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Journalism Internship in Romania

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

In een oogopslag

  • Add practical, real-world experience in online, magazine, and journalism to your CV.
  • Grow your portfolio as you work with and learn from professional journalists.
  • Get real insight into the day-to-day life of a working journalist.
  • Test and develop your ability to detect and combat the fake news phenomenon through ethical journalistic practices.
  • Live in Brasov with a local host family, and have an authentic experience of life in Eastern Europe.



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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 for an online 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 a diverse 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 one week 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 an online 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
  • Help set up a strategy for the magazine’s social media presence and start implementing it
  • Attend customized workshops and fulfil practical tasks to gain or develop your journalism skills
  • Run a journalism club with your fellow volunteers for disadvantaged youth at a local educational centre

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 an online magazine called Satul (The Village).


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


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 globalisation


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.


Help with the magazine’s social media presence 

As an online magazine, Satul needs to be very active on social media channels. However, due to a lack of resources, the owners have not been yet able to focus on this. 

You will have the unique chance to help define a strategic plan for the magazine’s social media presence. You will then begin implementing it. If there are other, more inexperienced interns on the project, you may be responsible to coordinate and manage their contribution to the action plan.  

Attend customized workshops to develop your journalism skills

Once a week, you will participate in a practical workshop to help you develop your journalistic skills. You will practice and increase your competencies in interviewing, writing, editing, basic design, or photography. 

Not only this, but you will also test your ability to detect and combat fake news, all while reflecting on the power of citizen journalism. 

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 educational centre for disadvantaged youth


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 online magazine.


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?



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.


Prejmer Day Care Center Journalism Club

You will also be working with an educational centre for disadvantaged youth in Prejmer, around 30 minutes away from Brasov. The centre provides educational opportunities for disadvantaged youth up to 18 years of age from the local community. Many of them are of Roma ethnicity, and so quite discriminated against in the country. 

Where interns work


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 remotely, from your host family or little quaint cafes in town, and do lots of fieldwork.

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. 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 centre of town, to the centre for disadvantaged children or to do the fieldwork assigned.

Each day of the week will be dedicated mainly to one activity. One day, it will be primarily attending workshops and fulfilling practical assignments. Another day, you might set out on excursions to local villages to interview people and gather stories.

Some days, however, you might stay in, at the host or in a local cafe. This is a great time to work on the pieces you’ve been researching.
Similarly, at least one day per week will be dedicated to implementing the magazine’s social media presence strategy and another day to preparing and running the journalism club.

Between 12 pm and 1:30 pm, 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 or working on previous tasks.


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 practical work experience. However, we also expect you to use these newly gained skills to help local disadvantaged young people. 


You will work mainly for Satul, an online 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 has quite a following, including several different embassies and the Romanian Royal House.


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.

Lees meer over onze accommodatie.

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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