Misk/Arab News Internship Program

  • Location:

    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

  • Start Date:

    Mid- June

  • Duration:

    3 weeks

  • Target:

    Students between the ages of 18 to 33 who are passionate for Journalism 

  • Deadline:

    26th of May 2021

Overview of Arab News

Arab News is Saudi Arabia’s first English-language newspaper. It is one of 29 publications produced by the biggest publishing house in the Middle East, namely Saudi Research & Marketing Group. It has its international hubs in Dubai, London, Paris, Tokyo and Islamabad. Faisal J. Abbas is the Editor-in-Chief.

Arab News provides an Arab perspective, written in English, on a wide range of national, regional and global issues through its diverse collection of columnists. This content keeps track of the Kingdom’s policies and developments in Arab Societies. It is available online at www.arabnews.com

The hallmark of its success over the last 45 years is its adeptness to effect changes, both in terms of technology and human resources.

Many multinational and national companies in Saudi regard Arab News as a prominent channel for their advertisements and campaigns as it can be considered as the main window on Saudi Arabia for the outside world; and by far the most quoted English Language Daily newspaper published in the Middle East.

Overview of the Internship Program

Arab News offers a 3-weeks internship program in two domains: journalism and translation. A total of eight candidates will be shortlisted (five for journalism and three for translation). The program will take place either in-person, remotely or a hybrid of both, depending on the COVID situation.

Fresh graduates will get “hands-on’ exposure from top industry professionals.
This internship will equip them with the necessary skills, techniques and tools of the trade. At the end of the program, the top performing interns will be offered placement.

Eligibility & Qualifications

  • Applicant must be a Saudi National
  • Excellent command of both written and spoken English
  • Passionate about Journalism
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Team player

      Criteria for Journalist

  • Excellent English language communication skills. Proficiency in Arabic would be a bonus
  • Interest in what makes people tick — how they think, what they do, and why they do it
  • Knowledgeable about current affairs around the world
  • Intellectual curiosity and proactiveness in knowledge-sharing

Criteria for Translator

  • Excellent command of native language (Arabic)
  • Excellent command of your second language (English)
  • Having cultural knowledge in both languages (Arabic & English)
  • Check and control different sources of information to avoid misunderstandings in translated texts
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to adhere to deadlines