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(UPDATED) MANILA, Philippines - It's been a year since Rappler formally opened its internship program to college students.
At least 50 students from various universities such as Ateneo de Manila, University of the Philippines, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, De La Salle University, University of Sto Tomas, San Beda College-Alabang, Bulacan State University, Bicol University, Xavier University, Lyceum of the Philippines, the Manila Times College, Trinity University of Asia, Philippine Christian University, University of Perpetual Help System Laguna, Colegio de San Juan de Letran, Far Eastern University, and the Royal University of Phnom Penh, among others, have experienced what it is like to be a part of a social news network.
Even after completing their required number of hours, some of them extended their engagement with Rappler, eager to learn more from editors and reporters alike.
Rappler's internship program aims to nurture the skills and talents of aspiring journalists and storytellers. We believe that the best way to learn the craft of storytelling is through actual experience and exposure to real-life situations.
Those who are chosen will complete from 150-200 hours of work over an estimated period of 6 weeks. A select number of interns are chosen every year over a rotating cycle. Applications are accepted year-round, but applications for the summer of 2013 are now closed. Those accepted will be notified as soon as the selection process is completed. Rappler will open another internship round after the summer.
Rappler interns are exposed to, and trained to be multimedia journalists skilled in any of the following:
They are distributed depending on their indicated interest, skill, or field. They will get the chance to attend relevant editorial meetings and interact with, and be trained by professional journalists and editors. They are supervised by Rappler unit heads and are assessed and evaluated at the end of their internship.
They are expected to have a nose for news, be aware of the latest national and international news events, and possess good news judgment. They should be willing to learn — whether it be in writing a story, editing video, taking photographs, monitoring social media, or assisting in production tasks. Likewise, they are street-smart, fast and resourceful multi-taskers, and comfortable working in a team.
They may be assigned to assist reporters in gathering news and information needed by the various sections of Rappler — general news, Move.PH/community engagement, Newsbreak/investigative stories, business, life & style, entertainment, business, sports, blogs, etc.
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