We are looking for motivated interns for a three or six-month internship through an Erasmus Placement Grant or the Leonardo da Vinci EU Programme. All internship positions currently available involve modern languages and cultural projects, and promote an exploration of media freedom and pluralism issues as well as European law and policies.

The ERASMUS (current EU-based University students) and LEONARDO DA VINCI (Graduates) Lifelong Learning Programme sub-programmes for placements in Europe provide with the opportunity to apply for a grant in view of an internship abroad (in one of the 27 countries of the European Union or in one of the 3 EFTA countries).

Applicants must be established in one of the following countries: the 27 Member States of the European Union (as of 1 January 2007), the EFTA-EEA countries and candidate countries.

Intern Positions within the framework of the European Initiative for Media Pluralism – European Citizens’ Initiative Campaign are currently open for application in the following countries:

  • Italy (Rome)
  • Belgium (Brussels)
  • France (Paris)
  • Romania (Bucharest)
  • Bulgaria (Sofia)

representing a first professional opportunity for graduate and post-graduate students in Modern Languages, Translation Studies, Literature & Linguistics or Intercultural Communication.



  • Translating and editing (Intern’s native language / specialisation first language– English and French to/from);
  • Translations “quality checking” for accuracy, completeness and formatting;
  • Social Networking & Web content development / content creation / content curation in the Intern’s native language(s) and – possibly – a second and third language, based on his/her specialisation (primary language and at least two other foreign languages).



  • Experience and / or interest in communications and media;
  • Proven capacity and expertise toto linguistically and culturally adapt texts (legal and otherwise), and to target them towards either a specific public, or a wider, more general public;
  • Good knowledge of standard MS Office Software packages / WordPress platform;
  • Good command of both written and spoken English and French (other languages are considered as an asset, especially: Portuguese, Magyar, German, Dutch).



Applications should be written in English and consist of a detailed Curriculum vitae (Europass Format), updated Europass Language Passport and Cover Letter indicating the earliest starting date and the EU grant available (Erasmus Placement or Leonardo da Vinci). Then, they should be sent via e-mail to o.vukovic@euroalter.com (Ms. Olga Vukovic, European Alternatives, Rome)

and info@mediainitiative.eu (Attn: Ms. Anna Lodeserto, European Initiative for Media Pluralism, EU Secretariat)

mentioning “EIMP Programmes Internship Application | Translator” in the subject line.


Deadline for Applications:

March 28th, 2013 (first Call) / June 30th, 2013 (second Call)