Call for applicants for internship at Cafébabel

Cafébabel English is offering an internship for one dynamic young journalist looking to expand their portfolio and gain amazing hands-on experience with one-on-one mentorship.


Do you love to write? Are you pas­sion­ate about jour­nal­ism and Europe? Would you fancy joining the Cafébabel team? Or maybe you are won­der­ing where to com­plete a required in­tern­ship to fin­ish your stud­ies? If you an­swered yes to any of these ques­tions, we are look­ing for you!



cafébabel.​com is a non-profit or­gan­i­sa­tion, and there­fore, can­not pro­vide remu­ner­ated in­tern­ships. We feel your pain and would be happy to pro­vide any doc­u­men­ta­tion nec­es­sary for fund­ing (such as through the Eras­mus + pro­gramme or schol­ar­ships pro­vided by your uni­ver­sity). The in­tern­ship would take place in our Paris headquarters for a max­i­mum of two months on a part-time or full-time basis. Trainees must also have a ‘con­ven­tion de stage‘, mean­ing that the in­tern should be a stu­dent and/or re­quire a place­ment to com­plete their stud­ies.


About Cafébabel

Cafébabel is a Eu­ro­pean par­tic­i­pa­tory on­line mag­a­zine pub­lished in five lan­guages, led by a dy­namic com­mu­nity of young cit­i­zen jour­nal­ists from all over Eu­rope. The pro­ject, which is co-funded by the Eu­ro­pean Com­mis­sion, was es­tab­lished in 2001 as an ini­tia­tive of a group of Eras­mus stu­dents from dif­fer­ent coun­tries. Our ed­i­to­r­ial of­fice is lo­cated in the 2nd arrondissement in Paris. The ed­i­to­r­ial team is com­posed of five ed­i­tors who are pas­sion­ate about jour­nal­ism in Eu­rope, mul­ti­lin­gual, fun-lov­ing and open to shar­ing our knowl­edge with you. Three of them work from BerlinRome and Madrid.


We’re looking for

One mo­ti­vated, young native-level English speaker with a high level of writ­ten com­mu­ni­ca­tion look­ing for a break­through ex­pe­ri­ence in jour­nal­ism under the men­tor­ship of the Eng­lish lan­guage ed­i­tor. It is imperative that you speak a bit of French, another language is a plus. Our fu­ture trainee should have a pas­sion for cur­rent Eu­ro­pean af­fairs and be fa­mil­iar with the con­cept of par­tic­i­pa­tory jour­nal­ism. Those with ex­cel­lent com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills, cre­ativ­ity, love for learn­ing, a fun per­son­al­ity and curiosity about the world are par­tic­u­larly en­cour­aged to apply. Mo­ti­va­tion is very im­por­tant for this place­ment, as this op­por­tu­nity is a learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence meant to help you grow as a jour­nal­ist and re­ceive one-on-one guid­ance in a pro­fes­sional con­text.


  • Help with day-to-day tasks in the magazine’s English version such as social media posts and article dissemination
  • Translate articles (from French, German, Italian or Spanish into English)
  • Pitch and write articles with mentorship provided by editor
  • Pitch ideas for our weekly WHO CARES video on (g)local debates
  • Edit original content as well as translated articles with the help of the English editor
  • Take part in and discuss ideas during the weekly editorial meetings

How to apply:

Send us your CV in Eng­lish, a cover let­ter out­lin­ing what makes you the right ad­di­tion to the Eng­lish team and two ar­ti­cle clip­pings show­ing us your skills.


Con­tact: l.bullens@​cafebabel.​com (CC to k.​kloss@​cafebabel.​com)


AP­PLI­CA­TION DEAD­LINE: March 9th, 2018 at 5 pm CET


START­ DATE: As soon as possible.