This is a great place to be when the news is happening, but remember that AFP is a major international wire service so it will only run stories that are of international interest. Students need to be mindful of this when writing the actual stories and be aware of the style required for a global audience. When these international stories are thin on the ground things may not be so fast-paced around the AFP office. Interns need to be patient, particularly if they are used to working in busy newsrooms.
Indonesian language skills are not required within the office environment but are handy for interviews conducted outside the office.
Previous interns at AFP have been offered work there after they completed their internship.
None. Laptop not necessary as all stories are logged straight onto the wire interface used by AFP.
Intern Duties (Example)
- Placing local news on the wire – either stories researched yourself or picked up from the local press and redone.
- Quickly writing news stories and putting them up on the wire.
- Feature writing for the wire. Students will be able to pitch feature stories and go out and research them (subject to available time).
- Lots of phone interviews.
Monday-Friday 10am to 5-6pm. Start the day by reading the papers and major news sites
Semi-formal (e.g. Business attire, collared shirts/ blouses, trousers/long skirt, long dress covering shoulders and knees, batik shirt/ blouse/ dress, closed toe shoes. No t-shirts, shorts, flip flops)
Central Jakarta City, Jakarta 10310, Indonesia