Join us in northern Thailand on this Journalism Internship Reporting for Shan Communities and not only will you develop your reporting skills you will also help to spread news about events in the Shan State to refugees and immigrants living in the Chiang Mai province and beyond.
It also has readers inside the Burmese border as well as Thai’s who are keen to learn more about issues affecting the Shan State.
Through a network of supporters and regular correspondence with readers inside the Shan State, the newspaper staff is able to collect stories and photographs from inside Shan State on a regular basis, keeping the news current.
Field reporters cover specific issues when conditions permit and even interviews people from Shan State when they arrive at the Thai-Burma and China-Burma borders.
The paper is a Thailand-based publication where reporters write, edit, publish and distribute news about Shan State on its web page and by e-mail.
The website has about 6000 visitors per month. The newspaper is approximately 48 pages in length and is published in the Shan and Burmese languages.
It is sent by courier directly into the Shan State, and is distributed at Shan temples in Thailand, a central focus of Shan culture and activity.
It is also distributed to international NGOs and other interested parties. There are approximately 3,000 printed copies per issue monthly.
Journalism interns will have the opportunity to be part of this essential work that keeps the community in Thailand connected to the home state, as well as educating others about this diverse culture.
You will be supported by the a charismatic Shan leader, who has observed more than 40 years of war and problems in his homeland in Burma.
Interns with a writing / journalism or creative background are preferred but are not mandatory. Cultural sensitivity is a must and the ability and a willingness to work within a multi cultural team.
All interns will be asked to submit a full CV / resume and attend a telephone interview before being accepted onto this placement.
Project fees apply. Project fees include accommodation, airport pick up, food, orientation and 24h support. You will be provided with a comprehensive learning reflection document and are expected to give a presentation at the end of your internship.