Print journalism placements

Print and online media India

Our print and online journalism projects in India are based at various English language publications and a PR company in Trivandrum, Kerala in the deep South of India. These include regional editions of the national press, travel and lifestyle magazines and various online media too.

The journalism projects in India are operated under the supervision of a local journalist in Trivandrum. When you join we will ask you to submit a CV detailing your previous media experience, as well as examples of your work. Your supervisor will then be able to allocate you to the various publications that best suit your background and interests.

The journalism placement offers a wide range of flexibility to fit your interests. If you've had little or no previous experience we'll start with one-to-ones with editors and freelance writers, who teach journalism. After this, or if you’ve had prior training or experience, we’ll place you at one of our partner newspapers, magazines or websites where you have opportunities to shadow journalists working in print, TV and editorial journalism.

India has a well-established English language media, with national and local newspapers ranking amongst the best in the world.

Amongst the publications you could work for are English language newspapers sold on a national scale, but with state editions. On these papers you will work with the editors and learn how their individual bureaus work and operate and what editors are looking for when you submit articles.

For those interested in writing articles and / or learning how to use editting software, our main placement is an internationally published tourism magazine with editing offices in Trivandrum – they will be interested in publishing your articles about your experiences as a tourist in India. You can also gain experience in page layout here.

Contact us to chat about which programme would be best for you.

Accommodation on this project is at our house in Trivandrum, with the other people on our medical, teaching and Journalism projects. You will share this accommodation with others on our medical, teaching and business projects. For more click here>>

Your role

Researching the news wires for international events
Attending local press briefings and conferences
Interviewing members of the public and prominent people
Writing and editing
Page layout
Online publishing


A serious interest in journalism
Good conversational English
Good ICT skills, particularly use of word and excel
Minimum age 17 years old (no maximum age)

This project is suitable for:

Gap year students
Media students
Career breakers and those looking to try a career in media
media internships
Experienced journalists looking to expand their portfolio

Previous experience of media is not necessary but the projects are tailored to your interests and experience. We will ask for a CV and examples of previous published work. If you haven't had anything published, the editors of the publications will usually set you an assignment so that they can gauge your writing style and ability to work to assignment.

Project start dates

Every Friday

Please aim to arrive on a Thursday afternoon or Friday morning so that your induction can be conducted on Friday. You can arrive on other days by appointment but additional fees may apply. Please avoid arriving on a weekend. Accommodation spaces throughout the year are limited so reserve your space now.

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2022 £995 £1,095 £1,095 £1,095 £1,095 £1,095 £1,195 £1,195 £1,095 £1,095 £1,095 £995
2023 £995 £1,095 £1,095 £1,095 £1,095 £1,095 £1,195 £1,195 £1,095 £1,095 £1,095 £995
2024 £995 £995 £995 £995 £995 £995 £995 £995 £995 £995 £995 £995

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All costs shown above are for one month. Additional months can be added for £595.

What's included

Donation to the project
Your accommodation
UK support
(including comprehensive predeparture information and briefing)
Airport pick-up
Local induction
Basic language course
Local overseas support
Your food
(in project accommodation)

What's not included

Spending money
Food during weekend if travelling independently