Turquazz is a UK-based non-profit culture platform created in 2019 to bring key aspects of culture together: Flavour, melody and cinema. Taking its roots in the Anatolian region from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean and from Greece to the borders of Iran, Turquazz explores the endless stories of this vast landscape with a long-standing history and multi-faceted culture and aspires to bring Anatolian music, culinary art and cinema together with artists, creatives, and new audiences.
POSITION: Turquazz is looking for interns who will undertake editorial roles and be responsible for social media management to help with tasks related to our website, online events, and social media.
Turquazz internship program consists of three grades which last for 6 weeks each with different task assignments.
During Grade 1, interns are expected to complete 6 weeks of work, consisting of 6 tasks in total. These tasks include writing 3 shorticles and working on 3 additional tasks where you will be assisting various projects Turquazz members are working on. The projects range from transcribing interviews, to designing e-books, to proofreading and researching written or visual materials. At the end of the internship you will receive a certification.
Grade 2 will allow interns to focus on more specific areas in our platform by choosing which area the intern wants to work in the Turquazz infrastructure for 3 weeks. The other 3 weeks of work will be assigned directly by the Turquazz team. At the end of your Grade 2 internship you will receive a certification and will be given a reference letter signed by our director.
If a position is available within Turquazz, Grade 3 interns will become jr. level members (jr. editor, jr. writer, jr. designer, jr. webmaster) of the Turquazz team and attend our board meetings. During the period, you will be offered a part-time wage.
Supporting and organizing all local and global correspondence,
Helping organize our online events, “Turquazz Talks”,
Transcribing interviews and online events and making edits for clarification,
Translating interviews and events into English if they’re in Turkish,
Proofreading and designing articles written by Turquazz’s authors on WordPress,
Creating social media posts and engaging with Turquazz’s audience,
Learning about the social media tools used by Turquazz (Turquazz will provide a complete learning guide)
Current university student or recent graduate,
Driven and have a strong desire to learn,
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English are required. Proficiency in Turkish is a plus but not required,
Excellent knowledge of MS Office, G Suite, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Canva, Descript and WordPress,
Capable of organizing and following up on all administrative tasks,
Supportive and responsible when working in a group,
Some familiarity or interest in the Anatolian culture,
Knowledge or interest in music, culinary culture and cinema is a plus but not required.
Experience working in a UK based organization,
Networking opportunities with experts working in fields such as music, culinary arts, cinema, visual arts, anthropology, literature, social sciences and cultural studies
Name attached to significant events organized by Turquazz,
Interns will be given a priority when Turquazz is hiring for a new position.
Interested and qualified applicants can fill out our application form below.