Journalism in Middle East / North Africa

Job Overview:

Come see what God is doing in the Middle East and North Africa and use your journalism skills! This is a great opportunity to gain international field experience and to work with a professional editor in creating communications resources for web and/or print publications for a global audience.

Responsibilities and Duties:

The OM Middle East North Africa (OM MENA) Communications Internship Program is based in the Near East Field and provides opportunities for interns to travel across the wider area (Arabian Peninsula, Jordan, North Africa, etc.) for journalism. The internship begins with informal training in developing communications tools for the web and print publications for the international non‐profit organization. During the communications internship, the intern may spend 1-4 weeks at a destination country within MENA, meeting ministry leaders and visiting ministry locations. In the course of this time, your responsibilities will include:

  • Conducting interviews

  • Writing feature articles

  • Refine communications resources and debrief with internship supervisor

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Must have a proven ability to write well

  • Applicant must submit the link to an online portfolio of his/her work for review and evaluation

  • Journalism interns must bring a laptop or tablet with word processing (Microsoft Word or Mac Pages) software and an audio recording device for interviews

  • It is also recommended to bring an external hard drive for backing up files and a USB memory stick for file transfers.

Additional Info:

  • All interns must formally accept and abide by OM USA’s Statement of Faith for the duration of the internship.

  • International internships are not paid positions and all financial needs should be covered with personal support.

  • Home-stay with a national is dependent on circumstances.

  • Pre-Field training happens through on-line materials and Skype sessions with coaches and other interns for a few weeks leading up departure date. Includes debriefing with coaches on return.

  • Dates and duration of internships are flexible, should be worked out with the team.

Qualifications of on-field supervisor:

  • OM MENA Communications Internship Supervisor credentials are available upon request.

  • Communications interns are accountable to the OM MENA Area Communications Facilitator (ACF) and will work in partnership with the respective Field Communications Facilitators (FCF).

Accreditation:

  • Degree Credit available upon the approval of your university/college supervisors.