The New Humanitarian Investigative Journalism Internship 2020

The New Humanitarian Investigative Journalism Internship 2020

Deadline: February 28, 2020

Applications are open for The New Humanitarian Investigative Journalism Internship 2020. The New Humanitarian is looking for a sharp editorial intern to help them expand their investigative coverage. The ideal candidate will have some experience in investigative journalism, be bursting with ideas, smart, hard-working and come with a passion for uncovering stories that have yet to be told.

The investigative journalism intern with work alongside the investigations editor, as well as other investigative journalists, to help pitch, research, fact-check and contribute to investigative projects. Other duties may include data scraping, data analysis and visualisation, as well as reporting and helping to conduct interviews. The intern must be comfortable working remotely and independently.

Internship Responsibilities

Depending on skills, the role may include:

  • Pitching ideas for new investigations
  • Researching topics, including gathering previously written information
  • Identifying potential sources for interviews
  • Digging for available data on topics
  • Reporting
  • Pitching visuals with graphics, pictures, video and other means
  • Brainstorming crowd sourcing strategies for investigations
  • Helping build searchable databases on projects
  • Brainstorming ways readers can engage in investigative projects
  • Compiling Freedom of Information requests
  • Verifying information
  • Writing original copy (strong writers will be given bylines)
  • Data visualisation (word clouds, charts, interactive maps)


  • Applicants should have experience in investigative journalism, either with a news organisation or through a graduate journalism program that focuses on investigative journalism.
  • Adherence to high journalistic standards of accuracy and precision.
  • Multimedia experience and fluency in written and spoken English are mandatory.


To apply, submit:

  • Your CV
  • A letter detailing how your experience will benefit TNH and why you’d like to join them
  • Two ideas for an investigation that would fit within TNH’s coverage areas and a strategy for how you would execute them. Please see their ten crises to watch feature to get a better sense of their coverage, which is focused on humanitarian needs.
  • Three writing samples

Please submit this material to [email protected] and [email protected] with the subject line: Investigative Journalism Internships.

For more information, visit The New Humanitarian.