Internships in Asia for young journalists

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

The Asia New Zealand Foundation is offering three journalism internships at Asia-based news media organisations. Applications are now open for the two or three month long internships which are to be undertaken in 2010.

The three host media organisations are the Philippine Star in Manila, CNBC Asia in Singapore and the International Herald Tribune in Hong Kong.

The Philippine Star is an influential daily English language broadsheet that is circulated nationally. It was founded in 1986 and owned by PhilSTAR Daily Inc. An intern would be required to carry out news writing and sub-editing.

CNBC Asia is an Asian business news network based in Singapore and Sydney with bureaus in Hong Kong and Tokyo. It is a subsidiary of NBC Universal. An intern would be expected to edit video content, research stories and assist in the live broadcast of programmes. The successful candidate would be expected to have an interest in finance and business issues.

The International Herald Tribune is an international English language newspaper owned by the New York Times Company. Its Hong Kong bureau operates as an editorial and production office for its network of Asia correspondents. An intern would be required to undertake the roles of photo researcher and sub-editor.

Note that the internships are unpaid. The Asia New Zealand Foundation will provide $NZ5000 to cover return flights with the balance to go to accommodation and other expenses. Participants will be generally responsible for their own travel, insurance, accommodation and living expenses during the internships.

Candidates must be enrolled in a current journalism course or be graduate journalists who have undertaken and passed a journalism course of study in the past three years. They must also be under 28 years of age and New Zealand passport holders. They must be currently based in New Zealand.

Applicants will need to provide the following:

  • A covering letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Copies of work
  • Supporting letter from editor or journalism tutor

The deadline for applications is October 30.


Contact Charles Mabbett
Telephone: + 64 4 470 8701


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