News Decoder is looking for an intellectually curious and ambitious young person from one of News Decoder’s partner schools to join our team as an intern in 2021. The individual must be currently enrolled at one of our partner schools or a recent graduate of the school. 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 partner with schools around the world to teach media literacy and journalistic skills that broaden students’ 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.
News Decoder is an integral partner to schools committed to fulfilling the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal of global citizenship education. Our innovative educational services are designed to teach students 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.
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:
- Enrolled at one of News Decoder’s partner schools or holds a high school diploma from a partner school
- 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
- 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 candidates at any of our partner schools. No French is required for this position.
Please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.