The New Humanitarian is looking for a sharp editorial intern to help us expand our 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. Candidates should be solid writers, critical thinkers and have an understanding of the global humanitarian sector. The pay-off? Working with a team of experienced journalists on big investigative projects that require research, interviews and data analysis. Interns will work remotely with the investigations editor during Central European Time business hours.

Editorial internship

Location: Flexible - remote work

Status: Part-time, 25 hrs/week during standard CET business hours

Compensation: 1,000 USD/month

Contract length: Six months to one year

Requirements: 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.

Overview: 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. 

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 crowdsourcing 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)


Published work produced by TNH interns includes:

Applicants with investigative, data journalism and/or HTML/java script skills will be favourably considered, as will applicants with additional languages.

As part of TNH’s decentralised nature, interns will work remotely, connecting with the team on a near-hourly basis through Skype and our virtual newsroom on the messaging platform Slack.

To apply: Deadline 28 February, 2020.

Please submit:

  • Your CV
  • A letter detailing how your experience will benefit TNH and why you’d like to join us
  • Two ideas for an investigation that would fit within TNH’s coverage areas (see our 10 crises)
  • Three writing samples
  • Please submit this material to and
  • with the subject line: Investigative Journalism Internships.

Please note we will only contact you if you are selected. Our recruitment process may also include a skills test. 

About TNH:

TNH is one of the world’s leading sources of original, field-based journalism about humanitarian crises. Our journalists report from 70 crisis zones around the globe on everything from conflict to natural disasters, from migration to pandemics, amplifying the voices of those most affected and informing more effective prevention of crisis and a better aid response.

Find out more about us here.

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