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Remote internship opportunity in Communications & Public Affairs

Open until suitable candidate is identified

Please quote vacancy number: COM1234-2101


If you wish to make a difference in places where free media is under threat or does not exist, RFE/RL offers eligible, qualified students the opportunity to engage with professionals and to learn more about our mission. In doing so, you would acquire practical experience with the support of a mentor. Internships are a competitive process and are unpaid. We offer skills development and an opportunity to contribute to an exciting media project.  

Our Communications & Public Affairs department is seeking an intern for cooperation to assist with daily communications tasks and some special projects related to the ongoing Moscow bureau crisis in Russia. The intern will learn, and contribute to, work in a fast-paced, extremely diverse communications & public affairs operation, working on a wide range of media and foreign affairs issues on multiple platforms. The internship will last from 6 to 8 weeks (minimum), but the period can be extended. Days per week are flexible and depend on the agreement with the mentor and the students’ schedule, however the intern is expected to dedicate at least 20 hours per week to the internship.  

 

You will learn:  

 

  • about the work of the Communication & Public Affairs department.  
  • how to produce Social Media content. 
  • about outreach campaigns and products.  
  • how to prepare and organize virtual events related to the Russia crisis. 
  • how to manage social distribution of news footage videos related to the Russia crisis. 

 

Minimum requirements are:  

 

  • Enrolled university student (upper-division) or recent graduate – must be in good standing.  
  • An educational background and/or experience in communications, journalism or another related field. 
  • Native-level English fluency. 
  • Fluency in Russian is an advantage. 
  • Interest and awareness in news and current affairs from RFE/RL’s broadcast regions.  
  • Excellent communications and policy skills. 
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines.  
  • Ability to multitask and to work independently.  

Should you be interested in this position please apply by submitting your CV and a cover letter in English.

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Odpovědí na tento inzerát či zasláním Vašeho životopisu a případných dalších osobních materiálů do společnosti RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty dáváte souhlas ke zpracování a uchování Vašich osobních údajů dle Nařízení Evropského parlamentu a Rady (EU) 2016/679 ze dne 27. dubna 2016 o ochraně fyzických osob v souvislosti se zpracováním osobních údajů a o volném pohybu těchto údajů a o zrušení směrnice 95/46/ES (obecné nařízení o ochraně osobních údajů), dále jen GDPR a zákona č. 110/2019 Sb., o zpracování osobních údajů. Tento souhlas platí až do jeho odvolání písemnou formou, maximálně však po dobu 5 let.

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Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) is an international news organization headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic and Washington, D.C., with 21 bureaus throughout Russia, Central Asia, Afghanistan, and Central and Eastern Europe. Reporting in 27 languages across 23 countries, RFE/RL is one of the most comprehensive news operations in the world, providing responsibly reported, fact-based news in countries where media freedoms are under threat or banned outright. From Iran and Pakistan to Hungary, Ukraine, and Azerbaijan, RFE/RL journalists give audiences what they can't always get from their own local media: uncensored information and open debate. Reporting via digital, TV, and radio platforms, RFE/RL has a measured weekly reach of 38.1 million people. A private nonprofit, RFE/RL is funded by the U.S. Congress through the U.S. Agency for Global Media. RFE/RL's editorial independence is protected by U.S. law.

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RFE/RL is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Positions at RFE/RL are considered Public Trust Positions, with appointment contingent upon the positive outcome of a background investigation.

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