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Journalism Internships in New York City

Home to major newspapers, notable TV studios, radio stations and hundreds of online publications, New York City is a global media and journalism hub. Crawling with writers, producers, journalists and editors, New York City is a prime location to get your start in the media industry with an internship abroad. Those doing journalism internships in New York will have all the tools necessary to get their start in a competitive and demanding industry.

Journalism is best learned on the job. Learning by doing is a much more useful tool than a journalism textbook, with the best journalism programs in the world employing experience-driven education techniques. Seeing how a newsroom operates from inside one is the best way to prepare for a career in the field and see if the demanding profession is right for you.

Not only is the media industry in New York diverse and full of opportunity, but the city itself is so large and of global importance, there are always a million stories to tell on any given day. Moreover, living in New York City will also give a journalism intern abroad personal stories and experiences that will stay with them forever (and provide excellent anecdotes for their memoir). Journalism internships in New York City provide the perfect balance of professional development and adventure that will give a young person a rich multicultural experience while learning about the journalism industry from the inside out.


Your life in the Big Apple

Journalism interns in New York City live in private bedrooms in a residence set up for students, young professionals and interns. Accommodations are located in a safe New York neighborhood, just a few blocks away from Central Park. Close to cafes, museums and public transportation, interns will enjoy their time living the true New York experience.


Journalism internships in New York

The city seen from the Queensboro Bridge is always the city seen for the first time, in its first wild promise of all the mystery and beauty in the world.” -F. Scott Fitzgerald


Live the melting pot

As an intern abroad in New York City, you’ll be a part of the city’s rich international community. New York City’s famous melting pot has a variety of large ethnic enclaves that make it possible to travel the world just by changing neighborhoods. Some 36% of New Yorkers are foreign-born, from places like Jamaica, China, Brazil, the Dominican Republic and hundreds of other countries around the world. As a journalism intern abroad, while walking down the city’s streets you ‘ll be able to overhear up to 800 different languages, as New York City is one of the most linguistically diverse places on the planet.


The destinations

When journalism interns aren’t busy scoping the city for their next big story, they’ll enjoy visiting New York’s many tourist treasures. Sprawling 843 acres is Central Park, one of the most famous parks in the world and a great spot for a picnic on a lazy Saturday. A beloved escape from Manhattan’s concrete jungle, Central Park has a zoo, restaurant, ponds, lakes, sculptures and more.

An intern abroad can’t miss a ride on the Hudson River for an unforgettable view of the city. Meanwhile, the Statue of Liberty and Empire State Building are true New York City staples. The city’s many esteemed art museums, like the modern art museum MoMA and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, attract visitors from all over the world.

The literary scene

It’s no surprise so many novels, screenplays and poems are set in New York City. It’s a romantic city, full of energy, diversity and a rich literary scene. Famous authors, poets and playwrights like Tony Kuscher, Jonathan Franzen, Walt Whitman and Nora Ephron are just a few names on the long list of New York City literary heroes. Thousands of aspiring writers have flocked to the city, seeking their place among the city’s creative elite. A journalism intern abroad will experience for themselves the inspiration this concrete jungle provides.


Journalism internships in New York

“One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years.” ― Tom Wolfe


On Broadway

With 40 professional stages, Broadway is one of the most well-respected places to see live theatre in the world. Broadway attracts millions of fans a year to musical comedies, dramas, long-running shows and new works. Elite producers, designers, performers, directors and playwrights have dedicated their lives to these sacred stages so they reflect the intricate, difficult and beautiful truths of the lives we live. Current Broadway hits include American history musical Hamilton and the beloved comedy The Book of Mormon.

“The most wonderful street in the universe is Broadway. It is a world within itself. High and low, rich and poor, pass along at a rate peculiar to New York, and positively bewildering to a stranger.” – Frank Rich


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Sources: Wikipedia – Broadway theater, NYMag Time Out,, Wikipedia: Central Park, Demographics of NYC

Photo 1. based on hjjanisch, by new york city :: queensboro bridge, CC-by-ND 2.0

Photo 2. based on Manhattan, by Vincent, CC-by-2.0

Photo 3. based on Central Park Afternoon, by Marcela, CC-by-2.0

Photos and blog by Elizabeth Trovall

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