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Do you want to help shape journalism in the developing world?

If you are a bachelor's or master's degree student in journalism in the U.S. who is passionate about making a difference and enhancing journalism in the East, the Sameera Gokal Foundation Internship Program offers a unique opportunity for you to learn and become a catalyst for change, right from your home!

How does this work?

Interns will first complete a short mentorship with first-year undergraduate journalism students in a developing country. Next, they will work on revising or creating new journalism curricula based on high professional standards. Toward the end of the internship program, the interns will study abroad in the menteeā€™s country. They will not only visit media outlets but also teach in the classroom and work on a small project with students that could lead to publication opportunities. This is followed by a reflection paper upon their return to the U.S. Interns will receive a certificate upon completion of the program.

Immerse yourself in East African culture while gaining experience in international journalism that can prepare you for many possible career paths.

Application Materials

  • Application
  • Resume
  • Two writing samples
  • Essay: 250-500 words stating your interest and how the internship is relevant to your future goals
  • Submit a letter from the Registrar's Office regarding your current academic standing and enrollment verification
  • One recommendation letter is required from a professor. Letter should be faxed, scanned or mailed directly to the address below.
  • Phone interview

Sameera Gokal Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 651
Sugar Land, TX 77487

Application Deadline

  • Spring semester (mid-March through mid-June): Application materials must be received by February 28.
  • Fall semester (mid-September through end of December): Application materials must be received by September 1.

Please note: All travel and housing expenses must be paid by the intern. The Foundation has put a study abroad package together for its interns.

If you are interested in the unpaid internship program, please submit an application and supporting documents to or fax them to 1-844-786-3348.

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