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Cafébabel is hiring!

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There comes a time when every young journalist makes their first foray into the professional world. 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 us

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

START­ DATE: As soon as possible.

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