Daily News Interns
We are looking for talented young reporters with sharp news writing skills and an interest in investigative journalism to join us as interns. Internships range from three to six months at our office in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Fluency in a second language spoken in the region is preferred. Candidates from (or with ties to) the region are also encouraged. The internship pays a small monthly stipend that goes part way toward covering living expenses.
Corruption and the rigging of the global economy by the powerful is the story of our time. Join us if you want to learn more about how the world of dirty money works, and to gain familiarity with the skills needed to report on it.
Those interested should send an email with a CV, cover letter and at least three writing samples to jobs(at)occrp.org.
OCCRP works with teams of regional journalists on cross-border investigative stories both in broadcast and print formats. It does not hire full-time journalists. Reporters must have citizenship from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Albania, Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Slovenia, Poland, Turkey, the Baltics, a Caucasus country, or a former CIS Central Asian country. Those interested in working on an OCCRP story send a CV and links to your published stories to jobs(at)occrp.org.
Technology Interns (2016-2017)
The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project is looking for an intern with experience in software development or systems administration for a three month period with a possibility of a three month extension. Experience gained in the classroom and through personal application will be accepted. Over the period, you will work with OCCRP's technical team in Sarajevo, as well as OCCRP's staff elsewhere in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. You will experience the challenges of working in a difficult social and political environment, where we work to expose organized crime syndicates and corrupt politicians. You will work with our team to manage and build complicated software systems, fend off attacks on our networks, and assist journalists with data analysis.
Applicants should have excellent analytical skills, and should have at least some familiarity with Linux, Python, major databases (both SQL and NoSQL), and some understanding of modern cryptography and security tools, but enthusiasm and ability and willingness to learn are more important than current technical skills. We are looking for students majoring in Computer Science, Mathematics, Network Engineering, or Engineering ideally, but other fields are not excluded. An understanding of Russian, Romanian, or Balkan languages is a plus.
Interns will be required to reside in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, for the duration of the internship. A basic stipend to cover housing and food costs will be provided during the period.
Those interested should send an email with a letter of interest to rysiek (at) occrp.org.