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Internship offer in Journalism

We currently have 1 position available to start in October 2017.

We are seeking a self-motivated Francophile for our start-up company. The candidate must be capable of taking ownership of innovative projects and have the desire to tackle unique challenges, from A to Z, inherent in any start-up environment. Mastery of the English language is a MUST.

Candidate profile:

You are currently studying communication or journalism in an australian school/university, and are available for a 3-6 month internship, starting from October 2017 (hours can be flexible to allow for continuing studies/working).


You love French and want to share your passion and be involved in the French community in Australia and you have some free hours during the week to write and translate news in English.

You must be entitled to live and work in Australia (WHV welcome).

Key requirements:

  • Native English-speaker and good understanding level of French
  • Customer-oriented
  • Fast learner
  • Digital editorial skills
  • Promoting social media
  • Office suite, MailChimp, WordPress, e-Commerce, social media

This position requires an energetic, self-driven, and organised person, with excellent communication skills (in French and English). We are looking for someone who loves news, social media and France!

Main tasks include:

Article planning and writing (portraits, agendas, tourism and dining articles)
Selection and post of news articles (from Agency)
Daily newsletter planning and creation
Maintaining social media
Video planning and creation (articles, advertisements)

Sydney or Melbourne

Salary: To discuss

About us

Le Courrier Australien re-launched digitally, in English and in French, – innovation and tradition combined into one website!

First launched in Sydney in 1892, Le Courrier Australien is the longest running foreign-language newspaper in Australia.

For more than 120 years, Le Courrier Australien has been fundamental in integrating the French-speaking community in Australia, and vice-versa, exposing Australians to the best of French culture, philosophy and lifestyle.

After 5 years of suspended activity, Le Courrier Australien has been re-launched, continuing the commitment to high-quality news delivery, but with a dynamic and digital format www.lecourrieraustralien.com, both in English and in French.


  • Delivery of latest breaking news, with multiple regular updates throughout the day
  • Focus on relevant news (national and international) written by local journalists living in Australia to give it a true Australian angle
  • Portraits of interesting Australian and French high- profile personalities through exclusive interviews, with their personal recommendations of “where, how and what” to do in Australia
  • Focus on important local business issues, serving also as an important networking resource for French- Australian businesses

Le Courrier Australien is driven by a group of local Francophone journalists with a dedication for high-quality news delivery as well as a passion to share tips on how best to appreciate Australia’s rich culture and unique lifestyle. One of the main missions of Le Courrier Australien is to build an expanding community of active contributors, driven by their love of Australia and France.

If this sounds like the experience you are after, please get in touch ASAP with our Director: francois.vantomme@lecourrieraustralien.com

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