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Train with the world’s largest international multimedia news agency; work with seasoned reporters and editors; prove yourself in fast-paced newsrooms around the world.
The Reuters Global Journalism Internships offer talented students and graduates an opportunity to learn and shine in our bureaus internationally.
The paid internships are a crash course in hands-on business, political and general news reporting. Every intern will report to a senior editor and be assigned a journalist mentor to provide advice and guidance during the summer. They’re expected to write regularly and deliver in-depth stories during their assignment.
Interns will receive several days of formal training before they start work, focused on writing skills, journalism ethics and basic financial knowledge. They may also be able to take advantage of other, regularly scheduled training opportunities during the summer, depending on where they’re based.
Interns who excel may be considered for other opportunities, including the Reuters Journalism Program or junior reporting roles. The intensive Journalism Program, which begins every September in New York, London and Singapore, offers nine months of training and leads into a staff job if required standards are met.
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Interviews and half-day selection process: January - April
Internships start: June - August
BA Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Magdalen College, Oxford
MS Business and Economics Journalism, Boston University
MS Journalism, Columbia University, U.S.
MA International Journalism, Cardiff University
During my internship, I pitched for and secured high profile guests for our online financial video programs. I also went out on interviews, helping presenters prepare and talking with the guests, including world-renowned hedge fund managers, about their opinions on the financial issues of the day.
The training I received on the various different software Thomson Reuters uses, as well as on journalistic ethics and sourcing meant that I could hit the ground running on day one.
I am currently research assistant to the editor of Reuters Breakingviews. I conduct research for topical articles, mainly on global finance and the political economy. I also write the ‘context news’ section, an outline of the background to each article, which appears on the Breakingviews website.
“In this type of work instead of having weeks to get your head around complex political and financial concepts, you have hours, or sometimes minutes.”
Boston, MA, U.S.
I started my career with financial firms in New York and Washington, DC, but then went back to school for journalism. My experience as a summer intern at Thomson Reuters – the stories I covered, the contacts I made and the reporting and writing I produced – was key to bridging the gap from school to full time journalist and instrumental in my being hired full time by the company after graduation. Now I have taken a lead role for reporting general news in and around Boston and New England since the launch of the Thomson Reuters domestic news service.
“Every day brings unexpected challenges.”
It might be chasing breaking news of a train crash or following controversial bills in state houses or landing interviews for feature stories. I am constantly learning about new topics, new issues, and nationwide trends.
Thomson Reuters is a respected company in the field of journalism. I'm proud to be working for and contributing to such a top-notch firm, with colleagues who have unmatched experience and integrity.
New York, NY, U.S.
“I started as an intern, and received good training to start my career. I also established a network of mentors that I've consulted with during my time here.”
I now work as a journalist covering the oil industry. I've worked on the New York energy team for about three years. Before I started, I knew very little about oil. It's been a challenge to learn about this market which has such a profound influence on everyday life.
The oil industry is notoriously insular and opaque. It can be a challenge to get information and it takes time to develop the trust of trade sources. When oil prices rose to a record high above $147 a barrel, I did a series of stories on how oil prices were affecting the lives of Americans ranging from taxi drivers to the military to schoolchildren. I enjoy making these connections between industry and the individual.
In my spare time, I like to take photographs, one of which is currently part of an HIV-awareness billboard campaign in Harlem, New York.
Following a summer as a financial journalism intern and a short spell freelancing on the sports desk, I joined the London government bonds team on a permanent basis. I started here during one of the most significant crises in the eurozone's history. It has been a baptism by fire, but a fantastic experience being at the center of the story driving global financial markets. The editorial operation has such a strong reputation;
“it is an ideal environment to learn the trade with experienced professionals all around.”
As a journalist, the Thomson Reuters name opens doors that would otherwise be firmly shut.
There is a constant need to expand and develop my knowledge of financial markets to understand complicated ideas and express them clearly for readers. Working under intense time pressure is one of the more challenging aspects of this job.
The internship set me up well for this role by giving me a taste of just what was required to work in editorial and the high standards colleagues and clients expect. The opportunity to make contacts during the internship helped me to find a permanent opportunity.