Internship at CCIM: Develop Skills, Build Self-Confidence and Experience the Real World

 

There is nothing more exciting for journalism students than having the chance to engage directly with a media institution to practice the skills they rigorously learnt at university. It is no different for Heang Sokuntheary, a sophomore from the Department of Media and Communication, Royal University of Phnom Penh. Having been motivated by the curiosity to learn new things along with a passion for advocacy, Sokuntheary is working as a Media Intern at the Cambodian Center for Independent Media (CCIM) for eight weeks. Now half way through her internship, the time she has spent at CCIM has been both challenging and fun and very different to anything she has experienced at university.

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From Theory to Practice: Internship as an Opportunity to See the Real World

 

Seeking justice, providing help and uncovering the truth is what motivated a young and smart girl named Thanh Chansotheary to study media and communication. She would like to become a journalist after graduating.  As a sophomore at the Department of Media and Communication, more commonly known as DMC, of Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP), Sotheary is optimistic that the way for her to contribute to Cambodian society is through her pieces of writing. With her good academic performance and solid commitment to learning and practicing, Sotheary has been given an opportunity to work as a media intern at the Cambodian Center for Independent Media (CCIM) for eight weeks. Three weeks into her internship, Sotheary has learnt many interesting things she never experienced at the university.

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