ScandAsia invites Danish under-graduate media students to apply for internship starting on 1 February 2023 and until 31 July 2023. If you are not part of the batch of Danish students but simply looking for a great place for an internship, you may apply anytime.
As an intern at ScandMedia/ ScandAsia, you will first and foremost write, take photos and edit for the magazine ScandAsia and the news portal ScandAsia.com. Your daily task will be to write news, features, portraits and case stories for both the website and the magazine. The articles span from from hard news like crime to the softer human interest stories. If you have a particular interest in working with other media, we provide ample opportunity to work with e.g. video or podcast.
Objectives of the internship:
The purpose of the internship is to provide the trainee with the best possible practical experience with the student’s further journalistic studies in mind. We provide that, among other things, through the preparation of an individual plan for the half year internship. The trainee will learn how to fast and efficiently find the relevant news, and select and prioritise the stories relevant to ScandAsia’s niche target groups. In average, at least 3 – 5 news items should be produced daily in order for the student to build up a routine in working under time pressure.
Most of the time, the intern will work from the editorial office in Bangkok, but there will be field assignments domestically as well as through traveling to one of the surrounding countries during the internship period.
Requirements for applicants:
The ScandAsia magazine and website is in English and many interviews will be conducted in English. Therefore, it is a requirement that the trainee is good at written as well as spoken English. In addition, the basic journalistic skills as well as the ability to work independently with diverse working tasks are required. There will be ongoing guidance and post-criticism of the intern’s work, but it is also expected that the trainee takes a clear co-responsibility for the internship being as rewarding and constructive as possible.
Transportation and residency requirement:
ScandAsia’s editorial office is located in northern Bangkok. Due to the notoriously heavy traffic in Bangkok, it is an advantage if you live near the editorial office. The current intern lives 500 meters from the editorial office in a 25 sqm room with its own entrance, bathroom with hot water and a small balcony for less than DKK 100 per month (5000 THB). Previous interns have paid twice as much for a more space and still lived well within walking distance from the office. It takes about 15 min. by taxi to reach the BTS skytrain stations “Sena Nikom” or “Kasetsart University“.
Information in Danish language: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_y2BsyxgGsJPqu0mig4y4m3oQIM97WRx/view?usp=sharing
You can email requests to: Editor Gregers Møller – firstname.lastname@example.org – tel: +66 81629 0117 (whom you are welcome to call with questions during normal working hours in Bangkok).