Costa Rica News – After over a year of getting ready for a full launch the Costa Rican Times journalism internship program is finally launching. It took time to get everything perfect for the first group of eager interns but the all inclusive journalism program is prepped for a successful summer session.
The Costa Rican Times has designed an intense 6 week intern program for anyone that is thinking about being a part of the journalism field and looking to gain experience. The intern will receive the foundation in many aspects of journalism including video/TV, article writing, radio, social media and much more.
One of the most important aspects of this program is getting the interns out of their comfort zone and thinking on their own. For most of us that have had the chance to learn in another culture, it pushes us to truly be ourselves and adjust to life around us. Classes about life lessons will be taught weekly to inform the students about experiences both in the journalism field as well as life in general. It is not always easy and learning to pick yourself up after being knocked down is something every strong person has an an internalized characteristic.
The online media source has a video studio to help the students learn about video and TV in the journalism field. They have teamed up with the Overseas Radio Network to offer classes on podcasts and live radio. They have brought in professionals to offer classes on article spinning, content writing, SEO and social media. The goal is to give the interns a dose of every side of the journalism field to help them decide what they want to pursue as they continue down their journalism career path.
But it is not all about journalism all the time for the students coming to Costa Rica. They will be involved with local community service, yoga classes in the mornings, weekend trips to various places around Costa Rica, Spanish classes and much more.
The first term will only be for 4 interns and 2 spots have already been filled. The next program after this will not be until late in 2014 so this is the chance to get that journalism experience before that fall semester in college.
What better way to spend the rest of your summer than learning and living on the beach in Costa Rica?