Data Reporting Internship

Rest of World is an international journalism publication focused on exploring the impact of technology beyond the Western bubble. Our goal is to surface and showcase the often surprising and unintended effects of tech in places that get little attention from mainstream global news outlets. 

Since launching in 2020, Rest of World has published stories from over 80 countries, anchored by our editors and reporters based in Asia, Europe, Latin America and Africa. Our stories explore the spaces where tech, business, culture, and human experience collide through compelling storytelling and fresh, innovative design. We are a mission-driven nonprofit startup that aims to push forward our understanding of technology’s role in rapidly changing cultures.

We’re looking for a summer intern with skills and experience in data journalism to work with our enterprise editor who is based in London. This role would principally involve contributing to a large editorial enterprise project for Rest of World, to be published in the fall, and to support the editorial team on developing smaller, data-led projects. 

The ideal candidate would have experience of primary and secondary research, including interviewing professional sources and working with financial data. They would have a solid understanding of the global technology industry and an interest in business reporting. A bonus would be international language skills and knowledge of data visualization tools and techniques.

The intern will be paid $25/hour. This is a short-term internship and interns will be expected to work no more than 25 hours per week. Applicants can be based anywhere in the world.

The internship will begin on June 15, 2022 and end on July 29, 2022.

Responsibilities

  • Conducting primary and secondary research on natural resources, international technology products, companies and services. Reviewing and analyzing publicly available sources of information; sourcing data from official databases, trade associations and private companies; interviewing subject area experts.
  • Collaborating with editors and reporters at Rest of World to write analytical articles based on original research and data.

To apply, please send a one-page resume, a cover letter detailing your skills and experience, and an idea for a data-led story that you would like to see told on Rest of World to Peter Guest at peter@restofworld.org, with “Data Journalism Internship” in the subject line.

The last day to submit your application is May 27, 2022.