Gain journalism work experience in Romania with other teens while working at a local magazine. You’ll work with and learn from local journalists. They’ll teach you how to write compelling articles and how to gather information through interviews and research.
The magazine you’ll write for focuses on Romanian culture. This means you’ll get to learn more about the country’s culture and traditions while expanding your knowledge of the journalism field. This will help you decide if journalism is the right career path for you. It will add valuable experience to any CV and show that you’re adaptable and eager to learn.
You’ll live and work in Brasov with other teenagers, and stay with local host families. When you aren’t honing your journalism skills, we’ll take you to explore the many sites Romania has to offer. You’ll get to taste Romanian food and visit Dracula’s castle. Throughout it all, our staff will be by your side.
Please note this calculator is for pricing information only. You will need to choose your final dates and duration on our application form.
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.
High School Specials - Hassle-free, pre-planned trips for 15-18 year olds that help you step out of your comfort zone
Romania > Journalism
Fixed dates during school holidays
This project is only for 15-18 year olds
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
Organised weekend tourism trips
Dedicated full-time staff members with you 24 hours a day
What's not included?
Visa costs (where applicable)
What will I do at my Journalism placement in Romania?
As a Journalism intern in Romania, you’ll work at a cultural magazine in Brasov. Your daily tasks will be to:
- Produce articles for the English section of the magazine
- Interview locals and gather research for stories
- Contribute online articles to Voices of the World
- Get to know other teenagers from around the world during planned socials and weekend trips
Your work will focus mainly on the following:
Produce articles for the English section of the magazine
You’ll produce content for the dedicated English section of Romanian magazine, Satul (which translates to “The Village”). You’ll take the lead for your articles but your supervisor and local journalists will be there to guide and assist you during the process. They’ll also ensure your articles are in line with the magazine communication strategy.
Interview locals and gather research for stories
A vital part of the writing process is gathering accurate information to include in your articles. You’ll have the chance to visit traditional Romanian villages during your time abroad. This will give you the opportunity to learn more about the Romanian culture, talk to locals, gather stories, and share them with the community.
Contribute online articles to ‘Voices of the World’
You’ll get to expand your writing capabilities by contributing to Voices of the World, an online publication for aspiring young journalists. This publication covers many topics, views, and thoughts on global issues. By doing so, you’ll learn more about global issues and how to express your views better.
Get to know other teenagers from around the world during planned socials and weekend trips
This internship isn’t all work and no play. There is plenty of time for you to socialise with the other interns during planned social activities and weekend trips. Your supervisor will organise all these events for you so that you can get the most out of your trip. You may find yourself hiking and picnicking in the mountains, ice skating, or exploring Dracula’s castle!
Who are our partners for the Journalism placements in Romania for high school students?
As an intern, you’ll work at the print magazine, Satul (“The Village”).
The magazine was created to keep the cultural spirit of Romania alive by sharing stories in English and Romanian. The magazine also covers news about various traditions that have survived and adapted as the years have gone by.
Voices of the World
You will also be working with Voices of the World. This is an initiative that allows young people, especially those from developing countries, to learn about journalism. During these classes, they will learn journalistic practices like how to research, write, edit, interview, etc. It’s also a great opportunity to publish their work online and experience cultural exchange.
Where will I be working on my Journalism internship in Romania for teenagers?
Our Journalism internship in Romania for teenagers is based in the ancient city of Brasov. During this time, you’ll write articles for the English section of the Romanian magazine, Satul.
When you walk through the city you’ll see old stone walls, terracotta-tiled roofs, and medieval gateways. You may feel like you are going back in time but the town square is still thriving with life. The summer time is the most active, with open markets and numerous restaurants leading onto the square.
Our supervisors have plenty social activities planned for you when you aren’t relaxing with your host family or the other interns. You’ll hike through the vast mountainscape or visit Bran Castle, home to the infamous Dracula.
We set out the aims and objectives of our projects in documents called Management Plans. We use them to properly plan the work you’ll do. They also help us measure and evaluate our achievements and impact each year.
Ultimately, our Management Plans help us make our projects better. This in turn means you get to be part of something that makes a real impact where it’s needed. Read more about our Management Plans.
Measuring Our Impact
Every year, thousands of High School Special volunteers and interns actively make a difference around the world. During their time abroad, they contribute towards achieving long-term goals and make a long-lasting positive impact on the communities where they work.
We produce an annual High School Specials Impact Report, which documents some of these achievements. Find out more about the impact of these projects, and read the latest report.
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