Two paid internships at the Roma Entrepreneurship Development Initiative (REDI) - Deadline expended till July 30th!

June 12, 2018

Starting date: As soon as possible; latest September 1st 2018
Application deadline: July 30th 2018
Full Or Part Time: Full time
Positions: 1 Communications officer, 1 Fundraising office
Period: Six months or one year

Roma Entrepreneurship Development Initiative (REDI) is a regional non-governmental organisation covering Eastern Europe and Balkans. Currently, operating in Bulgaria, Macedonia, Romania and Serbia where cooperates with 1000 entrepreneurs. REDI is primarily focused on supporting the Roma entrepreneurs through various financial tools.
The call is published for two intern/fellows: Communications officer and Fundraising office. The Communication officer will be placed in REDI headquarters in Brussel and will work under the supervision of the Executive Management of REDI. Fundraising officer will be placed in one of the countries of REDI’s operations, and work under the supervision of country manager of REDI. Selected applicants will receive a grant covering their living expenses in Brussels or county of REDI’s operation. The Internship offers qualified candidates a unique opportunity to join the dynamic REDI team and to contribute to development of REDI’s mission.

The typical responsibilities given to the interns include:
•Support the institution-building and operations of REDI, assist in expanding the Europe-wide network of Roma and non-Roma associate members;
•Participate in maintaining relations with the partner institutions and with the major stakeholders;
•Support to fundraising activities of REDI by helping to develop grant proposals;
•Support in organization by developing content, logistics and communications with partners;
•Day-to-day activities and tasks as part of the REDI team.

This opportunity is available for alumni of the CEU Roma Access Programs, those that obtained an MA degree from CEU or other English language graduate programs from other universities. CEU and REDI expect the candidates to have:
•A very good knowledge of English. Knowledge of any other European languages where REDI operate will be considered as a plus;
•Interest in fields related to entrepreneurship, finance, start-up development, consulting;
•Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills;
•Experience with office work as a team player full of enthusiasm and eager to learn.

Personal attitudes: capacity to work independently as well as in teams, result orientation, concern for quality, efficiency and accuracy, pro-active attitude, enthusiasm, adaptability, self-management and development, organisational alignment.
Duration and conditions of internships: Two internships are available for six months or a year. The applicants should mention the period they are applying for.

Selection Criteria
The interns will be selected through a competitive selection process based on the relevance of the applicant’s career goals, previous working experience and motivation.

How to apply?
Applications from all suitably qualified candidates, irrespective of gender, disability, marital or parental status, racial, ethnic or social origin, colour, religion, belief, or sexual orientation are welcome. All CEU RSP alumni are encouraged to apply.
Please send your up-to-date professional CV (max. 3 pages) and a cover letter (500 words) in English explaining why you believe this internship fits you, specifying your main skills and interests, how you think the internship would help you develop a career in your area of interest.
Please send your complete application package to, writing in the Subject Line: CEU-REDI Internship.