Teenage volunteer takes note during an interview on her Journalism Project in Romania

Journalism Internships in Romania for Teenagers

Join teens from around the world as you learn from local journalists and gain experience in print and online media

Gain journalism work experience in Romania with other teens while working at a local magazine. You’ll work with and learn from local journalists. They’ll teach you how to write compelling articles and how to gather information through interviews and research.


The magazine you’ll write for focuses on Romanian culture. This means you’ll get to learn more about the country’s culture and traditions while expanding your knowledge of the journalism field. This will help you decide if journalism is the right career path for you. It will add valuable experience to any CV and show that you’re adaptable and eager to learn.


You’ll live and work in Brasov with other teenagers, and stay with local host families. When you aren’t honing your journalism skills, we’ll take you to explore the many sites Romania has to offer. You’ll get to taste Romanian food and visit Dracula’s castle. Throughout it all, our staff will be by your side.

When you apply you only pay 19,500 INR or $295, which comes off the total price.

Looking to do more than one project? Call us on 011 40079295 to see if we can offer a discount.

Project Overview

Trip Format:

High School Specials - Hassle-free, pre-planned trips for 15-18 year olds that help you step out of your comfort zone

Project Name:

Romania > Journalism

Start Dates:

Fixed dates during school holidays

Minimum Duration:

Two Weeks

Placement Location:

Brasov (Read More)

Accommodation:

Host family Read More

Requirements :

This project is only for 15-18 year olds

What's included in the price?
  • Accommodation

  • Food (three meals a day)

  • Travel and medical insurance

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off

  • Full induction and orientation by an experienced staff member on arrival

  • Transport to and from your work placement

  • In-country support and 24-hour back-up from our team of full-time local staff

  • Emergency assistance from our international emergency response team

  • Project equipment and materials, including access to our database with thousands of resources

  • A supervisor/mentor at your work placement

  • Training and workshops from our experienced local staff

  • Regular social events and community activities with other volunteers and interns

  • Access to our local office with internet connection

  • Certification of project completion

  • Access to our alumni services and discounts

  • Visa support and advice

  • Fundraising support, including your own personalised fundraising website

  • Pre-departure preparation by your own specialist Volunteer Advisor

  • Personalised MyProjectsAbroad website, with all the information you need about your project, accommodation and destination

  • A cultural awareness course

  • Membership to our volunteer social media groups, to share information and to get in touch

  • Organised weekend tourism trips

  • Dedicated full-time staff members with you 24 hours a day

What's not included?
  • Flights

  • Visa costs (where applicable)

Is a Journalism internship in Romania for teenagers right for me?

If you enjoy sharing stories and consider writing one of your hobbies, then our Journalism internship in Romania for teenagers is perfect for you.


You’ll learn how to write a good, accurate story under the guidance of local journalists and your project supervisor. They’ll show you how to conduct interviews, gather research, and write. This is great experience for those interested in a future journalism career. You’ll build your confidence and learn how to work with people from around the world.


No previous experience is necessary, but you should be comfortable with reading and writing in English. Your supervisor and the journalists will teach you everything you need to know.


This internship is a fixed-date trip that takes place during the summer school holidays. During your two weeks abroad, your supervisor will make sure everything is organised for you. You’ll know when you’ll be doing journalism work and when you’ll spend time exploring the country with our staff and the other interns.

Journalism volunteers practice their interviewing skills as part of their project in Romania

What will I do at my Journalism placement in Romania?

As a Journalism intern in Romania, you’ll work at a cultural magazine in Brasov. Your daily tasks will be to:


  • Produce articles for the English section of the magazine
  • Interview locals and gather research for stories
  • Contribute online articles to Voices of the World
  • Get to know other teenagers from around the world during planned socials and weekend trips

Your work will focus mainly on the following:


Produce articles for the English section of the magazine


You’ll produce content for the dedicated English section of Romanian magazine, Satul (which translates to “The Village”). You’ll take the lead for your articles but your supervisor and local journalists will be there to guide and assist you during the process. They’ll also ensure your articles are in line with the magazine communication strategy.


Interview locals and gather research for stories


A vital part of the writing process is gathering accurate information to include in your articles. You’ll have the chance to visit traditional Romanian villages during your time abroad. This will give you the opportunity to learn more about the Romanian culture, talk to locals, gather stories, and share them with the community.


Contribute online articles to ‘Voices of the World’


You’ll get to expand your writing capabilities by contributing to Voices of the World, an online publication for aspiring young journalists. This publication covers many topics, views, and thoughts on global issues. By doing so, you’ll learn more about global issues and how to express your views better.


Get to know other teenagers from around the world during planned socials and weekend trips


This internship isn’t all work and no play. There is plenty of time for you to socialise with the other interns during planned social activities and weekend trips. Your supervisor will organise all these events for you so that you can get the most out of your trip. You may find yourself hiking and picnicking in the mountains, ice skating, or exploring Dracula’s castle!

Who are our partners for the Journalism placements in Romania for high school students?

Satul


As an intern, you’ll work at the print magazine, Satul (“The Village”).

The magazine was created to keep the cultural spirit of Romania alive by sharing stories in English and Romanian. The magazine also covers news about various traditions that have survived and adapted as the years have gone by.


Voices of the World


You will also be working with Voices of the World. This is an initiative that allows young people, especially those from developing countries, to learn about journalism. During these classes, they will learn journalistic practices like how to research, write, edit, interview, etc. It’s also a great opportunity to publish their work online and experience cultural exchange.

Where will I be working on my Journalism internship in Romania for teenagers?

Brasov

Our Journalism internship in Romania for teenagers is based in the ancient city of Brasov. During this time, you’ll write articles for the English section of the Romanian magazine, Satul.


When you walk through the city you’ll see old stone walls, terracotta-tiled roofs, and medieval gateways. You may feel like you are going back in time but the town square is still thriving with life. The summer time is the most active, with open markets and numerous restaurants leading onto the square.


Our supervisors have plenty social activities planned for you when you aren’t relaxing with your host family or the other interns. You’ll hike through the vast mountainscape or visit Bran Castle, home to the infamous Dracula.

AIRPORT PICKUP, FLIGHTS AND VISAS

When you arrive at your respective airport, a member of Projects Abroad staff will be there to meet you. You can find more detailed information on arrival airports, orientation, and visas on our Romania Arrival Procedures page.

What is the aims and impact of this Journalism internship in Romania?

The aim of this project is to introduce you to the journalism industry and give you practical work experience in the field of print media.


You’ll work at Satul, a magazine published in Brasov that focuses on ancient Romanian traditions. Because of this, you’ll learn a great deal about the culture and the country during your internship. You’ll get to research and write articles for the publication under the guidance of your supervisor and local journalists. The journalists will also provide you with feedback on what you are doing well and how your articles can be improved.


The magazine is distributed twice a year throughout the country. You’ll find the magazine in:


  • Bookstores
  • Museums
  • Tourist attractions
  • Town halls
  • Traditional restaurants
  • Rural guesthouses
  • Festivals
  • Exhibitions


It’s distributed internationally to several different embassies and with the Romanian Royal House on its subscription list, it’s safe to say that Satul has a wide readership!


Join our Journalism placements in Romania for high school students and step into the world of journalism.

Journalism volunteers discuss their story ideas as part of their Journalism Project for teenagers

Management Plans

We set out the aims and objectives of our projects in documents called Management Plans. We use them to properly plan the work you’ll do. They also help us measure and evaluate our achievements and impact each year.


Ultimately, our Management Plans help us make our projects better. This in turn means you get to be part of something that makes a real impact where it’s needed. Read more about our Management Plans.

Measuring Our Impact

Every year, thousands of High School Special volunteers and interns actively make a difference around the world. During their time abroad, they contribute towards achieving long-term goals and make a long-lasting positive impact on the communities where they work.


We produce an annual High School Specials Impact Report, which documents some of these achievements. Find out more about the impact of these projects, and read the latest report.

FOOD AND ACCOMMODATION

You'll stay with a host family in Alba Iulia. They will welcome you into their home, eager to share their customs and have you teach them about your own culture. We believe that this is the best way to immerse yourself in the culture of Romania and have a truly unique experience. You may also stay at a guesthouse.


On our High School Specials, we will always try to have you share a room with at least one volunteer or intern of the same sex and approximate age. Your room will be modest, but comfortable, clean, and safe.


Your programme fee includes three meals a day.


Find out more about our accommodation.

SAFETY AND STAFF SUPPORT

Your safety and security is our prime concern. We have many procedures and systems to ensure you have all the extra support you need as a young person travelling abroad. Our Projects Abroad staff are there for you 24 hours a day during the week and over weekends to provide constant support and guidance. Our staff also make sure you feel comfortable and safe at your placement and accommodation. If you encounter any problems, they will be available to help at any time.


Find out more about safety and backup.

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