Misk - Alsharq Alawsat Internship program

  • Location: Riyadh – London

  • Date: 1st of March - 10th of April, 2020

  • Duration: 4 weeks (Riyadh) and 2 weeks (London)

  • Target:

  • Close date: 14th of March, 2020


Asharq Al-Awsat Newspaper hand in hand with Misk are offering a unique opportunity for young media lovers and inspired talented graduate from different disciplinaries to find a real training environment which provides all types of publishing writing skills and content treatments in addition to editing techniques to all fields of supplements such as economic, business, politics and diaries.   

Asharq Al-Awsat Newspaper is seeking those who are interested in working in the press that includes field covering, report making, features, profile, news follow -up, editing, news investigation and specialized report making. The program is intended to take a full experience of journalistic atmosphere for trainees to understand how valuable the content has become and how extend the media has changed and formed nowadays.

Program details

Location Duty Outcome

Onsite Asharq AlAwsat Newspaper,


(4 Weeks)

Practical training include: 

  • Ice-breaking introduction to Saudi Research and Publishing Company, in specific Asharq Alawsat Newspaper;
  • Arabic language for journalists; with a focus on Asharq Alawsat Style. 
  • learn how to choose and start writing a standard news story;  
  • introduce types of publishing stories include: feature, profile, reports, analysis and investigation.
  • introduce and know how to manage News agencies stories and news ; 
  • start editing news and filtering the content; 
  • initiate their own idea and start building stories; 
  • create their own stories for publishing on web and print;  
  • learn to deal with quick and live news online; 
  • contribute in editing, publishing the content on all social media and print. 
  • contribute in covering field coverage duties for conferences, events and functions. 
A well-prepared trainee to write a full story and independently deal with their own news in addition to be aware of all publishing platforms. 

Onsite, Asharq AlAwsat Newspaper,


(2 Weeks)

The trainees will be under the following duties:

  • ice-breaking introduction to Asharq Alawsat Newspaper London-based publishing house.
  • see the process and all procedures from receiving news to the production (approval, editing, correction, re-checking content, pagination); 
  • see how editorial board discusses and decides the topics and received news;
  • joining experienced editorial staff whom are of the best journalists in Arab World; during their work time;
  • contribute in taking a full responsibility and follow up news and reports  for publishing; print/online. 

A well- established trainee of the news editing and full process of production in the journalistic atmosphere; 

A well- established junior journalist/ reporter who can take a full responsibility to cover events and create news; 

Potentially ready for a full time job at any content media company.     

Eligibility & Qualifications

  • Applicant should be at least 21 years old;
  • Applicant should be finished with university degree from any discipline with preference to economic, business management, media and social sciences;
  • Applicant should be willing to work collaboratively;
  • Applicant should prefer to work in the field of publishing media;
  • Applicant meeting these qualifications and those that have done previous Misk programs will also be strongly considered.


Close date: 14th of March, 2020