Employment Opportunities at CPJ

Journalist Assistance Internship

CPJ is seeking an intern to assist with research, logistical, and administrative support for the Journalist Assistance (JA) program. The Intern will have the opportunity to gain experience in humanitarian emergency response, human rights research and documentation, and program administration. This three-month position reports to the JA Associate and will be based in New York. The position is full-time and pays minimum wage.

Primary Tasks:

  • Provide background research on individual cases of journalists in distress situations worldwide.
  • Communicate regularly with journalists requesting support, and CPJ partners around the world.
  • Work with JA staff on weekly output of support letters and grant requests.
  • Input information into the JA database.
  • Other related administrative duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, international affairs, social sciences or related field. Current college or graduate students are also eligible.
  • An interest in press freedom and human rights. General knowledge of international refugee issues.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Discretion is essential.
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with program team.

Please e-mail a resume, cover letter, a writing sample, and references to [email protected] by October 21, 2014. Please include JA Intern in the subject line. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. Only candidates authorized to work in the U.S. without any restrictions need apply.

Europe and Central Asia Program Intern

CPJ is hiring an Intern to assist with research, logistical, and administrative support for the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) program. The Intern will have the opportunity to gain experience in program administration, background research and writing about press freedom in the ECA region. This position reports to the ECA Program Staff and will be based in New York. The position comes with a small stipend over 3 months.

Primary Tasks:

  • Providing background research in English and Russian, doing interviews in English and Russian, editing/writing, working with databases, and other support as needed for the ECA program.
  • Effectively using social media, including in Russian, to disseminate the ECA program's work
  • Communicating via Skype, email and phone with CPJ staff, consultants and partners.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, or related field, including international affairs or European/Slavic studies. Current college or graduate students are also eligible.
  • Fluency in English and Russian, both verbal and written, is required. Ability to communicate in Ukrainian is a plus.
  • Fluency in social media is strongly preffered.
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with program team.
  • ECA regional research experience strongly preferred.

Please e-mail a resume, cover letter, a writing sample, and references to [email protected] by September 30, 2014. Please include "ECA Intern" in the subject line. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. Only candidates authorized to work in the U.S. without any restrictions need apply.

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