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Gemini News Service Internship

Deadline: Receipt of applications at IDRC is May 1, 2000

Eligibility: Canadian citizen or permanent resident. Employee of Canadian daily newspaper, news agency, radio or television station with 3 years' minimum experience; experienced freelancers in radio and television may also apply. Guaranteed leave of absence and re-employment by employer.

Value: For one year with a value up to $30,000 awarded by the International Development Research Centre.

Special Initiatives Program, Corporate Services Branch
International Development Research Centre, P.O. Box 8500
Ottawa, ON K1G 3H9
Phone: 613-236-6163 x2098
FAX: 613-236-4026
Website: http://www.idrc.ca/awards

Description: This internship, established in 1983, provides journalists with the opportunity to increase their awareness of development issues by participating in the work of the Gemini News Service and undertaking an assignment in a developing country.

Further Details: The intern will spend eight months working at Gemini and undertake an assignment in a developing country for three to four months. While at Gemini, the intern will play an integral part in reporting stories, in the editing process, and in researching information to prepare Gemini's respected graphics. He or she will be involved in specific reporting assignments and editorial research on a wide range of topics and, in the course of his or her work, will develop a particular interest in a current issue that will be pursued in the longer term.

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