During the 2012 NAFSA Conference and Expo, the GoAbroad Team was pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 Innovation Awards. As part of a continued effort to recognize the hard work and dedication this year’s nominees, GoAbroad will be sharing individual features of the 2012 GoAbroad Innovation Awards finalists over the coming weeks. This week, we are thrilled to bring you the Innovative New Program, Internship Abroad Award finalists!
Please join us in congratulating the following Finalist of the Innovative New Program, Internship Abroad Award:
Institute for Education in International Media (ieiMedia)
“Summer Journalism Internship in Istanbul”
The Institute for Education in International Media realized that Istanbul, at the fulcrum of the Middle East and West, was a terrific place for journalism students to practice working as foreign correspondents. Thus, the organization launched ieiMedia’s summer journalism program in Istanbul in 2011, in partnership with the journalism departments of San Francisco State University and Istanbul’s Bahçeşehir University. Several “correspondent internships” were also established.
Working with interpreters, “correspondent interns” report, write and shoot photos and video, not just for Turkey-based publications, but also for newspapers, magazines and digital publications based abroad. It’s the next best thing to being hired as a foreign correspondent. ieiMedia interns have also served as Istanbul correspondents for the New York City-based digital international affairs magazine WordPress and as feature reporters for Turkey’s Hurriyet Daily News. ieiMedia is thrilled to be able to offer interns real-world journalism experience, meant to help them break into a brutally competitive field.