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  • Reuters Global Journalism Internships

    Multiple Global Locations

    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.

    Download a flyer regarding the program in Asia.

    Download a flyer regarding the program in Europe.

    Download a flyer regarding the program in North America.

    Are You a Good Fit?

    • You are a student or recent graduate who is passionate about news and a quick learner.
    • You have a strong academic record in journalism, economics, business, law, accounting, languages or computer science.
    • You have journalism experience.
    • You are fluent in English and possess excellent writing and communication skills.
    • You have good mathematics skills.
    • You have the legal right to work in the country where you have chosen to apply.
    • Advanced skills in other languages - particularly Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Mandarin, German - are an asset.

    Internships Available

    • Asia - About eight weeks: Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Beijing (6 positions)
    • Europe - Six weeks: London (6 positions)
    • North America - 10 weeks: (10 positions). Available in New York City, Washington D.C., Toronto, Sao Paulo and Mexico City.

    How Do You Apply?

    Apply online.

    Applications accepted:

    • Asia - January 2 - March 31, 2014
    • Europe - January 2 - March 31, 2014
    • North America - October 1 - December 1, 2013

    Interviews and half-day selection process: January - April

    Internships start: June - August

    Apply to the Reuters Global Journalism Internships
  • Student Stories

    Christine

    London, UK

    A media blitz

    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.

    Internship training

    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.

    Quick thinking

    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.

    Lauren

    Boston, MA, U.S.

    A newsworthy career change

    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.

    Breaking news and interviews

    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.

    Respected company and colleagues

    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.

    Rebekah

    Rebekah

    New York, NY, U.S.

    An intern with energy

    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.

    Clarity out of complexity

    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.

    A different view

    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.

    William

    London, UK

    Immediate immersion

    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.

    Making it clear for clients

    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.

    Interns obtain real-world experience

    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.

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