Media
internships


The Asia New Zealand Foundation supports New Zealand journalism student graduates and working journalists to intern at news organisations in Asia.

About Media internships

The internships range from six weeks to three months in length, and you can negotiate the timing with the host media organisation.

The Foundation is not calling for media internship applications at present. Please subscribe to the Asia Media Centre’s Asia Digest to be notified when opportunities become available.

Jakarta Globe intern Charlotte Greenfield describes her time in Jakarta and what she took away from the experience

Eligibility

To be eligible to undertake a media internship, you must be:

  • enrolled in a current journalism course or be graduate journalists who has undertaken and passed a journalism course of study OR be able to demonstrate a track record in journalism (i.e. interviewing others for news articles)
  • a New Zealand passport holder or permanent resident
  • based in New Zealand.

What's covered

The Foundation will provide between NZ$6000-$8000 to cover return flights, with the balance going to accommodation and other expenses. The exact grant value is dependent on the length and location of the internship.

Interns are expected to contribute about $500 towards living expenses.

Participants will generally be responsible for arranging their flights, travel insurance, accommodation and living expenses during the internships, using the grant funds provided.

Note: The internships are unpaid.

Terms and conditions

Participants are required to keep in touch with the Asia New Zealand Foundation during the course of their internship and are required to provide formal narrative and financial reports.

Foundation grantees are expected provide reports on their experience, including a 500-600 word article to appear i=on the Foundation's website, and to seek opportunities to share their experience on their return to New Zealand, and to remain engaged with the Asia New Zealand Foundation.

Sharing your experience is an important part of this initiative as it enlightens others about developments in Asia, and demonstrates the work of the Asia New Zealand Foundation. All participants will be required to agree to our standard terms and conditions for Asia New Zealand Foundation funding recipients.

How to apply

The Foundation is not calling for media internship applications at present. Please subscribe to the Asia Media Centre’s Asia Digest to be notified when opportunities become available.

Selection process

Candidates will be shortlisted by a panel consisting of Foundation staff and external media experts. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by telephone.

The host media organisation in Asia may want to conduct an additional interview.