BIRN offers a three-month internship programme for students interested in investigative reporting as part of its Investigative Reporting Initiative. If you are a journalism student looking for an opportunity to learn from highly dedicated journalists and editors, you are welcome to apply for this programme.
Most media receive applications for internships on a rolling basis, but rarely do they have the time and resources to offer a structured programme, so interns usually lack proper training, mentoring and feedback. However, this three-month-long programme should first provide key theoretical foundations, followed by systematic yet very practical investigative work.
Selected candidates will receive online training from experienced journalists at the beginning of the programme and spend the internship working on investigative stories while receiving support to understand and learn about the most relevant procedures.
BIRN offers six paid internship placements for applicants from six Balkan countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia. You will work from home or your newsroom.
Who can apply?
Senior year journalism students from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia may apply.
How to apply?
Applicants should complete and submit only one application that is attached to this CfA.
All applications should be submitted in English before April 30, at midnight Central European Time to: email@example.com along with the following documents:
- Applicant’s CV (in English)
- Motivation letter (in English)
- Work sample (in English or local language, school assignments are eligible)
- Evidence of status (in English or local language)
The motivation letter should show how would you benefit from this programme and your motivation to participate.
Applicants that do not have any published work can submit their student assignments from practical courses in journalism.
Applicants should provide evidence of their current. These evidences include but are not limited to, confirmation of enrolment for the following.
All applications must be submitted in English, as well as applicants’ CV and motivation letter, while work samples and proof of status may be in local languages.
The program’s working language will be English, so advanced knowledge of the English language is required.
DURATION OF INTERNSHIP: June 15, 2022 – September 15, 2022
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Download here
APPLICATION FORM: Download here
DEADLINE: April 30, 2022 at midnight Central European Time