Journalism Internship Opportunity (Expired)
Applicants are requested to send
an updated CV, including all contact information and details of any blog, Twitter or Flickr accounts
a covering email or attached letter explaining why they want to do this internship
a minimum of 2 articles written since Jan 2010
to [email protected] . Please put Journalism Internship in subject line.
Journalism Internship at Hibr.me!
Hibr is an innovative youth-driven alternative media outlet that engages individuals, community organizations, schools, universities, and companies around Lebanon in building public awareness on critical social, economic, environmental and public-interest issues.
Hibr believes that everybody can and should be a contributor to the media, and works to empower and support non-professional “citizen” journalists to contribute stories, information, ideas, and observations.
We aim to foster a strong sense of community engagement, critical observation and critical thinking, and encourage independent content creation on critical issues.
The Hibr team work out of AltCity, a media / tech / social impact collaboration space in Hamra, Beirut. Hibr and AltCity are sister organizations, and all interns will become part of the one Hibr/AltCity family.
Hibr.me is totally independent of any political or sectarian group or movement.
A Hibr intern’s responsibilities might include:
Proofreading, fact checking and editing submissions to hibr.me
Uploading articles to Hibr.me
Uploading photos to Hibr’s Flickr account
Promoting new articles on Twitter and Facebook
Helping manage Hibr’s social media accounts
Providing photos, illustrations or other images to accompany your articles
Researching article ideas for contributors & keeping track of them using Google Docs
Coordinating with writers about article ideas
Providing one-on-one guidance to writers
Researching upcoming cultural and civil society events in Lebanon & uploading to Hibr.me’s listings
Managing the the Hibr.me event listings
Being willing and enthusiastic to get involved in all aspects of Hibr
Participating in developing specific project ideas
Interns will also become part of the AltCity family, and therefore may get involved in:
Workshops/events at AltCity
Contributing to the AltCity e-newsletter
Assisting the AltCity team in other related media tasks
Exact tasks will be decided with the intern following interview.
Interns receive continuous guidance and training. If required, you will be trained in new media skills.
Native Arabic OR native English speaker with sound grasp of grammar and spelling
Good knowledge of other language (Arabic/English) an advantage
Undergraduate degree in Journalism, Communication Studies, International Relations, International Development or related field
1-2 years of communications/media experience (including journalistic writing online or offline, photography, editing)
Web-savvy, including knowledge of social media tools
Enthusiasm to learn
Interns must be able to commit to a minimum of 3 months part time (15-20 hours/week). Please note that the internship is unpaid.
Start date: as soon as possible
Deadline for applications: rolling deadline