ways I haven't done before. I really can't thank the Connect-123 program enough for the whole experience in becoming the writer and traveller I've been searching for.

What would you improve about this program?
To be honest, I can't think of any ways the program could improve because they truly make the most of your experience right from the start, when you're applying and the ball gets rolling, the next thing you know is you're on a plane to Barcelona to have the best time of your life with the most amazing company.
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Spending my summer in Barcelona was one of the greatest experiences I could've asked for! Thanks to Connect-123, I was abel to live in my dream city, and work there! I had always had a fascination with Barcelona, but I never had a reason to go.
I was very nervous to come to Barcelona without knowing anyone, but Connect 123 provided me with all the tools I needed. Through my program, I didn't have to worry about finding housing, which took a huge weight off of my shoulders. Also, Conenct 123 had weekly social events to meet other people from the program! Even though I was able to meet a lot of my friends through living in my apartment, it was awesome to meet people who didn't live near you, and the events were always super fun!
Barcelona is such a beautiful city and there are always things to do. When I wasn't at my internship I could go to the beach, go sight-seeing, or just walk around the city.
It's sad that my time here in Barcelona is coming to an end.My internship was exactly what I was looking for, and I was able to gain a lot of experience for my field in journalism. If it wasn't for Connect 123, I would have never been able to find an internship like this. Looking back, I will never forget this experience, and I will forever cherish the memories and friendships I made here.

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Amazing Ireland! Dublin Testimonial Connect 123

Ireland was part of my bucket list: a place I had dreamed of visiting. I got the opportunity to not only experience the rich culture, but do so while completing a fantastic internship with a local newspaper through Connect 123. The friendly people and amazing scenery added to this experience; one that I will never forget and one that I will cherish for years to come.

It was incredible to get the opportunity to write for a local newspaper and get my articles published. My work environment was truly great and I loved going to work each day. I learnt a lot and was treated like a real journalist, as I was given my own stories and interviews; all of which will be a beneficial addition to my portfolio.

This wouldn’t have been possible without the great team at Connect 123. They were able to place me in the internship and help with accommodation. They were always there if I needed anything and they also organised a great summer program involving all interns which enabled us all to get to know people from all over the world and create new friends.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Connect 123’s Dublin internships to anyone. You are able to gain important hands on experience in your chosen career while also having the flexibility to experience the lifestyle and culture of another country.