Asia internships for young journalists
The Asia New Zealand Foundation offers New Zealand journalism graduates and newly qualified journalists the opportunity to take up internships at news organisations in Asia.
The internships range from six weeks to three months in length, and you can negotiate the timing with the host media organisation.
The next round of internships will be advertised in late 2013.
Where are the internships?
We have four internships available, at The Philippine Star in Manila, the International Herald Tribune in Hong Kong, CNBC Asia in Singapore and Korea JoongAng Daily in Seoul.
The Philippine Star
The Philippine Star is an influential daily English language broadsheet that is circulated nationally. 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. 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.
This internship is only suitable for journalism graduates who have just completed their studies.
International Herald Tribune
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 expected to research stories and help out on the photo desk.
Korea JoongAng Daily
Korea JoongAng Daily is the English language version of JoongAng Ilbo, published in Seoul, South Korea.
The intern would be expected to assist with copy-editing and write features using their own story ideas. Korea JoongAng Daily will host the intern for about six weeks, between March and June or September and November 2013.
What's covered by the internships?
The Foundation will provide NZ $5,000 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.
Note: The internships are unpaid.
Applicants 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
- New Zealand passport holders
- currently based in New Zealand.
How to apply
To apply, you will need to provide:
- a covering letter outlining why you wish to undertake this particular internship or internships, and why you feel you would be suitable
- your CV
- copies of work
- a supporting letter from editor or journalism tutor.
Preference will be given to candidates who are based in New Zealand at the time of application.
Please note: If you're submitting your application by post, please provide three copies of all documents.
Send applications to:
Asia New Zealand Foundation media adviser
PO Box 10 144
Telephone: + 64 4 470 8701
The Foundation also supports Massey University journalism graduates to undertake internships at Shanghai Daily, The Phnom Penh Post and the Deccan Herald, and AUT University journalism graduates to undertake internships at the Jakarta Globe and China Daily Online.
- Massey University website - journalism scholarships to Asia
- AUT website - information about Asia Journalism Internships
Journalism students can also apply for the ACICIS Journalism Practicum Programme in Jakarta.