News Decoder

2021 Internships

Internship summary

News Decoder is looking for an intellectually curious and ambitious young person to join our team as an intern in 2021. The successful candidate will have an enthusiasm for learning new skills in a start-up environment and helping out where needed. The successful candidate must be able to commit to at least two months with us and willing to work at least 10 hours per week.

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 not-for-profit is registered and headquartered in Paris, France, but we operate a global platform and support virtual work arrangements. We are looking for an intern to join our team for a two to four-month term.

The role

A News Decoder intern supports the News Decoder team in a variety of ways, and the challenges can change on a dime — writing stories, developing our annual podcast series, conducting research, building our audience on social media 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, strong interpersonal skills and a “can do” attitude.


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
  • A courteous manner
  • Intellectually curious
  • A self-starter
  • A “can do” attitude and 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 cover letter and resume to Please note that we are not able to contact everyone who applies. You can expect to hear from us if we are interested in scheduling 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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