Call for: Paid traineeship opportunity for journalists

Deadline: 26 February 2016

The Communications Service of the European University Institute, based in Florence (Italy) is looking for one journalist to carry out the following daily tasks:

  •  Write and report on EUI academic activities and EUI special events;
  •  Assist the EUI web team in the development of online media content, including online advertising campaigns and social media;
  •  Monitor international media;
  •  Edit a range of texts by Institute staff, including webpages, official announcements and internal reports;
  •  Assist in project management and websites run by the Communications Service;
  •  Occasional photography and involvement in producing videos and podcasts.

The duration of the traineeship is 12 months. The first three months of which constitute a trial period. Full time (Monday to Friday).

From May 2016 to May 2017 Conditions for Eligibility Candidates must:

  1. A) Be nationals of a European Union member state, or of a candidate country which benefits from a pre-accession strategy (nationals of non-member states may be accepted depending on resources available);


  1. B) Are studying for a first (post-secondary education) degree and are in the process of obtaining the qualification; OR
    C) Are involved in a vocational training programme; OR
    D) Have obtained the above (B or C) qualification, no longer than 18 months prior to the beginning of the traineeship;


  1. E) Have a thorough knowledge of English (native speaker or equivalent certified level, C2). Knowledge of another European language may be an advantage but this is not a requirement (it should be taken into account that English, French and Italian are the main working languages at the EUI).

Qualifications Required

  • Applicants with a degree in journalism and/or proven work experience in the field of journalism are especially encouraged to apply;
  •  Excellent communication and writing skills;
  •  Good time management and organisational skills;
  •  Ability to work in an international team.


  •  Previous experience in the field of journalism;
  •  Social media experience.


  •  Maintenance grants of 1.280 Euros per month;
  •  A discount of 40 per cent at the EUI canteen;
  •  Travel cost reimbursement for the journey to Italy and final return trip is provided.

To apply:
Please send: a) CV; b) cover letter; c) up to 5 writing samples to the email: , putting in the subject line: Application for Journalist Traineeship.

Click here for more information on the internship and here for EUI general information.