Asia Society Online Looking for Summer 2013 Interns

Asia Society Online Multimedia Interns Saira Siddiqi and Philippe Chery on location assisting with a video shoot. (Dan Washburn)

With the approach of summer comes new and exciting internship opportunities with the Asia Society online team. If you're looking to develop your reporting, writing, multimedia and/or social media skills, one of our internships may be just the opportunity for you.

Asia Society, a leading educational organization dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships between Asia and the United States, is looking for talented interns to assist its New York online team in the following categories: online reporting, multimedia production, social media and basic site maintenance and administration.

NOTE: To be eligible for this internship, applicants must be based in the New York City area.

Asia Society Online Editorial Intern
Asia Society Online is looking for a talented Online Editorial Intern to copy-edit and publish website content, edit and upload videos, report on events, draft blog posts and perform other administrative tasks for the award-winning website. The ideal candidate will be a web-savvy journalism, policy, marketing or writing student with a strong interest in and connection to Asia, its people and issues.
Online Editorial Internship announcement (PDF)

Asia Society Online Multimedia Intern
Asia Society Online is looking for a talented Multimedia Intern to help create editorial content. The ideal candidate would be proficient in Final Cut Pro, have a keen eye for good visuals and be able to work independently, helping the online team produce rich-media editorial content for our institutional website (, edit and produce photo and video packages, identify newsworthy clips and spotlight the best of complete programs and help produce content for syndication through YouTube, and other content partners.
Multimedia Internship announcement (PDF)

Asia Society Online Social Media Intern
Asia Society Online is looking for a talented Social Media Intern to help create, maintain and expand social media content. The ideal candidate would be proficient in using social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Google Plus, Pinterest, Instagram, Storify, Flickr, etc. S/he would be able to work independently, helping the online team expand Asia Society's audience on these social media platforms by developing platform-specific strategies to attract more followers and help track redirects from social media to our institutional website ( The candidate would also develop social media crowd-sourcing campaigns to generate content.
Social Media Internship announcement (PDF)

These internships are a great way to learn and improve story-pitching skills, conceptualize new and unique ways of telling a story and acquire problem-solving skills. They are ideal for candidates who have Asia-specific interests. Recent interns with Asia Society Online have gone on to land jobs with The Atlantic, Jing Daily, and Breakthrough, a human rights organization.

Asia Society New York has numerous other internship opportunities in several departments. To find out more, please click here.

About the Author

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Tahiat Mahboob is Asia Society's Senior Multimedia Producer. She grew up in Bangladesh, worked at New York Fashion Week and taught at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.