Jobs / Internship / Volunteer


We currently have no vacancies available at the ECPMF.


The ECPMF welcomes applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds and skills. You should be interested in freedom of expression, media freedom, journalism cultures, researching media issues, organising journalistic programmes and/or in the production of media content. And everything in between is welcome too. We are looking for responsible people with a committed and sensible attitude towards content and work.

The ECPMF is still under construction. This situation opens possibilities and prospects. We can assure you that your time with the centre will be exciting and rich in experiences.

If you are interested in journalism; you find press freedom a compelling issue and if you are fairly fluent in English, please send us your application:

Intern Press and PR (full time)

As an intern at our press and PR team you write, edit and translate articles for our website. You propose own topics and support the team with research tasks on press freedom issues. In addition, you help to create press and PR material and maintain our social media channels.

About you

  • Journalistic work is something you thoroughly enjoy ever since your previous experience in press and/or PR
  • You feel equally at home in the English and German language, possessing advanced writing skills (German is a sine qua non, other European languages a plus)
  • You are a curious person, a fast learner and proactive team player
  • You are MS Office-savvy and familiar with digital image editing as well as working with content management systems
  • You are currently enrolled in a German university or Fachhochschule and in search of a mandatory work experience (Pflichtpraktikum)

What we offer

  • Become part of an international team that stands up for media freedom every day
  • The opportunity to take a course at Leipzig School of Media – free of charge
  • Hands-on experience in a small, dynamic NGO operating across Europe
  • One-to-one mentoring

Your internship could start right away. Preferred length: 8 to 12 weeks.


Great! We’re looking forward to your application. Please send us your cover letter and resume and tell us why we should choose you. Michelle Trimborn is your contact person. She can be reached at +49 (0)341 200 403 16 or

Intern Press and PR - English
Intern Press and PR - German


You are most welcome to volunteer your time to ECPMF. The tasks vary according to the centre’s priorities; to the volunteer’s experience and language skills and current events. You may assist our work through such things as monitoring press freedom, producing media content, working on the website and undertaking research tasks. Volunteers are generally recruited on a part time basis for up to 6 months.


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