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Internship opportunity in Kyrgyz Service

Open until suitable candidate is identified

Please quote vacancy number: NWS1134-2101


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 direct, 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.

Kyrgyz Service Team is seeking an intern for assistance with translations and journalistic projects. The internship is planned for summer (July-September). Expected attendance is 20-40 hours a week, depending on the projects. The schedule is flexible and depends on agreement with the mentor.

The internship will provide practical training in news production and a deeper understanding of news organizations. Depending on the level and breadth of skills, the intern will have the chance to participate in preparing news material of different formats. Among the intern’s main responsibilities will be translating from/to English, Kyrgyz and Russian, writing texts, preparing interviews and/or investigating the selected topics.

 

You will learn:

 

* about the work of Kyrgyz Service in RFE/RL.

* how to write for website.

* how to prepare and lead an interview.

* the basics of storytelling.

 

Minimum requirements are:

 

* Enrolled university student or recent graduate – must be in good standing.

* High proficiency in written and oral Kyrgyz and Russian.

* Fluent English.

* Good communication skills.

* Experience in humanitarian field or journalism is an advantage.

* Well organized and independent.

* Ability to work under tight deadlines.

* Creative and proactive.

* Interest and awareness in news and current affairs from RFE/RL’s broadcast regions.

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

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