real world radio

REAL WORLD RADIO (RWR) is a multilingual web radio and media project,
located in Montevideo, Uruguay and supported by Friends of the Earth
International (FoEI). RWR has an environmental focus, distributing information
on environmental conflicts, working under the slogan "giving voice to the
voiceless”. World Radio airs in three languages: Spanish, English and
Portuguese and is looking for an intern for fall 2015 to work in Montevideo with
the English production of the radio.
Friends of the Earth International is the largest grassroots environmental network in the
world, uniting 70 diverse national member groups and about 5,000 local activist groups. With
approximately one million members and supporters around the world, Friends of the Earth
International is campaigning on social and environmental issues; questions the economic
model and globalization, promoting at the same time solutions that create environmentally
sustainable and socially just societies. RWR’s main goal is to create a space where
community radios in the world exchanges productions on sustainability and environmental
issues. The daily work of Real World Radio focuses on the struggle of the peasant
movements and indigenous organizations; human rights actions; the denunciation of power
and impact of transnational corporations; the struggle for climate and environmental justice;
and the struggle of GMOs and agro fuels among other things. Today, RWR is consolidated as
a counter-hegemonic media outlet for activists and grassroots social movements.
 Alternative media production covering environmental issues (in English) – with focus
on “giving voice to the voiceless” – including production of audio (podcasts) and text
(news articles).
 News production of Friends of the Earths network’s campaigns and related activities
– covering the non-Spanish-speaking part of the world.
 Assist in the development and production of Real World Radio’s live English
alternative media news podcast.
 Assist in the development and implementation of Real World Radio’s English
communication strategies
 Build awareness of Real World Radio’s mission, vision and values with the general
public and target audiences.
The intern is selected on a competitive basis. The following minimum qualifications are
 Enrollment in a graduate-level degree program in related field such as social science,
journalism, or environmental studies.
 Excellent written and spoken proficiency in English, and excellent spoken proficiency
in Spanish.
 You have an outspoken interest in social and environmental issues.
 You have the ability to work independently.
 Commitment to social justice and Real World Radio/Friends of the Earth’s vision and
Previous engagement in the Friends of the Earth network is seen as a merit.
Application deadline: 29/3
Expected Duration of Assignment: Minimum of 20 weeks (starting latest September 2015)
Send your CV, personal letter and a writing sample (a news article) on a related topic of
choice (max 400 words) latest 29/3 to
For any questions on Real World Radio or the internship read more at or contact
Real World Radio does not cover any expenses of the intern. The costs associated with the
latter must be borne by the nominating institution, related institution or government, which
may provide the required financial assistance to its students; or by the student, who will have
to obtain financing for subsistence and make his or her own arrangements for travel,
accommodation, insurance and associated costs.