About Us 

The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organizations, recognized internationally for its authority, integrity, and accuracy. The FT has a record paying readership of one million, three-quarters of which are digital subscriptions. It is part of Nikkei Inc., which provides a broad range of information, news, and services for the global business community.  We have offices in more than 35 cities, including London, New York, Hong Kong, Beijing, Manila, Sofia, San Francisco, and Tokyo. 


Our Internships

 We are looking for passionate and motivated students who are interested in pursuing a career in media to join our team! This program is a paid, ten-week summer internship.

As an intern we want you to truly be part of the team and to make a meaningful contribution during your time on the team. Our internships are designed to involve you with hands-on project work from day one, you will face new challenges every day and work alongside career professionals. We want you to gain a better understanding of the professional field you aspire to work in, through learning experiences, and gain skills to ensure a successful transition there. 


The Team 

We are looking for a personable and highly motivated intern to support the team in day-to-day administrative tasks, activities and global HR initiatives. 

If you’re ready to kickstart your career in Human Resources and build real-world experience with recruiting, payroll, employee development, and the coordination of HR policies and procedures, this is the internship for you.


What You’ll Work On

Assist in the recruiting and hiring process including posting job descriptions,  pre-screening candidates, scheduling interviews and drafting offer letters

Contributing to the development of recruitment guides, forms, and tools

Research and create reports related to HR best practices and initiatives

Assist with new hire orientation and employee trainings

Active participation in HR initiatives related to driving employee engagement both regionally and globally

Create and maintain appropriate personnel files and HR records

Support payroll processing by assisting with calculations and time card approvals

Set up and maintain internship update blog 

Assist with ad hoc HR projects as necessary 

About You

You are currently an undergrad student 

Completing a degree in Human Resources Management or other HR Related discipline is a plus but not required 

You have demonstrated an interest in pursuing a career in HR through coursework or prior internships experience  

You are a self-starter, who can work independently and is proactive  

You are organized and pay close attention to detail 

You are able to manage multiple projects, prioritize requests and can meet deadlines

You have strong research skills and the ability to analyze and share findings to gain insights, data and identify trends 

You have excellent written and verbal communication skills

You are proficient in MS Excel 

Knowledge of Google Suite a plus

You must have a high level of professionalism with the ability to maintain strict confidentiality

If This Sounds Like You

To apply please be sure to include the following documents in your application 


A cover letter explaining why you would be a good fit, and explaining your interest in joining our team 


Further information

A reasonable estimate of the salary range for this role is $15/hr. To ensure pay fairness, the successful candidate will be offered a salary within the estimated salary range based on a number of considerations including but not limited to: skill set; experience and training; certifications; and other business and organisational needs. The disclosed range estimate is for our NYC office and has not been adjusted for other locations

Candidates should be aware that new employees will be required to be vaccinated by their start date, meaning they have received all of the recommended doses for either a one dose or two dose COVID-19 vaccine, and provide proof of vaccination status (e.g. CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card) , which will be kept confidential. We are an equal opportunity employer, and will provide a reasonable accommodation to those who are unable to be vaccinated due to a sincerely-held religious belief or a medical disability where it does not pose an undue hardship on the Company.

At the FT, we know our most valuable resources are our people and we embrace our employees’ unique skills, experiences, and perspectives. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment for all. We are an equal opportunities employer that seeks to recruit and appoint the best talent regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We also promote flexible working and will consider specific requests around flexibility for all roles where it can be accommodated. We aim to treat all employees in a fair and consistent manner, promote good working relationships to encourage high standards of conduct and performance within a work environment free from harassment, bullying, and discrimination. Please let us know if you require any adjustments as part of the application process or to enable you to attend an interview. If you would like to discuss your requirements or have any questions, please contact a member of our HR team who will be happy to help. #LI-SG1

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