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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 & Marketing 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 45 years is its adeptness to effect 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 two domains: journalism and translation. A total of eight candidates will be shortlisted (five for journalism and three for translation). The program will take place either in-person, remotely or a hybrid of both, depending on the COVID situation.  

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.  

Starting Date

15th June 2021

Program highlights

3 weeks 
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Students between the ages of 18 to 33 who are passionate for Journalism 

Application criteria

General Eligibility & Qualifications  

  • Applicant must be a Saudi National 
  • Excellent command of both written and spoken English 
  • Passionate about Journalism 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Team player


Criteria for Journalist 

  • Excellent English language communication skillsProficiency in Arabic would be a bonus 
  • 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 


Criteria for Translator 

  • Excellent command of native language (Arabic) 
  • Excellent command of your second language (English) 
  • Having cultural knowledge in both languages (Arabic & English) 
  • Check and control different sources of information to avoid misunderstandings in translated texts 
  • Attention to detail 
  • Ability to adhere to deadlines 

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.

Contact Us if you still have any questions

Application Process

  • Sign up

    Sign up to Misk Hub and create your profile

  • Apply

    Select this program and click the apply button

  • Evaluation

    We will review your application criteria and your video then decide if this program is right for you.

  • Psychometric test

    Complete online psychometric test

  • Interview

    Attend one-on-one interview virtually

  • 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.

Applications closed


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