At a glance
- Work with professional journalists and see what their day-to-day life is like whilst building up your portfolio.
- You’ll get to see first-hand how a radio station is run and you can get involved in various areas.
- In your free time you can visit Che Guevara’s house or go trekking in one of the beautiful national parks.
16 or over
You need to speak intermediate Spanish.
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.
Food and accommodation
You'll stay with a host family in Córdoba. They will welcome you into their home, eager to share their customs and have you teach them about your own culture. We believe that this is the best way to immerse yourself in the culture of Argentina and have a truly unique experience.
We will always try to let you live alongside at least one other Projects Abroad volunteer or intern at the same host family. Your room will be modest, but comfortable, clean, and safe.
Your programme fee includes three meals a day.
Find out more about our accommodation.
Leisure activities and free time
Argentina is a vibrant South American country bursting with colour and rich heritage. Along with contributing to worthwhile projects, a trip with us to Argentina means you can explore this fascinating country.
Enjoying a coffee at the Plaza de San Martin, with its street performers and iconic statue of General Jose de San Martin, is the perfect way to spend an evening. It’s located in Cordoba, where our projects are based, so you don’t have to travel far for this experience.
For thrill seekers, you can take a weekend trip to La Cumbre where you can go paragliding off lofty cliffs. The surrounding nature is breathtaking and a horse ride around nature trails here is well worth it.
There are also enriching cultural experiences, like the Evita Fine Arts Museum or the Teatro del Libertador General San Martin. You can also learn more about the country’s history at local museums.
There will likely be other volunteers in Argentina with you. So you can choose to explore solo, or with a group of volunteers from different projects.
Safety and staff support
Your safety and security is our prime concern. We have many procedures and systems to ensure you have the support you need to enjoy your trip with peace of mind. Our Projects Abroad staff are available 24 hours a day to help, and will be on-hand to make sure you settle in well at your accommodation and placement. If you encounter any problems, they will be available to help at any time.
Find out more about safety and backup.
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