Journalism Internship in India
Unpaid Virtual Internship in Content Writing under Dale Bhagwagar Media Group
Intern’s tasks: Content generation (two news articles per day)
On completion: Digital Certificate and Letter of Appreciation
Bonus / Perks: Byline articles on news websites
Selection process and job description
Dale Bhagwagar Media Group’s Unpaid Virtual Internship in Content Writing is based on work-from-home projects, assigned mainly to students studying Journalism, Content Writing and/or Public Relations.
Please note that our Virtual Internship has an entry barrier on who we choose to train — because time and energy are resources. There is an Entry Test the applicant must take. Only if we are satisfied with the entry test response, will the applicant be accepted for our two-month Virtual Internship in Content Writing.
The Entry Test will involve content generation of two news articles on topics commissioned by us. The articles will be scrutinised for writing quality, news value, expressiveness, formation of sentences, grammar, copy editing and meeting the deadline of article submission. If the two news articles meet our expectations, we will accept the applicant as a Virtual Intern.
Period of the online internship
The period of the online work-from-home internship is two months, which is essential for understanding content strategy, journalistic styles and ethics, spin techniques, methods of news writing, formation of content, news angles and news writing formats.
As a Virtual Intern, the applicant will be expected to stay in touch over the phone and on WhatsApp each day for two months and generate two news articles everyday for 60 days, including weekends.
Bonus / Perks
In case, the daily articles prepared by the Intern meet the journalistic standards of national news websites, we may speak to select websites and get some of them published along with the Intern’s bylines, a thumbnail picture and a short introduction about the author.
These articles and bylines may be extremely beneficial as reference links for students and freshers, when seeking a job in mass media professions such as Journalism, PR or Content Writing in future. Interns get personal career guidance from Dale Bhagwagar.
The Letter of Appreciation will carry details about the performance during the online internship. If for any reason whatsoever, we deem fit to discontinue the applicant’s internship midway, we reserve the right to do so. Copyright for all submitted content will belong to Dale Bhagwagar Media Group.
Successful completion of the Virtual Internship is mandatory for the Certificate and Letter of Appreciation. In case the applicant is unable to complete the two-month period of tasks, we will not be able to provide a Certificate or a Letter of Appreciation.
In case of failure in completion, or termination of the internship, we have a practice of intimating the respective news websites having carried the Intern’s articles and bylines. In such a case, we will not be responsible for continuation of publication of the Intern’s past articles / bylines on the news websites.
Why Content Writing is MOST IMPORTANT for today’s Journalism and PR
Without understanding how to write great content, one can never be a great journalist or a great PR. Humans have moved from the Stone Age to the Labour Age, Industrial Age and then the Information Age — now speedily heading into the Communication Age.
With the right direction and correct guidance in writing and communication skills and its proper processes, one can improve on content writing skills from a news media point of view. Without perfecting these skills, Journalism and PR learning remains incomplete.
How to apply
If you agree to the above terms and conditions and are interested in pursuing the online work-from-home internship, email firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Virtual Internship’ mentioned in the Subject.
The email should contain the following:
1) Full name
2) One photograph
3) Your social media links
4) Any Government ID card (to verify authenticity)
5) Resume or Short Bio including your academic background
Note: Your internship request may not get a response if the above documentation requirements are not complete.
Highly successful interns
Some of the highly successful names who have interned with Dale Bhagwagar Media Group include Aditya Jha (Vivekanand Education Society’s College of Arts, Science & Commerce – VES College, Mumbai), Alok Parande (Vivekanand Education Society’s College of Arts, Science & Commerce – VES College, Mumbai), Anchal Sujanti (Usha Pravin Gandhi College of Management, Mumbai), Ankit Chavan (Yeshwantrao Chavan College of Engineering, Nagpur), Devyani Sharma (Hislop College, Nagpur), Nidhi Desai (Mithibai College, Mumbai), Priya Gupta (Singhania University, JR Media Institute, Delhi), Reyanka Debnath (Doon Business School, Dehradun), Richa Shah (Ghanshyamdas Saraf College of Arts & Commerce – GSCC, Mumbai), Shraddha Solanki (University of Delhi) and Sneha Shah (Ghanshyamdas Saraf College of Arts & Commerce – GSCC, Mumbai).