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Internship opportunity in External Affairs, Prague

Open until best-qualified candidate is selected.

Please quote vacancy number: COM1234-2101

Internship opportunity in External Affairs, Prague

If you are passionate about making a meaningful impact in countries where free media is endangered or absent, RFE/RL provides an exceptional internship opportunity for eligible and qualified students. Interns will engage with seasoned professionals for firsthand insight into our mission as a prominent global media organization. Through this experience, you will acquire valuable practical skills and real-world knowledge, while working alongside an assigned mentor. 

Our External Affairs department is seeking interns to assist with group visits by academic and professional institutions and VIP visitors. This requires learning about our organization’s history as well as current operations. Interns will also organize and conduct tours of our Prague headquarters, informing visitors about RFE/RL. 

This position is available to Czech and international students who are in Prague and in good academic standing with their current institution. Interns will work in a fast-paced, diverse communications and public affairs operation. Due to the learning curve that this position demands, we expect prospective candidates to work for 3 months and a minimum of 10 hours a week. 

What we are looking for: 

· passion for current affairs and journalism 

· strong interest in the history and mission of RFE/RL 

· presentation skills 

· organizational skills 

· willingness to learn and innovate 

You will learn: 

· about the work of RFE/RL’s External Affairs department 

· how to organize and run events 

· effective public speaking and stakeholder engagement 

Minimum requirements: 

· enrolled university student or recent graduate – must be in good standing 

· fluency in English required; Czech would also be helpful 

· an educational background and/or experience in communications, journalism, political science, international relations, or any other related field 

· interest in news and current affairs from RFE/RL’s broadcast regions 

· communications skills 

· ability to work under tight deadlines 

· ability to multitask and 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.