The Economist Group provides Internship opportunities on a rolling basis and within most of our business units. We consider all interested candidates regardless of discipline or degree preference. Candidates are assessed on the basis of educational achievements and career interests, as well as required skills and knowledge for the specific internship opportunity.

To learn about specific internship opportunities, please refer to our career portal for available opportunities as well as the Economist’s Newspaper for specific Editorial internships. We advise that you look at the various opportunities available and carefully review the requirements before applying for an internship.

The Economist newspaper’s editorial department runs three different types of internships every year. In addition to these three, we occasionally (but not every year or at any set time) advertise for interns in the foreign and Britain departments of The Economist. As an Economist Group intern, you will work on an important, challenging and stimulating project or work related tasks from day one.

To apply, you will need to complete your profile and submit your resume along with a cover letter and writing samples (if required in the job description of the role). You may apply for as many roles as you like. The assessment process thereafter varies according to the role requirements and the region.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, assessment times may vary for different roles. We will inform all candidates about the outcome of their applications.

We offer a competitive salary, a collaborative working environment and the chance to work on projects that provide invaluable career experience.

To qualify for an Economist internship, you must have the right to work in the country where the role you are applying for is based.

The Economist Group values diversity. We are committed to equal opportunities and creating an inclusive environment for all our employees. We welcome applicants regardless of ethnic origin, gender, religious beliefs, disability, sexual orientation or age.

To apply for an Economist Internship, please visit our career portal and submit an application, cover letter and resume.

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