Trafika Europe is an exciting and innovative project showcasing new literature in English translation, from across the 47 countries of Council of Europe. • The project includes our acclaimed online literary journal, literary events calendar, online bookshop, literary animated videos, local events, print publications… and Trafika Europe Radio – Europe’s literary radio station, free online! • We are affiliated with The Pennsylvania State University and are a registered US educational nonprofit foundation, with virtual working locations.
Here is a brief video introduction to Trafika Europe, focusing on our exciting Radio initiative:
Wouldn’t you like to participate? There’s lots to do, especially now with our literary radio! • We are offering suitable candidates 15-week internships on a rolling basis – now seeking new interns for Winter 2022, starting in January. Internships combine some portion of support tasks with one or more project-based tasks depending on candidate skills, background, location, and personal and professional goals. • The internship combines tasks to be carried out independently at intern’s own location with regular online meetings and supervision. A commitment of nine (9) hours per week is expected. • This unpaid internship can give selected participants at any level experience with publishing and the literary/creative sector, new media and communications. Interns can establish career contacts, explore European cultures, and depending on qualifications, may learn and practice skills related to nonprofit management, literary translation and editing, outreach and promotion, events organizing, cultural journalism, database management, audio interviewing / recording / editing and online casting, website management and so on. Internships can sometimes lead to greater cooperation with the project ongoing.
Qualifications: there are no fixed prerequisites for this internship, except for strong English-language writing and communication skills, regular internet access, and a love of literature. Some familiarity with one or more European languages can be a plus, but is not required. The ideal intern may also have experience and/or interest in literary translation, print and creative arts, radio, communication and online media.
Especially as we are now expanding our Radio offerings substantively, outreach and audio production will certainly be a part of any intern’s tasks – for which we offer all needed training. • Interns must be at least 17 years old before start of internship. • We welcome all inquiries; for suitable candidates, a Skype or equivalent interview will help us best determine suitability and focus of internship.
Come join our Trafika Europe community — and help us contribute to greater openness, enthusiasm, and mutual regard for literature in translation from across Europe!