Special Projects Internship

Rest of World is an international journalism publication focused on exploring the impact of technology beyond the Western bubble. Through reported stories, 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.

Rest is World is hiring a special projects intern to help bring to life a variety of projects that tell stories in compelling, unique formats. Our special projects encompass everything from shopping guide to pronunciation guide, from exploring personal homescreens to interviewing influencers in regions we cover. That’s not all — the best part of this job is you get to imagine things we haven’t even imagined yet, and help create those projects. This will involve anything from reporting and visual research to coordinating with the product design team, to contributing writing.

The intern will be paid $20/hour. This is a part-time role and the intern will be expected to work no more than 20 hours per week. Applicants can be based anywhere in the world.

The internship will begin on June 15, 2022 and end on August 31, 2022.


  • Self-starter and entrepreneurial spirit: your daily tasks will be very different depending on the needs of different projects
  • A curiosity to go beyond a Google search, and a willingness to pick up a phone, call sources, and ask questions
  • Visual storytelling or data journalism experience preferred

To apply, please send a one-page resume and a cover letter explaining why you want this internship and what special project idea you’d like to accomplish during your internship to Ravi Hiranand at ravi@restofworld.org. Please use “Special Projects Internship” in the subject line.

The deadline for the application is May 27, 2022.