Internship in Communication and Campaigns Department (ongoing position in Brussels)

The internship is opened for a period of  2 to 4  months depending on the availability of the candidates. 

We are looking for someone with the following skills:

  • Fluency (native level) in English, French or Spanish and good skills in at least one of the other languages
  • Strong writing skills
  • Must be studying communications, media, journalism, 
  • Good intercommunication skills
  • Creativity
  • Pro-activity
  • Organisational skills
  • Good knowledge of social media

Your daily tasks will involve:

  • Assisting the communication team in drafting daily press releases and news for the website
  • Assisting IFJ press freedom campaigns including: drafting of campaign documents and developing campaigning material
  • Feeding IFJ social media network
  • Translating news items for the website
  • Monitoring world news on press freedom and journalists’ rights

What we offer :

  • Experience in communication in the world’s biggest organisation of journalists
  • Knowledge of basic trade unions’ rights
  • Experience in building campaigns to promote press freedom
  • Sound understanding of press freedom challenges and journalists' working conditions across the globe
  • A great working environment in a multicultural and multi lingual environment

How to apply: send covering letter and CV to










IFJ South East Asia Advocacy Coordinator 2021

Salary: Competitive salary based on experience
Job type: Six-month part-time contract (15 hours per week)
Workplace: Based out of one country in South East Asia, remote working
Start date: Immediate

Application deadline: Until filled


IFJ has been known as one of the leading organizations in media freedom advocacy, including in South East Asia region. As one of the regions consisting of countries with ongoing violations against journalists, it is important to ensure the role of the coordinator and collaborate with unions, media associations, and media freedom defenders. The presence of IFJ in the region has supported unions in capacity building, advocacy, and monitoring violations.


We are looking for a South East Asia advocacy coordinator to take up a role with the IFJ Asia-Pacific Regional Office. The ideal candidate will have:

  • Strong journalism and/or digital advocacy experience and a thorough knowledge of trade unions.
  • A minimum of five years of experience in media, trade union or advocacy work in labour rights and/or press freedom issues connected with the region.
  • Excellent communication skills – outstanding proficiency and fluency in English (written, verbal, reading) and at least one or more South East Asian languages.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
  • A technology native with digital proficiency with website management and social media platforms for advocacy and activism in terms of news dissemination and engagement.
  • Demonstrated experience developing infographics, photoshop and use of a variety of online tools to create impactful advocacy materials.
  • Experience developing digital campaigns and building network engagement.
  • A firm understanding of geopolitical issues with the ability to analyse and relate these to press freedom as needed.

Tasks and responsibilities:

The coordinator manager will work generally under the direction of the IFJ’s Asia-Pacific office, based in Sydney to:

  • Report and monitor on press freedom and labour rights violations and attacks on journalists South East Asia.
  • Independently track and verify violations, source images and produce timely and accurate media statements in collaboration with IFJ’s affiliate members.
  • Respond swiftly rapidly evolving issues and report on issues to the IFJ
  • Produce at least 4-6 IFJ media releases per week on labour rights and press freedom issues as they arise.
  • Manage IFJ platforms to upload statements and share via IFJ’s social media platforms.
  • Engage and activate the South East Asian Journalist Union (SEAJU) network to build and strengthen advocacy on trade union and press freedom work
  • Anticipate, plan and respond to news and events affecting labour rights, press freedom and journalists to ensure that these issues are brought to a broad international audience via advocacy and through the development of campaigns as needed.
  • Promote the South East Asian Journalist Union (SEAJU) network and devise and expand South East Asia campaigns, communications and digital advocacy efforts.

Desirable skills:

  • Ability to develop and deliver training on organisational development, trade union capacity-building, press freedom and human rights.
  • Ability to develop digital campaign in different platform.
  • Proficiency in secure communication methods.

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to Jane Worthington, Director, IFJ AP,

We offer:

A great multicultural and international workplace. 

Open and respectful company culture advocating for press freedom, labour rights and gender equality

Australia-based Student Internship: Human Rights, Communications and Campaigns

Contract Type: Temporary, 2 to 4 months depending on the availability of the candidates. 

Contract Hours: Part -time, minimum 3 days per week

The IFJ internship requires an energetic, enthusiastic and self-motivated team player. This is a great opportunity to gain valuable experience in international relations, media, human rights and unionism.  

Essential criteria:

  • Must be studying - communications, media, journalism, international relations, Asian studies, government or law
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Excellent written English language skills
  • Knowledge or experience in journalism/ communication
  • Able to convey complex ideas through writing in a clear and concise manner
  • Ability to work in an organised manner, independently and manage time effectively
  • Excellent computer skills and well versed in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Photo editing skills
  • Good knowledge of social media

Your daily tasks will involve:

  • Assisting the communication team in drafting daily press releases and news for the website and social media
  • Assisting IFJ press freedom campaigns including developing campaigning material
  • Monitoring world news on press freedom and journalists’ rights
  • Project management assistance

Interns will receive a small daily stipend.

How to apply: send covering letter, application form and CV to

Download the application form here and internship description here.