About the Host Organisation
This print media organisation is one of the top five most-widely read English newspapers in India. In a short 33 years, it has become the largest cirulated English broadsheet newspaper in Eastern India with around one million readers daily. The newspaper offers a range of national, international and business news but in particular is noted for its extensive coverage of Indian foreign policy.
About the Internship
The intern is expected to be an active member of the metro team and lifestyle supplement news team by coming up with story ideas for news reports and features, as well as providing a vital research support for the teams. Specifically, the intern will work on stories involving food, wine, music, films, sports and arts & crafts, thus enabling them to become accustomed to the vibrant culture of India.
The intern may also have the opportunity to write on the Sunday travel section of the newspaper, describing their experience in India as well as a chance to give advice to fellow travellers.
What We Are Looking For
For this internship, we are looking for a penultimate or final year student, graduate or post-graduate who must meet the following requirements:
• Clear writing skills
• Strong research skills
• Good team working skills
• Ability to create and develop news reports and features
• Ability to work to tight deadlines
• Independent worker who is self-accountable, self-motivated and self-driven
• Knowledge of social media channels
What You Will Gain
The internship will give you the opportunity to gain:
- First-hand experience of working in a busy newsroom
- Learn the basics of reporting and how to write for an Indian readership
- Develop your understanding of the operations of a newspaper and will have the opportunity to learn from experienced journalists in a dynamic and cosmopolitan team
These vital skills and knowledge will no doubt, pave the way for a very successful foreign correspondent and journalism career.
Your Internship Location
Kolkata (Calcutta) is India’s second biggest city and locally known as India’s intellectual and cultural capital. It boasts dynamic new-town suburbs with grand shopping malls whilst retaining the traditional colonial-era architecture, horse racetracks and some of India’s finest golf courses. The former capital of British India is regarded as the friendlier of the metropolises and is the ideal place to experience the mild, fruity tang of Bengali cuisine.
Interning with Pave allows you to participate in one of the fastest growing and most dynamic economies in the world, India! India is the second most populous country, the world’s largest democracy and a rapidly emerging economy primed for even further growth. Immense opportunity for professional development awaits you as companies seek to expand into new markets, strengthen their communications strategies and scale their businesses.