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KAS Young Journalist Traineeship 2023

Status: Closed

  • Internships
  • Training & education

Organisation: Konrad Adenauer Stiftung

Deadline: 10/02/2023

Location: Phnom Penh

About the program:

KAS Young Journalist Traineeship Program aims to provide media students and enthusiasts with hands-on experience in news reporting and writing by working in an actual newsroom for six months.

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Cambodia has been a prominent supporter of journalism development and journalists’ education in Cambodia since 1994. KAS believes journalism plays a crucial role in promoting democracy and bringing together an inclusive society when every voice is heard.

***Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply!


The selected candidates will be working in various newsrooms as full-time reporters. You will attend newsroom meetings, research, pitch story ideas, conduct field reporting, write news articles and perform other relevant tasks assigned by editors or supervisors.


  • Develop professional journalism skills
  • Gain working experience in a respected independent newsroom
  • Establish a professional network in media and journalism
  • Receive monthly financial support of $320 (including health insurance for the duration of the program)
  • Access all KAS Cambodia’s events and activities
  • Become KAS alumni member
  • Receive a certificate of completion
  • Strong interest in journalism
  • Ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines
  • High level of English proficiency
  • Attend KAS Cambodia’s events and activities
  • Write a report within two weeks after the completion of traineeship
  • Maintain good communication with the program manager at KAS Cambodia during the program
Hosting News Outlets:
  • CamboJA News – 1 post
  • SEA Globe -1 post
  • VOA (Khmer & English) 1 post
  • VOD English  1 post
  • Kiripost 1 post
  • Cambodianess 1 post
Who can apply?
  • Year 4th or 3rd students or recent graduates with a strong interest in journalism
  • Bloggers
  • Early-career journalists
  • Citizen journalists
How to apply:

Your application should include:

  • A CV (two A4 pages max)
  • Motivation letter (300 words max) highlighting why you want to participate in this program.
  • Samples of previous writings (including school assignments or published articles, blog posts, etc.)

Please submit your application in one PDF file with a title “Application for KAS Young Journalist Traineeship 2023” to Mr. Phan Soumy, Media & Journalism Program Manager, at Soumy.phan@kas.de.

Deadline: 10th February 2023

Duration: 6 Months (1st March 2023 – 31st August 2023)

***Note: Incomplete applications or failure to follow instruction will not be considered.

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