Posted On: January 10, 2013

Journalism Internship

Media Organization: Al Jazeera English

Company Description

Drawing on the legacy of the groundbreaking Al Jazeera Arabic channel, Al Jazeera English (AJE) was launched on November 15, 2006 to more than 80 million households worldwide. The 24-hour news and current affairs channel, is the first international English-language news channel to broadcast across the globe from the Middle East. Al Jazeera English’s global footprint continues to grow and now broadcasts to more than 250 million households on 6 continents in more than 100 countries.

Unlike other international channels, Al Jazeera English’s broadcast shifts as the world turns providing the most comprehensive and contextual news coverage. Al Jazeera English’s mission is to provide independent, impartial news for an international audience and to offer a voice to a diversity of perspectives from under-reported regions.

In addition, the channel aims to balance the information flow between the South and the North. The channel of reference for the Middle East and Africa, AJE has unique access to some of the world’s most troubled and controversial locations. AJE’s determination and ability to accurately reflect the truth on the ground in regions torn by conflict and poverty has set our content apart.

Job Description

Al Jazeera English is seeking two interns in our New York and United Nations bureaus. The intern will help produce live interviews, news packages and feature stories.

Responsibilities include research, pitching stories, attending press conferences, and helping with anything in the field. Other duties include technical tasks such as logging tape, researching archival footage, coordinating transmissions of tape to other bureaus, and limited administrative work. Interest in international news is a must.

The position is part-time for 3 months. Hours are flexible and will vary depending on intern availability and news of the day, but a normal day begins at 9am and ends at 5pm. Interns will work at the UN office and/or the NY office.

2013 Dates

Internship: Mon March 18, 2013 – Saturday, June 1, 2013
Intern processing timeline:
January 8, 2013 – spring applications are released
January 15, 2013– spring applications due
February 2, 2013- spring acceptance notifications go out

Summer Internship Dates:
June 15, 2013 – August 15th, 2013

Intern processing timeline:
April 1, 2013 – summer applications are released
April 15,2013– summer Applications due
May 2, 2013 - summer acceptance notifications go out

Fall Internship Dates:
September 16, 2013 - December 1, 2013
Intern processing timeline:
April 1, 2013 – fall applications are released
April 15,2013– fall Applications due
May 2, 2013 - fall acceptance notifications go out

The intern does not have to be eligible for credit, but must legally be able to work in the US.

To Apply

Please email resume and cover letter to both of the following emails to get on our application list: