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.
1. 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 local organizations, so applicants are assured a unique, customized experience
2. The programs in India have completely flexible start dates most months of the year
3. Interns will be introduced to Chennai and given a cell phone during orientation
4. Participants experience the rich cultural heritage of South India that is evident in the colorful festivals, elaborate temples, and daily rituals
5. On time off, interns will be able to visit multiple cultural and historical sites in Chennai such as Basilica of the National Shrine of St.Thomas, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, or watch a cricket game at M. A. Chidambaram Stadium