Reuters now seeking Summer 2013 interns

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Reuters, the world's largest international multimedia news agency, is looking for talented undergraduate or graduate students or recent graduates for its 2013 summer internship program in the Americas.

The 10-week paid internships are a crash course in hands-on financial, business, political and general news reporting. Every intern will report to a senior editor and be assigned a journalist mentor to provide advice and guidance during the summer.

Interns are expected to write regularly and deliver in-depth stories during their assignment. Interns will receive formal training before they start work, focused on writing skills, journalism ethics, and basic financial knowledge.

They may also be able to take advantage of other regularly scheduled training opportunities during the summer, depending on where they are based. Interns who excel may be considered for other opportunities, including the Reuters Journalism Trainee Program or junior reporting roles.

The intensive Journalism Trainee Program, which begins in September 2013 in New York, London and Singapore, offers nine months of training and leads into a staff job if required standards are met. Most of the 2013 internships will be available in New York and Washington but opportunities may also be available in Sao Paulo, Mexico City, Chicago, Los Angeles or San Francisco. The internships begin in early June 2013.

Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be a student or recent graduate who is passionate about news and a quick learner with a strong academic record in journalism, economics, business, law, accounting, languages or computer science. We are looking for candidates who have some basic journalism experience, are fluent in English, possess excellent writing and communication skills, and good mathematics skills. You must obtain the legal right to work in the country where you have chosen to apply.

At Thomson Reuters, we deliver intelligent information quickly and efficiently, so professionals have knowledge to act. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, intellectual property and scientific, healthcare, and media markets, powered by the world's most trusted news organization.

Qualifications

Application Instructions:
To be considered for the Journalism Internship Program, please follow these instructions.

Application must include the following:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter- No longer than 1 page, double spaced in Microsoft Word
3. Three-Five Clips (these can be links to online work)
4. Two letters of Reference- Please have your references email their letters directly to EditorialInternshipProgram@thomsonreuters.com
5. Please note that all of the requirements above should be attached to your application when you apply at online on the Thomson Reuters career site (not including letters of reference).

- While completing the application please be sure to answer all of questions that apply to you, please do not skip the questions, or your application will be incomplete.
- If any questions or problems come up along the way, please email EditorialInternshipProgram@thomsonreuters.com with a description of your problem, and we will gladly reach out to help you.

DEADLINE TO APPLY IS DECEMBER 1st at 11:59PM ET.

Successful candidates will be notified early in 2013.

Internship start date is in June 2013.

At Thomson Reuters, we believe what we do matters. We are passionate about our work, inspired by the impact it has on our business and our customers. As a team, we believe in winning as one - collaborating to reach shared goals, and developing through challenging and meaningful experiences. With over 55,000 colleagues in more than 100 countries, we work flexibly across boundaries and realize innovations that help shape industries around the world. Making this happen is a dynamic, evolving process, and we count on each employee to be a catalyst in driving our performance - and their own.

As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, or any other protected classification under country or local law. Thomson Reuters is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Apply here.