Global Journalism Internships - Centre for Media and Transitional Societies

About Global Journalism Internships

Carleton’s School of Journalism and Communication is once again seeking applications for its Global Journalism Internship Program. This program has been in operation since 2006 and has sent more than 200 Carleton journalism students to the Global South to take up media internships and project Carleton’s values on the international stage. These internships have provided life-altering opportunities for many of our students as a capstone to their time at Carleton and have also built valuable connections for Carleton internationally.

This year’s program will include up to 10 funded internships of 12 weeks duration with Farm Radio International in Côte d’Ivoire (for French-speaking applicants), Ghana, Uganda and Zambia.

Successful applicants for the Farm Radio positions will receive $4,000 each in funding from Carleton. Selected students will contribute the $4,000 toward the cost of the internship and Farm Radio will arrange and cover any additional cost of flights, accommodation, visas, local travel, insurance, and 3-day pre-departure training in Ottawa. Farm Radio will also reimburse for such medical expenses as vaccinations. Interns will also receive a $500 per month cost-of-living stipend in the field.

Interns will join the Farm Radio project as producers for the Nature Answers podcast from Farm Radio International that shares stories from rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa. Interns will collect and produce the stories that will be featured in that podcast as well as accompanying companion multimedia pieces.

For additional information, please contact Prof. Allan Thompson.

You can also view the information video briefing about the internship program that was held in the Resource Centre on January 25th, 2024.


Application Process

The application period begins on Tuesday, Feb. 6 and will close on Friday, Feb. 16 at 5 p.m.

To apply, fill out the form below. You will need the following materials: 

  • Application form (including year in program and two SJC profs who can provide a reference)
  • Statement of intent: 250 words, who are you, why you want to do this, your qualifications.
  • Current CV: should be a clean format and a link to an online portfolio is useful.

2024 Global Journalism Internships Application Form

  • Your 9 digit Carleton ID number (can be found on your campus card)
  • First Choice
  • Second Choice
  • Third Choice
  • Referee 1

  • Referee 2

  • Accepted file types: pdf.
    Please upload in PDF format

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