January 19, 2011

Paid journalism internship in Jerusalem

The Alternative Information Center (AIC), a joint Palestinian-Israeli organization engaged in dissemination of information, political advocacy, grassroots activism and critical analysis, is offering a paid journalism internship in its Jerusalem office. Position to begin immediately.

Responsibilities: Writing news articles, analytical pieces and press releases on socio-political, economic and cultural developments in Palestinian and Israeli societies; Research (using primary and secondary sources) ongoing developments in Palestinian and Israeli societies, with special emphases on manifestations of Israeli occupation policies in Jerusalem and the West Bank and Palestinian-Israeli grassroots resistance and struggle; Editing (linguistic and content) articles written for AIC website; Assist in other aspects of information production by the AIC.

Qualifications: Native language English – sorry, no exceptions. Experience in researching and writing for news sources and public news outlets; Positive communication and interpersonal skills, comfortable working with a wide variety of people from throughout the world; Ability to work toward challenging deadlines and appropriately manage the stresses of living in a conflict zone; Commitment to AIC values and joint Palestinian-Israeli-international work; Minimum commitment: three months, with a possibility to extend the internship for an additional three months.

Location and hours: This internship position is 35 hours weekly and is based in Jerusalem.

Remuneration: EUR 200 stipend monthly.

To apply: Please send your cv, brief letter outlining your interests and motivation and a writing sample to connie (at) alt (dot) info (dot) org.

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