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India: Chennai (Madras)
Throughout the year
Throughout the year
Southern India is the perfect destination for journalism students and aspiring travel writers to get their feet wet! Print journalism has existed in South India for over 200 years since the Madras Courier, a weekly newspaper, began publishing in 1785. Today, Chennai has eight major daily newspapers and an ever increasing array of weekly and monthly publications. ELI works with several publications based in Chennai to create internships designed to give participants practical training while providing a unique, in-depth learning experience and insight into the fast paced world of English print media in Chennai. Be ready to dive in! Interns pitch ideas, report on cultural and artistic events and help with editing. By interning abroad, participants gain exposure to diverse journalism practices, learn about the international issues facing the industry and get some great writing samples.
All ELI Programs are set up on a completely individual basis according to the interests and skills of each participant and the current needs of the local organizations we work with.
Participants in India experience India's vibrant culture in one of the most exciting parts of the country. The rich cultural heritage of South India is evident in the colorful festivals, elaborate temples, and daily rituals.
ELI participants work with local organizations and have a rare opportunity to gain insight into the day-to-day workings of Indian organizations.
The programs in India have completely flexible start dates most months of the year. During the summer months of May, June, and July orientation starts every other weekend. Participants should arrive in Chennai on the start date.
Summer 2011 arrival dates in Chennai:
May 14, 28
June 11, 25
July 9, 23
ELI volunteers are met at the airport and taken to a hotel for their first night in Chennai.· Orientation starts the next morning.· During the orientation we will help you set up a cell phone, exchange money, and take you sightseeing in Chennai before you settle into your program.
Participants must have a demonstrated interest in journalism such as university level coursework and past writing experience.
Please Contact us for details
* Pre-departure Support: ELI's expert staff will be happy to assist you with planning your trip
* Airport Pickup: Participants are met when they arrive at the airport in Chennai and brought to the program accommodation
* In-Country Orientation: Each program starts with a 2-3 day orientation to help participants get their feet on the ground and able to navigate South India
* In-country Staff Support: ELI's India coordinator has years of experience working with Volunteers, Interns, and Study Abroad Students. He is very resourceful and on call 24/7 in case of emergency.
* Accommodations: Participants stay in housing associated with the project and are provided with three basic vegetarian meals a day.
ELI's full name, Experiential Learning International, reflects our philosophy. We believe that the most compelling life lessons come through experience, and that international experiences are among the most profound influences on our sense of self and our view of the world. ELI facilitates flexible international learning programs for independent travelers by partnering with local organizations to give participants the opportunity to experience and contribute to sustainable ongoing local projects throughout the world.