Penn State Students Gear Up for Chinese Media Internships

Exciting opportunities in Shanghai and Beijing.

Five students from Penn State’s College of Communications will be traveling to China this summer for exotic internship assignments. Courtney Barrow and Yi-Ting Wu will work in Shanghai at TV station International Channel Shanghai (ICS), while Stephanie Panny, Fangzhou Xiong and Akash Ghai will be in Beijing to learn how it’s done at China Daily, the country’s largest English-language newspaper.


From a recent Penn State summary:

Despite making her first voyage abroad, [journalism sophomore] Panny said support from the college and discussions with a past intern have calmed some of her – and her parents’ – nerves. Also, she plans on keeping classmate Xiong nearby. A sophomore public relations major, Xiong will also be working for China Daily. It will be his first internship. Beijing is Xiong’s hometown, and the internship ad jumped out at him for a different reason than the others.

“It’s close to home,” he said. “Plus, I am interested in the creative side of public relations. I saw this job was near home and applied, and I am very happy about getting picked.”

Their pal Ghai just graduated with a degree in visual journalism and hopes to land in China Daily’s photography department. In addition to the flagship paper, China Daily Group puts out eight other international editions, including a U.S. paper based here in New York.

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