Journalism is a great career choice. But it’s also one of the hardest industries to break into. The only way to do it is by getting experience. So why not go for the best you can possibly find? We have teamed up with one of India’s bestselling daily newspapers to offer a fantastic placement writing for its luxury lifestyle supplement.
You get to attend red carpet social and cultural events in bustling Bangalore, as well restaurant openings, interviews and more. You will even have a chance to write content and, if it’s good enough, don’t be surprised to see it in print beneath your first byline. That’s before it is circulated to the paper’s 500,000 daily readers!
• Work for the Indian Express, one of India’s bestselling dailies with circulation of 500,000
• Visit red carpet social occasions, arts and culture events and interviews
• Write you own copy, with a genuine chance of having it published
• Much more exposure and real writing experience than typical journalism internships
• Contact in Lifestyle but flexibility to try other desks
Experience/ Qualifications required: Strong degree in any subject. No prior experience in Journalism required as training will be on the job.
Nationalities: This programme is open to all nationalities (subject to visa requirements.)
Typical Hours: Monday-Friday; 6-8 hours per day; Occasional work at weekends but usually free for personal time and travel.
Remuneration: Unpaid position
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If you have a genuine passion for journalism and strong written and verbal communication skills, this internship is ideal. We have partnered with one of India's top selling newspapers in Bangalore to offer a truely unique opportunity to for interns to gain experience working alongside, and shadowing professionals in editing, copywriting, interviewing and researching a wide range of luxuary lifestyle stories.
Each placement is tailored to your preferences and we work with your mentor in the company India to ensure you get the best experience during your time in India. The team you will work with are great and are keen to support interns to ensure your time with them is mutually beneficial.
• Essential CV building to kick start a journalism career
• Work with a best-selling National Newspaper
• Plenty of exciting social/cultural opportunities with other interns from around the world
• Great exposure to journalism in action
• Chance to write published articles and perhaps get a by-line
My internship has exceeded all my expectations and opened several opportunities for me. My boss and colleagues have helped me improve my writing and I have had the pleasure of working with such intelligent and grounded people. I have no doubt that this experience will benefit my future job applications and I am certain now that I aspire to a fast-paced career in print journalism.
Within my first week I was travelling to different parts of the city to review 5 star restaurants and luxury shopping brands. Naturally, it would be hard not to enjoy this!'
Amy Lenathen, Journalism Intern, Bangalore
Bustling Bangalore is a symbol of the new India. East meets West and nature nestles around man-made glitz in this temperate gem of a city. It is simultaneously known as ‘The Silicon Valley’, ‘Garden Paradise’ and ‘Pub Capital’ of India. So which one is correct? Well, all of them.
Home to international companies like Microsoft and Google, Bangalore carries all the benefits associated with being a home of the blue-chip elite. Sleek shopping centres, like the swish UB City, and world-class (but affordable) cuisine are staples of the city.
Cool bars abound, where locals, young professionals and international business people alike unwind with a cold glass of Kingfisher at the end of the day.And yet the number of beautiful parks and gardens is amazing. They offer the perfect escape route inside and outside the city.
Move a little further beyond the outskirts and you will also find the spectacular Shivasamudram Falls.
Step 1: Application
To apply for this internship we ask you to either call us or apply online using the link below. When you apply we will request information on your emergency contact details, passport number and your health background and other important information. At this stage a deposit payment of £195 is requested, this deposit is non-refundable, unless your application is declined by our team in India.
• A completed application form (provided upon deposit payment)
• Current CV /resume detailing your work and study history
Note: If your internship is part of your university course, and requires accreditation this can easily be arranged. We request a letter from your tutor supporting your application for an internship.
Step 2: Telephone/Skype interview with our Internship Coordinator
Once we have your application pack we will contact you to arrange an informal interview with our internship coordinator who will be your main contact before you leave for India.
Step 3: Accepting the placement
We will send you a formal offer letter for you to sign, along with a clear summary of the types of roles you will be involved with during your internship.
Step 4: Interview with your host company
Your internship coordinator will arrange a date and time for an interview with your host company.
Step 5: Payment of full program fees and sign placement description and agreement
At this stage we will help you to organise a suitable visa to enable you to work in India.
As with any adventure in life,we believe that your internship experience will not be dictated simply by what you do, but by the people you share it with. As well as offering special deals for those of you who want to travel with friends from home, we arrange a number of opportunities for you to meet new people throughout your placement:
On arrival in India, you will attend an orientation event, where you will receive an introduction to the local area and culture, along with the chance to meet other students starting their experience in the same place.
At this orientation, you will be given a free Indian sim card so you can swap numbers and keep in touch with the people you meet.
We do our best to make sure that you travel and stay with, or near, other people on our programmes, so you immediately have a social network with whom you can explore and enjoy your new surroundings.
We organise group meals and nights out throughout the course of the programme, attended by students at the start, middle and end of their placements.
We have tapped into our local networks to organise great discounts at some of the top bars and restaurants in all our locations, giving you the perfect platform to hit the best spots in town with your new friends
We host UK-based alumni events that give you a chance to catch up with familiar faces from past programmes.
On your first day we will meet you at your accommodation and take you to our offices for a detailed introduction session. During this meeting you will get to know our staff, and others on the internship programme, who will run through the following with you to ensure you get off to the best possible start;
• A session welcoming you to India
• An introduction to local customs and etiquette
• An overview of important words and expressions
• A list of key contacts and important numbers
• Maps and advice on things to see and do
An important part of the programme is the social activities so that you get to know others on the programme. Before you leave for India you will have the opportunity to join our dedicated Facebook group for students undertaking placements at similar times. We also often arrange a meet and greet drinks evening prior to you travelling. Through our local contacts and business partners in India, we are able to provide a range of social and cultural and extras. These might include:
• Group meals and nights out throughout your placement
• Group cultural excursions
• Team building and networking activities
• Discounts at bars and restaurants
• Use of gyms and exclusive clubs
• Yoga classes
• Indian cooking classes
In addition, we are able to help you find other experiences you might enjoy, and book them at the best rates.
These might include:
• Tickets to sporting events
• Visits to some of the top tourist destinations in Mumbai or Bangalore
After your programme you will have the continued contact, support and social events in India should you decide to stay on.
Info Packs include a full itinerary, country guides and travel advice on visas, money, insurance and the local weather. By filling in your details you'll also be kept updated on all the latest news, offers and stories on this particular trip. Happy reading!
On arrival at Bangalore International Airport you will be met by one of our coordinators who will take you to your accommodation to settle in. All arranged transport is comfortable, safe and air-conditioned.
Accommodation for the duration of your placement is included in the cost of the programme. We try to ensure that students on our programmes stay with or near each other to enhance their social experience. Our standard accommodation is based on two students sharing a large twin room. All accommodation is of high quality with en suite bathrooms and Western amenities. Most include wifi, television, telephone and regular cleaning. Some locations also benefit from an on-site swimming pool, gym and restaurant. It is possible to upgrade to a single room for the duration of your stay, contact our staff for costs.
Meals are not included in the programme.
Working abroad is a fantastic opportunity not only to develop our career and to make you stand out in a competetive job market, but it can be as challenging as it is rewarding. To make the most of this unique and nternship programme you should be;
• Undergraduate or graduate
• Strong academic and extra-curricular credentials
• Committed to your chosen industry
• Passionate about exploring new countries and cultures
• Genuine desire to experience living and working in India
• Adventurous, energetic and up for a challenge
• Good communicator, both written and verbal
• Sociable and looking to make new friends, experience and new business contacts
Throughout your programmes you will have the support and guidance of the programme co-ordinator and team. You will be provided with competent assistance and help with any questions or advice you may need during your stay.
You will be assigned a personal travel advisor who will co-ordinate your programme with you. Feel free to contact them at any time before you go, or when you are on your travels.
In addition, you will have access to a 24 hour emergency contact number so you can contact one of our UK staff at any time should you need to.
This trip requires a Police Check to be carried out - please contact us for further information on how to do this.
Our internship opportunities in India are unpaid due to immigration laws & local norms. Interns will receive academic credit if desired.
This program is an investment in your future and will give you a substantial advantage. International work experience will significantly aid you when searching for long term employment. You will have demonstrated the ability to think outside the box and handle another culture and language while working for a highly respected company. The above doesn’t even touch on your personal development and the fun you will have!
We accept applications on a rolling admissions basis throughout the whole year. New interns start every month. Internships with specific companies generally open and fill on an ad-hoc basis but as we have partnerships with a wide range of organisations there are always top opportunities available in your field of interest.
You are in complete control of which company you will accept an offer from and be placed.
We are generally unable to remove any elements from our all-inclusive programmes. The employers we work with depend and ask for this service, as it guarantees your reliability. However, if you have particular needs please do contact us.
All students who are accepted into our program are provided guaranteed placement. This means we promise to place you in an internship, in the industry of your choice, with a company you approve of, by the start of the program or you will receive a full refund. Therefore, you have nothing to lose.
Typically, participants work an average work week of no more than 40 hours. The company at which you are interning will set your work hours but the majority of internships will take place between 9 am and 5 pm.
All participants will receive academic credit if desired
You should apply at least six weeks before you wish to begin your internship in India.