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Communications traineeship

We are hiring trainees in ECCHR’s Media & Communications department for a three-month duration.

We are seeking trainees beginning 1 January 2022 and are accepting applications on a rolling basis.

Preference will be given to applicants who can communicate in German and English and who have experience in journalism and/or public relations, or who have studied these fields.

This traineeship should be undertaken as part of a program of study. Expense allowance: €450/month

Please apply by email to: presse@ecchr.eu

To apply, please send the following documents as one PDF:

  • Letter of motivation
  • CV (tabular form)
  • Academic transcripts
  • Work samples in English (max. five) and German (max. three)
  • Proof of student status (e.g. enrollment certificate)

Requirements:

  • Basic knowledge of human rights
  • Bachelors degree (or equivalent)
  • Excellent written communication skills in English
  • Excellent German skills are required. Spanish, French or Arabic is an advantage 
  • Some experience in the field of press and public relations work
  • Strong writing skills
  • Some website editing experience
  • Experience with Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and an enthusiasm for new developments in online communication
  • Good IT skills and competence with basic programs (e.g. Excel and Powerpoint)
  • Ability to work independently

Responsibilities and tasks include:

  • Substantive research on human rights topics
  • Translate texts from German to English
  • Edit/proofread German and English texts (articles, web texts and social media posts)
  • Contribute to planning, drafting and editing press releases, newsletters, web texts and other materials (in German and English)
  • Daily press review and compiling press clippings (of German and English media)
  • Support our online presence and social media channels (in German and English)
  • Assist with preparing, running and following up on press and other events
  • Help handle international media inquiries
  • Contribute to producing audiovisuals
  • Basic office management tasks

As a trainee in the Media & Communications department, you also have the chance to take part in ECCHR’s Critical Legal Training curriculum (workshops, discussions, etc.).