Paid Internship at Thomson Reuters, London

Deadline: 31 March 2012
Open to: students or recent graduates with a strong academic record in  journalism, economics, business, law, accounting, languages or computer science
Remuneration: not specified


Reuters, the world’s largest international multimedia news agency, is looking for talented students or recent graduates for its 2012 London summer internship program. The 6-week paid internships are a crash course in hands-on business, political and general news reporting. Every intern will report to a senior editor and be assigned a journalist mentor to provide advice and guidance during the summer. Interns are expected to write regularly and deliver in-depth stories during their assignment. Interns will receive several days of formal training before they start work, focused on writing skills, journalism ethics, and basic financial knowledge. They may also be able to take advantage of other, regularly scheduled training opportunities during the summer, depending on where they’re based. Interns who excel may be considered for other opportunities, including the Reuters Journalism Trainee Programme or junior reporting roles. The intensive Journalism Trainee Programme, which begins in September 2012 in New York, London and Singapore, offers nine months of training and leads into a staff job if required standards are met.


The successful candidate will be a student or recent graduate who is passionate about news and a quick learner with a strong academic record in journalism, economics, business, law, accounting, languages or computer science. Candidates should have some basic journalism experience, should be fluent in English and possess excellent writing and communication skills, good mathematics skills.

You must obtain the legal right to work in the United Kingdom.


  • CV
  • Cover Letter- No longer than 1 page, double spaced in Microsoft Word
  • Three to five clips of articles you have written (these can be links to online work including blogs)
  • Please note that all of the requirements above should be attached to your application when you apply at online on the Thomson Reuters career site (not including letters of reference).

While completing the application please be sure to answer all of the questions that apply to you. Please do not skip the questions, or your application will be incomplete.

Deadline to apply is March 31 ST at 11:59 P.M. British Summer Time.

Candidate selection will take place during April.

Internship start date is in July 2012.

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