Japan and Korea

Australia Japan Foundation Fellow

Beverley Parungao, 2014 Australia-Japan Foundation Fellow

Media and Communications International Fellowship Program

Australia Japan Foundation

Since 2011, the Department of Media and Communications have sent final year Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications) students to media organisations in Japan with the assistance of the Australian-Japan Foundation. The 2015, Australian-Japan Foundation fellow is Jessica Glanz. She will be interning at two organisations, Agence France Presse and the Japan News in January.

The Fellows attend an orientation program at the Australian Embassy in Japan, followed by a four-week secondment at the media organisation working under an experienced local journalist on stories they can negotiate with the senior editor. These may include city news, politics, economic affairs, social affairs, sports, and other areas of newspaper interest. Most Fellows can expect to work in more than one area during their secondments, and also to undertake sub-editing duties.

The International Fellowship program was originally developed with the aim of helping the next generation of Australian journalists gain a better understanding of specific countries.

By working within a media organisation in a specific country, students will acquire professional experience and a unique knowledge of that country and its media.

During their future careers these Fellows will be able to apply and expand this knowledge in developing a sophisticated approach to writing news about the specific country and region as well as that country's relationship with Australia.

For more information about the International Fellowship program, visit the Department of Media and Communications website.

The International Fellowship program is supported by the Commonwealth through the Australian-Japan Foundation, which is part of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.