Enrollment: Round the year
We have three different levels of internship in journalism within our program which covers basic learning to professional journalism.
1. Journalism internship for beginners:
Those people who want to start their career in the life of journalism or any other field of mass communication we will provide basic guideline to identifying issues, doing interview and news writing. Interns can write stories for the newspapers, online portal or magazine of their home country as well as the Nepali media. We distribute their articles via email to the Nepali media, which they may use for free of cost. The students should have good writing skills in English language.
We regularly organize cultural tours and discussion program in our office where interns can participate and can develop stories. Interns/volunteers will have the opportunity to go to the rallies, sit-in programs, and political demonstrations as well as to participate in the academic discussion program like conferences, interaction program, seminars etc. We encourage them to write stories for our news portal too.
2. Program for freelance journalist
Those people who are experienced in the field of journalism but are not in any assignment can, also join our program. We will help them to identify interesting issues that may attract the attention of the editor of any media. They can do research and send story outline to different media which might be made into a contract by the editor.
One to five months 'Intensive Freelance Journalism Internship' provides interested students or volunteers an opportunity to explore & work with Nepal’s great culture, beauty, people and media outlets. Our program consists of 4 main components:
In this program experienced journalists coordinate, make regular assignments, work plan and facilitate them to develop stories and articles.
Students/volunteers will be informed about daily happenings and coordinators/journalist will take them to the field. We will gather stories and articles and distribute them to the related media eg: National Dailies like The Kathmandu Post, The Rising Nepal, My Republica, The Himalayan Times etc.
Under this program students can explore issues, do research and collect information themselves in a similar environment to the newsroom of news papers.
Students can share problems faced during the time of identifying issues and research, and collecting information in our regular meetings with journalists will help to enhance your knowledge in a practical way.
3. Journalism with local media:
Nepali media still need experienced journalists. Experienced journalists who want to utilize his/her time volunteering in Nepali media, we will arrange placement of them in different National Daily News Papers, online news portals and magazines.
For this internship, applicants need to send their updated CV at least one month prior to joining the program and we will send it to the editor of concerned newspapers.
We will take interviews and test your ability of writing news, language skills etc. After this we will decide whether they are fit to send work to news media or magazines.
This is a time bound placement (you will need to dedicate time for it in all 6 working days) and a much skill-requiring job so we encourage you to apply only if you are an experienced journalist.
When to apply: Throughout the year. You can apply in all seasons. Applications for journalism internships are accepted for summer, fall, spring and winter.
Publications and Media Positions:
1. Publications: Daily, weekly, bi-weekly and monthly publications. Newspapers and magazines are listed below.
2. TV Stations: Nepal Television, Kantipur Television, Channel Nepal, Image Channel.
Position: Reporting, Editing and Photography. Interns/volunteers go into the field as assignment reporters, covering stories or photo stories around the country. Interns/volunteer can work at the news desk, or can work as an assistant editor.
You will not receive payment for your work with any publication or in the media, or for any photos.
Work Week: Sunday-Friday
Working Hours: You will work 5-7 hours per day, depending on publication type and assignment. Hours may vary with each assignment. (Intern/volunteer can work part time or full time depending on their level of interest.)
Vacancies: Internship positions are usually available throughout the year.
Rights to article or stories: Interns retain all rights to their write ups. However, your assigned publication reserves the right to use your stories and article.