Are you ready to kick-start your career in radio journalism? Join our Journalism internship in Argentina and get practical experience working for a local radio station. This is a chance to build your CV, sharpen your skills, and learn more about how the media works abroad.
You’ll work with professional journalists and see what their day-to-day life is like. You’ll get to see first-hand how a radio station is run and you can get involved in various areas. You’ll also build up your portfolio.
You’ll be based in Unquillo, a city in Córdoba province. In your free time, you’ll get to explore buzzing Argentina. This vibrant country is rich in culture. During your free time, you can visit Che Guevara’s house or go trekking in one of the beautiful national parks.
Children aged 3-14 must be accompanied by at least one adult paying full price
We offer discounts for families and groups of friends travelling together. Call us on 01 571 5080 for more info.
When you apply you only pay €295, which comes off the total price.
Looking to do more than one project? Call us on 01 571 5080 to see if we can offer a discount.
Completely flexible dates
Anyone aged over 16 can join
You need to speak intermediate Spanish.
What's included in the price?
Food (three meals a day)
Travel and medical insurance
Airport pick-up and drop-off
Full induction and orientation by an experienced staff member on arrival
Transport to and from your work placement
In-country support and 24-hour back-up from our team of full-time local staff
Emergency assistance from our international emergency response team
Project equipment and materials, including access to our database with thousands of resources
A supervisor/mentor at your work placement
Training and workshops from our experienced local staff
Regular social events and community activities with other volunteers and interns
Access to our local office with internet connection
Certification of project completion
Access to our alumni services and discounts
Visa support and advice
Fundraising support, including your own personalised fundraising website
Pre-departure preparation by your own specialist Volunteer Advisor
Personalised MyProjectsAbroad website, with all the information you need about your project, accommodation and destination
A free cultural awareness course
Membership to our volunteer social media groups, to share information and to get in touch
Support to help you complete registration or internship documents, if applicable
What's not included?
Visa costs (where applicable)
Is the Journalism Internship in Argentina right for me?
If you’re looking to pursue a career in radio journalism, this internship is for you. It’s the perfect opportunity to gain practical experience that will enhance your CV. It’s ideal for you if you are studying journalism, but you can also join without any experience to see if this is the right career path for you.
This internship is specifically for radio journalism, so you’ll need to be confident to speak on radio and interested in script-writing, which can be very different to writing for print.
The radio station where you’ll work is geared towards tourist and local listeners, but all of your reporting will be done in Spanish. So to make sure you get the most out of your placement work, you need to have at least an intermediate level of Spanish.
This project runs all year round so you can join whenever it suits your schedule. You can stay for a minimum of three weeks and there’s no maximum duration so you can intern for as long as you like.
What will I do at my Journalism placement in Argentina?
You’ll work with professional journalists at a local community radio station. The station focuses on current affairs and politics. They put a lot of emphasis on raising awareness of human rights. There will be plenty of opportunity for learning and you can get practical experience doing things like:
- Conduct in-depth research for topics to discuss on air
- Give your opinions on current affairs during radio talk shows
- Conduct interviews on air to give people the chance to voice their views
In all the work you do, you’ll have the guidance and supervision of journalists. These are some of the areas you’ll focus on during your internship:
You can expand your knowledge of current affairs and local and international news. You’ll research topics that interest you and chat to local people about their views. Then write up scripts for features or news broadcasts, which will reach a broad listener base.
Join talk shows
Once you’ve conducted research, you’ll be equipped to give your opinions during talk shows. You’ll chat to local journalists on air. You can cover a range of topics depending on your interests. You can even talk about life in your home country. Or focus on news and current affairs.
The radio station focuses specifically on raising awareness of human rights, so your discussions can also have a positive impact on your listeners.
Interview people on air
Give local people the chance to use their own voice to express their views. You’ll write up questions and conduct interviews. This is great practice for a career in journalism, but it also helps give people an avenue to express themselves and be heard.
Where in Argentina will I work?
Our Journalism internship is based in Unquillo, a city in Argentina. It’s home to over 15,000 people and is located in the Córdoba province. When you’re not working as a journalist, you can explore the city. For example, you can take a step back in time and head to Casa Museo Buffo, a chapel turned museum.
You will work for a Spanish community radio station. The station is well-equipped, giving you the opportunity to learn all about what radio journalism like.
A typical day on this Radio Journalism internship
On a typical day, you’ll wake up to the sounds of your host family making breakfast. You’ll join them in the kitchen for a tasty breakfast of dulce de leche on toast. Then, get ready for a day of exciting journalism work.
You’ll usually work about four hours a day, helping with morning or afternoon talk shows. Your placement work will be fairly flexible. This gives you the chance to get involved in a variety of different aspects of radio journalism.
You might spend your morning researching stories and interviewing local people. You’ll then share stories during a broadcast. During talk shows, chat to local staff about your opinions on currents affairs and local and international news. You can even share insights about your home country.
When you’re not on air, you can spend some time coming up with interview questions or writing scripts.
Your evenings will be free, giving you the chance to travel around peaceful Unquillo. There’s plenty to do, like spending time trekking in nature or visiting an art gallery. For a change of pace, you can head 20km out to spend an evening in one of the buzzing restaurants in Córdoba City.
What are the aims and impact of the Journalism internship in Argentina?
The aim of this project is to give you the opportunity to expand your knowledge about journalism and give you insight into media in a developing country.
It’s the perfect chance to get radio journalism experience. You’ll focus on writing scripts, conducting research, and discussing important current affairs during talk shows. You’ll gain in-depth insight into how a radio station is run, giving you practical experience for a career in radio journalism.
The radio station where you’ll work focuses on broadcasting about current affairs, politics, and human rights. By conducting research and talking about these topics on air, you’ll promote the spread of information. You’ll also give people the tools they need to seek help if their rights have been infringed
Today more than ever, we need passionate journalists who are capable of interpreting the complex changes of our society and of communicating relevant information to a broad listener base. Join this internship in Argentina and sharpen your radio journalism skills while promoting knowledge sharing.
Measuring Our Impact
Our projects work towards clear long-term goals, with specific annual objectives. Every volunteer and intern we send to these projects helps us work towards these goals, no matter how long they spend on our projects.
Every year we take a step back and look at how much progress we've made towards these goals. We put together a Global Impact Report, which documents our achievements. Find out more about the impact our global community of volunteers, interns and staff make, and read the latest report.
The opportunity to work at Serrana FM enabled me to not only learn about media and journalism but, more significantly, my level of Spanish greatly improved - albeit with an Argentinean accent!
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