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About The Economist

With a growing global audience and a reputation for insightful analysis and perspective on every aspect of world events, The Economist is one of the most widely recognised and well-read current affairs publications in the world. In addition to the weekly print and digital editions and website, The Economist publishes Espresso, a daily news app, Global – 

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About Us

The Economist Group Businesses The success of the Group is built on high-quality, insightful and independent analysis. While The Economist continues to underpin many of our values, the fact that we can create and distribute a compelling view of the world over multiple platforms, including print, web and digital editions, plus events, is a source of strength. The publications and services delivered under The Economist Group include: The Economist newspaper,, the Economist Intelligence Unit, The Economist Events, The Economist Corporate Network, The World In… and 1843.


We provide internship opportunities on a rolling basis across all of our business units. In the London office we also have a work experience programme which provides one week’s, unpaid work experience during July and August for sixth-form or school leavers. The programme will provide you with an interesting overview of our commercial and editorial practices. You will shadow several members of staff, gaining valuable insight and experience across the business The Economist newspaper’s editorial department runs three different types of internships every year. In addition to these three, we occasionally (but not every year or at any set time) advertise for interns in the foreign and Britain departments of The Economist. As an Economist Group intern, you will work on an important, challenging and stimulating project or work related tasks from day one. To learn about specific internship opportunities, please refer to our career portal for available opportunities as well as the Economist’s Newspaper for specific Editorial internships. 


We are an international company, employing staff throughout the world, with offices in London, Frankfurt, Geneva, Paris, Dubai, Johannesburg, New York, Washington, DC, Hong Kong, mainland China, Singapore, Tokyo and India. We offer competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package that includes pension (for Europe/Asia positions) or matching 401(k) (US), extended vacation (US), life assurance (UK), health insurance, and bonus schemes that recognise and reward individual and team performance. The Economist Group values diversity. We are committed to equal opportunities and creating an inclusive environment for all our employees. We welcome applicants regardless of ethnic origin, gender, religious beliefs, disability, sexual orientation or age.


We provide a range of training and development opportunities that are designed to help employees carry out their current jobs more effectively, and to stay abreast to the new industry practices. We regularly sponsor recognised courses of study to help our employees’ progress in their career and to continuously add value to the organization. We are always hiring and internal mobility is highly encouraged. This includes giving employees the opportunity to work in different regions or departments on secondments. Some of our favorite opportunities:

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For 175 years The Economist has been doing more than reporting news. It's been championing values, promoting open societies, challenging special interests, making the case for decisions based on cold hard facts.