The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) seeks a paid intern for a writing, research and administrative position for our programs department.
The intern will primarily work with staffers who run the
International Journalists’ Network and the ICFJ Knight Fellowships . The internship is a great opportunity to gain experience in social media outreach and to report and publish clips that focus on the latest tools, trends and innovations in journalism around the world.
The intern will also help report and write about ongoing projects led by ICFJ Knight Fellows, who are working to advance media innovation in more than a dozen countries. In addition to writing, video editing, interviewing and research duties, the internship is a great opportunity to build foundational experience in how international journalism programs are run through tasks that may involve coordinating travel logistics, maintaining databases, tracking finances, monitoring and evaluating projects and other tasks.
Assist with social media outreach via Twitter, Facebook and other social media accounts. Report, write and produce articles about global media trends and the ICFJ Knight Fellows, to be published on IJNet.org and/or ICFJ.org
Cover media conferences and panel discussions
Film and edit videos
Assist in tracking ICFJ Knight and IJNet impact
Assist in conducting program evaluations and writing funder reports
Provide administrative support (processing invoices, etc.) as needed
Intern must be enrolled in a degree-granting program or be a recent graduate
Demonstrated interest and knowledge of journalism
Experience producing video
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Keen research and analytical skills
Ability to take initiative and be a self-starter
Ability to manage multiple tasks on a deadline
Proficiency in either Arabic, Persian, Spanish, Russian or Chinese a bonus
The internship would be 35 hours per week; preference given to those who can make a six-month commitment . This internship is based in Washington, D.C.
How to apply
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Applicants should submit a resume, brief cover letter, two writing samples and two sample story pitches for IJNet, to https://www.tfaforms.com/4626709 .
Only complete applications will be considered.