Title: Research and Accuracy Intern
Department: Journal
Status: Intern
Location:  Washington D.C.
Immediate Supervisors: News and Enterprise Editors
Compensation: Internship Stipend, Course Credit

Start date: Rolling
To apply, send a resume and a cover letter to opportunities@globalpressjournal.com by May 1, 2018.

Required Hours: Spring 20 hours/week

Summer 30 hours/week


Why you want this job:

Global Press has a 12-year track record of producing exceptional journalism from the least-covered parts of the world. Global Press aims to create systemic change in the field of international journalism by revolutionizing the business model by creating multiple ethical, sustainable revenue streams, revitalizing core editorial processes to ensure accuracy and accountability and repairing the lack of gender and racial diversity that have plagued newsrooms since inception. Global Press is an employee-centered workplace that prioritizes employee wellness in a diverse, challenging, creative, humor-filled environment.

The research and accuracy intern will work directly with our news department to research and fact check diverse and unique reports, data and transcripts to contribute to the production of high-quality, world-changing journalism.

On a typical day at Global Press you will:

  • Collaborate with lead editors and global reporters to locate issue-specific data and reports
  • Research under-covered issues and topics to give insight and nuance to the GPJ editorial process
  • Fact check local data and transcripts against widely available global data to provide greater depth to critical issues
  • Collaborate with fact checkers and data designers to create content to support GPJ articles and special reports
  • Be inspired by the bravery and ingenuity of Global Press reporters
  • Work hard, laugh hard and make a significant contribution to global journalism

Core Attributes:

Global Press is a diverse and thriving international media organization that seeks out team members who:

  • Are equally committed to journalistic tradition and journalistic innovation
  • Employ discipline, generosity and humor in their daily work
  • Believe in the power of high-quality information and human stories to change our world
  • Thrive in a collaborative environment where team members can be honest with one another and aim to be better today than they were yesterday


The successful candidate will major in international relations, journalism or other related field, possess a strong GPA and have a track record of strong research methods.

Candidates with previous international experience and language skills will be prioritized.


About Global Press

Global Press exists to create a more just and informed world by employing local journalists to produce ethical, accurate news coverage from the world’s least-covered places.

Rejecting the mainstream model of foreign correspondence, which deploys elite outsiders on short-term assignments, Global Press trains and employs a diverse population of journalists in the developing media markets where they live to produce context-rich, nuanced news coverage that provides local and global audiences with high-quality, professional news that elevates awareness and creates actionable opportunities for citizens.

Comprised of three brands that form a holistic social enterprise, Global Press is an international media company dedicated to reinventing both the craft and business of global journalism. Global Press operates a training program, Global Press Institute, an award-winning news publication, Global Press Journal, and an innovative syndication division, Global Press News Service.

Global Press aims to produce news from more than 100 countries, becoming the world’s leading news source from the developing world.