2022 Internships

Internship summary

News Decoder is looking for an intellectually curious and ambitious intern to join our team in 2022. The successful candidate will have an enthusiasm for learning new skills in a start-up environment and helping out where needed. We are looking for an intern who can commit to at least 10 hours per week for two to four months.

About News Decoder

News Decoder is a global educational news service for young people. We teach journalistic and media literacy skills that broaden young people’s knowledge of global issues and make them better global citizens. Our educational services include workshops, global webinars, e-learning courses and publication of multimedia content by experienced journalists and youth. 

Our innovative educational services are designed to teach young people how to think critically about global issues, challenge assumptions, separate fact from opinion, consider conflicting viewpoints, identify solutions and communicate clearly and impartially.

Our non-profit is registered and headquartered in Paris, France. We operate a global platform with team members and correspondents based around the world. 

The role

Interns support the News Decoder team in a variety of ways. Internship activities may include writing stories for our website, managing our social media community, developing our student podcast, conducting research and helping with administrative tasks. Given the diversity of the role, some of the key qualities we look for in interns are intellectual curiosity, flexibility, reliability, interpersonal skills and a “can do” attitude.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have the following key qualifications:

Education and Experience:

  • Holds a high school diploma or is a student enrolled at one of News Decoder’s partner schools
  • Summer work or volunteer experience at a company, school or non-profit
  • Experience writing articles a plus
  • Experience producing audio and video content a plus
  • Social media savvy a plus

Key Competencies:

  • Strong English communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a courteous manner to interact with students, faculty, donors and journalists
  • Intellectually curious
  • Reliable, flexible, and self-motivated to work independently
  • A “can do” attitude with a willingness to tackle a range of responsibilities

News Decoder supports virtual work arrangements and welcomes applications from young people based anywhere in the world. No French is required for this position.

To apply

Please send a resume and cover letter describing your interest and goals for the internship to info@news-decoder.com. Due to the volume of applications, we are only able to respond to applicants invited for an interview.

There’s always something new going on, and there’s never a moment of boredom. I get to work on different projects week to week, and this has given me so much insight into the journalism, business and legal aspects of running an online publication and educational resource. In my first two weeks, I’ve written for the News Decoder blog, I’ve worked on privacy matters and a whole bunch more.

Angela Gu

A 2020 News Decoder intern

From the get-go I was included in all the behind-the-scenes at News Decoder and truly felt as if I was part of the team. Nelson, Savannah and Lauren encouraged me to ask questions, make suggestions and be involved in the decision-making. I wrote articles, took part in webinars and helped organize the Storytelling contest. Though I often had to step out of my comfort zone, I know I’m the better for it.
Dylan Carlson Sirvent

A 2020 News Decoder intern

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