Journalism and strategy internship at digital media platform

Journalism and strategy internship

  • Journalism, Research, Writing / Editing
  • Calcutta, India
  • November 2019
  • 1-3 months

About the host organisation

This is a digital content and communications company that has recently launched a digital media platform delivering unique content to East and Northeast Indian audiences. The young organisation is driven by a core team of journalists who till recently brought out the lifestyle and city news sections eastern India’s largest English newspaper. The organisation is led by an experienced editor with 24 years of journalistic experience with the ABP Group. The organisation also works as consultants for high reputation clients, creating magazines, coffee table books, curating events and developing a story vault for screen. The team is made up of eight members and is rapidly expanding. The culture of the organisation is extremely approachable, supportive and dynamic and a great environment for those starting out their careers in journalism or digital media.

About the internship

This internship allows a holistic exposure to the operations of the digital media start-up. Interns can expect to be involved in working with the team to come up with story ideas, providing research support and writing and editing content for the digital platform. Interns will also have the opportunity to engage in video and mobile journalism; mediums that are becoming increasingly prominent in the media, news and communications fields.

In addition to journalistic activities, interns will be able to get involved in wider remits of the organisation’s operations such as media strategy, digital marketing and web development.

What you will gain?

The internship will give you the opportunity to gain:

  • First-hand experience of working in dynamic digital media platform
  • Journalistic experience and the unique opportunity to write for an Indian readership
  • Opportunity to learn from a highly experienced team journalists and editors
  • In-depth experiential understanding of the operations of a digital platform

What we are looking for?

For this internship, we are looking for students or graduates who must meet the following requirements:

  • Enthusiasm for digital media
  • Energy, passion and flair for content creation
  • Strong writing skills
  • Strong research skills
  • Good team work and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to create and develop news reports and features
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Independent worker who is self-accountable, self-motivated and self-driven
  • Enthusiasm for working in a dynamic, start-up environment
  • Positive can-do attitude and willingness to ‘muck in’ and support the team

Further, the following is desirable but not a requirement:

  • Past experience in digital media

Your internship location

Interning with Pave allows you to participate in one of the fastest growing and most dynamic economies in the world, India! India is the second most populous country, the world’s largest democracy and a rapidly emerging economy primed for even further growth. Immense opportunity for professional development awaits you as companies seek to expand into new markets, strengthen their communications strategies and scale their businesses.

 

Kolkata

Kolkata (Calcutta) is India’s second biggest city and locally known as India’s intellectual and cultural capital. It boasts dynamic new-town suburbs with grand shopping malls whilst retaining the traditional colonial-era architecture, horse racetracks and some of India’s finest golf courses. The former capital of British India is regarded as the friendlier of the metropolises and is the ideal place to experience the mild, fruity tang of Bengali cuisine.

Internship Dates

Internship MonthProgramme Start1-Month
End Date
2-Month
End Date
3-Month
End Date
4-Month
End Date
Application Deadline
November 201901 November 2019December 01, 2019January 01, 2020February 01, 2020CLOSED
December 201901 December 2019January 01, 2020February 01, 2020March 01, 2020CLOSED
January 202001 January 2020February 01, 2020March 01, 2020April 01, 2020CLOSED
February 202001 February 2020March 01, 2020April 01, 2020May 01, 2020CLOSED
March 202001 March 2020April 01, 2020May 01, 2020June 01, 2020CLOSED
April 202001 April 2020May 01, 2020June 01, 2020July 01, 2020CLOSED
May 202001 May 2020June 01, 2020July 01, 2020August 01, 2020CLOSED
June 202001 June 2020July 01, 2020August 01, 2020September 01, 2020CLOSED
July 202001 July 2020July 01, 2020September 01, 2020October 01, 2020CLOSED
August 202001 August 2020September 01, 2020October 01, 2020November 01, 202024 days
September 202001 September 2020October 01, 2020November 01, 2020December 01, 2020OPEN
October 202001 October 2020November 01, 2020December 01, 2020January 01, 2021OPEN
November 202001 November 2020December 01, 2020January 01, 2021February 01, 2021OPEN
December 202001 December 2020January 01, 2021February 01, 2021March 01, 2021OPEN

What is included?

INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

The Pave team works hard to build partnerships with the best companies in India to ensure you have a rewarding internship experience. We have a careful selection process upon which we judge companies. This helps you rest assured that you will be placed at a trusted company, established and respected within their field. A Pave internship program maximises your capacity to develop professional skills in your sector through your assigned work. From immersing yourself with a practical experience and taking on responsibilities, you will gain a sense of profound satisfaction knowing that you are adding real value to your organisation. Having the experience of working internationally in varied professional environments allows you to set yourself apart from your peers when entering the job market. An internship with Pave is a comprehensive package taking away further costs and hassle.

ACCOMMODATION

To give you a true feel for what it is like living in an international professional environment on your internship, we arrange for you to stay in clean, comfortable and modern serviced apartments or hotels with fellow Pave interns whenever possible. Living with other interns allows you to make new friends and interact with each other in your free time from dinner plans to exploring the city. Your hotel apartment is allocated by gender and is comprised of two to three private bedrooms, bathroom, spacious communal living room and kitchen.

TRAVEL & VISA SUPPORT

Travel Support Taking on board that your time and money is precious, our team can assist you with finding the best deals on return flights to India. Visa Support In order to intern in India you must have the correct type of visa. Based on our experience, this can be a tricky and somewhat lengthy procedure so we simplify it by processing the visa application on your behalf. We gather the relevant information from you via a simple form, organise the paperwork and process your application with the Indian authorities. We have a system in place that ensures your visa is processed with efficiency.

ARRIVAL AND INDUCTION

Arriving in India is exciting. With the added thrill of starting your journey, we want you to have the best welcome possible. Arrival When you land in India there will be an airport transfer waiting to take you directly to your accommodation. On arrival at your accommodation site, you are given your welcome packs, which include maps, information about your internship provider, information on local amenities and sights, an induction training pack and a local SIM card. Please ensure you take an unlocked Android or Apple phone to India so it can support the local SIM card you will be supplied with for the duration of your internship. We recommend an Android or Apple smartphone that supports apps such as Uber, Google Maps, Ola and so on. Induction The Pave team runs a full day induction workshop in India prior to your internship that we believe to be vital for an intern to settle in quickly. Here, you are given comprehensive training from our experienced team about your new city: from local knowledge and the hotspots to business etiquettes and cultural training.

COMMUTE ON FIRST DAY

On your first day at work we escort you from your accommodation to your respective workplace. In your welcome pack, we provide detailed information about traveling around your interning city so you are familiar before arriving into India. Once in India, your programme co-ordinator on the ground will show you how to use the local system of transportation to travel in and around your interning city. Traveling around India is a thrilling experience and past interns try the variety of public transport available in India. We encourage you to do the same and in no time, you will find your preferred method of commuting on a day-to-day basis.

24/7 SAFETY, SECURITY & SUPPORT

It is our priority to ensure you have a rewarding and safe internship in India. In doing so, please know you can contact us any time (24 hours-a-day) for any assistance or advice. We are here to give you all the support you need and happy for you to update us on how things are going. The welcome packs we provide are full of useful information including, a comprehensive list of restaurants, shops and some Hindi "survival phrases" to get you started.

SOCIAL AND CULTURAL EVENTS

We know that on the weekends and in your free time you will be keen to get out and explore your city and everything India has to offer. We organise an exciting range of social and cultural events that showcase the sights, smells and delicacies that India's rich culture has to offer. Depending on your location, and the season, we put on events such as visits to national sightseeing attractions, trips to India's famous golden sandy beaches, boat rides through scenic lakes, outings to traditional dance and music shows, and visits to some of the largest water theme parks and national parks in India. We also host a banquet that allows you to come together and enjoy a traditional Indian feast.

ALUMNI COMMUNITY

Your Pave journey does not stop at the end of your internship. You are automatically entitled to become part of the Pave alumni community. As part of this community, you have access to exclusive networking events, alumni functions and other social events all focused on creating a platform to build relationships and networks to help you on your pathway. We are committed to growing the Pave alumni community so that in years to come you will become the inspiration for future Pavers. To find out about upcoming events please check out our Facebook page, Twitter account and LinkedIn.

Full Package Details

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Fees & Payment

Please ensure you have read our Terms and Conditions and Cancellation Policy carefully before booking an Internship. We accept a number of payment methods.

Payment Process

  • Secure your internship with a deposit

  • Pay the remaining balance within 30 days

  • Complete your logistics via your online account

  • Get ready to experience work and life in India

Journalism and strategy internship at digital media platform

Journalism and strategy internship

All prices include full Internship package

Prices (per person)

1 month

£2,350

2 months

£3,250

3 months

£4,050

4 months

£4,850

All Internship prices are inclusive of VAT.

Funding

We offer scholarships to successful applicants with a clear financial need and those that are passionate about developing their personal and professional skills through our internships in India. The value of a scholarship is worth either a partially or fully funded internship in India.

Scholarship applications involve the following:

  • Scholarship application form
  • Personal essay

To apply for a scholarship, please get in touch at scholarships@paveinternships.com

To apply for a scholarship you must:
  • Have accepted a Pave internship
  • Demonstrate a financial need
  • Have not previously applied for a scholarship
  • Be able to demonstrate academic potential, and comply with our three core competency areas; and
  • Be a UK national or national of any other country who is studying in the UK

Internship Fees & Payment

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