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Media Internships

Following the COVID-19 pandemic, compounded by the crisis in the print media industry, the role of news portals has become more defined. This is an exciting time to intern for international news portal The Draft, through its local and ultra editions, and grab the opportunity to bring news, views and reviews to our readers.

The Draft's internship programmes, Across India and Beyond Borders, are chargeable for both Indian and International participants. However, for certain live projects and campaigns, The Draft throws open limited, free, unpaid internship opportunities where participants are hand-picked based on their proven capabilities and published works.

An Intern at The Draft gets the opportunity to play different roles - that of a reporter, photographer, videographer, designer, etc., to be able to understand and hone all steps of news generation and publication.

Interns at The Draft also get a unique opportunity to travel with the team to live project locations and assist in media campaigns, Across India and Beyond Borders. Do note, this is not a work from home/distance/virtual internship programme.

Eligibility for 2021
> Applicant must have relevant professional work experience of at least a year. This is not applicable for those applying for the six-month internship programme
> Applicant will be required to produce samples of published works. This does not include personal blogs/journals or college/academic assignments
> In the absence of work experience, to qualify for the internship, the applicant could undertake a niche workshop certification* or a bridge course* (both chargeable)
> Applicant must be willing to travel with the team when required*

Workshop Certification
> The workshop certifications offered by The Draft are industry certifications and not academic courses which means they are considered on par with experience across the relevant industry
> These may be conducted in one or multiple project locations across India, such as Mumbai, Goa, Daman, Ahmedabad or Kolkata
> The Draft will provide basic, shared accommodation (complimentary) for the duration of the workshop in these locations
> Those applying for the six-month internship programme may also sign up for the workshop certification, if they choose to supplement their internship programme

To Apply
> Write in to join@draftcraft.in with a detailed and updated resume and a covering note expressing intent to intern
>Mention the specific profile, location and the duration applying for in the email
In your application, provide links to samples of published works (not personal blogs/journals or academic assignments)
> Give us at least a week to respond as we get a phenomenal number of mails to sift through


Defence and Foreign Affairs Journalist
This internship requirement is for the local and ultra-local editions of news portal 'The Draft'.

Responsibilities:
> Writing on defence, international relations, border issues, immigration, refugees and migration
> Gathering latest information on international treaties, parliamentary reports, defence agreements and official communications
> Conducting interviews, covering conferences and facilitating media studies
> Assisting in organizational activities

Duration(s): One Month, Three Months, Six Months
Location(s): Ahmedabad, Daman, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Panjim
Free and Unpaid Internship


Legal Journalist
This internship requirement is for the local and ultra-local editions of news portal 'The Draft'.

Responsibilities:
> Identifying and writing on matters pertaining to law
> Gathering latest information and writing reports on court judgments and official communications
> Conducting interviews, covering conferences and facilitating legal studies and reports
> Assisting in organizational activities

Applicant must have at least a graduate's degree in law (LL.B, three-year or five-year programme) from a recognised institution or university and strong English writing skills

Duration(s): One Month, Three Months, Six Months
Location(s): Ahmedabad, Daman, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Panjim
Free and Unpaid Internship


Entertainment Journalist
This internship requirement is for the local and ultra-local editions of news portal 'The Draft'.

Responsibilities:
> Writing on films, theatre, performances and OTT platforms
> Reviewing films, theatre, performances, OTT, web-series and shows
> Coordinating photoshoots / video stories
> Conducting interviews and covering events, launches and parties
> Assisting in organizational activities

Duration(s): One Month, Three Months, Six Months
Location(s): Ahmedabad, Daman, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Panjim
Free and Unpaid Internship


Beauty and Fashion Journalist
This internship requirement is for the local and ultra-local editions of news portal 'The Draft'.

Responsibilities:
> Writing on beauty and fashion trends
> Reviewing beauty products, fashion product lines, accessories, etc.
> Coordinating photoshoots / video stories of beauty and fashion trends
> Conducting interviews and covering events and launches
> Assisting in organizational activities

Duration(s): One Month, Three Months, Six Months
Location(s): Ahmedabad, Daman, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Panjim
Free and Unpaid Internship

 
Travel Journalist
This internship requirement is for the local and ultra-local editions of news portal 'The Draft'.

Responsibilities:
> Writing on travel: Trends, Tourism (adventure, heritage, health, fashion), Cuisine and Transport
> Reviewing travel/tour packages, tourist hotspots, cuisine, itineraries etc.
> Conducting interviews
> Coordinating photoshoots / video stories
> Assisting in organizational activities

Duration(s): One Month, Three Months, Six Months
Location(s): Ahmedabad, Daman, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Panjim
Free and Unpaid Internship


Civil Rights Journalist
This internship requirement is for the local and ultra-local editions of news portal 'The Draft'.

Responsibilities:
> Writing on social issues and civil rights like corruption, migration, bias, LGBT rights, animal rights, rape, caste etc.
> Identifying and generating human interest stories and cultivating sources
> Coordinating with relevant authorities, government departments, civil society and media
> Conducting interviews and undertaking studies
> Coordinating photoshoots / video stories
> Assisting in organizational activities

Duration(s): One Month, Three Months, Six Months
Location(s): Ahmedabad, Daman, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Panjim
Free and Unpaid Internship


Women and Child Rights Journalist
This internship requirement is for the local and ultra-local editions of news portal 'The Draft'.

Responsibilities:
> Writing on women and children rights and issues
> Identifying and generating human interest stories and cultivating sources
> Coordinating with authorities, state departments, civil society and media
> Conducting interviews and undertaking studies
> Coordinating photoshoots / video stories
> Assisting in organizational activities

Duration(s): One Month, Three Months, Six Months
Location(s): Ahmedabad, Daman, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Panjim
Free and Unpaid Internship


Civic Reporter
This internship requirement is for the local and ultra-local editions of news portal 'The Draft'.

Responsibilities:
> Identifying civic issues, contacting stakeholder citizens, reporting
> Cultivating contacts within relevant briefs (BMC, BEST, Railways and State entities)
> Conducting interviews and analysing issues
> Generating pro-active editorial material and creating leads for Social Media platforms
> Assisting in organizational activities

Duration(s): One Month, Three Months, Six Months
Location(s): Mumbai
Free and Unpaid Internship


Crime Reporter
This internship requirement is for the local and ultra-local editions of news portal 'The Draft'.

Responsibilities:
> Identifying crime leads and issues that affect citizens, reporting, writing features
> Cultivating contacts within relevant briefs (Mumbai Police, State Police, Investigating Authorities, Lawyers and Academia)
> Conducting interviews and analysing issues
> Generating pro-active editorial material and creating leads for Social Media platforms
> Assisting in organizational activities

Duration(s): One Month, Three Months, Six Months
Location(s): Mumbai
Free and Unpaid Internship


As per an updated DraftCraft International's COVID Policy 2021, interns will have to provide in person, at the time of joining, a copy of the COVID Vaccine certificate after completing both doses of the vaccine or, one dose taken at least a fortnight prior to joining a workshop/course/internship/field assignment at any DraftCraft Studio, field location or partner venue. Should the candidate display any symptoms of COVID-19 during the programme or test positive for COVID-19 despite having been vaccinated, the candidate's programme will be put on hold for the period of infection and resumed once s/he procures a Negative RT-PCR Test Report.