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Volunteering on a Journalism Internship Placement overseas in Romania

Volunteer and editor with the magazine Partly funded by Projects Abroad, the Brasov Visitor is the sister publication of the Sivakasi Times in India. Welcoming volunteers of all abilities, a placement on our Journalism Internship in Romania gives volunteers huge scope for gaining journalistic experience and a real insight into life in the mountainous Romanian province of Transylvania.

You don't need to speak Romanian to join our Journalism Project. All we ask for is a good standard of written English and the enthusiasm to help put together a magazine that will prove interesting to both locals and visitors wanting to find out more about life in Brasov. Living in this fascinating country, you'll have no shortage of inspiration for stories to research and write about, greatly enhancing your CV as you do so.

For volunteers who are on a gap-year looking to get onto a related university course, or those looking for employment following graduation, a Projects Abroad placement can set you on the right track. This journalism placement is also suitable for working journalists and experienced professionals who wish to take a career-break or broaden their horizons.

All journalism internship volunteers live and work in the ancient city of Brasov.

Print Journalism Placements in Romania with Projects Abroad

Editors Adrian and Ana The Director of the Brasov-Visitor magazine, Catalin Badea-Gheracostea, has a wealth of journalistic experience having written for newspapers in the Brasov area since the late 1980's. Since the Romanian Revolution in 1989 he has seen a transformation in the political scene and the freedom of the press. Catalin founded the Brasov Visitor in 2002 after recognising the demand for an English language magazine in the area.

Volunteers work alongside Catalin and other experienced Romanian journalists, getting a real opportunity to contribute to this popular publication. You'll see how a small publication is run, from writing articles, to laying it out and finally sending it to the printers.

The variety of topics included in the magazine is impressive; one day you might write about your impressions of Romania, the next you could interview a local politician, and another day you may be sampling the delights of a new restaurant in town. The publication is written in English and is proving popular amongst locals and visitors alike.

Journalism office building

On this placement your input will be greatly encouraged and appreciated, especially if you prove to be adaptable and willing. Take every opportunity presented to you and you will reap the rewards!

This project is available for two weeks if you don't have time to join us for a month or more. This project has been selected by our local colleagues as being suitable for short term volunteering for both the host community and the volunteer. Although you will gain a valuable cultural insight and work intensely within the local community please be aware that you may not be able to make the same impact as someone volunteering for a longer period. The Brasov Visitor is a monthly publication so by joining the project for two weeks you may not be at the placement when the edition is printed.

This placement is also available for 16-19 year olds as a 2-Week Special placement.

"The journalism team are eager to encourage you to try your hand at every journalistic aspect ranging from interviewing Romanian celebrities and politicians to designing your own page layout to giving the editing or photography part a go. Basically anything goes, your ideas are your own, and it is a fantastic way of creating or adding to your portfolio. The rush of seeing your name in print for the first time is amazing"
Amy Sable - Journalism volunteer in Romania

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