Internship at the Romedia Foundation, Hungary

Deadline: 30 November 2011
Open to:  Nationals of any state who are of Roma origin
Remuneration: Travel expenses up to a maximum of 600 Euro, accommodation, subsistence, health and accident insurance: 641 Euro + VAT/month


The Internship has the following main objectives:

  • To give Roma interns an idea of the audiovisual tools at our disposal to bring the voice of Roma around the world to large audiences, thus challenging stereotypes and working on the development of a common, positive and constructive Roma identity
  • To provide interns with working experience in professional film production in the Romedia Foundation studio and, when possible, on location at film shoots – to provide them with the opportunity to take part in the work of a professional film/television team, learn scripting, camera work, editing and producing on a basic level
  • To provide interns with an insight into the situation of Roma around Europe and the world
  • To enable interns to enrich and put into practice the knowledge they have acquired during their studies or professional careers Internship

The interns duties will be the following:

  • Preparing reports and replying to queries, filing, linguistic revision of texts
  • Internet research on Roma issues
  • Communication with civil society and media partners
  • Support in implementation of the Romedia Foundation’s communications strategy (Web 2.0, press release drafting)
  • Film scripting
  • Translation (English – Romanes to/from; intern’s native language – English to/from)
  • Project drafting
  • Web content development


The profile of the interns is the following:

  • Nationals of any state who are of Roma origin.
  • Working knowledge of English; knowledge of Romanes is an asset.
  • Good knowledge of international and regional challenges related to Roma.
  • Experience in civil society work and/or human rights lobbying is an asset.
  • Experience in journalism/media work is an asset.
  • The candidates must have completed a course of university education and obtained a full degree or its equivalent by the closing date for applications.
  • Computer literacy (Word, Excel); knowledge of working with image-editing programs (Adobe Photoshop, Final Cut) is an asset.


Financial assistance for the internship is provided by the Open Society Roma Initiatives to the Romedia Foundation. The 6-months internship grant covers:

  • Travel expenses to and from Budapest will be arranged by the Open Society Roma Initiatives (using the cheapest available means of transportation). Actual travel expenses will be covered by the Open Society Roma Initiatives up to a maximum of 600 Euro.
  • Accommodation, subsistence, health and accident insurance: 641 Euro + VAT/month. The monthly payment will be made directly by the Romedia Foundation to the intern via bank wire (the Romedia Foundation will assist the intern in opening a bank account in Hungary).


You can apply by submitting your CV and motivation letter to the e-mail,  CC:,

Required application documents:

  • Copies of all the university degrees/diplomas obtained and declared in the CV (for candidates who have completed their degree course but who have not yet received an official degree certificate, a formal official statement from university confirming the degree result is sufficient)
  • Europass CV
  • One or two reference/recommendation letter(s) about work experience declared in the CV
  • Motivation letter
  • Small Community-Based Service project proposal

Time frame: Six-month internship in Budapest, Hungary.
Starting date: January 15, 2012
Ending date: July 15, 2012

Note: Candidates should only apply if they seriously intend to take up the offer of an internship at the Romedia Foundation. Notification of withdrawal from the program after selection is unacceptable as it precludes others from this opportunity and is a source of inconvenience to both the Open Society Roma Initiatives and the Romedia Foundation.

The application deadline is 30 November 2011.

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