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IIP-Olive Press
Malaga, Spain (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Partner Institution/Organization Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: Princeton applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Dept Offering Program: IIP, International Internship Program (IIP) Program Type: Internship
Language Prerequisite: No Degree Level: 2 First year Ugrad, 3 Sophomore, 4 Junior
Time Away: Summer Housing options: Student Responsibilty with support from IIP and/or Host Organization
Program Group: International Internship Program
Program Description:
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About: The Olive Press in Spain is a well established newspaper and website set up and run by a former national newspaper journalist from London. It is ranked as the number one news organization in English in Spain and covers a range of topics, including news, investigations, crime, features, health and sports.

Intern responsibilities: IIP interns contribute to a range of writing tasks including: interviewing, researching and writing feature and news stories for the paper and its website.

Qualifications: Spanish reading, speaking and writing skills would be an asset, as would reporting or writing experience.

Previous work experiences (in the words of past IIP interns): Intern #1: I was a member of the reporting team of The Olive Press newspaper in Spain. I had the daily responsibility of contributing to the online publication as well as writing stories for the fortnightly print edition. I also proofread about half the paper and offer grammatical, stylistic, and logistical suggestion to improve the copy editing. Intern #2: I worked as one of three reporters for the Olive Press. We published a paper fortnightly, and upload stories to a website daily. As a writer, I translated Spanish news into English, as well as writing small stories of my own. Intern #3: I had pretty much the same responsibilities as the other journalists working here, I covered stories from news to politics to culture features. I learned so much about what it means to work in a newspaper environment, and what it means to have the necessary attitude and drive to really pursue a journalistic career. The motto runs somewhere in between never give up and no holds barred. Intern #4: I worked as a journalist — researching/investigating, writing, and editing articles. Also taking/finding photos and doing stuff like traveling and cooking for stories. I learned so much! Hard skills like writing (especially under a deadline) and editing, but also softer skills like dealing with difficult people (no one at the office) and interviewing subjects for articles. I learned a lot about what goes on behind the scenes of a newspaper, since the Olive Press is small enough for everyone to know what goes on, more or less. And about a specific style of journalism that's more British/tabloidy than what I'm accustomed to.

View Powerpoint presentations by a IIP interns:
Mayhew, Katherine, Olive Press, Spain.pptx
Olive Press, Spain, Quinn, Caitlin.pdf

Dates / Deadlines:
This program is not currently accepting applications. Please consult the sponsoring department's website for application open dates.
This program is currently not accepting applications.