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Andreas Lamm

10 September 2023

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Ready to Make a Difference? Join Us in the Fight for Media Freedom!

Are you passionate about journalism, media freedom, and human rights? Do you thrive in a dynamic, international environment? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!

This internship is a part of a project funded by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED). It includes an active involvement in the activities of the Journalists-in-Residence Programme, as well as regular cooperation with the communications team.


Your tasks:

  • Assisting the Journalists-in-Residence programme manager
  • Help organising language courses and professional workshops for the journalists-in-residence
  • Contribution to the production of interviews and feature articles on media freedom violations
  • Contribution to other communications tasks


About you:

  • You are interested in journalism, media freedom and human rights
  • You are studying in a field such as journalism, human rights studies, political sciences or European studies, law, communications and media studies, or history
  • You are fluent in English and have a working knowledge of German. Other languages including Russian and Turkish are an advantage
  • You are a creative writer and have keen language skills
  • You are well-organised, curious, a fast learner and proactive team player
  • You can show appropriate sensitivity and consideration while working with potentially traumatised people.
  • You are currently:
  1. a) enrolled at a German University or University of Applied Sciences,
  2. b) are in between your Bachelor and/or Master studies
  • During the internship you are based in Leipzig


What we offer:

  • A chance to be a part of an international team that stands up for media freedom every day
  • An insight and active involvement in the different working fields of ECPMF, including protection, advocacy and communications
  • Hands-on experience in a small, dynamic NGO operating across Europe

Important to know

Length of internship: 3 months, full-time (40h/week)

Allowance: 450 Euro

Start: October 2023


Great! We’re looking forward to your application. Please send us your cover letter and resume by the 10th of October and tell us why we should choose you, via  Please put Internship Policy and Programmes in the email subject.

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