BIRN TRAINEESHIP PROGRAMME FOR YOUNG JOURNALISTS

The deadline for submission of applications for the four-month traineeship programme for students, recent graduates and young journalists from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia has been extended until October 16, 2020, at midnight Central European Time.

Selected candidates will become full-time members of a newsroom for four months, attending editorial meetings, learning how to pitch ideas, choosing a relevant angle for a story, learning how to cover daily events, how to perform different kinds of interviews, write analyses, feature stories, etc.

Traineeship programme is being implemented within the regional ‘Media for All’ project and trainees will receive financial support to cover their costs of living.

Who can apply?

Senior year journalism students, recent graduates or young journalists from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia may apply during the extended deadline (October 16, 2020, at midnight Central European Time).

Applicants must be between 18 and 26 years old.

Candidates from all parts of the country in question are encouraged to apply, as the project can provide funds for travel within one country, as well as accommodation costs.

Financial support:

All selected participants will receive financial support during their placement to cover minimum living costs.

In case candidates need to travel or relocate within the country during the course of the programme, travel and accommodation costs will also be covered by the organisers.

Full details and application criteria can be found here.