Call for Applications: Pulitzer Center Rainforest Journalism Fund (RJF) Internship 2023

Call for Applications: Pulitzer Center Rainforest Journalism Fund (RJF) Internship 2023

Call for Applications: Pulitzer Center Rainforest Journalism Fund (RJF) Internship 2023

The Pulitzer Center Rainforest Journalism Fund (RJF) Initiative Internship 2023 is now accepting applications. The Pulitzer Center is looking for a remote intern for the RJF initiative, which promotes excellent, independent journalism on tropical rainforest concerns.

The intern will contribute to the RJF’s purpose by participating in publishing, communications, and research efforts, as well as collaborating with the RJF’s management (located in Bangkok) and regional coordinators (based in Brazil, Indonesia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo). The intern’s primary responsibilities will be with the Rainforest Journalism Fund, but there will be opportunities to learn from and collaborate with other Pulitzer Center teams as well.

About the Rainforest Journalism Fund

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).


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

Pulitzer Center Rainforest Journalism Fund Benefits

  • U.S.-based interns will receive $17 hourly. All non-US salaries are adjusted based on an international conversion index.
  • Leave benefits include the same paid time off as US-based interns, as well as bereavement leave, and recognition of local holidays. This position is not health or retirement benefits eligible.

Pulitzer Center Rainforest Journalism Fund Eligibility

  • Applicant should have a degree in journalism, environment, international development or related disciplines.
  • Demonstrated interest in global environmental issues.
  • Strong writing and communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • 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).

Deadline: Ongoing

Apply here

For more information, visit Pulitzer Center.


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