This internship site is the leading digital media and news company that provides content in English about Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Latin America, with particular emphasis on politics, the economy, and lifestyle. The company’s original objective was to provide the news from a foreign perspective for its general audience, which consisted mostly of expatriates living in Buenos Aires. It has since become a reputable independent news source in the midst of the local media that reflects the highly polarized political climate in Argentina. The digital media company has also since added a podcast, has an entire section devoted to Brazil, and is actively exploring expansion to other countries in Latin America.
Industry: Communications, PR, & Media
Sector: For-Profit Company
Office Size: Small (11 to 30 full-time staff members)
Intern Project Examples:
1 - Political Journalism Intern
Editorial interns that cover news, politics, and/or economy will work directly under the Senior Political Staff Writer. They will be assigned relevant stories according to the content strategy as determined by the Editor in Chief, ranging from straightforward cable-style articles to more in-depth or investigative pieces (depending on their profile, capabilities, and progress). Their aim will be to cover timely news stories from Argentina while deepening their knowledge of the local political and economical landscape. Interns will write content that is aligned with the company’s tone and appealing to its readership while maintaining the tight and timely deadlines required by a media company.
Daily tasks range from reading various media outlets each morning upon arrival to translation of news cables, story development (getting quotes and conducting interviews with spokespeople, researching in-depth, etc.), preparing drafts using WordPress, incorporating feedback from editors, and abiding by the company’s style and formatting guide.
At the close of their internship, participants will have a portfolio of published work; a strong working knowledge of Argentina’s current events, news, politics, and/or economy; know-how regarding publishing tools (WordPress) and news cable services; and knowledge of how the digital media industry works from the inside.
Spanish Level Required: Intermediate
Academic Background and Technical Skills: Strong writing and reading comprehension skills. Study of Political Science, Economy, Communication, and/or the Humanities not required but a plus. Basic knowledge and understanding of Argentina/Latin America is preferred but not required.
2 - Lifestyle Journalism Intern
Editorial interns who work in Lifestyle will cover a wide range of topics, from culture to the arts to food and drink to human-interest stories. They will report to the Lifestyle Editor and hold weekly meetings to share pitches and ideas and track progress on current stories. Their objective will be to publish unique, interesting, and appealing stories about Buenos Aires and/or Argentina from a fresh perspective. Participants will be able to weave their own personal interests and focal points into content development, e.g. sustainable fashion, the underground art scene, gender issues, food and drink, and more.
Interns will create content that is aligned with the company’s tone and appealing to its readership while maintaining the tight and timely deadlines required by a media company. Daily tasks will include covering stories as assigned by the editor to proactively researching ideas for new pieces, story development, preparing drafts using WordPress, incorporating feedback from editors, and abiding by the company’s style and formatting guide.
At the close of their internship, participants will have a portfolio of published work; a strong working knowledge of Argentina’s culture and customs; know-how regarding publishing tools (WordPress); and knowledge of how the digital media industry works from the inside.
Spanish Level Required: Intermediate
Academic Background and Technical Skills: Strong writing and reading comprehension skills. Study of Communication and/or the Humanities not required but a plus. Basic knowledge and understanding of Argentina is preferred but not required.
3 - Communications & Social Media Intern
Social media interns will actively participate in the content development process for the website’s social channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Spotify), from content creation to community management and metrics/analytics reporting. Working under the Digital Strategy Director, they will incorporate digital trends into the company’s strategy, understanding its core audience and tailoring content to these users.
Interns will share content that both drives cross-channel engagement and generates traffic to the website, while exploring new opportunities and possibilities as they arise in a fast-paced, dynamic landscape. Tasks will include preparing Facebook posts, Tweets, and Instagram/Instagram Stories content; scheduling posts for each platform using different tools; community management (monitoring); and preparing weekly/monthly metrics reports. If working on Spotify, the intern will be responsible for compiling weekly playlists and uploading them to the platform. It is also expected that interns will proactively suggest relevant, creative ideas for social media posts.
At the close of the internship, participants will have a deep knowledge of the social media landscape as a whole; gain understanding of different content management tools; have analytics and reporting experience; and have insight into how social media fits into the greater context of digital media and journalism.
Spanish Level Required: Intermediate
Academic Background and Technical Skills: Strong communications skills. Study of Communication and/or the Humanities not required but a plus. The ideal candidate is curious and passionate about social media, is a heavy user of social platforms (especially Instagram), and has strong creative capabilities.
4 - Video Editor Intern
The video department creates short-form content, telling the news in a hyper-visual and cinematic way in order to catch the attention of today's readers. Lifestyle videos complement certain standout content, prepared in particular for social media (Twitter/Instagram).
Reporting to the Video Editor, the core project for a video intern would be providing support in the one-day filming and editing process of the "Headlines & Events" weekly video.
These tasks include:
Creation of a sound bank (effects and music)
English subtitle development/support
Support in search of file images/clips
Image development using programs like Photoshop
Research of similar audiovisual content for inspiration/reference
At the close of the internship, participants will have gained general knowledge of video production/development, understanding the work flow and implementing editing tools to develop short-format videos designed specifically for social media.
It is fundamental that interns are eager to research, learn, and investigate, while proposing editing and animation resources to be applied to the diverse array of video content.
Spanish Level Required: Basic
Academic Background and Technical Skills: Studies related to A/V or multimedia development, basic knowledge of programs like After Effects, intermediate knowledge of Adobe Premiere and Photoshop.