Wanted highly motivated travel writer to intern at Chilean-based media group
Do you want to be a travel or culture writer? Start your career in Santiago and find out why Lonely Planet listed this city among its top ten to visit in 2012. You’ll be working for an emerging media group, contracted to write English content for some of the country’s top travel websites and industry groups.
Schedules are flexible, though interns are expected to complete around five articles per week. You will be assigned articles to begin with, but eventually you be allowed to pitch your own story ideas. We are looking for highly motivated and independent interns who will make contact with event organizers and tour operators, get into the field, conduct interviews and take photos.What you will get out of it
: What you get out of this program will depend on what you put in. Highly motivated interns might land backstage passes to music festivals, interview famous artists and Chileans or go on guided tours in one of the diverse regions of Chile . While we can not guarantee a job at the end of your internship, new positions often emerge in the company, and promising interns are our first priority to fill those roles. All interns will have the chance to build a portfolio of published work and obtain a letter of reference.Requirements
: An intermediate level of Spanish is required, and a high standard of written English is a must. Prior writing or journalism experience is welcome, but not essential.Length of time
: The internship runs for four months. We are looking to take on the first suitable candidate, and encourage interested parties to apply immediately.Application
: To apply, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
THE SANTIAGO TIMES IS CURRENTLY SEEKING FULL-TIME AND PART-TIME INTERNS TO START IMMEDIATELY. INTERESTED CANDIDATES MUST SPECIFY START DATES TO BE CONSIDERED.
The Santiago Times offers editorial internships to select qualified applicants throughout the year. All positions are based in Santiago, Chile. There is also an option to intern in Puerto Montt.
Although internships are unpaid, each intern receives the opportunity to improve his or her reporting skills across cultural and language barriers on the streets of Santiago. The Santiago Times accepts both native English and Spanish speakers as reporting is often done in Spanish and the writing is in English.
Past interns have covered big news stories such as the San José mine collapse in 2010, the student protests for national education reform in 2011 and the Aysén social movement in 2012. We've sent reporters to the Valparaíso Cerro Abajo downhill mountain bike race, Lollapalooza Chile, La Moneda presidential palace, the National Rodeo Championship and more. Interns have also interviewed a variety of figures in Chile, including Public Works Minister Laurence Golborne, Sundance Film winner Andrés Wood, musical acts such as The Rapture and more.
Interns have also used their opportunities at The Santiago Times to freelance for a variety of publications, including the World Policy Journal, The Economist and the Huffington Post.
Interns are responsible for following local Chilean outlets, pitching story ideas, translating and aggregating local Chilean news, conducting interviews, reporting stories.
Interns are needed for the following positions:
- A high intermediate level of Spanish and English
- Interest in Latin America, specifically in politics, human rights, business and economics, and environment
- Background in journalism with published clips is preferred
- Advanced communication skills with particular strength in writing
- Financial sufficiency to cover living expenses (An estimated US$700/month can be expected)
- Part-time and time-frame exceptions may be made (especially for undergraduate and graduate students in Chile), however this must be specified on the application, and a minimum and regular time commitment is still required
- Multimedia Interns must bring their own equipment (DSLR camera, external harddrive, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Photoshop, audio equipment, etc)Application
To apply, please send cover letter, resume, application, and three samples of published clips/links to published clips to email@example.com
Term 1 Jan. – April (Chilean summer)
Term 2 March – July (Chilean fall semester)
Term 3 May – Aug. (U.S./U.K. summer)
Term 4 Aug. – Dec. (Chilean spring semester)
**Internship Selection Timeline** (subject to change)
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