KAS Young Journalist Traineeship 2023: Call for Applications

6-Month Traineeship Program

KAS Young Journalist Traineeship 2023
KAS Young Journalist Traineeship 2023

KAS Young Journalist Traineeship Program 2023 
Duration: 6 Months (1st March 2023 – 31st August 2023)

About the program 

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

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.

***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 

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


Soumy Phan

Portrait Soumy Phan

Program Manager