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Internship opportunity in Tatar-Bashkir Service

Open until best-qualified candidate is selected.

Please quote vacancy number: BTB5678-2301

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 learn more about ur 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.   

Tatar-Bashkir Service is seeking an intern based in Prague for assistance with journalistic, video production, and Social Media projects. The intern would be expected to assist with different projects at least 20 hours per week. Days per week are flexible (partly in-house and partly remote) and depend on agreement with the mentor. The internship will last from 6 to 8 weeks (minimum), but the period can be extended to a maximum of 6 months.    

The internship will provide practical training in news and video production. Among the intern’s primary responsibilities will be monitoring social networks, gathering and verifying information, generating ideas, investigating the selected topics, and presenting videos and audio for the website and social networks.    


You will learn:   

  • About the work of the Tatar-Bashkir Service at RFE/RL.   
  • How to produce news and use reliable sources.   
  • How to prepare video and audio reports and promote content on social media. 
  • How to write for the website. 


The minimum requirements are:   

  • Enrolled university student (2nd or higher year) or recent graduate – must be in good standing.   
  • Basic knowledge of Russian regional and federal politics, among others, and ethnic/religious minority issues. 
  • Experience in writing journalistic text (in Russian and preferably Tatar)  
  • Experience in video editing (Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, DaVinci, or similar software) - Please include links to any videos you may have produced.  
  • An ability to find reliable information.   
  • Experience in working with data verification, as well as the application of those skills in journalistic work. 
  • Basic knowledge of social media marketing and promotion of video products (e.g., YouTube, Telegram, Instagram, Twitter)  
  • Native level or high proficiency in the Russian language  
  • Advanced level in English Language.   

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

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