The Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism is offering two paid, one-month internships to final year journalism students or journalism graduates who completed their degrees in the last year. Internships must be completed between May 2019 and February 2020.
If you are interested in health and social justice reporting, and have good critical thinking skills as well as a strong academic record, this internship could be for you.
Housed within the Mail & Guardian, Bhekisisa focuses on solutions-based journalism whether as part of narrative writing or analytic pieces.
We aim to produce stories that tell our readers what’s happening, why it’s happening and what can be done to solve problems. We value creative angles and enterprise reporting.
Successful candidates will be mentored by our team and report to our deputy editor.
The candidate should have strong news instincts with an interest in health and social justice.
Although the internship will focus on basic reporting, candidates should have a desire to eventually explore narrative and feature writing.
The person should have a better-than-average grasp of the English language, and should be reliable, open to feedback and be able to work independently as well as manage their time effectively.
Required qualifications and skills
Prospective candidates must be final year journalism students at a university or journalism students studying towards an honours journalism degree. Students must be available to complete the one-month internship between May 2019 and February 2020.
Application deadline: Rolling. Applications will be accessed as they are received.
Students must send the following as part of their application to firstname.lastname@example.org
Short-listed candidates will be expected to complete a timed, written test and will be interviewed by our staff. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
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Interested in health and social justice reporting and willing to put in the hours to do it? This internship might be for you.
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