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    By Aniket Pande
    18 Nov'22  4 min read
    Internships For Aspiring Journalists
    Synopsis

    Journalism is one of the four pillars that holds the spirit of democracy upright. For some it’s just a job, while for many it’s a calling. If you’re looking forward to sharpen your research skills, writing skills, and report on news that matters, then you have landed on the right page. Careers360 has listed internships with India’s leading daily and weekly newspapers and magazines.

    Internships For Aspiring Journalists
    Synopsis

    Journalism is one of the four pillars that holds the spirit of democracy upright. For some it’s just a job, while for many it’s a calling. If you’re looking forward to sharpen your research skills, writing skills, and report on news that matters, then you have landed on the right page. Careers360 has listed internships with India’s leading daily and weekly newspapers and magazines.

    Journalism is the art of writing and reporting for print and other media. Sharing unbiased news or information with the masses so that they can formulate their stand on any subject is the true objective of journalism. Its close association with the socio-political power dynamics of the world makes journalism a powerful tool and an important medium of expression.

    With rapid globalisation and advances in technology, now journalists can reach the world with their stories. Students aspiring for journalism have a bright future ahead of them provided they are ready to put in the effort to learn skills that improve their craft.

    The ability to differentiate between the news, information and knowledge comes from working closely with some of the best journalists in the field. Internships offer this necessary exposure. In this article, we list four internship opportunities for journalism enthusiasts.

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    1. The Caravan: A Journal of Politics & Culture

    Started by Delhi Press Group, The Caravan is a long-form narrative magazine reporting extensively on politics, society, arts and culture. The Caravan will offer you an opportunity to work with an independent, opinionated and talented team of journalists.

    Enthusiastic students, freshers and young professionals are given the opportunity to intern here. It's a full-time, 11 am to 7 pm role based out of their Delhi office. You will be working Monday to Saturday and get a stipend as well.

    Positions you could apply for:

    • Editorial Internship Programme

    • Editorial Management Internship Programme

    • Photo Research Internship

    • Internship Programme In Business Relationship

    • Design Internship

    • Research Internship Programme

    • Social Media Internship Programme

    How To Apply:

    • Fill out the application form on caravan.in

    1. The Hindu

    Headquartered in Chennai, The Hindu started as a weekly in 1878 and by 1889 it became a daily. It has a wide readership of almost 23 lakh people.

    An internship at The Hindu, gives you exposure to stories of national and international importance. As an intern, you have a good chance of getting a byline if you have impeccable research and language skills.

    The internship period is for a month with no stipend. Extensive research, writing and reporting skills that you earn during your internship make it worthwhile all the efforts that you put in.

    How To Apply:

    • Write to the resident editor of your city OR get in touch with HR via call. Visit ‘Contact Us’ on their website for details.

    • You might have to clear the writing test and interview before you get selected for the internship.

    • Read up on current affairs, know your subjects and be articulate to clear the interview.

    Also Read: Content Writing Internships: A Way To Master Writing Skills

    1. Indian Express

    It was founded by Shri Ramnath Goenka in 1932 when India’s struggle for freedom was at its peak. Like its competitors the media house follows a strong independent reporting policy.

    The Sunday Express adds to the beauty of Indian Express with stories related to people, entertainment, books, technology and business. Prominent columnists offer their opinions on the highlights of the week in The Sunday Express. Their lifestyle magazine EYE, touches the topics related to travel, art, media, fitness, films, personalities, social behaviour and personalities every weekend.

    How To Apply:

    • Email your CV with a cover letter explaining your desire to intern with the Editorial and Reporting Team

    • Click on ‘Contact Us’ on their website for email id

    1. The Times of India

    With more than 4 million daily circulations, The Times of India is India’s popular English newspaper. The newspaper brings out authentic stories delivered by talented and well-acclaimed journalists. An opportunity to be associated with such an esteemed newspaper driving a positive impact on the society would be empowering for the interns.

    If you do sign up to intern with the editorial teams, you would be working under the guidance of senior journalists who will introduce and guide you through the practical aspect of things.

    How To Apply:

    • Use LinkedIn to connect with TOI HR or Employees who could refer you

    • Search for TOI-related internships on internshala.com

    • You can also try writing to the resident editor of your city. Email is mentioned in the editorial section of the newspaper

    • Have a resume, know your subject, and stay up to date on current affairs to ace the interview

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    Above mentioned internships will help you get better at research, writing, and reporting. You’ll also learn the methods of collecting information by getting on the field research. Internships will give you a lot of exposure, build your network and help you land job opportunities with prestigious companies.

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