Internship Opportunities - The German Marshall Fund
The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) is a non-partisan American public policy and grant making institution dedicated to promoting greater cooperation and understanding between the United States and Europe.
The GMF does this by supporting individuals and institutions working on transatlantic issues, by conveying leaders to discuss the most pressing transatlantic themes, and by examining ways in which transatlantic cooperation can address a variety of global policy challenges. Founded in 1972 through a gift from Germany as a permanent memorial to Marshall Plan assistance, GMF maintains a strong presence on both sides of the Atlantic. In addition to its headquarters in Washington, DC, GMF has seven offices in Europe: Berlin, Paris, Brussels, Belgrade, Ankara and Bucharest.
The Bucharest office is seeking for a young academic enrolled at Master level for Political Science or International Relations with a focus on foreign policy.
The internship will cover both research and event management, i.e. following events in the Wider Black Sea Region, research on issues of relevance to the region and to GMF work, conceptualizing, planning, execution, support and wrap-up of conferences, lectures and workshops concerning various aspects issues. Prior experience in this field would be a plus.
The applicant should have excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a small team. Fluency in both English and Romanian is required.
The individual is expected to:
Produce weekly country and issue briefs, for countries and issues of relevance to and interest for GMF in the Black Sea region;
Assist in grant making;
Database entry and maintenance;
Managing production and implementation of in-house mailing projects;
Providing administrative/clerical support;
Maintaining filing systems; and
Other duties as assigned.
The position is unpaid. But we offer the benefit of free online training courses regarding professional development (Desktop Computer Skills; Management and Leadership; Professional Effectiveness). At the end of the internship program the intern will be provided with a certificate which will attest the completion of the program. Only the interns with a great performance will also be provided with references.
The objectives of the GMF internship are to:
Primarily, provide interns with an opportunity to gain practical work experience to their academic program or future work in a field related to the GMF's mission.
Secondly, enable GMF offices to benefit from the work undertaken by interns
Work in an international environment on political issues.
Gain experience working in a mutual learning and knowledge sharing environment with world experts.
Start and length of internship:
Starting and ending date:
January 21st , 2013 - April 19th , 2013
Please send your applications (CV + cover letter) in English by January 14th, 2012 to Florina Mondiru, email: email@example.com, Mobile: 0752-441717, Phone: 021-3141628 / 39
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