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Assam varsity student does internship in USA

An university student from Assam is doing one month internship programme in USA as part of hisMA degree programme. Starting 1st February Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) first batch MA Mass Communication 4th semester student is spending one month internship at a television studio in Alabama, USA. Hailed from South Sudan, Shyjan C. Job is doing internship at EWTN Global Catholic Network - the largest Catholic media network in the world.  EWTN has television (8 separate channels: English, Spanish and German), radio (SW, AM, FM channels in English and Spanish), live streaming of all the television and radio channels, social media presence and publications.

“I get an exposure into the whole aspects of the media network here as I am introduced to television and radio productions, Live shows, editing suits, online graphics, story boarding, Online and social media,  marketing  and program acquisitions, camera and lighting, set construction, audio engineering, and control room management,” says Shyjan delighted at the intern experience. 

Commenting on the internship experience Shyjan adds, “It is a great learning experience and the people here are extremely generous in sharing their knowledge.” 

Before coming to do his studies in ADBU, Shyjan was in South Sudan as Director of an FM Radio Station ( besides being the Principal of a Secondary School and administrator of Don Bosco Mission with over 80 sub-stations, 20 villages schools, a hospital and a youth centre.

When he returns to South Sudan after completing studies in May, Shyjan plans to upgrade the Radio Station into a Television broadcast station as the opportune time arrives. 

Head of Mass Communication department Dr Machun Kamei says, “The students undergo an internship involving media related activities of one month duration. It gives the students an opportunity to have a hands-on field experience to effectively put into practice the theoretical and practical learning from the programme in an area of interest.” 

Among 12 students of the first batch, two are doing internship with Goodness TV channel at Kochi, two at a media production house in Indore, five students with Doordarshahan Kendra Shillong, one with PTI in New Delhi and another at a media house in Udaipur, Rajasthan.

Now, in its 35th year, EWTN is the largest religious media network in the world, transmitting programming 24 hours a day to more than 250 million homes in 144 countries and territories on more than 4,800 cable systems, wireless cable, Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS), low power TV and individual satellite users. 


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Originally from Thailand, currently I am a student of MA degree in Mass Communication at Assam Don Bosco University, Guwahati. I did my bachelor’s degree from Saengtham College, Nakornprathom, Thailand. My passion is event photography, audio and video editing, and page layout & design.

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