Misk x Arab News Journalism Internship Program

Misk x Arab News Internship Program aims to empower talented Youth Saudi fresh graduates to launch their professional careers by offering professional opportunities in collaboration with top-tier international and local organizations
Application open
24 May 2022
Application Close
05 Jun 2022

Arab News is Saudi Arabia's first English-language newspaper. It is one of 29 publications produced by the biggest publishing house in the Middle East, namely Saudi Research & Media Group. It has its international hubs in Dubai, London, Paris, Tokyo and Islamabad. Faisal J. Abbas is the Editor-in-Chief. 

Arab News provides an Arab perspective, written in English, on a wide range of national, regional and global issues through its diverse collection of columnists. This content keeps track of the Kingdom's policies and developments in Arab Societies. It is available online at  www.arabnews.com 

The hallmark of its success over the last 47 years is its adeptness in making changes, both in terms of technology and human resources. 

Many multinational and national companies in Saudi regard Arab News as a prominent channel for their advertisements and campaigns as it can be considered as the main window on Saudi Arabia for the outside world; and by far the most quoted English Language Daily newspaper published in the Middle East.  


Overview of the Internship Program

Arab News offers a 3-weeks internship program in journalism. The training mechanism will be hybrid (in-person and zoom). 

Fresh graduates will get “hands-on’ exposure from top industry professionals. This internship will equip them with the necessary skills, techniques, and tools of the trade. At the end of the program, the top-performing interns will be offered placement.

Program highlights
3 weeks 
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Fresh graduates with a bachelor’s degree with a passion for Journalism
Application criteria
  • Applicant must be a Saudi National 
  • Fresh graduates with a bachelor’s degree
  • GPA 3 out of 4 or equivalent
  • Age between 18 to 33
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills 

- Excellent command of both written and spoken English

- Proficiency in Arabic would be a bonus

  • Passionate about Journalism 

- Interest in what makes people tick — how they think, what they do, and why they do it

- Knowledgeable about current affairs around the world

- Intellectual curiosity and proactiveness in knowledge-sharing

  • Team player

Frequently asked questions

You will need to check with your university directly as this will depend on the number of hours required for your internship/co-op.

You can find more information about the program dates on the program specific page.

Yes, the video is a mandatory part of the application. For more details about how to record your video, please visit our application page for the opportunity that you are applying for.

High school students, college students, fresh graduates and experienced youth can also participate in short-term virtual experiences with minimal human interaction that mimic entry level work offered by top-tiered firms, local SMEs and start-ups.

Currently, the program is running:
Long-term placement programs (e.g., UN JPO program, UNESCO traineeship)
Short-term internship and co-op programs (e.g., IBM, Hyperloop)

The program instils confidence in students as they feel they are on the right path to an impactful career through hands-on experience in prestigious placements.

You can take the test through Duolingo English as an alternative standardized proficiency test. Please note that scores are available after 48 hours from taking the test so take that into account.

No, but it is an incredible opportunity that will allow you to gain the skills required to thrive in the labor market, there is also an opportunity for employment after the completion of the training and upon proof of performance.

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Application open
24 May 2022
Application Close
05 Jun 2022
Application Process
  1. Sign up
    Sign up to Misk Hub and create your profile
  2. Apply
    Select this program and click the apply button
  3. Evaluation
    We will review your application criteria and your video then decide if this program is right for you.
  4. Psychometric test
    Complete online psychometric test
  5. Interview
    Attend one-on-one interview virtually
  6. Application confirmation
    Successful applicants will receive an email confirming their program enrollment. We will also share more program-specific information and details about your participation.

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