Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Spring Research Internship in Washington Bureau of Asharq Al-Awsat Newspaper

Asharq al-Awsat is an Arabic international newspaper headquartered in London. Asharq Al-Awsat covers events through a network of bureaus and correspondents throughout the Arab World, Europe, United States, and Asia. The Asharq Al-Awsat intern supports journalists and reporters by conducting political research, reaching out to congress members and U.S. officials to set up interviews and preparing questions for said interviews, shadowing reporters, taking videos, preparing for roundtable discussions with researchers and replying to emails. Interns should come to the office twice a week. will work on a wide variety assignments such as assigning with press conference, story coverage, researching and providing information for new articles as well as setting up interviews are researching the interviewee. 

Job Qualifications
  • Undergraduate students pursuing degrees in journalism, government and politics, Middle Eastern studies, communication, or a related field. 
  • Able to work in the country you are applying for. 
  • Able demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Good knowledge of professional writing and ability to draft professional emails.
  • Work effectively with a team.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and prioritize workload.

Years of Experience Required

Employment Type
Internship/ Unpaid. 

This internship will be beneficial to students who want to learn about journalism and political coverage of the U.S. administration. They will have the chance to learn about Middle Eastern conflicts and perspectives. They will have the opportunity to interact with U.S. officials and make a lot of connections. Hard-working, ambitious students should thrive in this internship. 

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, transcript and list of references to Ms. Heba El Koudsy Helal, Washing Bureau Chief, Application deadline is January 25. Internship begins late January or early February.