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

Shannon Kirkpatrick ’23 (center, white sweatshirt) a graphic design intern at the Kolisi Foundation. 

Calling all Syracuse University interns in public communications

Embark on a transformative journey in Cape Town, South Africa, and collaborate with local communication professionals across the African continent’s established communication and start-up communities!

Why South Africa in 2024? 
Studying abroad in South Africa opens doors to a rich tapestry of cultures, languages and landscapes, offering a unique and immersive experience. Dive deep, exploring beyond traditional study abroad programs and actively contributing to thriving African communities. 

The New Africa Story Project aims to reshape the global narrative about Africa by focusing on building ‘innovation nations.’ You will work alongside the Global Innovation Initiative Group, and which believes in the potential of African innovators to solve local and global challenges with efficiency and empathy. This summer, join our internship program and be a part of this groundbreaking initiative. 

What You’ll Experience:

Internship Channels 
As an intern, engage in research, reporting and creative work on your individual skill sets. This may include: 

1. Multimedia Content:  Audit and develop engaging multimedia content showcasing the impact and stories of African startups. 

2. Data Visualization and Design: Create visual representations of startup data for effective communication. 

3. Journalism and Online Content: Craft compelling narratives and online content highlighting startup achievements and challenges. 

4. Audio Content: Produce podcasts or audio content to share startup success stories and insights. 

5. Feature Writing: Develop in-depth feature articles highlighting noteworthy startups and their contributions. 

6. Data Analysis and Report Writing: Analyze startup ecosystem data and present findings through comprehensive reports. 

7. Advertising and Strategic Communications: Compile and recommend communication strategies tailored to startup maturity levels. 

8. Communications Research: Develop preliminary research questions and data gathering on issues around communication on the African continent. 

Limited Spots Available 
Seize this opportunity to be part of the New Africa Story and make a lasting impact on the future of innovation in Africa. 

Deadline: Feb. 29, 2024 

Apply Now  


Registration fee$400.00Once-off. Secures internship and activates matching process. 
Internship fee, 10 weeks $2125.00Includes project management, supervision, monitoring, support. 
Accommodation (paid to host per month) ~$1950Price will depend on type of preferred accommodation. 
Local transport (car hire company per month)~$1275For car hire and local travel 
Total$7000~$10,775Depending on accommodation and length of stay 

Note: these costs exclude air travel to SA, meals, local tourism, and after-hours socializing


Syracuse University SOURCE Research Grants 
Includes a faculty-mentored independent project aspect to your internship and become eligible for up to $5,000. 

*Graduating seniors are not eligible to apply for funding in the spring cycle. 

Deadline for “intent to apply” application 2023 – 2024: Thursday, Feb. 15. 

Syracuse University Internship Funding Award 

Increasing professional development opportunities, Syracuse University established this funding award to provide financial support in the form of meeting cost of credit for students when required by a company, and/or to provide support for living expenses associated with summer internships. 

Deadline for Application: Tuesday, June 11, 2024 

Learn more here: 

Mark and Pearle Clements Internship Award 

The Mark and Pearle Clements Internship Awards are intended to enable Syracuse University students to undertake unique summer internships that they have developed on their own initiative and that would not be possible to undertake without financial help. The objective is that students create their own internship, working under the guidance and supervision of an experienced professional who can help them explore opportunities that link theory with practice in their fields of career interest. 


Deadline for Application: Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024 

Learn more here: 

Read all about Newhouse alumna Shannon Kirkpatrick’s summer 2023 internship with the Kolisi Foundation in Cape Town, South Africa!


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