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Journalism Intern

Land Conflict Watch has an opening for paid journalism internships!


Land Conflict Watch is an award-winning online data-research project. We are an independent network of researchers and journalists studying land conflicts, climate change and natural resource governance in India. 

We are currently looking for ONE candidate to assist the Research team to update and review data on land conflicts across India. The work will primarily involve collecting, verifying and documenting information from news reports, other publicly available documents and sources on the ground. The intern will need to, where necessary, make phone calls/write emails to relevant officials, government departments, activists, NGOs etc. to find the most recent developments in the land conflict cases and update them in the Land Conflict Watch database.

The duration of the internship will be 1-2 months, extendable based on mutual agreement.

What we are looking for and what we offer: 

>  Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with a proven experience or training in journalism and fact-checking.

>  Basic knowledge of land and forest rights. Research focus on land conflicts or familiarity with local actors/organisations is an added advantage.

>  An interest in development issues and current affairs related to land and environment. 

>  The intern will be provided with a monthly stipend of INR 10,000 and a certificate at the end of the internship.

>  She/he will get an opportunity to work, interact and connect with academicians, lawyers, environmentalists, social activists and journalists working on issues around land, forest and tribal rights, environmental law etc.

>  The internship will be a work-from-home opportunity. The intern will be expected to commit to a full-time work schedule totaling 7 hours a day, Monday to Friday.

We are an equal-opportunity organisation. People with disabilities and those from the Dalit-Bahujan, Adivasi, LGBTQ and other communities that are not traditionally represented in media houses are encouraged to apply. 

Interested candidates are requested to send their Resume to with the subject line ‘Journalism Intern’ by February 20, 2021, and also attempt a timed basic proficiency test (time and date to be notified separately to the shortlisted applicants).