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Reuters seeks journalism students for 'crash course'

Reuters is seeking a dozen journalism students for a brief "crash course" in its London, Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Beijing bureaus.

The company says the summer internships of six to eight weeks “are a crash course in hands-on business, political and general news reporting. Every intern will report to a senior editor and be assigned a journalist mentor to provide advice and guidance. They are expected to write regularly and deliver in-depth stories during their assignment.”

Interns will receive several days of formal training before they start work, focused on writing skills, journalism ethics and basic financial knowledge. They may also be able to take advantage of other, regularly scheduled training opportunities during the summer, depending on where they are based.

Twelve interns will be selected to train - six each in Europe and in Asia. London internship sessions will be six weeks long, and Asia internships eight weeks.

Journalism students or recent graduates can apply for the paid internships. Fluency in English is required. The deadline for applicants is 31 March. ■

Thomson Reuters