Travel Journalism, Photography and Video Internship Seminars in Madrid, Spain (July-August 2018) 


ROOSTERGNN Global News Network (, a non-profit organization, and ROOSTERGNN Academy are OFFERING,

Intensive Travel Journalism, Photography & Video Internship Seminars, based in Madrid, Spain.

During the Journalism Internship Seminar, students participate in an intensive journalism program coordinated by a Team of Editors and Writers, with the participation of Experts and Mentors. The program includes attendance at Editorial Meetings, Travel Journalism Workshops, Photography Workshops, Video Workshops, Mentoring Sessions and Feedback Sessions, all of which culminates in the publication of a bi-weekly travel magazine, publishes in digital format in the news agency.

All of the Experts and Mentors are bilingual (English & Spanish). To participate in the Seminars, it is required that students have knowledge of at least ONE of these languages. Students can choose to write their articles in English, Spanish or both.

The selection process is rigorous and includes an interview for all candidates of interest.

The Internship Seminar offers students the possibility to graduate with a Portfolio of Published Content, published in the news agency, a Travel Journalism, Photography & Video Internship Certification, a Certification of Academic Credit, as well as a Letter of Recommendation of Merit, if applicable.

The Internship Seminar includes housing in shared studio apartments in the central Salamanca neighborhood of Madrid, Spain.

CALENDAR. Each Two-Week Module culminates in the publication of a travel magazine. Students can enroll in one single Two-Week Module, or in various — the workshops do NOT repeat themselves. Please see full list of collaborating Experts and Mentors, and their Workshops here. 


  • MODULE I: Sunday, July 15, 2018 to Saturday, July 28, 2018. 
  • MODULE II: Sunday, July 29, 2018 to Saturday, August 11, 2018. 

WELCOME PACKET. Before the start of the Seminar, all students will receive a Welcome Packet via email, which will include an updated version of the Schedule. In the meantime, students can consult a Sample Schedule here:


CONTENT. Each Two-Week Module includes the following content, which must be completed in order to obtain curricular benefits as detailed below.

  • Journalism Specialization.Seminar specializing in Travel Journalism, Photography and Video.
  • Attendance at Orientation, where the academic requirements are explained.
  • Attendance at ROOSTERGNN Editorial Meetings.One Editorial Meeting per Two-Week Module, in which each student is assigned one (1) article.
  • Attendance at Group Mentoring Sessions.Three Mentoring Sessions per Two-Week Module, to discuss the progress of students on their articles.
  • Attendance at Group Feedback & Editing Sessions.Three Group Feedback & Editing Sessions per Two-Week Module. Each student will receive verbal feedback on the articles assigned during the Editorial Meetings. All articles must be received by the deadline indicated by RGNN in order to be eligible for Feedback. 
  • Participate in Travel Journalism, Photography & Video Workshops with Experts and Mentors.Four (4) Workshops per Two-Week Module, addressing the following areas of travel journalism, photography and video. The full list of Workshops can be consulted in the following link. 
    • One (1) Travel Journalism Workshop, which can address the following topics: preparation and research; writing; editing; publication and possible markets; design; social media and other useful tools.
    • One (1) Professional Development for Journalists Session. Advice will be given on, for example, how to put together a resume, how to apply for future journalism jobs, how to prepare for a job interview, etc.
    • Two Photography & Video Workshops: followed by an orientation, there will be one street photography & video workshop, and one on night photography & video workshop.
  • Participate in the Professional Headshot Photoshoot.
    Students will go behind the scenes at RGNN and have a professional headshot photoshoot session at the RGNN film and photo studio.
  • Submit Photojournalism and Video Portfolio.Students will take photographs and videos for social media throughout the Seminar, of which RGNN will choose the best to publish in the news agency’s communication channels.
  • Submit a Final Seminar Evaluation.All students will be required to submit a final Evaluation before the end of the Seminar.

EXPERTS AND MENTORS. The Seminar includes the collaboration of prestigious Experts and MentorsPlease see the Experts collaborating in each Two-Week Module here. 

CULTURAL IMMERSION IN MADRID AND SPAIN. Participate in the Cultural Immersion Program. The Internship Seminar includes a Typical Spanish Tapas Networking Farewell Reception at the end of the program.

HOUSING. The Internship Seminar includes housing in furnished studio apartments selected by RGNN in the central neighborhood of Salamanca in Madrid, Spain. Thirteen (13) nights. Housing is shared in double apartments (2 individual beds). Each studio apartment has its own bathroom and kitchen, air-conditioning, as well as weekly cleaning and change of sheets and towels. The building moreover has wifi, 24 hour concierge, laudromat and dryer room, swimming pool and sundeck. The entry of persons foreign to the Program is not permitted in the houses. Alcohol within the apartments is also not permitted. RGNN will assign accommodation. The dates in which housing will be available are:

  • MODULE I: Sunday, July 15, 2018 to Saturday, July 28, 2018. 
  • MODULE II: Sunday, July 29, 2018 to Saturday, August 11, 2018. 

Local bilingual emergency support, 24 hours. The Seminar has local, bilingual (English and Spanish) emergency support staff available 24 hours a day.


TYPE: Internship
DURATION: Temporary


Ms. Maria Teresa San Segundo Gil
(+34) 911-287-235


No previous experience required


Deadline: July 27, 2018

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