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Reference: 75005

Date Added: 9 April 2020
Closing Date: 3 May 2020

Job Title: Foreign Desk Intern

Working For: The Economist, a client of Creative Access

Location: London

Salary: £2,000 per month

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Job Details

The Economist an international weekly newspaper printed in magazine-format. It’s a leading source of analysis on international business, politics and world affairs. They deliver their information through a range of formats, from newspapers and magazines to conferences and electronic services. Based in London, they have offices across the globe, and are valued by readers for their world-class insights and rigorous analysis.

The Foreign News Desk in London is looking for an intern to join their thriving team to write about foreign affairs. The aim of the internship scheme is to find and train future Economist journalists. Previous experience is not necessary. Instead, they are looking for raw talent. The dates and duration of the internships are flexible.

From day one, you’ll be pitching and writing stories, honing audio skills on the podcast and working with editors to turn your ideas into pieces that will be read by millions of people. This is an exceptional opportunity to get thrown in at the deep end and be given challenging, exciting work from the outset…


  • How a weekly magazine is put together
  • All aspects of the editorial and production process
  • Taking part in exploring challenging ideas, stimulating debates and exciting work
  • Pitching and writing stories on topics that interest you
  • Working with editors to improve pieces
  • Being part of weekly editorial meetings
  • Possibility of overseas travel


  • Exceptional writing skills, with the ability to write about topics concisely, wittily and with analytical rigour
  • Boundless curiosity about the world
  • A genuine passion for global events and foreign affairs
  • A pro-active attitude
  • Ability to work with others

Closing Date: 3 May 2020

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Website: http://www.creativeaccess.org.uk

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