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The Kyiv Independent, Ukraine’s biggest English-language publication, is offering unpaid internships.

The Kyiv Independent is Ukraine’s main English-language news outlet. It was founded in November 2021 by a team of reporters and editors who were fired from the Kyiv Post for defending editorial independence, in partnership with a media consultancy company Jnomics. Today it’s a team of around 40 people based mostly in Kyiv. Publishing in English, we serve as Ukraine’s voice in the world and the world’s window into Ukraine.


  • Contributing to the news coverage;
  • Performing various journalistic tasks;
  • Being fully committed to the newsroom work during the time of the internship.


  • English language proficiency (B2 or higher);
  • Knowledge of Ukrainian language (enough to read and understand news updates, as well as understand a statement delivered in a video/audio form);
  • Following Ukrainian news agenda, its main newsmakers, as well as the international agenda in relation to Ukraine;
  • Devotion to the values of independent journalism;
  • Being based in Kyiv would be considered an advantage.

We offer:

  • Market-level compensation;
  • Working with a young and highly motivated team, for an award-winning media startup;
  • Busy, but flexible work schedule;

The candidates with relevant skills and experience will be invited for an interview.
Note: This can be a full-time or a part-time position. Hybrid or remote format of work is possible upon agreement.

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