AUSTRALIA: Journalism Work Experience Internship in Perth!

Company : Travellers Worldwide
Location : Perth
Duration: 4 weeks to 3 months
Approx Costs: 2500 to 3000+ £ Pound (UK)

Gain worthwhile experience working in a fast-pace, professional environment with a suburban newspaper in Perth, Western Australia.


If you have just finished your journalism degree or are seeking further experience in this area, then a work experience placement such as this could be just the thing you're looking for. This type of programme is a great way of enhancing your CV or résumé and making you stand out from the crowd in this increasingly competitive world.



The Newspaper is a privately owned and operated suburban newspaper in the Perth metropolitan area of Western Australia. The papers are free weeklies delivered to all homes and businesses in their respective areas. They have a higher penetration of household letter box deliveries than the opposition in the same area.

Perth Suburban Newspapers are independent of any national or multi-national media organisations; their editorial content is not influenced by any vested interests. The newspapers are owned and operated by West Australians who live and work in their circulation areas. They have their fingers on the pulse of local issues as they happen. They pride themselves on this independent approach rather than promoting a generic "look" based on style rather than content. Because of this difference, they have very high, loyal readership within the distribution boundaries. This high loyal readership is delivered directly to advertisers in a credible environment.



You’ll undertake a number of tasks and generally be asked to help out in a number of areas, thus giving your placement wide variety and hopefully you can learn a great deal from the placement. You’ll work in a variety of roles at the newspaper depending on your ability as a journalist and you will be assigned various different tasks and jobs to undertake.

Here is a breakdown of the job roles that you may be assigned: planning, preparing, investigating and writing, plus anything else that may be required at the time that you’re there. For example, at times you may be expected to take your own photos (if you’re good enough with a camera) or plan your own arrangements to do a story, including arranging your own transport to get to the story.

The newspaper covers a broad range of subjects, from business, sport, news and local stories to many of the other features that can be found in most newspapers. It is unlikely that you will focus in just one specific area but a bit of everything.



  • An exciting, never-to-be-forgotten adventure!
  • The rewards from helping others and Making a Difference!
  • New skills, more confidence, a greater understanding of a different culture, invaluable personal and professional development.
  • An entry on your CV or résumé that will put you head and shoulders above most others in the job market
  • And best of all ... an unforgettable experience!



  • If you’d like more information about this placement please email us!
  • As soon as we receive it, we’ll liaise with you and then start making your travel adventure happen.
  • It’s as easy as that.



The community newspaper is based about 30 minutes from Perth Central Business District in an area called Fremantle. Fremantle is Western Australia's major commercial port and handles the majority of the State's imports and exports. It is a major tourist attraction for travellers from all parts of the world and attracts large numbers of residents and visitors on a daily basis. The city offers a unique blend of a lively multicultural yet relaxed lifestyle and is a 7 day city.

Within easy walking and cycling distance, visitors can experience contemporary circus, fine crafts, original music and theatre, exciting galleries, museums, bookshops and buskers. Along with maritime history and extensive architectural conservation, the Arts have become a central part of Fremantle life where visitors can discover the past and present.



Your accommodation is located in the CBD (Central Business District) of Perth, Western Australia. Therefore you are very central, close to the main train station and shopping district. You'll live with other Travellers volunteers in a very friendly and relaxing Lodge which is ideal for long-term stays. You may have your own room or you may share a room with other volunteers. There is an excellent kitchen and storage area for cooking meals and plenty of space to relax.

Entertainment at your accommodation currently includes a pool table, cheap internet access, arcade machines and cable TV (Foxtel), to name a few. But with all the sunshine Perth has, you’ll be out and about enjoying the many outdoor activities! You are literally a stroll from the Swan River and free CBD transport. Trains and buses are also only a few minutes away to take you to Fremantle, King’s Park or to the many other ‘things to do’!

Start Dates

Projects start every Thursday, all year round – you choose your start and finish dates.

Costs / Benefits

From £2595 for 4 weeks, then £300 for each additional week. Price includes:

►Arranging your Programme,
►Full pre-departure support and assistance,
►Payment Protection insurance,
►Breakfast (Monday to Saturday)
►Meeting you at the nearest airport,
►Transfer to your accommodation
►Local in-country team support and backup,
►24-hr emergency support,
►Certificate of Completion

Flights, Insurance, Cost of Visas (if a visa is required), Food, Return transfer to airport.


You should have some journalism experience or have a Degree.
Minimum age 18.

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