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There comes a time when every young journalist makes their first foray into the professional world. For the first time in awhile, 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 Eu­ro­pean af­fairs? 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 renu­mer­ated 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). This in­tern­ship will take place at a dis­tance, so you can work at home, 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 six 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 ar­rondis­e­ment in Paris. The ed­i­to­r­ial team is com­posed of six ed­i­tors who are pas­sion­ate about jour­nal­ism in Eu­rope, mul­ti­lin­gual, fun-lov­ing and open to shar­ing our knowl­edge with you.


One mo­ti­vated young per­son whose mother tongue is Eng­lish (not re­stricted to EU na­tion­als) 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 fluent Ital­ian, Ger­man, FrenchSpan­ish or Polish. 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 cu­ri­ousity 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 Eng­lish-lan­guage sec­tion such as so­cial media pres­ence

- Trans­lat­e ar­ti­cles (from French, German, Italian, Spanish and/or Polish into Eng­lish)

- Pitch­ and writ­e ar­ti­cles with men­tor­ship pro­vided by ed­i­tor

- Search for il­lus­tra­tions for ar­ti­cles and tak­ing pho­tos, as needed


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

AP­PLI­CA­TION DEAD­LINE: NOVEMBER 25 2014. START­ DATE: December 1st 2014 (to be negotiated).