Mongabay Internship Programme 2023-2024

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The Mongabay Internship Program provides emerging journalists with a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in reporting and make a meaningful contribution to impactful, evidence-based environmental journalism. This six-month journey offers interns a chance to immerse themselves in critical conservation topics, collaborate with experienced journalists, and witness their work resonate with millions of readers worldwide.

Key Features:

  • Writing approximately six news stories on various conservation and environmental topics during the six-month internship.
  • Topics assigned by Mongabay editors
  • Close collaboration with Mongabay journalists and guidance on news stories.
  • A deeper understanding of journalistic programs and processes at Mongabay.
  • One-on-one training and mentorship from experienced editors


  • Published work on a high-profile news platform.
  • Insights into Mongabay’s journalistic programs and processes
  • Membership in a community of passionate and talented writers.
  • Coaching and support, including a meet-and-greet training session with Mongabay staff and ongoing guidance.
  • Skill development in writing and interviewing
  • Resume enhancement.
  • Mongabay letters of reference and personal recommendations


We are looking for articulate, curious individuals who are driven by strong values and a passion for environmental journalism. Ideal applicants should have excellent communication skills, a positive attitude, and a willingness to learn and adapt.

Selection Process:

Applicants will be notified in mid-to-late December, and selected interns will begin their journey in the first month of the term (January 2024).

Documents Required for the Application:

Applicants need to submit the following documents (prepare these items before starting the application process):

  • Resume
  • A cover letter indicating your interest and the values and skills you can contribute to Mongabay.
  • Motivation questions are available in the application form.
  • Write a sample from a journal entry or blog article (maximum 600 words), or choose one from the provided article options.
    • Beyond the numbers: Human attitudes and conflict with lions (Panthera leo) in and around Gambella National Park, Ethiopia
    • Changes in the West African forest-savanna mosaic: insights from central Togo
    • Thismia kelabitiana (Thismiaceae), a unique Fairy Lantern from Borneo, is potentially threatened by commercial logging
  • Optional: submit an additional writing sample of your own (max 600 words).

Application Process:

Ready to kick-start your environmental journalism journey? Click the link below to apply. Apply Now

For More Information:

Don’t miss this opportunity to become part of the future of environmental journalism. Application deadline: November 28, 2023

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