Internships and Fellowships

An international experience can have a massive impact on your academic, professional and personal growth. More than 40% of Newhouse students study abroad and have seen the many benefits of cultural immersion, professional internships and on-site learning opportunities. 

South Africa

Truth-based storytelling and assisting nonprofits, summer 2023

The Newhouse Center for Global Engagement has secured communication-specific internship opportunities in Cape Town, South Africa with long-time Syracuse University partner, iKapa Impact.  

iKapa Impact is a social services company based in Cape Town, South Africa that offers unique internships through a study abroad format in truth-based storytelling and assisting nonprofits with their public profiling. The company is committed to ethical engagements with local communities and matches internship opportunities to where skill meets need. The company offers structured, meaningful placements where interns see the importance of their contribution towards responsible projects happening in local South African communities. The company focuses on organizations and companies that are serious about changing the narrative of inequities in South Africa and ensures that the real needs of the local communities are met. The company’s aim is not to create a cycle of dependency on aid or volunteers, but to have systems that are mutually beneficial to the interns and locals.

For more information contact Ken Harper (
or Brad Gorham (


What: Entrepreneurship, technology and marketing through an Africa innovation lens.           

Need: Advertising, strategic communications, storytelling for African entrepreneurs          

Possibilities:  Traditional communication opportunities, research/data driven journalism on blockchain/metaverse progress on the African continent, blended skills transfer to augment communication strategies with African entrepreneurs.                  

Opportunity: Summer on-site/off-site/blended internships preferably Cape Town(CPT)-based African entrepreneurs have opportunity to grow in their communications to increase market access and economic viability of their initiatives. 

Daily Maverick

What: South Africa’s leading investigative newspaper 

Need: Visual, data, interactive and traditional 

Opportunity: Summer and winter on site/off site/blended internships, preferably CPT-based.


What: A global virtual reality training and development company. NH BDJ alumna-owned

Need: VR, advertising and marketing

Opportunity: Alumni and industry partnerships across the continent and now in Asia, too. Summer and winter on site/off site/blended internships.

Kayamandi (Community radio)

What: Impoverished township near Stellenbosch in the Western Cape province. Overlooks the most beautiful winelands in the world. 

Need: Assistance with starting a local community radio station. Kayamandi community has access to necessary/meaningful/relevant/authentic information.


What: Digital transformation for non-profits in South Africa.

Opportunity: Research/data driven journalism articles /storytelling journalism/harvest of change /data wrapping /chatbots. Summer and winter on site /off site/blended internships.


Newhouse Advertising Internships

Newhouse advertising seniors, juniors and advertising grad students are invited to apply for a summer internship with TBWA/RAAD-Dubai, the Middle Eastern hub of one of the world’s leading agency networks. Clients include Adidas, Nissan, Apple, McDonalds, Airbnb and Singapore Airlines.

Spend six weeks during the summer of 2023 deepening your understanding of advertising practices in this dynamic, global city. Room and a food allowance are provided, travel expenses are the intern’s responsibility. These internships may be pursued for credit or not, at your discretion.

Two internships will be awarded. Applications are available in the advertising department office, 318 Newhouse 3, with Shawna Lawrence.

For more information contact Professor Kevin O’Neill at

Deadline: April 27

Funding Opportunities

The Mark and Pearle Clements Internship Awards

Apply here

Deadline: Feb. 1