Applications open for Tokyo internship at The Economist

Applications are invited for a new Marjorie Deane internship for 2012. This award, financed by the Marjorie Deane Financial Journalism Foundation, is designed to provide work experience for a promising journalist or would-be journalist resident in Japan who will spend three months or more at The Economist bureau in Tokyo, assisting with coverage of business and finance. Applicants should send a letter introducing themselves, along with an original article of no more than 500 words that they think would be suitable for publication in the business or finance sections of The Economist.

Absolute fluency both in English and Japanese is required, as measured by TOEFL iBT 109 or higher, IELTS 7.0 and/or ?????(??). Prior work experience is preferred in the fields of business or finance. The internship will be conducted on a part-time basis.

Applications should be sent by e-mail to or posted to:

The Economist Newspaper Ltd. Internship Applications, 10F Yomiuri Shimbun Building, 6-17-1, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061

They must reach us by January 27th, 2012.