We make it our responsibility to create and design projects suited for Interns to independently and collectively make a contribution towards the growth and betterment of our organisation. Our fertile learning ground will expose young talents to the organisational workings of independent media. While we make it our responsibility to ensure the highly structured learning and development of our interns, there is much room for dialogue, exchange of ideas, innovation, room for mistakes and finally a exposure to a unique organisational culture.
We encourage those who are especially attracted to non-linear thinking, innovation, creativity and execution to join our team. We encourage those who have a passion for learning, challenges and are unafraid to drive ideas. We welcome greatly those who are purpose-driven and have the mission to make a contribution to the betterment of Malaysia through the media.
The Malaysiakini Internship Program aims to fully integrate and offer job prospects to interns who we find would fit into the organisation’s mission and culture. While not all interns will make the cut, we will ensure that the learning experience gained from the exposure to Malaysiakini will cut the interns out to be more progressive thinker and people of purposeful action.
- Your greatest desire
- Your greatest fear
- One life-changing experience
- Why Malaysiakini
- Your take on Malaysian politics
The people I worked with, of course, made the job a lot easier. My colleagues were very easy to get along with and always gave proper guidance even if I asked what I thought were stupid questions. It really is the perfect spot to land on when you jump from being a student to a working adult and will undoubtedly, give you exactly the experience you were looking for. Sheryll Devina
The people there are friendly and having Steven Gan (Editor in chief) taking time off his schedule to have a personal chat with me before I left is something I feel more employers should do with interns. My colleagues also gave me the necessary guidance and were willing to teach me, which was what I needed since I was relatively unfamiliar with the field of journalism. A highly rewarding experience and challenge that I would recommend to other students. Goh Cia Yee
Nevertheless, without the unconditional assistance and kind advice from all the colleagues I collaborated with, I would not be able to gain a wide range of useful experiences and insights. Working with them enhanced my interpersonal network and most importantly, inspired me to strive harder to be as professional and efficient as them. Susan Wong
The different personalities that I interacted with inspired and imparted stories and life lessons; this was what made my experience with Malaysiakini so rich. Everyone at Malaysiakini is used to performing more than is expected of them and each one of them has a great passion for the work they do. Finally, I would be profoundly surprised to find a company that is more rooted in its values of ethics than Malaysiakini. I have grown immensely from witnessing and debating the conflicts between the metrics of business and the values being upheld. Teoh Jia Her
Best part? They hired me at the end. Daniel Lau
Thanks to Malaysiakini once again as I gain a lot of experience and knowledge throughout covering variety of news, entertainment, sports and etc. On the other hand I get the chance to enhance my photography skills and I would like to personally thank to Nazir Sufari @ Wak (former Malaysiakini news photographer) and Lim Huey Teng (News photographer) for shared knowledge and everything about news photography world. Syukri Ariffin
I have spent two months in Malaysiakini to complete my internship, a precious experience which allowed me to understand how an online media operates. I was impressed by the working environment in Malaysiakini, which is comfortable and democratic. The colleagues that I have met and worked with personally were undeniably friendly and willing to provide assistance whenever I needed it.
Each news cover which I had been assigned to gave me opportunity to update myself with the current issues. I was honoured to be able to meet prominent leaders in person and have a short discussion with them during my internship. The editorial group with which I was placed in also encouraged me to organise a special report on Chinese dialects, where I was able to put into practice my knowledge and skills attained as a Chinese Studies student in Linguistics and Chinese Cultural Studies. In a nutshell, it was a golden opportunity for me to discover for myself the rush of excitement one could only experience as a journalist in Malaysiakini.
Who We Are
In Malaysia, traditional print and broadcast media are tightly regulated and controlled by the government. Media operations are closely monitored and owners encouraged to toe the line on matters of political interest.
However, the online media has to date not subject to the same licensing, and allowing more diversity on the Internet. Nevertheless, Internet media is subject to laws that restrict freedom of speech, such as the Official Secrets Act and the Sedition Act, as well as civil action such as defamation.
Malaysiakini is now published in four languages – English, Malay, Chinese and Tamil – reaching over 9 million readers every month with independent coverage of political and current affairs. We achieve this independence by allowing editors and journalists the full freedom to practise professional and ethical journalism, without interference of the shareholders, advertisers or government. We believe that past and present journalist will vouch for the independence of the newsroom from external influences.
Editorial independence is the fruit of financial independence. By paying for content, news readers help maintain the focus on quality news. It is a small investment towards an informed society, as well as an accountable government. Find out more about our finances and how you can contribute. We have also benefitted from donors who share our vision of a free press.
Malaysiakini is co-founded by Premesh Chandran (CEO) and Steven Gan (EIC) since its inception in 1999.
- Human Resources
- Business Development
- Creative Design
- Social Media Curating
- Customer Service
- Data Journalism
- Graphic Design
- Adhering to company work hours, policies, procedures and rules governing professional staff behaviour.
- Adhering to company policies governing the observation of confidentiality and the handling of confidential information.
- Assuming personal and professional responsibility for his or her actions and activities.
- Maintaining professional relationships with company employees, customers and so forth.
- Utilizing a courteous, enthusiastic, open-minded, critical approach to policies and procedures within the profession.
- Relating and applying key knowledge acquired in the academic setting to the company setting.
- Developing a self-awareness in regard to attitudes, values, behaviour patterns and the culture that influence work.
- Preparing for and utilizing conferences, workshops and other opportunities for learning within Malaysiakini.
- Being consistent and punctual in the submission of all work assignments to the supervisor and faculty coordinator.
- Providing the faculty coordinator with periodic progress reports.
Orienting the student intern to the company’s structure and operation.
- Orienting the student intern to the company’s policies and procedures regarding appropriate dress, office hours, and applicable leave policies.
- Introducing the student intern to the appropriate professional and clerical staff.
- Providing the student intern with adequate resources necessary to accomplish job objectives.
- Orienting the student to the policies and procedures of the respective departments.
- Affording the student intern the opportunity to identify with the supervisor as a professional staff person by jointly participating in office interviews, meetings, conferences, projects, office and management functions.
- Assigning and supervising the completion of tasks and responsibilities that are consistent with the student intern’s role in the company.
- Consulting the faculty coordinator in the event that the supervisor becomes aware of personal, communication and other problems that are disrupting the student intern’s learning and performance.
- Providing regular supervisory meetings/ feedback sessions with the student intern.
- Submitting and evaluation on the intern’s job performance.
- Submitting a job description for the student intern.
- Completing Malaysiakini Intern/Organisation evaluation forms.