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Bangkok Post internship lets students rub shoulders with history

Posted by: admin | On: 1st Feb, 2018 | News

2017 international intern Caitlin Taylor takes a selfie with her new friend, the Bangkok Post.

You never know who might show up in Thailand – and that’s why it’s one of the the most exciting internships offered by the School of Journalism’s undergraduate program.

This September, Harrison Brooks will be the lucky cub reporter packing his bags for a 13-week placement with the Bangkok Post, Southeast Asia’s most prominent English language daily.

The internship is supported by the Mary Lou Ogle Scholarship for the Study of Communications, a generous donation from the Ogle family. Last year’s intern, Caitlin Taylor, filed stories on everything from refugees to landmines, and was there to witness the historic royal funeral of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

“The internship really opens up new worlds for students. Bangkok is a hub for news bureaus from around the world, and students make contacts that last a lifetime,” says UR journalism prof Patricia Elliott.