Saturday, December 27, 2008

Paid internship @ Reuters Tokyo bureau

Reuters seeks student journalists with a passion for breaking news to work as paid interns in its Tokyo newsroom during the summer of 2009.

"There is nothing like the constant deadline of a news agency to hone your reporting and writing skills," the ad states. "The 10-week internships are a crash course in hands-on business, political and general news reporting. A Reuters internship offers student journalists a global audience of leading media outlets, financial decision-makers and savvy Internet readers with a potential audience of a billion people."

Candidates should have a strong ability to write in English and native or near-native fluency in Japanese. They should be a college senior or graduate student with a background in journalism and an interest in business news writing. Preference will be given to candidates with the right to work in Japan and who plan to base themselves in Tokyo for the summer.

The deadline to apply is March 31, 2009. Apply online (http://careers.thomsonreuters.com) or e-mail your application to careers.jp@reuters.com. Attach cover letter, resume and news clippings in English.

While there is no guarantee of future employment at the end of the internship, Reuters notes that it has a track record of retaining the best of its summer interns.

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Saturday, July 5, 2008

New journalism fellowship on U.S.-Japan issues

The Abe Fellowship for Journalists "offers stipends for journalists interested in pursuing individual short-term policy-related projects on topics of pressing concern to the United States and Japan."

The fellowship provides support for six weeks in Japan or the United States. The term may be divided between the principal destination and another country. The stipend is up to $23,500, which includes one roundtrip air ticket, $500 to prepare for overseas fieldwork, and support for interpretation based on requests.

Applicants must have at least five years of journalism experience. The application deadline is Sept. 15.

-Mark Grabowski

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