Editorial Assistant at Transitions (TOL)

Transitions (TOL) is an international publishing and media development organization based in Prague and registered as a Czech nonprofit organization. Our mission is to improve the professionalism, independence, and impact of the news media in the 30 post-communist countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

TOL’s flagship publication, Transitions Online, is a newsmagazine covering the entire post-communist region, which is read by more than 10,000 people around the world each month. With correspondents and other contributors across the region, TOL uses local voices to provide probing, informed coverage of these countries on issues often underreported or censored in local media.

The Editorial Assistant Intern would work closely with TOL’s editorial team, gaining valuable experience at a respected international publication. This internship provides an introduction to newsmagazine journalism and foreign reporting.

The internship is unpaid and housing is not provided, but TOL will provide advice on securing low-cost accommodation.

We require a minimum of 100 hours at TOL’s offices in Prague for semester-long interns, and a full-time commitment for a minimum of six weeks for summer interns.


Interns must have two of the following:

 All candidates will be required to take a timed news-writing test.

We don’t require any language skills, but any knowledge of languages of our coverage region, especially Russian, would be very welcome.


Negotiable, but we ask for a minimum of 20 hours per week.


How to apply:

Please send your CV and brief motivation letter (A4 page max.) outlining why you are interested in joining our team to internships@tol.org. Include in the subject line the vacancy title as above.