This journalism internship was established to fill in a gap that the local community newspapers have, which is being able to publish English written articles that are beneficial and valuable to the local community. This is a mutually benefiting project, as the internship provides the opportunity for interns to write their own English articles for local Thai newspapers. You will be asked to write about either local events, or recent newsworthy items relevant to the local community. This is a great internship to practice your writing and reporting skills, while learning about a new culture. You will spend your first week of the internship learning about Thai culture and customs as well as Thai language. This initiation week will help you understand about the local culture, including the do’s and don’ts which will be helpful once you are ready to write your articles.
Why choose this project?
If you are looking at improving your writing skills and would like some hands-on experience while abroad, this is the internship for you! The first week is dedicated at learning the Thai culture to avoid any “faux-pas” once you will be writing your articles. This is a great internship to complement your field of study, gain some practical on-the-job- training skills and increase your knowledge about Thailand and newsworthy items. This unique international working experience will enable you to utilise your theoretical knowledge and training, previously gained in the classroom.
You will be working directly with an English-speaking local with an established background in journalism. The coordinator will guide, supervise and assess you. Moreover, the coordinator will help out with the language barriers that may exist among local partners.
Role of the Intern
The internship consists of working a minimum of 25 hours a week spread over 4 to 5 days depending on your university’s requirement, or your own ambitions. From time to time, and depending on what you need to write articles about, you will be asked to work on weekends.
Your role will require you to write articles and report on local community developments, or local events.
In order to be considered for this internship, we ask that you have an established background in an affiliated field of study. You will be asked to provide a copy of your C.V./resume as your proof of qualifications. An advanced level of English is also required to be able to write the articles. Finally, you will be asked to provide your own laptop.
WHY JOIN THE PROJECT
Get hands-on experience in journalism in a foreign country
Learn on how to report for the local communities abroad
Immerse yourself in a new culture
About the Location
You will be located in the outskirts of Singburi, an interesting town 142 km north of Bangkok. Singburi was founded under the reign of King Rama V through the consolidation of 3 small towns located on the bank of The Chao Phraya River. The three small towns, Sing Buri, In Buri and Phrom Buri, were then established as a single town on the west of the Chao Phraya River in 1895.
Your new home is set close to the village of Tha Kham, an extremely rural area that will give you the chance to experience Thailand that very few get to see.
You will be staying in a volunteer house that can accommodate up to 70 volunteers at a time as the community welcomes many volunteers on several projects. You will be sharing your room with other volunteers and will have access to wifi in communal areas to keep in touch with your family and friends back home.
What to do in your spare time
Locally, Singburi itself has plenty to offer in terms of sites and attractions, ranging from its many Buddhist temples. There is also a swimming pool, two shopping centres and many markets.
You can also choose to travel to Bangkok during weekends. It takes 2.5 – 3 hours either by mini-van or bus from Singburi.
Details & Costs
- Duration: 4+ weeks
- Cost: starting at £1195 for 4 weeks ($2091)
£203 / $354 for additional each additional weeks afterwards
- Requirements: Relevant background/field of study and advanced English Language.
- Age: 18+
- Location: Singburi, Thailand
- Project Activities: Attend local events, report on it, write articles
- Working Hours: varies
- Project Availability: Starts every week
- Arrival day: Saturday all day or Sunday before noon
What is included
- Accommodation: Shared room with up to 4 people in volunteer house
- Meals: 3 meals a day Mondays through Fridays, and 2 meals on Saturdays and Sundays
- Airport pick up from Bangkok International Airport (BKK)
- Training: pre-departure information pack, on-site orientation and project induction
- Support: 24-hour support
- Excursion Planning: staff helps organise weekend activities (activity prices may be extra)
- Fundraising Guide
What is not included
Easy 3-step application process
APPLY ONLINE Click here to apply online and pay your deposit to secure your space on your chosen project. Our advisors will then contact you to guide you through the next steps.
TELEPHONE INTERVIEW Once we’ve received your application, we’ll be in touch to arrange your informal telephone interview with your Kaya Placement Advisor.
GET PREPARED When you’ve been accepted onto your project we’ll send you your Welcome Pack and lots of other helpful information to assist you with preparing for your placement.
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