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.
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 Berlin, Rome 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: firstname.lastname@example.org (CC to email@example.com)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 9th, 2018 at 5 pm CET
START DATE: As soon as possible.