23 November 2009

SNS internship available

INSP is seeking a Street News Service intern to join the Glasgow team in January 2010.


Street News Service Intern


Maree Aldam, Network Services Manager


To aid INSP in supporting its global membership of independent social media by collating, editing, posting, and distributing quality editorial content for exchange through its online news agency, the Street News Service (www.streetnewsservice.org).


  • Collate all submissions of news articles, features, and photographs contributed by INSP street paper members around the world.
  • Select and collate supplemental content from external partners, including Reuters, Inter Press Service, and international NGO bodies.
  • Format and copyedit all English-language submissions and ensure their applicability to regional and international audience.
  • Liaise with INSP staff and volunteer translators regarding article translations.
  • Write brief article summaries to aid INSP members in the selection of content. 
  • Upload all material (text and photographs) to the Street News Service website.
  • Draft and distribute email feeds for each weekly edition, recognising contributors and highlighting notable articles as ‘Top Stories' 
  • Monitor Street News Service usage, as needed
  • Communicate with member street papers to encourage use of the service


  • Strong written communication skills.
  • Attention to detail and ability to work well independently.
  • Background in journalism strongly preferred.


23 hours per week for a 4-month period initially, with the possibility of extending the internship further. Availability on Mondays is essential, but other hours of work are flexible and can be both office and home-based.


Send your CV, a brief writing sample, and a cover letter telling us why you're interested in this opportunity to m.aldam@street-papers.org, by Friday 4th December.


Week commencing 11th January 2010.

This is an unpaid internship but a small bursary is provided.