The Pulitzer Center is seeking a remote intern for the Rainforest Journalism Fund (RJF) initiative, which enables strong, independent journalism on issues related to tropical rainforests. The intern will support the mission of the RJF by participating in publishing, communications, and research activities, working with the RJF manager (based in Bangkok) and regional coordinators (based in Brazil, Indonesia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo). The intern's responsibilities will primarily involve the Rainforest Journalism Fund, but there will be opportunities to learn from and collaborate across Pulitzer Center teams.

The Rainforest Journalism Fund (RJF), launched in September 2018, represents a major investment in international environmental and climate reporting. Through the Pulitzer Center, the RJF will support nearly 200 original reporting projects over five years, along with annual regional conferences designed to raise the level of reporting on global tropical rainforest issues like deforestation and climate change –leading to stories that make a difference. The RJF will support and build capacity for local and regional reporters based in the Amazon Basin, Congo Basin, and Southeast Asia, as well as international reporters working in those regions. The RJF is supported by the Norwegian International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI). For more information about the RJF, please see our announcement and update.

The Pulitzer Center is seeking one (1) intern to join our team for a 6-month internship with a possibility for extension. Interns are an important part of the Pulitzer Center, working to increase the reach of our reporting projects and expand the debate around the international issues we cover. Our interns are in the thick of it all: posting content to our website, event logistics, communications, and more. This intern will support our RJF team as well as other teams in the organization. Major responsibilities will include:

Website and communications

  • Website management: Support the RJF communications lead to maintain the RJF website. The intern will update the website from the backend and be the point-person to build RJF posts for the RJF and Pulitzer Center websites.
  • Blogs and resources: Coordinate or (co)author blog posts on RJF events, content and resource summaries for the RJF website.
  • Social Media: Support the RJF and Pulitzer Center’s team in preparing content or posts for social media (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) to promote RJF projects, opportunities, and resources.
  • Newsletter: Support the RJF and Pulitzer Center teams in developing a newsletter and other resources (assessing survey results, identifying target audiences, working on templates and plans).

Research and content mapping

  • Media Landscape Mapping: Support coordination and updates of RJF media landscape mapping. The intern would assist the RJF and Pulitzer Center in compiling / advancing / updating research on media landscapes in RJF’s main target regions (Amazon, Congo Basin and Southeast Asia) and globally
  • Content mapping: Co-lead the maintenance of RJF and rainforest-related story mapping. The intern would work as a team to update and assess content theme and topic of RJF-supported stories
  • Support RJF team to prepare tip sheets or resources for RJF promotion activities.

Editorial / Publishing

  • Publishing of RJF stories: Together with RJF’s communication lead, coordinate review of RJF-supported stories and edit based on Pulitzer Center’s editorial and website guidelines
  • Translation Support: Work with RJF manager to compile and translate RJF stories and website materials.

Event and outreach

  • Event coordination: Support RJF manager and team in coordinating in-person or virtual events (outreach, workshops, webinars). Working as a team, support in developing plans, managing logistics, and implementing events/sessions.
  • Event documentation: The intern can create event announcements, document events and interview participants to highlight events/sessions.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Degree in journalism, environment, international development or related disciplines
  • Professional/written proficiency in one of the RJF languages (Spanish, Portuguese, French, Bahasa Indonesia)
  • Demonstrated interest in global environmental issues
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

Ideal Candidate Qualifications:

  • Professional/written proficiency in one or more of the RJF languages (Spanish, Portuguese, French, Bahasa Indonesia)
  • Experience conducting research in multiple languages (either proficiency or with translation software)
  • Demonstrated interest/experience in working across time zones, geographies, and cultures
  • Demonstrated interest/experience in environmental journalism and/or related social or biological sciences

The Pulitzer Center is a nonprofit organization that supports the development of independent, quality journalism worldwide with an ambitious network of journalism and educational partnerships. We support more than 150 reporting projects a year in partnership with dozens of media outlets worldwide. We also support in-depth engagement with reporting through collaborations with a vast network of nonprofit organizations and outreach partners, hundreds of secondary and middle schools, and a Campus Consortium network of 35-plus universities, community colleges, and historically Black colleges and universities. We create innovative educational programs to connect students, teachers, and the public with the print reporters, photographers, filmmakers, radio documentarians, and multimedia journalists who work with us around the world.
The Pulitzer Center is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to forward diversity through its programs and hiring. See our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion statement for details.

Application process:  Please submit your application via Submittable. Applications require a CV/résumé, contact information for two references, two work samples, and a statement of interest (max. 500 words) Applications will be reviewed and interviews scheduled on a rolling basis, giving an advantage to early applicants.
Location: This internship is 100% remote.  Candidates working from home should have stable high-speed internet access and a laptop or desktop computer with a webcam and microphone.
Compensation:  $2600 monthly stipend.

La date limite approche à grands pas. Dans la semaine suivant votre soumission, vous devriez recevoir un accusé de réception. 

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Deadline is rolling.  Within a week of your submission, you should receive a confirmation of receipt.    Questions? Contact: 

Deadline is rolling.  Within a week of your submission, you should receive a confirmation of receipt.  

Prazo contínuo. Em até uma semana após o envio de sua proposta, você receberá uma confirmação de recebimento. 

No hay un fin de plazo. Dentro de una semana de su solicitación, recibirá una confirmación de recibo.

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Deadline is rolling.  Within a week of your submission, you should receive a confirmation of receipt. Questions? Contact:

Deadline sedang berjalan. Anda bisa mendapatkan konfirmasi untuk submisi yang dimasukkan dalam jangka waktu seminggu.  

The deadline is November 30th at 11:59 PM (Jakarta/Manila/GMT +7).  Within a week of your submission, you should receive a confirmation of receipt. Questions? Contact:

Hạn chót là ngày 30 tháng 11 lúc (Jakarta/Manila/GMT +7). Trong vòng một tuần kể từ ngày nộp đơn tham gia, bạn sẽ nhận được thư xác nhận đã nộp đơn. Các câu hỏi? Liên hệ:  

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