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Project Assistant Traineeship in NGO

Location: Prague

Duration: 3-12 months (negotiable) 


We are looking for a highly motivated Intern to join our project management team. 


The tasks to be performed mainly include support in:

  • Writing new grant applications -budgeting and background research;
  • Cash-flow monitoring and planning for ongoing projects;
  • Collecting, verifying, and sorting data and supporting documents required by donors/auditors;
  • Editing narrative reports by non-native project managers from our coverage region;
  • Drafting grant interim and final financial reports according to donors requirements;
  • Researching potential new donors; and
  • Exploring new methods of fundraising (including crowdfunding).

Essential requirements:

  • Strong interest in an independent press, democratic transition, and human rights;
  • Ability to work under limited supervision and take initiative under tight deadlines;
  • Ability to run short-term, self-directed projects;
  • Educational background in finance, international relations, European studies, or other related fields;
  • High proficiency of oral and written English;
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office;
  • Experience drafting reports/projects and fundraising. 


  • Working knowledge of Czech language;
  • An interest/experience in the Eastern European region;
  • Experience with administration.

What we offer:

  • Flexible working hours: as an intern you can organize your working hours to your convenience;
  • International team: we have a dynamic, central office team based in Prague with partners all over Europe; we have different nationalities, ages, and backgrounds but we all have a common interest: Independent Media and a Democratic Society!
  • We will provide you with full A to Z introduction to project cycle management.
  • You will gain invaluable experience with different donors and their varying requirements -  including the European Commission, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, National Endowment for Democracy, and many others;
  • While no remuneration will be provided, the trainee will receive our full administrative support for obtaining a traineeship grant from Erasmus + or other sources;
  • At the end of the internship we will provide all interns with a certificate as recognition of their contribution to the NGO;
  • We do not guarantee you a position after completing your internship but succesful trainees will be highly encouraged to apply for eventual open vacancies in the department. 



  • This traineeship is unpaid. All costs related to travel, accommodation, health insurance and living expenses are the responsibility of either the interns or their sponsoring institutions.
  • The trainees are responsible for obtaining and financing the necessary visas.
  • The traineeship does not constitute a commitment to future employment with Transitions. However, the trainees can use their supervisors and colleagues as references when applying for jobs.


How to apply:

  • Please send your CV and brief motivation letter (no longer than one page) outlining why you are interested in joining our team to
  • Include in the subject line the vacancy title as above.
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