Paid Journalism Internship at The Economist

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The Economist is seeking applicants for two paid fellowships in America. Each fellow will spend six months as a journalist working with the New York and Washington bureaus, writing articles about politics and policy in the United States. Previous experience in journalism is not necessary, but applicants should possess a love of writing, inquiry and debate. The deadline is on 30 October 2020.

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Opportunity of an internship for young journalists

The Economist is an international weekly newspaper that focuses on current affairs, international business, politics, and technology. Based in London, England, the newspaper is owned by The Economist Group, with core editorial offices in the United States, as well as across major cities in continental Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The newspaper has a prominent focus on data journalism and analysis over original reporting.

Applicants should submit an original unpublished article of up to 600 words suitable for publication in The Economist’s United States section, along with an updated resume. Of these, the most important is the original article, which should demonstrate analytical rigour and wit. Candidates will be shortlisted based on their submitted work. The anticipated start date is 4 January 2020 with a monthly remuneration of about $3,000.

The deadline is on 30 October 2020.

 

Main criteria

To apply, applicants should submit an original unpublished article of up to 600 words suitable for publication in The Economist’s United States section, along with an updated resume. Of these, the most important is the original article, which should demonstrate analytical rigor and wit.

Applicants should send their article and CV to americanfellowship@economist.com. Previous journalism experience is not required.

Find out more about the internship at The Economist. 

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