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Journalism Internship in Romania

Gain practical work experience in print and online media and learn directly from local journalists

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Join our Journalism internship in Romania and gain experience in magazine and online journalism. The articles you work on will focus mainly on Romanian culture and traditions, which means you’ll learn a lot about the country itself. This is a great way to add practical work experience to your CV, and grow your portfolio.  


You’ll work under the guidance of experienced and passionate journalists. Make the most of your time with them, ask questions and take notes. They’ll show you what the day-to-day life of a working journalist looks like. You’ll also get the opportunity to teach through the journalism club we run at a local school.   


You will be based in the ancient city of Brasov, and live with a local host family. Use your time with them to explore a different culture, eat traditional food, and experience local customs.

Startdata: 

Flexibele data

Zie data

Minimumduur: 

Een Week

Benodigdheden: 

Iedereen vanaf 16 jaar en ouder kan deelnemen


Is a Journalism internship in Romania right for me?

Are you passionate about telling stories? Do you want to follow a career in journalism? Then our Journalism Internship in Romania is perfect for you!


You will be working at a magazine that focuses on the ancient Romanian traditions still going strong today, despite globalisation. It will give you the opportunity to interview a wide variety of people and build an interesting portfolio. This is a chance to build your CV, hone your skills, and learn more about how the media works in an Eastern European country. This internship will also provide you with plenty of experience to talk about in interviews or applications.


You don’t need any previous experience to join, as you’ll work under the guidance of experienced journalists. Projects Abroad staff are also there to help if you need it. Worried about your Romanian writing skills? Good news! You will only need to have an intermediate level of English, and be comfortable with reading and writing. 


Our Journalism Project runs all year round and you can join at any time. You need to spend at least two weeks on the project. We recommend staying longer to learn more and gain more journalism work experience while in Romania.

An intern holds up a magazine at a journalism placement in Romania

What will I do on this project?

You will work at a biannual cultural magazine in Brasov. As a journalism intern, you will work on tasks that include:


  • Head up the English section of the magazine with your fellow interns
  • Visit Romanian villages and interview locals for stories
  • Contribute online articles to Voices of the World
  • Run a journalism club with your fellow volunteers at a local primary school

At your Journalism placement in Romania, your work will focus mainly on the following:


Head up the English section of a local magazine


During your journalism internship in Romania, your main focus will be producing the English section of a magazine called Satul (The Village).


You will work closely with your fellow interns and local journalists to create content that is inline with the publication’s communication strategy. You will go out on interviews, write articles, and edit articles.


Visit Romanian villages to gather stories


As a Journalism intern, you will have the opportunity to visit one or more Romanian villages during your placement. This will help you get to know rural Romania and report on it.


The couple who started the magazine have travelled across the country. During their various journeys, they were touched by the richness of ancient Romanian traditions that still manage to survive, despite increasing globalization


You will interview mayors, teachers, craftsmen, priests, and farmers. You will research their way of life and struggles dealing with the modern world and determine how these ancient traditions have survived in urban life.


Contribute online articles to ‘Voices of the World’


You’ll also contribute to Voices of the World, an online publication for aspiring young journalists. This is a platform where you can express your views, engage in dialogue, and learn about others through topics that greatly affect us all.


If you are 25 years old or younger, you can also participate in weekly workshops and undertake assignments for Voices of the World.


Older interns can work as trainers and coordinators for the local young people involved, or the interns who are also participants. You can hold workshops, proofread, or edit articles and discuss ideas for articles.


Run a journalism club with your fellow interns


In order for you to use your skills to the benefit of the local community, we have started a weekly journalism club at a local primary school.


Under the supervision of our Journalism Coordinator, you will work with small groups of children once a week. You will help them create a small monthly newspaper.


The children are selected based on their English level and writing skills, photography, drawing, or computer skills. They then take on all the roles that are involved in the creation of a publication. Under your guidance, they become reporters, editors, proofreaders, photographers, and designers.

Who are our partners for Journalism in Romania?

Satul


One main placement is the print magazine Satul (The Village).


The magazine has been created and is edited by Adrian and Ana Andrei, a young couple with great vision. During their travels through the Romanian rural areas, Adrian and Ana were touched by the richness of ancient Romanian traditions that still manage to survive, having adapted to the increasing globalization. They decided to create ‘Satul’ in order to help keep alive the immemorial spirit of the rural identity with its many different manifestations in modern Romanian life.


Voices of the World


You will also be working with Voices of the World. This is a unique global journalism initiative from Projects Abroad that allows young people from developing countries to learn about journalism. It’s also a great opportunity to publish their work online and experience cultural exchange.

The project is currently working in Romania and Ghana, but we are planning to expand it to many other countries.


Where interns work

Brasov

You will be based in the ancient city of Brasov. With its terracotta-coloured roofs, gothic spires, medieval gateways, baroque buildings, and pedestrian-friendly streets, it’s almost like a fairy tale come to life. Although it may seem quaint and almost old-fashioned at first sight, the city is bursting with modern hustle and bustle.


As a Journalism Intern in Romania, you will write for a magazine called Satul. You’ll be responsible for producing the magazine’s English section.


You will work in the Projects Abroad Brasov office.

Luchthaven transport, vluchten en visums

Na aankomst op de vooraf bepaalde luchthaven, zal een medewerker van Projects Abroad je persoonlijk opwachten. Meer informatie over de verschillende luchthavens, oriëntatie en visums kun je op onze Roemenië Aankomstprocedure pagina terugvinden.


A typical day as a Journalism Intern in Romania

Your day will normally start with a hearty breakfast enjoyed around the table of your Romanian host family. After this you will either walk, cycle, or take public transport to the Projects Abroad Offices, where you will be working.On your first day, our staff will show you how to get there.


Your working day will normally run from about 9am to 4pm. First thing in the morning, you will sit down with project coordinators and fellow interns for an editorial meeting. During this time, you can propose article ideas and share what you’re busy with. These meetings are an important time to make sure everyone’s on the same page and nobody’s work is overlapping or clashing.


From mid-morning, you might set out on excursions to local villages to interview people and gather stories. Some days, however, you might stay in-office. This is a great time to work on the pieces you’ve been researching.


Between 12pm and 1:30pm, you will get an hour and a half’s lunch break. If your host family lives close by, you’re welcome to go home for a bite to eat and some rest. Alternatively, you can enjoy a packed lunch at the office or out in the field.


In the afternoons, you may still be out researching your articles. However, you can also use this time to write some pieces for Voices of the World.


Evenings and weekends are your free time to explore. Make the most of your time in this magnificent country by going on weekend excursions with fellow volunteers. Also, enjoy plenty of meals with your local host family and spend time conversing with them. It’s the very best way to learn more about their life and culture.

interns at work at our journalism placement in Romania

What are the aims and impact of this project?

The aim of this project is to give you the opportunity to expand your knowledge about journalism and gain some practical work experience.


You will work at Satul, a biannual magazine in Brasov. The magazine focuses on ancient Romanian traditions that manage to survive despite Romania’s increasing globalisation. The articles you do for Satul will also teach you a great deal about the culture of the country during your internship.


The magazine is distributed nationally twice a year through a network of well-known book stores, museums, tourist attractions, town halls, traditional restaurants, and rural guesthouses. It is also available at festivals, exhibitions, and to subscribers. Distributed internationally to several different embassies and with the Romanian Royal House on its subscription list, it’s safe to say that Satul has some serious cultural clout!


Join our Journalism Internship in Romania today and gain invaluable journalism experience.

The magazine interns get to work for when gaining journalism work experience in Romania

Onze impact

Onze projecten zijn opgesteld voor de lange termijn, en er worden elk jaar specifieke doelen vooropgesteld. Elke vrijwilliger en stagiaire helpt met het behalen van deze doelstellingen, hoe lang ze ook helpen op onze projecten.


Elk jaar evalueren we de voortgang in het behalen van de doelstellingen. Daarom hebben we een Global Impact Report opgesteld waar we al onze verwezenlijkingen verzamelen. Kom meer te weten over de impact die onze internationale groep vrijwilligers, stagiaires en staff hebben gemaakt en lees het laatste nieuwe rapport.


Maaltijden en accommodatie

Je gaat bij een gastgezin verblijven in Brasov. Zij verwelkomen je met open armen in hun huis en delen graag de lokale gewoontes en cultuur met je. Dit is de beste manier om jezelf volledig onder te dompelen in de Roemeense cultuur en een unieke ervaring te beleven.


We proberen ervoor te zorgen dat je met minstens een andere Projects Abroad vrijwilliger of stagiaire verblijft bij het lokale gastgezin. Jouw kamer is bescheiden maar comfortabel, proper en veilig. Jouw kamer is bescheiden maar comfortabel, proper en veilig.


De kostprijs van het project is inclusief drie maaltijden per dag.


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Weekend en vrijetijdsactiviteiten

Doe vrijwilligerswerk in Roemenie en ervaar het dagelijkse leven in Oost-Europa. Er zijn verschillende soort activiteiten die je kunt doen in je vrije tijd.


Dit is de ideale locatie voor liefhebbers van architectuur met zijn rustieke gebouwen in de straten. De Biserica Neagră is slechts een voorbeeld van de prachtige gothische architectuur die je overal in het land kunt terugvinden.


Niet alleen de gebouwen maken het de moeite waard, ook de smalle straten geven Roemenie zoveel karakter!


Bezoek Bran Castle in Transylvania, de thuis van de befaamde Count Dracula. Vergeet ook niet het ASTRA museum te bezoeken en jezelf onder te dompelen in de Roemeense folklore.


De kans is groot dat je gaat samenwerken met andere vrijwilligers. Dit geeft je de mogelijkheid om in groep op verkenning te gaan.


Veiligheid en ondersteuning

Jouw veiligheid heeft onze hoogste prioriteit. We hebben verschillende procedures opgezet zodat jouw ervaring in het buitenland zorgeloos en veilig verloopt. Onze Projects Abroad staff is 24/7 beschikbaar, zowel door de week als tijdens het weekend, om je te ondersteunen en begeleiden. Zij zorgen ervoor dat jij je altijd veilig en comfortabel voelt. Mocht je ergens tegenaan lopen, dan zijn ze altijd beschikbaar om je te helpen.

 

Lees meer over veiligheid en ondersteuning.

Bij jouw inschrijving vragen we een aanbetaling te doen van slechts €295, wat wordt afgetrokken van de totaalprijs.

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