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The Cuba Internship & Mentoring Program is now full!

If you would still like to apply for one of our summer 2019 programs, please apply for Madrid, Spain!

1,000 EURO SCHOLARSHIPS PACKAGE CLOSED, 500 EURO PACKAGES STILL AVAILABLE!

Thanks to our benefactors for the 1,000 Euro Scholarships package, we’re very happy to announce there are some students who were already awarded these scholarships and latest applications will be reviewed for approval very soon. Please note we are still offering the 500 EUROS SCHOLARSHIPS PACKAGE and the rest of the funding options. For more information on how to send an application, see the section “About/Funding”. See you in Spain or Cuba!

WHEN DOES THE PROGRAM START?

The program is two weeks long.

July 1-13, 2019.

LANGUAGE

All the Internship & Mentoring Programs are taught in English.

No knowledge of Spanish is required. All Experts and Mentors are bilingual (Spanish-English).

STUDENT PROFILE

Check out the class profile for the Class of 2018:

  • Age range: 17-27.
  • 83% female, 17% male.
  • Number of nationalities represented:  15.

WHO CAN APPLY?

All Internship & Mentoring Programs are open to students, recent graduates and future professionals from all nationalities.

ACADEMIC & CURRICULAR BENEFITS

Certification of Journalism, Photography and Video Portfolio.

Internship & Mentoring Program Certification specializing in Journalism, Photography & Video.

Certification of Academic Credit. 40 hours/week. Total: 80 hours of academic credit.

Processing of University Agreements and/or other External Documentation for Academic Credit.

Letter of Recommendation of Merit, if applicable.

ACADEMIC PROGRAM

This program includes:

  • Editorial meetings
  • Orientations
  • Confabs
  • Workshops
  • Master classes
  • Mentoring sessions
  • Feedback sessions
  • Excursions and site visits
  • Instagram city tours
  • Cultural immersion
  • Certifications

LOCATION & HOUSING

Cuba is culture, nature, history, magic and tradition, all in one. The Pearl of the Caribbean is the blend of multiple cultures, a fusion of races and customs that gave birth to one of the most unique and fascinating destinations.

The Internship & Mentoring Program tuition fee includes accommodation in “boutique” style houses with Cuban host families. Six nights in Havana and six nights in Trinidad, Cuba.

If you are applying with a friend and would like to be placed in the same accommodation, please email academy@roostergnn.org to indicate this.

NETWORK WITH THE BEST!

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to showcase your talent to professional journalists, photographers and videographers—the first step towards a successful career.

GET PUBLISHED!

At the end of the program, students will present their articles, projects, photo stories, photographs and videos for evaluation and the best work will have the chance to be published in the RGNN.org news agency!

TUITION FEE

Total Fee: 3500 €

This includes:

FULL ACADEMIC PROGRAM

ACCOMMODATION in “boutique” style houses with Cuban host families. Six nights in Havana and six nights in Trinidad, Cuba.

FOOD. Half-board: breakfast and lunch

TRANSPORTATION in-country, airport pick-up and drop-off.

24-hour local bilingual EMERGENCY SUPPORT

Extracurricular ACTIVITIES

EXCURSIONS, SITE VISITS & INSTAGRAM City Tours

LOGISTICAL & ACADEMIC WELCOME PACKETS

NEED-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS, FINANCIAL AID & WORK-STUDY PROGRAMS available!

SCHOLARSHIPS, FINANCIAL AID & WORK STUDY PROGRAMS

Thanks to its benefactors, RGNN Academy is able to offer need-based scholarships, financial aid and work-study programs.

– Need-based scholarships: up to 1000 Euros.

– Need-based financial aid: 150 Euros per student.

– Need-based work-study programs: 125 Euros.

Visit https://rgnn.org/academy/funding for more information.

Candidates can apply for these funding options after completing the Skype interview.

Funding options cover part of the tuition fees, but not accommodation, transportation nor other living expenses.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please complete the application form below.

Once we have received your application form, we will contact you within two business days to set up a Skype interview.

Skype interviews are required as part of the selection process of all Internship & Mentoring Programs at ROOSTERGNN Academy.

Apply now! Limited spots available.

MEET OUR EXPERTS & MENTORS

BENJAMIN JONES

War correspondent

The New York Times, Newsweek, United Press, Al Jazeera, CNN and others

MARTIN ROBERTS

Journalism

BBC, Reuters, The Financial Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian and others

DENIS DOYLE

Photography

The Associated Press, Getty Images, Der Spiegel, Paris Match and others

NUALA PHILLIPS

Fashion | Social Media

VOGUE, El Mundo, San Diego State University and others

LORENA ALVAREZ

Sports | Social Media

MARCA, Radio Marca, El Mundo and others

ELENA CABRERA

Author

MTV, eldiario.es, ADN.es and others

DANIEL HERNANDEZ

Social Media

Microsoft, Xbox, Miracom Media, World of Tanks and others

CARLOS RODRIGUEZ

Videographer

HELLO, TVE, 20Minutos, Sogecable, Telecinco and others

JUANJO MONTANARY

MKT

MSN, Microsoft, Terra Networks, MadCool and others

JOSE LUIS BARRIONUEVO

MKT

FACTHOUS, RGNN, Carrefour, Foot Locker and others

JULIO MUNOZ

Photographer

BBC News, National Geographic, The Huffington Post, L.A. Times and others

NATALIA MARTIN

Journalism

El Pais, Agencia EFE, The Washington Times and others

Full Experts & Mentors Line-up at https://rgnn.org/academy/experts-mentors/

KICK START YOUR CAREER!

The ROOSTERGNN Academy arises from the need for hands-on education for future journalists and communications professionals.

Our programs provide real-world experience and training, connecting students with recognized experts in the field and giving them the necessary tools to successfully pursue their profession.

At ROOSTERGNN Academy, there are no traditional classrooms and conventional lectures; instead, students form part of interactive Editorial, Marketing and Social Media Meetings, learning from the Experts and acquiring hands-on experience in the latest communication technologies.

Housing included. | Food (half-board) included.| 24-hour local emergency support included.

Program language: English. | No Spanish language skills required.

Travel Journalism, Photography & Video Internship & Mentoring Program in Havana & Trinidad, CUBA.

An educational travel program to Cuba, in a historic moment, unprecedented and unrepeatable. Journalism immersion in the local Cuban lifestyle, residing in two of its most emblematic cities, both of them declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Havana and colonial Trinidad.

Training with Experts and Mentors, acquiring the latest Journalism skills through Editorial Meetings, Journalism Workshops, Photography and Video Workshops, Mentoring and Feedback Sessions. You’ll produce your own magazine about Cuba!

Upon completion of the Internship & Mentoring Program, graduate with a Portfolio of Publications, a Journalism, Photography and Video Internship & Mentoring Program Certification, a Certification of Academic Credit and a Letter of Recommendation of Merit, if applicable.

Cultural immersion and “people-to-people” contact at “boutique style” Cuban homes with Cuban families are the defining pillars of this program, which is complemented with multiple events, including site visits to local projects, city tours, and guided excursions. Airport pick-up, drop-off, in-country transportation, accommodation, food (daily breakfast and lunch) and 24 hour bilingual (English and Spanish) local emergency support is included.

IT’S SAFE AND LEGAL!

Yes, U.S. citizens can travel to Cuba through ROOSTERGNN Academy. We are a Spain-based organization with strong international relations, including to Cuba and the United States. As such, ROOSTERGNN Academy is permitted to offer people-to-people educational travel programs to Cuba by the U.S. Department of Treasury’s OFAC.

ROOSTERGNN has been featured in numerous media outlets, including The GuardianNational Geographic and El País. ROOSTERGNN journalists have gone on to write for The Huffington Post and Reuters, amongst others.

APPLY NOW! LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE

The Cuba Internship & Mentoring Program is now full!

If you would still like to apply for one of our summer 2019 programs, please apply for Madrid, Spain!