NOTE: You must be enrolled in either Media and Communications Project A or B or a postgraduate internship/project unit to be eligible for this internship.

The Canberra Times offers a two-week internship to final year journalism students who are seeking practical experience in the media industry. Students will have the opportunity to work closely with experienced journalists, write for publication whilst gaining skills and confidence in the dynamic and fast-paced news environment.

The Experience

During the internship students will have the opportunity to gain valuable professional experience in:

Conducting interviews

Pursuing stories and issues independently

Gathering, collating and fact-checking information

Producing stories to deadline

Working in an editorial team

Our Interns

The Canberra Times internship is targeted to students who are seeking to boost their journalism skills and develop hands-on experience in a supportive and friendly environment.  Our interns possess a positive attitude and a passion for news and information. In addition to telling stories, we look for students who can display initiative, have well-developed writing and research skills, excellent communication and are able to work cooperatively in a team.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who is eligible?

The Canberra Times Internship is catered to final year university students studying in the areas of journalism, communication, public relations, photojournalism and media. It is a requirement that all interns are covered by their host university’s insurance policy prior to undertaking placement.

Are interns paid?

The Canberra Times Internship is unpaid.

Do interns need cars?

Interns are not permitted to drive cars. Students will be provided with cabcharges or may accompany journalists/photographers in a fleet car to attend stories.

What are the attendance requirements?

Interns are generally expected to attend between 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday, or times arranged between students and the Chief of Staff.  Neat business dress is required (no jeans, T-shirts, thongs etc.) The Canberra Times is located at the corner of Newcastle and Pirie Streets, Fyshwick.

Do interns need to bring their own equipment?

Interns will be setup on a computer workstation and have access to internet and email. Basic stationery is supplied; the office does not provide tape recorders so if students have a device they may bring it along.

 

Please contact either Lisa Gye [lgye@swin.edu.au], Andrew Dodd [adodd@swin.edu.au] or Diana Bossio [dbossio@swin.edu.au] if you would like to apply.