Tribal News Network (TNN), a radio and online news and information service based in Peshawar, provides college and university students with the opportunity to gain practical on-the-job experience by working as a journalist intern. The purpose of the journalism internship is to help train a new generation of expert radio journalists. During the internship period, interns will get rigorous, hands-on training in radio news journalism, both on-air and online, including writing, reporting, producing and editing.
Interns will work six hours a day, from Monday to Saturday, at the main TNN office in Peshawar. They will work alongside TNN reporters and editors to deliver prompt, accurate and balanced news reports on the most important events happening in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA. Those who work on Sunday will be appreciated. Interns will be expected to generate their own story ideas appropriate for radio and online news bulletins and follow their stories through to completion, supervised by a TNN editor. They might also assist reporters and editors in researching stories and other assignments.
The internship programme is open to graduate students who intend to make a career in journalism. Female candidates are also welcome to apply.
Interns should be self-starters who understand the needs of TNN’s growing audience on radio and online platforms. Prior broadcast experience will be useful but is not required. Candidates should have a demonstrated interest in news as well as the ability to work independently and under deadline pressure. Fluency in written and spoken Pashtu is essential as TNN broadcasts only in Pashtu.
Payment and duration
Each internship will last for three months. Interns will be paid a monthly internship fee. The upcoming internship will begin on April 11, 2016 and end on July 10, 2016.
How to Apply
Serious applicants should send a resume (CV) to [email protected] no later than 07 April, 2016, along with a covering letter explaining why they want to take part in the internship programme, their current experience and future career plans.
TNN will only contact shortlisted candidates for interview.
To learn about our previous interns please visit