IJNet Back in the Newsroom Intern

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) seeks a paid intern for the International Journalists’ Network (IJNet), ICFJ’s online publication focused on journalism tips, tools and opportunities. 

The internship is a great opportunity to build foundational experience in digital publishing and international journalism through tasks that involve managing social media, designing and coordinating engagement activities, tracking analytics and evaluating audience growth. Interns will also have the opportunity to contribute written and multimedia content for publishing on the website.  


  • The internship will begin in September 2022 and last 12 weeks. 
  • ICFJ will provide a $16.10 per-hour internship wage. Students will work up to  35-hours weekly. 


  • Assist IJNet staff with writing and scheduling daily social media
  • Design and implement engagement campaigns across various platforms
  • Contribute written articles for publication on IJNet.org
  • Use Google Analytics, Chartbeat and other software to track analytics and draw meaningful conclusions
  • Assist in the production of multimedia projects, including podcasts, social videos and video interviews
  • Work together with program staff to advertise and recruit for upcoming events using digital platforms
  • Assist ICFJ staff in researching potential funders and project ideas  
  • Provide administrative support as needed

 Selection criteria:

  • Intern must be enrolled in a degree-granting program with an HBCU during the internship or a recent graduate
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to take initiative and be a self-starter
  • Strong attention to detail and highly developed organizational skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Interest in international affairs and global news developments
  • Experience with social media, scheduling platforms, analytics software, news writing and digital tools are preferred
  • Applicants must be U.S.-based and authorized to work in the U.S. 

Required Skills:  

  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • A deep understanding of social media tools and audience engagement practices
  • Research abilities

 Desired Skills:  

  • Website and social media analytics tracking knowledge
  • Video and/or audio editing skills
  • Design experience with tools such as Canva

 Learning Goals and Professional Growth Opportunities

By the end of the internship, the Back in the Newsroom intern will:

  • Participate in a paid internship at IJNet to gain experience in written, video and audio reporting.
  • Gain valuable knowledge of social media tools and how to engage audiences.
  • Produce a high-quality resume and improve their interviewing skills.
  • Receive feedback and mentorship from media experts at all stages of the internship.
  • Leave better positioned to pursue a career in journalism.

How to apply

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter here. Only complete applications will be considered.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.