2018-2019 Two paid internship at REDI !

Two paid internships at the Roma Entrepreneurship Development Initiative,

Starting date: September 1st 2018
Application deadline: July 30th 2018
Selection results: August 15th 2018
Full Or Part Time: Full time
Positions: 1 Communications officer, 1 Administrative officer
Period: Six months or One year
The Roma Entrepreneurship Development Initiative – REDI is looking for two interns to join the
headquarters of the organization in Brussels. REDI is a regional non-governmental organisation operating in Bulgaria, Macedonia, Romania and Serbia where it provides facilitation for access to finances, technical assistance and entrepreneurial education to over 1500 Roma entrepreneurs.

One of the interns is expected to cover the Communications of the organization being responsible for REDI’s website, facebook page and overall Communication Strategy.
The second position available for internship is in the field of Administrative assistance. The Administrative Officer intern will be responsible for the everyday administrative activities of the organization and for supporting the implementation of various projects.
Both interns will be placed under the supervision of the Executive Management of REDI.

Selected applicants will receive a competitive grant covering their living expenses in Brussels
or county of REDI’s operation.

More details, here: CEU_REDI_2018


How to apply?

Applications from all suitably qualified candidates, irrespective of gender, disability, marital or
parental status, racial, ethnic or social origin, colour, religion, belief, or sexual orientation are
welcome. All CEU RSP alumni are encouraged to apply.
Please send your up-to-date professional CV (max. 3 pages) and a cover letter (500 words) in
English explaining why you believe this internship fits you, specifying your main skills and
interests, how you think the internship would help you develop a career in your area of interest.
Please send your complete application package to, writing in the Subject
Line: CEU-REDI Internship

ByREDI Editor

Internship Program in Microfinancing Institutions for Young Roma Graduates

Starting date:                            September 1st, 2018 

Application deadline:              July  10, 2018

Full/ PartTime:                          Fulltime

Period:                                            6 months

Countries:                                    Bulgaria,  Romania, Serbia  – CALL EXTENTED TILL 10th of JULY!

Macedonia – CLOSED!



The Roma Education Fund (REF) and the Roma Entrepreneurship Development Initiative (REDI) invite applications for two internship positions at the microfinance institutions in each of the following countries:  Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Macedonia. The main aim of the internship is to provide on the job training for young Roma students/graduates and enable them to acquire practical experience and knowledge of the day to day work of the Loan officers at the financial institutions. In addition, the aim is to introduce Roma graduates to the professional world and the constraints, duties and opportunities therein.


This internship scheme is offered to candidates of Romani background who have completed either a post-secondary education (bachelor degree or equivalent) or are current students at their last year of studies – beneficiaries of the REF scholarship. The internships are paid covering all the cost of the students and monthly allowance.


Eligibility Criteria:

This opportunity is available to REF scholars and fellows who are interested in professional development in the field of finance. Applicants are expected to:

  • Be Roma Education Fund graduates who have completed their education (bachelor’s degree or equivalent) or Current Roma Education Fund beneficiaries in their last year of studies;
  • Be a student or graduate in economics, finance, public policy, business administration, banking, management law, or any area related to microfinance.
  • Have a basic spoken and written level of English
  • Knowledge of the Roma community and culture. Applicants with Romani language will be considered with priority
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Clear and motivated desire for practical and professional experience in risk assessment and microfinance

Personal attitudes: initiative and responsibility, result oriented and sense of continuous improvement,concern for quality, efficiency and accuracy, adaptability, self-management anddevelopment,open to operate in different environments and field work in communities

Personal values:integrity,loyalty and conscientiousness,discretion,independence and confidence,respect for diversity.


Selection Criteria


The interns will be selected through a competitive selection process based on the relevance of the applicant’s career goals, previous working experience and motivation. The short-listed candidates will be called for an interview. Applicants will be notified of the result of the evaluation process by July 15th2018.


How to apply?

Please follow the instructions from the PDF call below.

English: Call_for_Interns_REF_REDI_EN

македонски: REDI_MFI_Intermship_Call_MK

български: Call_for_Interns_REF_REDI_BG

Romana: Call_for_Interns_REF_REDI_RO-2018

српски: Call for Interns_REF_REDI_RS

ByREDI Editor

Entrepreneurship Initiative Questionnaire (REDI)

Entrepreneurship Initiative Questionnaire (REDI) on entrepreneurship addressed to former beneficiaries of the REF scholarship program





ByREDI Editor

CONTEST REDI – “Romania Start-up Nation”

CONTEST REDI – Support and professional assistance dedicated to Roma entrepreneurs or entrepreneurs * Roma communities, in preparing the project for the “Romania Start-up Nation”

By filling in the below questionaire, you enter the contest organized by REDI Romania and can benefit from a complete package of services from our consultants to be enrolled in the national competition for start-ups ‘Romania Start-Up Nation’.

Completeaza formular

For more info’s please read : GHID concurs REDI

ByREDI Editor

REDI – Roma Entrepreneurship Development Initiative

We’re happy to announce that the REDI pilot project finished successfully back in December 2016.
The main focus of REDI was to determine the entrepreneurship potential in Roma communities from Romania and Bulgaria, the development potential of Roma communities using entrepreneurship, as well as the barriers faced by Roma entrepreneurs in accessing products offered by mainstream financial institutions.
Our pilot project’s most important achievements are: a database of 1106 existing Roma entrepreneurs in Romania and Bulgaria, strategic partnerships with 3 local microfinance institutions, who agreed to set-up earmarked portfolios for Roma entrepreneurs but also collaborate much closer with the REDI field teams in 2017.

ByREDI Editor

REDI new step forward

Since January this year, REDI NGO has taken over the role of supporting the Roma entrepreneurs!
In the first half of the year, we’re in process of preparing the structure capable to work with various stakeholders, following in the second part to attract necessary funding to establish a Social Investment Fund!
RE(A)DI – Entrepreneurship for everyone! – Join us today and become a member of our community !!


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