Communications Trainee (Internship September 2023)

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12 May 2023

Paris / France

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FEDORA - The European Circle of Philanthropists of Opera and Ballet is a non-profit organisation that supports creativity and innovation in opera and ballet. Through its funding programmes, the FEDORA Prizes Biennale and the Next Stage Grants, FEDORA provides both funding opportunities and capacity-building to its network of around 100 opera houses and dance companies all over Europe.

Internationally recognized as the largest opera and dance competition and European Platform for new work in opera and dance, FEDORA aims to guarantee the future of these art forms in Europe. Four prizes are awarded to promising teams who collaborate on the creation of new opera and dance co-productions, and on the involvement and education of new and young audiences. And the Next Stage grants are attributed to projects that drive innovation through sustainable, inclusive and digital transformation on, behind and beyond the stage.

The Communications Department at FEDORA handles the strategic development of FEDORA's on/offline communications:

  • Development/content creation of on- and offline communications

  • Community management on social media and influencer marketing, in particular, to boost visibility and fundraising campaigns and promotion of winning dance and opera creations

  • Content coordination for Press Relations with partner agencies

  • Data tracking, database and analysis to support strategic decision making and for senior management reporting

  • Research and benchmark on best practices in communications to support strategic decision making for senior management reporting and content/branding development

  • Coordination of filmed interviews and video content production

  • Coordination of on/offline materials and communications around strategic events

  • Coordination of on/offline communication activities related to online events

  • The Trainee reports to the Communications Coordinator, but will work closely with all team members to gain insights about the work in a cultural organisation.

The Trainee will learn about cultural philanthropy in the field of opera and ballet while assisting the Communications Manager's work with strategic communications partners and agencies. Communications will revolve around the activity of FEDORA of its philanthropic community, its network of over 100 opera houses, dance companies and festivals, and artists who led innovative opera and dance creations, involved in the past editions of the FEDORA Prizes Competition. 


Education & work experience
  • Master’s degree in any field, preferably communications, digital marketing, business administration, marketing management, cultural management or social sciences
  • Previous experience in communications, digital marketing and social media management is preferable
Important skills
  • Outstanding communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Outstanding organisational, planning and time-management skills
  • Proactive and independent work style, with good team spirit
  • Attention to detail and outstanding organisational skills
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere), Microsoft Office and Google tools (Google drive suite, YouTube, Analytics, etc.)

Language skills

  • English (fluent written and spoken)
  • French (fluent written and spoken)
  • Additional languages are an advantage


As of September 2023 (6 months).


Submit a letter of motivation and CV in English or in French.


15 June 2023.

Pre-selected candidates will be interviewed in June-July.


  • Palais Garnier, 8 rue Scribe, 75009 Paris, France
  • 79 rue du mont Saint Cenis, 75018 Paris, France
  • Remote working


Internship wage according to legislation in France + 50% public transport ticket + access to the company cafeteria.


Apply for this internship in the form below.    


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For more information, contact:

Victoria Kahn
Project Coordinator

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