October 12, 2010

Internships & apprenticeships @ Abu Dhabi newspaper

The National, the foremost English-language newspaper in the Middle East, accepts applications for internships and apprenticeships year-round.

Based in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, the  newspaper has brought together award-winning journalists from some of  the most important news organizations in the UK and North America,  including The New York Times, The Times, the Wall Street Journal, and  the Daily Telegraph, among others.

Our internships last between eight weeks and 12 weeks. Our goal is to  identify and help train exceptional young journalists, especially  those from the Arab world and the Emirati community, with a view to  potential employment. Interns are expected to work as junior members  of staff and are given increasing responsibility during their  time  with the paper. Arabic language skills are a definite advantage.

Due to UAE labour laws, we can only accept interns who are RESIDENTS  of a Gulf country or the UAE. Internships are unpaid and we are unable  to provide accommodation.

The National also awards four paid apprenticeships a year to young  Emirati journalism or communications graduates. Apprenticeships last  three months are usually awarded to students who have completed  internships with The National, but they may also be awarded to 
exceptional candidates who have successfully completed one or more  internships with a major media organization. Apprentices are given  responsibilities equal to other members of staff.

Interested candidates should submit a CV and cover letter addressed to Daniel Beaulieu, Development Editor, at the following email: internships@thenational.ae.

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