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Placement Type: Internship (100-200hrs)

Placement Description:

The Student will be involved in the day to day news worthy matters of the hosting company; S/he will proactively communicate with different stakeholders to receive information in order to gather data to be entered on the website and for print. Attend events, documenting events, augmented with comments from different speakers, so as to create articles for the newspaper.

Skills Gained and Learning Opportunities:

The learner learn to: a) Write articles in the parameters of deadlines when covering late-breaking events; exercise good news judgment; b) cover various events, while interacting with other reporters and stakeholders; c) listen and conduct interviews effectively ; d) create and publish professional articles to be published.

Total Number of Hours: 120

Period of Placement: (If Start Date/End Date are blank, the Placement is "open")

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Preferably the ideal candidate should be attending courses either in Communications and/or Journalism. Excellent level of written and spoken Maltese and English.

Other Qualities:

The person required needs to have excellent communication skills and the ability to deal with stress under stressful circumstances.

Host Organisation Name: Union Press

Host Organisation Description:

L-Orizzont is a national daily newspaper in Malta published by Union Print Co., the media arm of the General Workers' Union. The newspaper was founded in 1962 by Anton Cassar, who also served as the paper's first editor. Online news portal:

Host Organisation Address:

A41, Marsa Industrial Estate, Marsa, MRS 3000

Name of Contact Person at Host Organisation: Kendrick Bondin

Phone Number: 25679296

Selection of Candidate: Best candidate

When you click on APPLY for this placement you will be directed to an email message which you may edit as your cover letter. Before sending the email, do not forget to go through the following checklist:

  1. Edit the email as your covering letter or attach your covering letter
  2. Attach your CV
  3. Ensure that the email is sent directly to the email of the ‘Host Organisation Contact Person’
  4. Keep the DegreePlus Office in copy ( in the application email, and
  5. You are also to keep the DegreePlus Office informed of any positive feedback received from the Host Organisation.


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