radio broadcast journalism placements

Radio placements in Mexico

Our radio placements are based at the University of Guadalajara at Radio UdG. This placement has opportunities for those who want to gain experience as a broadcast journalist or production assistant.

Unlike university radio stations at home, the University of Guadalajara is one of the biggest radio stations in the region and broadcasts live, not only through the state of Jalisco but nationwide. The station also broadcasts live online and has quite an international following.

You will be able to help in all aspects of radio production. You will start off as a broadcast assistant, helping in all aspects of production, editing pre-recorded segments, preparing scripts, researching stories and guests through to broadcasting and interviewing.

Radio UdG is a Spanish language radio station so good conversational Spanish is essential for this project. If you would like to work behind the microphone, they will expect you to be fluent in Spanish.

Accommodation on this project is with families, usually sharing with another volunteer. You will be joined in Guadalajara by others on our medical, teaching and business projects. For more click here>>

Roles include:

Researching the news wires for international events
Attending local press briefings and conferences
Interviewing members of the public and prominent people
Selecting music and arranging playlists
Production assistant (technical, sound, editing, etc)
Script writing
Managing on-air talent
Researching guests and topic experts


Excellent conversational Spanish (fluent Spanish for presenting roles)
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:

Those interested in broadcast journalism experience / internships
Those interested in production assistant experience / internships
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.

Combining projects

These projects can be combined with the film production, print journalism and / or TV broadcast media placements in Guadalajara. We recommend at least a month on each placement. To find out more, click on the links below for information about our:

Film production placements in Mexico

Print journalism placements in Mexico

TV placements in Mexico

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

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.


Read about Lindsay's Mexico Project

Read about Lindsay's Radio Project in Mexico

Click here to book this porject online nowCosts

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2022 £1,095 £1,195 £1,195 £1,195 £1,195 £1,195 £1,295 £1,295 £1,195 £1,195 £1,095 £995
2023 £1,095 £1,195 £1,195 £1,195 £1,195 £1,195 £1,295 £1,295 £1,195 £1,195 £1,095 £995
2024 £1,095 £1,095 £1,095 £1,095 £1,095 £1,095 £1,095 £1,095 £1,095 £1,095 £1,095 £995

All costs shown above are for one month. Additional months can be added for £895.

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