Monday, 9 October 2017

Junior Fellows Internship at United Nations University

The United Nations University Office of the Rector recruits highly qualified applicants to work as Junior Fellows at the UNU headquarters in Tokyo. Junior Fellows are recruited through a competitive application process twice per year. Graduate students interested in the work of the United Nations — and in particular, UNU — are encouraged to apply.
The underlying principles of the Junior Fellows Internship Programme at the Office of the Rector are centred on creating a dynamic, challenging and rewarding experience for graduate level students and young professionals. Successful candidates will contribute to the work of the Office of the Rector, the United Nations University, and the UN system as a whole. The programme provides opportunities for the development of new skills and knowledge and is a unique and constructive setting for the practical application of capacities acquired through graduate studies.
The programme places a strong emphasis on the training, guidance, and hands-on experience that form the foundation of a successful and beneficial internship. The programme opens with a one-week orientation designed to familiarize junior fellows with UNU, their co-workers, facilities and the working processes within the Office of the Rector. The knowledge and practical experience gained will also be beneficial to those candidates seeking a career in the United Nations. Junior fellows at the Office of the Rector can expect to gain valuable work experience while contributing in meaningful ways to UNU’s mission.
PURPOSE
The purpose of the Junior Fellows Internship Programme at the Office of the Rector is:
to promote interaction and dialogue between young scholars, professionals and UNU;
to familiarize junior fellows with the activities of the Office of the Rector and the work of UNU;
to provide opportunities for young professionals to gain in-depth, hands-on experience in a UN agency;
to expose young professionals to an administrative working environment, and;
to provide support to activities within the Office of the Rector.
WORKING CONDITIONS
Running parallel to most university semesters, Junior Fellows are selected twice per year, once in May-June for the fall term and once in September-October for the spring term. The fall term begins in mid-August and lasts until mid-December. Starting 2016, the spring term will run from mid-January to the end of June. Visit the Application Process page for the specific dates for each term.
Junior Fellows work full time during the regular working hours of the University: 9:30–17:30, Monday to Friday. Weekends and official UNU holidays are days off. In addition, Junior Fellows are entitled to 1 day of leave per month. Junior Fellows are provided office space and facilities, as appropriate for their work, and are provided a monthly stipend in addition to a fixed transportation allowance for their commute to and from the UNU headquarters building. Junior Fellows also enjoy free access to the headquarters’ library and gym and have the unique opportunity to learn about, contribute to and provide assistance in the organization of conferences, lectures and academic forums and symposiums that take place throughout the year.
WORK ASSIGNMENTS
Participants in this programme have the opportunity to engage in a number of ongoing initiatives that provide a unique window into the working processes of the University. Junior Fellows support the work of the Office of the Rector in the following areas:
research and writing for institutional development: preparation of executive briefs on priority issues; background research and drafting of topical information briefs in support of internal policy development (i.e. related to the functioning of the University);
planning: supporting the development of project management tools and systems;
event coordination: supporting the organization of lectures, conferences, workshops, and other public events;
meeting coordination: logistical support and minute taking;
editorial support: proof-reading reports and copy editing;
communication: preparation and dissemination of newsletters, event summaries, and other communication documents.
CRITERIA
The qualifications that are considered in each application process include, but are not limited to, the following. The candidate:
is currently pursuing or has recently completed postgraduate studies (master’s or doctoral), preferably in a field related to the University’s work;
is under 32 years of age at the time of application;
must not have more than 5 years of work experience in their related field;
has a native or near fluent command of written and spoken English;
has excellent research, writing and analytical skills;
can establish and maintain effective working relations with people from diverse backgrounds;
demonstrates resourcefulness and creativity in problem-solving;
has advanced computer skills: sound, hands-on, knowledge of standard office software (word processing, spreadsheets, databases, etc.); and
has a demonstrated interest in the work of the United Nations and more specifically, in the work of the United Nations University.



Friday, 6 October 2017

Intern Saab EU Affairs & NATO Office

The Saab EU Affairs & NATO Office is looking for an intern for a period of six months during spring 2018. The position will provide the successful candidate with an interesting work environment as well as with the opportunity to work in a leading company developing cutting-edge technologies for the EU and global market.
Responsibilities
Research and analysis support;
Monitoring and reporting on EU legislative and policy developments in the fields of defence, security, aeronautics and space;
Following meetings, seminars, workshops and conferences on behalf of Saab’s Brussels Office and reporting back to our Head of Office;
Closely following the work of the European Commission, the European Parliament, the European Council and the European Defence Agency;
Drafting and editing our quarterly newsletter;
Office management (administration, meeting preparations, office supplies etc.).
Qualifications
University degree within relevant field (social sciences, law, economics, or business administration);
Specialisation or postgraduate diploma with relevance to the EU institutional environment;
Professional fluency in one of the Nordic languages;
Fluent English (speaking, writing);
Excellent social skills in order to interact and engage with colleagues and external stakeholders;
Eye for detail, organisational skills and ability to deliver under time pressure.
Preferred profile
Completion of a traineeship (‘stage’) within the European Institutions;
Previous experience from working with issues of relevance to defence or security policy;
Fluency in French.


Internship Dods EU Monitoring

Job details:
Dods EU Monitoring is the leading provider of fast and accurate information about developments in EU affairs. We provide tailored political intelligence and analysis to the EU public affairs community.
Dods is looking for an Intern to support its EU monitoring team in Brussels for approximatively five months. The role would suit a recent graduate in European studies and with a very good command of English language. The internship is paid and will last 5 months.
Role will involve:
Preparing and editing agendas;
Supporting consultants in their daily monitoring tasks including research for clients;
Writing reports in English on the basis of parliamentary committee meetings/plenary debates and press conferences.
Requirements:
Very good command of English language;
EU studies, good knowledge of EU legislative procedures;
Reliable, good team player;
Understanding EU agriculture and/or EU fisheries policies would be an asset.
Starting date: November 1 2017
Job Contact: Please send your CV and a covering letter to jobs@dods.eu with intern position in the subject line of the email.
Deadline for applying: October 10 2017
Don't forget to mention EuroBrussels when applying.


Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Swedish Research Council International Postdoctoral Grant

Deadline: 19 September 2017
Open to: international students, individual researcher who has completed a doctoral degree no more than two years ago
Grant: 110,114.83 EUR per year
Description
The Swedish Research Council is now accepting applications for International Postdoc Grant for January 2018 start.  The purpose of the grant is to give recently qualified researchers with a doctoral degree from a Swedish university the opportunity to expand their networks and their competencies by working abroad under secure employment terms.
The Swedish Research Council priority target groups are researchers since financing research is one of the most important missions of the Swedish Research Council. Other target groups are decision-makers, journalists, and the public. Grant is awarded in the following fields:
Humanities and Social Sciences;
Medicine and Health;
Natural and Engineering Sciences;
Educational Sciences;
Artistic Research.
Eligibility
The following criteria must be fulfilled in order for you to be eligible to apply for the grant:
The applicant for an international postdoc grant must be an individual researcher;
You must hold a doctoral degree from a Swedish university or the European University Institute (EUI), awarded no more than two years before the deadline for this call;
International students are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme;
Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.
Grants from the Swedish Research Council shall be administered by a Swedish university or HEI or another Swedish public organisation that fulfils our criteria for administrating organizations. To apply, your organisation must, therefore, be approved as an administrating organisation.
If you are awarded a grant, you must be employed by the administrating organisation when the grant period starts and throughout the grant period, unless the Swedish Research Council, the administrating organisation or any other employer agree otherwise. The administrating organisation will decide on the employment form, salary and employment terms and conditions. You are, however, expected to remain employed full-time throughout the grant period, which means that you are employed and pay tax in Sweden during your stay abroad. You do not have to be employed by the administrating organisation at the time of applying.
Benefits
The grant is awarded in a standard amount of 110114.83 EUR per year.
Out of which 94384.14 EUR is for your salary costs and 15730.69 EUR for research expenses relating to your stay and the research you will be carrying out (such as consumables, travel including stays at research sites and publication costs);
The grant amount includes the cover of indirect costs. The standard amount relating to salary costs also includes social security contributions. The grant may not be used for bursaries.
The Swedish Research Council assumes that the administrating organisation, as the employer responsible, will cover any costs in excess of the standard amount received.
The grant period is 18-36 months, starting from 1 January 2018. The first payment will be made during January 2018 at the earliest.
How to apply?
You apply electronically in Prisma, which is the application system used by the Swedish Research Council. You create your application in Prisma by filling in the text fields, uploading information from your personal account, and attaching the appendices requested.
To enable you to apply, your organisation must have been approved as an administrating organisation and have created an organisation account in Prisma.
You will need to attach an appendix to some fields as instructed. The appendix must consist of one file only, and you can only attach documents in PDF format. All appendices are limited as to file size and number of pages. You will not be able to attach an appendix that exceeds the stated maximum file size.
For more information please visit the official website.

Political Internship at FOMOSO

Deadline: 31 October 2017
Open to: students interested in East-Central (including the Baltic States, Belarus & Ukraine) and/ or Southeast Europe in a political sense
Venue: online internship
Description
As an independent and non-profit organization, FOMOSO promotes the opinion-forming about East-Central and Southeast Europe in the German-speaking world. As a think-tank, the aim of FOMOSO is to promote knowledge and interests about political processes in East-Central and Southeast Europe. On the whole, FOMOSO works on an integrative and strong Europe! The internship will consist of the following tasks:
Writing blogs, articles & commentaries (in German and/ or English);
Doing research, summaries, comparisons, and translations;
Sharing posts about interesting topics;
Willing to give inputs;
Creating polls (written);
Performing of interviews;
Improving the English version of our Website;
Optional: Marketing & Public Relations.
Please also find the other FOMOSO internship opportunity on Communication and Social Media here.
Eligibility
The following criteria should be fulfilled:
Students interested in East-Central (including the Baltic States, Belarus & Ukraine) and/ or Southeast Europe in a political sense;
English (Level C1/C2) and/ or German (willing to improve German);
Students who have very good writing skills;
Students who like to share ideas;
Communicative.
Benefits
The duration of the internship is 3 to 6 months (upon consultation). It is an online internship. The working hours are flexible, in the range of 20% – 30%  hours per week. Candidates will receive a Certificate of recommendation upon completion.
How to apply?
The application deadline is 31 October 2017. You can apply by sending your CV and Motivation letter and certificates to praktikum@fomoso.org.
For more information please visit the official website.

Internship

Ipsos MORI is recruiting an intern for our Public Affairs team, who specialise in social research. The duration of the internship will be approximately 3 months and will end on the 22nd December 2017. The intern will be assigned a line manager and buddy to guide them through the internship.
Applicants must have a keen interest in social research and will have recently finished a degree, ideally within the last year. Please note that there is no guarantee of a job at the end of the internship. All applicants must have the right to work in the UK and will be paid the London Living Wage.
The intern will work on a project where they will gain exposure to, and experience in, social research as well as other key skills such as project management, IT, and qualitative and quantitative research techniques. They will develop some awareness of an understanding of the different data analysis approaches used in research.
In addition, interns should gain a good understanding of what a career in social research might entail, what is needed to progress, as well as exposure to a range of different policy areas.
Please find below a role profile which outlines what the internship would cover, and the required skills and behaviours.
Interns will get some experience of the basic research process in terms of:
Preparing and updating project plans
Checking questionnaire scripts and data files
Recruitment screening questionnaires
Developing data code frames and data table specifications
Sample checking
Managing the project email inbox and phone lines
Looking for patterns and stories in data
Involvement in development and checking of client presentations/ report structures
Working effectively with team members and suppliers
Company operating practices and quality processes
Quantitative research methods (face-to-face, telephone, postal, online)
Qualitative research methods (face-to-face, telephone)
Required Skills & Behaviours:
Strong oral and written communication skills
A keen eye for detail and accuracy
Experience with MS Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel
Excellent time management and reliability
Ability to prioritise work, deal with multiple demands at the same time and flexible when requirements change
Effective listener, open to constructive criticism, suggestions and new ideas
Able to work with a wide range of people
Client-focused, with an enthusiastic and positive attitude
Able to ask relevant questions and seek clarification where necessary
Willing to come forward with ideas and suggestions for improvement
IMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATION
As part of the application process we would like you to answer the below questions in your cover letter. Please include your answers in the ‘outline your reason for applying’ section. Please answer the two questions below in your own words, remembering to address all aspects of each question. Please also submit a CV, listing any relevant positions of responsibility held at school/college/university or in the community.
Please clearly outline how you meet the criteria in the person specification, and add any other relevant information in support of your application. In particular, please describe what attracts you to a social research internship at Ipsos MORI and what experience you have that makes you particularly suited to an internship at Ipsos MORI.  (max 300 words)
Please describe a time where you have worked as part of a team to achieve a common goal. What was your contribution to the team effort? How were knowledge and information shared in the team? What were the positive results achieved? (max 300 words)
This role will close on 8th September 2017 so please ensure you have submitted your application by then!  


Monday, 4 September 2017

Paid Internship at The World Bank

The World Bank offers Internship to exceptionally energetic and effective people a chance to enhance their aptitudes while working in a diverse environment. An interesting and rewarding scope for potential opportunity seekers. The World Bank Group offers unique programs that provide learning, staffing, and capacity-building opportunities for junior and mid-career professionals to experience first-hand what working at the WBG is like.
 Benefits
Health, Life, Accident, and Other Insurance Programs
Pension Plan
Relocation, Resettlement, and Expatriate Benefits
Paid Leave
Health Services Department
Fitness Center
Child Care
Lactation Room
Working in WBG will help staffs achieve balance in their work and personal lives as The Bank strives to offer flexible work arrangements.
 Eligibilities
Candidates must have an undergraduate degree and be enrolled in a full-time graduate study program (pursuing a Master’s degree or Ph.D. with plans to return to school full-time).
Fluency in English is required. Relevant work experience, computing skills, as well as knowledge of languages such as French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Portuguese, and Chinese are advantageous.
Must be older than 18 years and not older than 60 years at time of application.
Eligible Regions: Member countries of the World Bank.
 APPLICATION PROCESS
If this is your first time applying for a job with the World Bank Group (WBG), select “Create an Account” on the Sign In page through the given link in the APPLY NOW section.
Answer the “Why are you visiting this site?” pull down with “To look for a job, internship.” Once you have created an account, you will be automatically routed to sign in..
Please ensure you gather all information before you apply, as you will not be able to save your application as a draft.
If you have previously applied for a position at the World Bank Group, data from your first application will be pre-filled into the application form. You will have the opportunity to review and update this information as needed.
Steps:
Reviewing vacancies / preparing to apply
Register a new account/log-in with your existing user ID
Submitting your online application
After your application / Next StepsVisit the official website to Check the Status of Your Application at any time.
Please attach the following documents (mandatory) before submitting:
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Statement of Interest
Proof of Enrollment in a graduate degree
Note: Each file should not exceed 5 MB, and should be in one of the following formats: .doc, .docx, or .pdf
Please make sure that the filenames of the documents that you are attaching do not contain any special characters, such as “-<>&#” etc. PDF files are the best files to upload.
Once you submit your application, you will not be able to make any further changes/updates.



Application Deadline: October 31, 2017 (56 Days Remaining)