South China Morning Post's call for internship applications

PUBLISHED : Monday, 28 October, 2013, 3:20pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 31 December, 2013, 2:54pm


Cover the Hong Kong and China story

Successful applicants will receive invaluable hands-on experience working as reporters in the newsroom, helping cover one of the biggest stories around: China’s development and emergence on the world stage.

The SCMP has covered Hong Kong, China and international affairs for more than a century. We maintain a strong interest in affairs in our home city, Hong Kong, a unique part of China with a robust media and international outlook, and are at the forefront of the China story. Our interns are assigned to reporting sections and may cover stories on Hong Kong, mainland China, culture or business, among other things.

We are looking for highly motivated candidates with a strong interest in Hong Kong and China. Preference will be given to candidates who can speak Cantonese or Putonghua. Good spoken and written English is also essential. We accept applications from undergraduate and graduate programmes; some working experience in journalism is preferred. Applicants should send us a cover letter explaining why they want to be an intern with the SCMP, a full CV and a maximum of three published writing samples. This may be done e-mail or by post. Details of academic qualifications, job experience, language skills, and interests should be included. The internship will cover 12 weeks between June and August 2014.


I was lucky to do different things, like writing and making videos for the website.



Earn your reporting stripes by being part of the biggest stories.



It was a fantastic first experience working in a newsroom.



The deadline for overseas applications is December 31, 2013, and for local applications, March 15, 2014. Late applications will not be accepted.

Applications should be emailed to

or mailed to Internship Programme, Editorial Department, 4/F Morning Post Centre, 22 Dai Fat Street, Tai Po Industrial Estate, New Territories, Hong Kong