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INTERNSHIPS- Karakalpakstan State Museum of Art named after I. V. Savitsky, Nukus, Uzbekistan

Posted by: David Pearce- Friends of Nukus Museum <friendsnukusmuseum@gmail.com>
Posted: 3 Mar 2009


INTERNSHIPS- Karakalpakstan State Museum of Art named for Savitsky, Nukus


The Friends of Nukus Museum (FoNM), an international non-governmental 
organization registered in The Netherlands, invites applications from 
graduate students and/or young professionals interested in undertaking 
a one month (minimum) internship in Nukus, Uzbekistan during the 
period May-October, 2009.  The purpose would be to assist the 
Karakalpakstan State Museum of Art named after I. V. Savitsky -also 
known, simply, as the Savitsky Museum, or the Nukus Museum - in a 
range of strategic and other museum-related activities to be agreed 
with its director, Ms. Marinika Babanazarova.

Igor Savitsky, the Museum's founder, was born in Kiev, brought up and 
educated in Moscow, and, from 1950-57, participated as a painter in 
the Khorezm archeological and ethnographic expedition.  During this 
period, he became fascinated with Karakalpak culture and art - 
especially its costumes, textiles and jewelry - and began a 
collection.  At the same time, he started collecting the works of 
artists from, and connected to Central Asia, including members of the 
Uzbek school, and, later on, those of the Russian avant garde, many of 
whom had been persecuted for their work.  Savitsky's cultural 
sensitivity and persistence earned him the trust not only of the older 
generation of Karakalpaks and the families of Central Asian and 
Russian artists who gave or sold him their textiles, jewelry, and 
paintings, but also the government of Karakalpakstan which, in 1966, 
agreed to his proposal to establish an art museum in Nukus.  Since 
then, this unique Museum has ensured the renaissance of an almost 
forgotten culture and the preservation of an almost forgotten 
generation of artists and their paintings.  Additional detailed 
information about the Museum and its history is available on its 
website: <www.savitskycollection.org>

Internships:  Despite increasing numbers of foreign visitors and 
significant coverage in the international media - e.g.  NHK TV, New 
York Times, Sunday Times, Le Figaro, Frankfurter Allgemeine, NRC 
Handelsblad, Steppe Magazine, TÚlÚrama - the Museum's financial and 
human resources, especially for essential conservation and 
restoration, are extremely limited.  It also needs assistance in 
developing further its income-generating activities and in marketing 
and promoting its services, both within Central Asia and especially 
abroad.  Against this background, selected interns would work with 
Museum senior staff on a variety of activities - to be agreed with its 
Director, Ms. Marinika Babanazarova - that reflect the Museum's 
immediate needs as well as the academic and/or professional interests 
and qualifications of the interns themselves.

Specific tasks are expected to include the following:

 - Researching funding options for Museum projects and drafting grant 
   proposals;
 - Helping to conceptualize future Museum exhibitions, In Uzbekistan 
   and abroad;
 - Assisting in development of the Museum's longer-term development strategy;
 - Liaising with potential donors and partners in Tashkent and, in 
   particular, abroad;
 - Drafting and translating into various European languages publicity 
   briefs and other information materials about the Museum and its 
   collections; and
 - Coordinating with the Friends of Nukus Museum.

Interested candidates should satisfy some or all of the following criteria:

 - A formal qualification in and/or actual experience of the art 
   history of Russia and Central Asia in particular, and of the cultural 
   and arts landscape of the former Soviet Union in general;
 - Basic knowledge of Russian;
 - Excellent English writing skills;
 - Familiarity with, and understanding of donor organizations and 
   foundations active in Central Asia; and
 - Commitment to accomplishment under challenging circumstances, 
   including tolerance for difficult living conditions.

Candidates should be available for not less than one month during the 
period May-October 2009.  Unfortunately, neither the Museum nor the 
FoNM is able to provide funds for travel to, or subsistence in Nukus. 
However, the FoNM would be glad to provide any information required, 
including a letter of recommendation, in support of a funding 
application to a relevant foundation, university or government.  
Similarly, the Museum would also help with logistics, such as finding 
an apartment in Nukus and in providing a letter of invitation in 
support of visa application for Uzbekistan.

These internships offer a rare opportunity: (a) to research the 
culture and history of Karakalpakstan and its people: (b) to learn 
about and study the world's 2nd largest collection of Russian avant 
garde; and, for those with broader interests, (c) to better understand 
the important environmental and other development transition issues 
that are affecting the Aral Sea Basin overall.

Applications: Interested students and/or young professionals should 
send a CV and letter of motivation, including their preferred month(s) 
of availability, to friendsnukusmuseum@gmail.com by March 16.  
Short-listed candidates will be notified by March 23 and, following 
(telephoned) interviews during that week, final selections are 
expected to be made by March 31.  Subject to the number and quality of 
applications received, including their proposed availability and 
timing, up to five interns may be selected.

INTERNSHIP- European Commission Delegation to the Kyrgyz Republic

Posted by: Olaf Heidelbach <olaf.heidelbach(a)ec.europa.eu>
Posted: 26 Nov 2008


INTERNSHIP- European Commission Delegation to the Kyrgyz Republic


Internship at the European Commission Delegation in the Kyrgyz Republic 

The European Commission Delegation in the Kyrgyz Republic is looking a 
dynamic and highly motivated intern to join the EC Delegation for a 
period of six months. 

S/he will work in the political section, assisting in the political 
and economic reporting. Special emphasis is put on human rights and 
democratisation issues. 

Requirements and qualifications:
 - University studies in the political/economic field 
 - Good human relation skills
 - Strong sense of responsibility, reliability
 - Good drafting skills in English
 - Fluent Russian (spoken and read)

Internship is non-paid. 

CVs and letter of motivation in English can be sent by letter, fax 
ore-mail. It should be addressed to:

European Commission Delegation in the Kyrgyz Republic
For the attention of Ms Taru Kernisalo, Attaché
236 Abdumomunova Str.
720033 Bishkek
Kyrgyz Republic
Fax No: (996 312) 901266, e-mail: taru.kernisalo(a)ec.europa.eu

Deadline for the applications: 31 December 2008 

Telephone interviews will be held in the first week of January 2009.


Dr. Olaf Heidelbach 
Attache/Project Manager 
European Union 
Delegation of the European Commission to the Kyrgyz Republic 
Abdumomunova Str. 236 
720033 Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic 
Tel.: (+996 312) 901260, ext. 104 
Fax: (+996 312) 901266) 
E-mail: olaf.heidelbach(a)ec.europa.eu 
Website: http://www.delkaz.ec.europa.eu

CFA- Volunteer Internship Opportunities with Kiva (Microfinance Program)

Posted by: Ian Chesley <ian.chesley(a)gmail.com>
Posted: 30 Sep 2008


CFA- Volunteer Internship Opportunities with Kiva (Microfinance Program)


Kiva supports microfinance programs in Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, 
Afghanistan and other countries in the region.

The Kiva Fellows Program offers individuals a rare opportunity to 
travel abroad and witness firsthand the impact and realities of 
microfinance, by working directly with a host microfinance institution 
(MFI). The Kiva Fellow is an unpaid, volunteer based position designed 
to increase Kiva's impact and to offer participants a unique insider 
experience. Past participants have found the fellowship to be a great 
first step in a career in microfinance or international development.

The timeline for our next Kiva Fellows class, K7, will be:
 - Application deadline: Nov 1, 2008
 - Training in San Fran: Jan 26-30, 2009
 - Departure to the Field: Feb 1, 2009

The timeline for the following Kiva Fellows class, K8, will be:
 - Application deadline: Mar 1, 2009
 - Training in San Fran: May 18-20, 2009
 - Departure to the Field: June 1-15, 2009

We are now accepting applications online on a rolling basis 
(http://www.kiva.org/about/fellowsapply). Please pay close attention 
to the application deadlines above, as well as the expected departure 
dates. In order to better serve our field partners, we now expect all 
new Kiva Fellows to depart within the timeframes specified. If you are 
having trouble with the online application, please contact us at 
kivafellows(a)kiva.org

Successful Kiva Fellows tend to share certain skills and characteristics:
 * Overseas experience (preferably in developing countries)
 * High degree of flexibility, self-motivation and problem solving
 * Excellent writing skills
 * Enthusiasm for Kiva!
 * Familiarity and comfort with various web applications
 * Dedication to working in the field with a microfinance institution
 * Ability and commitment to fundraise for their trip
 * Sincere interest in microfinance
 * Longer stays (4 months +) are preferred

Furthermore, past Kiva Fellows with the following skills have found 
great success in the program:
 * Fluency or advanced communication ability in French, Spanish, 
   Russian, or other language in a country where Kiva has a presence 
   (e.g., Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan)
 * Background in economics/finance/consulting will greatly enhance 
   your ability to provide support to the host MFI

Kiva Fellows Program Mission Statement:

The Kiva Fellows Program ignites passion in our Fellows to engage in 
microfinance and empowers them be a voice for Kiva and our field 
partners. Fellows gain in-field microfinance experience, and an 
appreciation of the innovative and purposeful grassroots efforts that 
our network of MFIs implement through their work on Kiva. Kiva 
motivates our Fellows to seek ways that they can add value to our 
partnerships and to Kiva. We challenge them to view microfinance both 
in its successes and struggles from the ground up.

Kiva Fellow Core Responsibilities:

The Kiva Fellow is an integral part of the Kiva Team, acting as Kiva's 
eyes and ears in the field and helping to extend limited resources to 
maximum effect. Kiva Fellows fulfill tasks set out in a Work Plan, 
defined by Kiva along with the host microfinance institution (MFI).

1. Facilitate Connections between Kiva's Borrowers and Lenders

2. Your journal entries, business postings and blog entries will help 
   build the rich content that bridges our borrowers and lenders and 
   makes Kiva's model work!
 * Interview no less than 15 businesses per week to assess loan 
   impact, verify data, and gather information for journal updates
 * Develop innovative ways to facilitate connections via creative 
   journaling, YouTube video and other means
 * Write a blog entry every two weeks on the Kiva Fellows Blog 
   http://fellowsblog.kiva.org
 * Promote awareness of the host MFI and its programs to the Kiva 
   lender community
 * Promote an understanding of the Kiva lending community to borrowers

3. Assist Communications and Maximize the host MFI's Partnership with Kiva

4. Tasks may include some or all of the following:
 * Assist the host MFI to regularly collect and post borrower profiles 
   for funding onto the Kiva website
 * Observe, learn and document the MFI's operations and its use of the 
   Kiva platform, including recommendations as appropriate
 * Transfer skills to MFI staff on Kiva processes, policies and best practices
 * Create working documents and templates for the MFI to use during 
   and post-fellowship
 * Complete additional projects for the MFI as time allows and skills 
   match needs

5. Support Kiva's Mission, Product and Procedures

6. As a Kiva Fellow, your work will help support Kiva's product, 
   marketing and organizational development. Your consistent feedback is 
   invaluable to Kiva's growth.
 * Communicate regularly with Kiva
 * Understand and promote Kiva Policies
 * Provide updates and feedback through weekly progress reports and a 
   final end-of-fellowship report within one month of returning
 * Create Entrepreneur Press Profiles, as frequently as possible
 * Complete other tasks for Kiva as needed

VOLUNTEERS- Amnesty International USA Seeks Central Asia and Caucasus Specialists

Posted by: Amnesty International <cgintern(a)aiusa.org>
Posted: 19 Mar 2008


VOLUNTEERS- Amnesty International USA Seeks Central Asia & Caucasus Specialists

Amnesty International Seeks Country Specialists to Promote Human 
Rights in Central Asia and the Caucasus 

Amnesty International USA is seeking Country Specialists who are 
willing to donate their time and knowledge to the Human Rights 
Movement. AIUSA's network of Country Specialists monitor the political 
situation in a country, collaborate with research teams at the 
International Secretariat in London, work closely with the members of 
AIUSA in developing and planning strategies to promote human rights 
actions in relevant countries, and serve as spokespersons on the 
relevant country for the organization. 

Ideal candidates have a combination of country expertise, relevant 
academic background, language abilities and Amnesty International or 
other human rights activist experience.  The time required for Country 
Specialist positions averages 10 hours per week, and members are asked 
for a minimum two year commitment. Country Specialists work out of 
their homes or offices in the US and the position is unpaid.  AI 
related expenses are compensated.   

Currently, we are looking for volunteers with expertise on Armenia, 
Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan 
and Uzbekistan, who can help us raise concerns about violations of the 
rights to freedom of religion, expression, association, and assembly. 
Relevant language abilities are a plus.   

While we have a particular need to find experts for these countries, 
feel free to contact us if your expertise lies in some other area.   

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to:   

Amnesty International USA 
Attn: Cogroup Program 
600 Pennsylvania Ave., SE, 5th floor 
Washington, DC 20003 
Phone: (202) 544-0200, x.261 
Fax: (202) 546-7141 
E-mail: cgintern(a)aiusa.org 

Please note that this volunteer position is unpaid. Feel free to 
contact us if you have any questions at the above email address or 
telephone number.

INTERNSHIP- The Foundation for Tolerance International, Bishkek

Posted by: K. Kozik <kkozik(a)email.arizona.edu>
Posted: 15 Mar 2008

INTERNSHIP- The Foundation for Tolerance International, Bishkek

Position: International Volunteer
Place: The Foundation for Tolerance International (FTI), Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

The Foundation for Tolerance International

The Foundation for Tolerance International (FTI) is a Kyrgyz non-governmental
organization working to prevent violent conflict and build peace and justice in
Central Asia. It was born out of a project on tolerance education and conflict
transformation launched by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in
Southern Kyrgyzstan in March 1996. Realizing the broader needs of the
cross-border communities of the Ferghana Valley, FTI was then established as an
independent NGO in 1998.

Ever since that date, the organization has been expanding its work to prevent
and resolve conflicts in Central Asia. Originally concentrating its projects on
horizontal interethnic conflicts in the Ferghana Valley, FTI then
adapted to the
changing political context and began to address vertical conflicts between the
population and state authorities on the whole Kyrgyz territory. It has also
become engaged at the global level by taking on the role of Regional
Coordinator in Central Asia for the Global Partnership for the Prevention of
Armed Conflict.

The organization is composed of a Head Office located in Bishkek and four
regional offices located in the Southern Kyrgyzstan cities of Osh, Batken, Aksy
and Leilek, at the borders of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.

Today, FTI stands as one of the largest and most experienced Central Asian NGOs
working explicitly to prevent and resolve conflict in the region.

FTI International Volunteer Program

FTI has been involving international volunteers in all aspects of its 
work for a
number of years. So far, it has worked with volunteers from countries such as
the United States, the United Kingdom, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Belgium
and France.

Every year, one to two international volunteers are selected to work at one of
FTI's five offices. Upon arrival, the volunteer gets familiar with the office,
the organization and its activities, and then chooses a specific direction to
work on and proposes a specific plan of activities. FTI international volunteer
program has been extremely successful and has significantly contributed to the
development of the organization as well as to the professional development of
its volunteers.

General Tasks and Responsibilities of the International Volunteer

 - Developing new initiatives to assist with programmatic, 
   institutional and organizational development.
 - Conducting substantial research addressing an issue of mutual 
   interest to FTI and the volunteer.
 - Editing and assisting with the development and improvement of grant 
   proposals, reports and communication materials in English.
 - Public relations duties: assisting staff with fundraising and 
   external communication to donors and international partners, searching 
   for new partners and potential donors
 - Contributing to the maintenance and updating of the English version 
   of the website.
 - Conducting English lessons for some members of the staff.

Qualifications and Skills

 - Be currently enrolled or having recently completed an undergraduate, 
   graduate or post-graduate degree in a field related to FTI work, such 
   as International Relations, Political Science, Law (Note: Other 
   educational or professional backgrounds will also be considered, 
   depending on the candidate's motivations. Candidates with particular 
   qualifications or experience in organizational capacity-building are 
   strongly encouraged to apply).
 - Excellent knowledge of English and preferably a good knowledge of 
   Russian (but very good candidates with no Russian knowledge may also 
   be considered).
 - Excellent organizational skills.
 - Excellent analytical, research and writing skills.
 - Excellent communication skills.
 - Good computer skills (excellent computer skills would be 
   particularly valued).
 - Be able to work both independently and as part of a team, and 
   having a strong sense of initiative.
 - Willingness to volunteer at FTI for a minimum term of six months is 
   desired (although shorter periods of time will be considered).

Additional Information

Please note that unfortunately, FTI is unable to provide any financial
compensation. The primary responsibilities of FTI in support of the volunteer
are to:

 - Provide all necessary documentation and contact for visa application.
 - Provide work space and conditions (personal desk and computer, 24 
   hours internet access).
 - Organize meetings for the volunteer, if interested, with 
   representatives of the civil society, law enforcement bodies and 
   governmental structures.
 - Organize a trip for the volunteer to all the project implementation 
   areas of FTI.
 - Find reasonable accommodation for the volunteer, at short distance 
   from the office.
 - Provide pick-up and drop-off from the airport to the volunteer's apartment.

Application Process

Applications should include a resume and cover letter. They should be sent by
e-mail to: fti(a)fti.kg, ref. "International Volunteer Application"

Applicants will be informed by FTI about the status of their application within
one to three weeks.

INTERNSHIP- Savitsky Karakalpak State Art Museum, Nukus, Uzbekistan

Posted by: Richard Dion <richardrdion(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 3 Mar 2008

INTERNSHIP- Savitsky Karakalpak State Art Museum, Nukus, Uzbekistan

The Friends of the Nukus Museum Foundation (FoNM, The Netherlands) is 
looking for two interested persons to spend the summer assisting the 
Savitsky Karakalpak State Art Museum in a range of strategic activities.

The Museum is named after Igor Savitsky, a Ukrainian who came to 
Central Asia in the late 1940s and stayed there until his death in 
1984.  Savitsky first went to Central Asia to document an 
archeological team's efforts excavating remains of past civilisations 
in the Aral Sea basin.  At this time, Savitsky became enthralled with 
the local Karakalpak culture and art.  Its textiles and jewelry, an 
integral part of their neglected folklore, particularly attracted him. 
He began collecting these pieces as well as those of the Avant Garde 
art movement, those who were being persecuted for their work.  The 
Museum's Avant Garde collection, the second largest in the world after 
Moscow, numbers over 20,000.

His approach and cultural sensitivity instilled trust not only in the 
older generations of Karakalpaks who sold their textiles and jewelry 
to Savitsky, but also in the Karakalpak local government which played 
a large role in the Museum's existence.  It was this mutual affection 
and trust which ensured the renaissance of both a forgotten nation and 
a forgotten generation of artists and their work.

The Museum's current situation is challenging. Despite extensive 
coverage in the world's media (New York Times, Sunday Times, Geo, 
Frankfurter Allgemeine, NRC Handelsblad, Le Figaro, Steppe, etc.), the 
Savitsky collection has difficulties with regards to restoring the 
collection, and capitalising on its value.

The two full-time interns would work directly with the Museum's 
Director, Mrs. Marinika Babanazarova on a range of activities, including:

 - Researching funding options and drafting grant proposals;
 - Conceptualizing future exhibitions;
 - Assisting with the development of the Museum's strategy;
 - Liaising with donors in Tashkent;
 - Translation of briefs/descriptions into various European languages;
 - Coordinating with the Friends of Nukus Foundation on a range of issues.

Participants should have the following qualifications: 

 - Some background in the cultural sphere and knowledge of the arts 
   landscape in the former Soviet Union;
 - Understanding of donor organisations active in Central Asia;
 - Excellent (English) writing skills;
 - Tolerance for difficult living conditions;
 - Commitment to accomplishment under challenging circumstances;
 - Russian language skills are desired, Uzbek would be an added advantage.

The interns should be available for at least two months, effective 
late May/early June.  Unfortunately, the Museum is not able to fund 
individuals to come to Nukus.  However, it would facilitate any 
required information/background for a funding application through a 
relevant University or Government.  The Museum would provide assistance 
with logistics, apartment search, as well as an invitation letter and 
visa for Uzbekistan.

The experience would be a once-in-a-lifetime experience to learn about 
the world's second largest Avant Garde art collection, allowing 
unprecedented access to the collection, not only of the Avant Garde 
but also of the Karakalpak people.  In addition, participants would be 
able to live and better understand the transition issues in and around 
the Aral Sea Basin.

Those interested should send their CV and a motivation letter (with 
date availability) by 17 March to friendsnukusmuseum(a)gmail.com. 
Short-listed candidates will be notified by 23 March with interviews 
shortly afterwards.

DEADLINE EXT.- INTERNSHIP, Social Research Center, American University-Central Asia, Bishkek

Posted by: Social Research Center <src(a)mail.auca.kg>
Posted: 16 Aug 2007


DEADLINE EXT.- INTERNSHIP, Social Research Center, American Univ.-Central Asia

INTERNSHIP, Social Research Center, American University of Central Asia,
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Position: Intern

Place: Social Research Center at American University-Central Asia

Deadline for Fall Internship (3 months unpaid internship): AUGUST 27, 2007

The Social Research Center (SRC) at American University of Central Asia
(AUCA) is pleased to announce the opportunity of doing an internship with
our center for a time period of from three months up to one year. The
purpose of this internship is to expose international graduate students to
the work of the research center and to enhance their educational experiences
through completion of practical work assignments. The internship would best
suit the candidates who are eager to contribute their enthusiastic efforts
to the development of newly established research center, which aims to
become a sound think tank in the nearest future, and to deepen their
knowledge about the Central Asia region, through close interaction with the
educational environment.

AUCA is a non-profit organization in the heart of Central Asia considered
the leading institution of higher education in the region. It is recognized
internationally as a university based on the American liberal arts tradition
of free and critical inquiry. The SRC, as an integral part of AUCA, was
established in 2005 with the mission to promote the long-lasting development
of principles and practices of democracy, rule of law, and social equality
in Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia, through carrying out research and policy
analysis. Please refer to our center's website at www.src.auca.kg to find
out more information on current and previous activities.

The SRC offers its interns to advance their grantsmanship as well as
organizational and analytical skills while collaboratively working with AUCA
and external researchers. The intern will be encouraged to develop and
implement creative ideas that complement their professional development with
respect to the SRC's agenda. This will also be excellent opportunity for
intern to experience the diverse cultures in AUCA that has students coming
from more than 27 countries, including Afghanistan, China, and the USA.
Commonly, the intern will be given a chance to participate in roundtables,
conferences, forums and other educational events organized by SRC and AUCA.
Working with the team of SRC, the intern will be involved into
implementation of new initiatives to advance the development of the center
into sound think tank. The gained experience and connections established
during internship with local and foreign researchers will last lifetime, and
can be good contribution for future professional growth.

The SRC is flexible about the supervision scheme to be followed and is ready
to agree on details after negotiations with the intern. This is an unpaid
internship, and the SRC does not have the ability to cover travel,
accommodation, health insurance or any other related expenses. Therefore,
all interested candidates are strongly encouraged to obtain their own
funding. However, SRC will be willing to provide assistance in visa
arrangements and finding accommodation in Bishkek.

An intern must:

 - Have or be pursuing a Master's Degree in social science disciplines
 - Have sound analytical skills
 - Have strong fundraising experience
 - Show proficient oral and written skills in English
 - Have excellent communication and leadership skills
 - Be able to organize and manage diverse work tasks
 - Be able to complete work tasks independently and in a timely manner
 - It is expected that an intern will largely be involved in
   fundraising, publication and communication activities. In particular,
   an intern will:

Fundraising:

 - Assist in development of concept papers, detailed research
   proposals and budgets for new projects
 - Investigate funding opportunities to support new research projects
 - Keep records of grant proposals and monitor time-lines
 - Provide assistance in other fundraising activities initiated by SRC

Publications and Communication:

 - Draft and produce summary reports of research at a high standard
   for publication
 - Produce summary reports and press-releases of SRC events (lectures,
   roundtables, seminars, conferences) to be published in newsletters and
   local mass media;
 - Assist in updating the SRC's website on the running projects and other
   related events.
 - Contribute to development of the AUCA academic bulletin.

Other tasks:

 - An intern may also be asked to carry out other job tasks.

All interested candidates should submit (1) a cover letter, stating the
reasons why she/he is seeking an internship with the SRC and how she/he
envisions benefiting from it, and (2) a resume clearly stating his/her
professional and educational experiences. These documents should be sent to:
Mr. Alexander Pugachev, Research Projects Officer, Social Research Center,
American University of Central Asia, 205 Abdumomunov Street, Bishkek,
Kyrgyzstan, 720040 or be e-mailed to pugachev_a(a)mail.auca.kg.

For further inquires or application status, please contact Alexander
Pugachev at pugachev_a(a)mail.auca.kg.

INTERNSHIP- Editorial Asst., Laboratorium: Russian Review of Social Research

Posted by: Serguei Alex. Oushakine <oushakin(a)Princeton.EDU>
Posted: 22 Jun 2007

INTERNSHIP- Editorial Asst., Laboratorium: Russian Review of Social Research


Internship Offer: Editorial Assistant
Laboratorium: Russian Review of Social Research (Saint Petersburg)

Laboratorium is a new bilingual (Russian/English) scholarly journal 
with an international editorial and advisory board. The journal, whose 
first issue is scheduled to appear at the end of 2007, will be 
published at the Centre for Independent Social Research (CISR) in 
Saint Petersburg. Laboratorium will serve as an international, 
peer-reviewed forum for the publication and discussion of empirical 
social research, and will endeavour to facilitate scholarly 
communication between social scientists from the former Soviet Union 
and other countries.

The editors and the CISR are offering one internship position in Saint 
Petersburg starting 1 September 2008 (for a period of six months, 
which may be extended). The intern will report to the editor-in-chief, 
Mischa Gabowitsch (Princeton University), and managing editor, Nadya 
Nartova (CISR). He or she will be required to assist with editorial 
and proof-reading tasks and do a limited amount of Russian-English 
translation. In return, the intern will be offered full use of the 
research facilities at the CISR in Saint Petersburg and assistance 
with his/her own research. This position is ideally suited for a 
doctoral student doing research in Saint Petersburg, although other 
candidates are also encouraged to apply. The workload will be moderate 
(1-2 days/week on average), and working hours flexible, leaving ample 
time for research activities; however, it may be unevenly spread 
throughout the internship, with more and less intensive periods.

Requirements:
 - native or near-native speaker of English
 - editorial and proof-reading experience, with a firm grasp of the 
   differences between American and British English
 - good reading knowledge of Russian
 - familiarity with social science terminology in both languages
 - resident in Saint Petersburg (interns based elsewhere may be 
   considered, see below)

Benefits:
 - workplace at the CISR office with PC and internet connection which 
   may also be used for own research
 - support from CISR staff with the intern's research project; the 
   intern will also be able to use the Centre's library and archive, draw 
   on its large network of contacts across the former Soviet Union and 
   elsewhere, and participate in all its seminars and conferences
 - the intern will be credited in every issue of the journal to which 
   he he/she contributes
 - visa support and help with registration
There is no financial remuneration.

Applications should include a CV and covering letter, as well as proof 
of social science background and editorial experience. If you wish to 
spend all or most of the internship period outside Saint Petersburg, 
please state where you will be based and which other activities you 
intend to pursue during that time.

Applications, and any inquiries, should be addressed to Nadia Nartova 
(nartova(a)indepsocres.spb.ru) or, before 10 July, to Mischa Gabowitsch 
(gabowitsch(a)gmail.com). The deadline for applications is 25 July 2007. 
The intern will be selected by interview (in person or by telephone): 
please indicate a telephone number at which you can be reached in late 
July/early August.

To learn more about the Centre for Independent Social Research, visit 
www.cisr.ru. Basic information about Laboratorium is at 
http://www.cisr.ru/laboratorium.html.

INTERNSHIP- Social Research Center, American Univ. of Central Asia, Bishkek

Posted by: Social Research Center <src(a)mail.auca.kg>
Posted: 18 Jun 2007

INTERNSHIP- Social Research Center, American Univ. of Central Asia, Bishkek


Position: Intern

Place: Social Research Center at American University-Central Asia

Period: From 3 months to 1 year

The Social Research Center (SRC) at American University of Central 
Asia (AUCA) is pleased to announce the opportunity of doing an 
internship with our center for a time period of from three months up 
to one year. The purpose of this internship is to expose international 
graduate students to the work of the research center and to enhance 
their educational experiences through completion of practical work 
assignments. The internship would best suit the candidates who are 
eager to contribute their enthusiastic efforts to the development of 
newly established research center, which aims to become a sound think 
tank in the nearest future, and to deepen their knowledge about the 
Central Asia region, through close interaction with the educational 
environment.

AUCA is a non-profit organization in the heart of Central Asia 
considered the leading institution of higher education in the region. 
It is recognized internationally as a university based on the American 
liberal arts tradition of free and critical inquiry. The SRC, as an 
integral part of AUCA, was established in 2005 with the mission to 
promote the long-lasting development of principles and practices of 
democracy, rule of law, and social equality in Kyrgyzstan and Central 
Asia, through carrying out research and policy analysis. Please refer 
to our center's website at www.src.auca.kg to find out more 
information on current and previous activities.

The SRC offers its interns to advance their grantsmanship as well as 
organizational and analytical skills while collaboratively working 
with AUCA and external researchers. The intern will be encouraged to 
develop and implement creative ideas that complement their 
professional development with respect to the SRC's agenda. This will 
also be excellent opportunity for intern to experience the diverse 
cultures in AUCA that has students coming from more than 27 countries, 
including Afghanistan, China, and the USA. Commonly, the intern will 
be given a chance to participate in roundtables, conferences, forums 
and other educational events organized by SRC and AUCA. Working with 
the team of SRC, the intern will be involved into implementation of 
new initiatives to advance the development of the center into sound 
think tank. The gained experience and connections established during 
internship with local and foreign researchers will last lifetime, and 
can be good contribution for future professional growth.

The SRC is flexible about the supervision scheme to be followed and is 
ready to agree on details after negotiations with the intern. This is 
an unpaid internship, and the SRC does not have the ability to cover 
travel, accommodation, health insurance or any other related expenses. 
Therefore, all interested candidates are strongly encouraged to obtain 
their own funding. However, SRC will be willing to provide assistance 
in visa arrangements and finding accommodation in Bishkek.

An intern must:

 - Have or be pursuing a Master's Degree in social science disciplines
 - Have sound analytical skills
 - Have strong fundraising experience
 - Show proficient oral and written skills in English
 - Have excellent communication and leadership skills
 - Be able to organize and manage diverse work tasks
 - Be able to complete work tasks independently and in a timely manner
 - It is expected that an intern will largely be involved in 
   fundraising, publication and communication activities. In particular, 
   an intern will:

Fundraising:

 - Assist in development of concept papers, detailed research 
   proposals and budgets for new projects
 - Investigate funding opportunities to support new research projects
 - Keep records of grant proposals and monitor timelines
 - Provide assistance in other fundraising activities initiated by SRC 

Publications and Communication:

 - Draft and produce summary reports of research at a high standard 
   for publication
 - Produce summary reports and press-releases of SRC events (lectures, 
   roundtables, seminars, conferences) to be published in newsletters and 
   local mass media;
 - Assist in updating the SRC's website on the running projects and 
   other related events.
 - Contribute to development of the AUCA academic bulletin.

Other tasks:
An intern may also be asked to carry out other job tasks.

All interested candidates should submit (1) a cover letter, stating 
the reasons why she/he is seeking an internship with the SRC and how 
she/he envisions benefiting from it, and (2) a resume clearly stating 
his/her professional and educational experiences. These documents 
should be sent to: Mr. Alexander Pugachev, Research Projects Officer, 
Social Research Center, American University of Central Asia, 205 
Abdumomunov Street, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, 720040 or be e-mailed to 
pugachev_a(a)mail.auca.kgThis email address is being protected from spam 
bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

Deadlines:

Spring internship: Application for spring internship (March-May) 
should be submitted preferably by January 15th, 2007.

Summer internship: Application for summer internship (June-August) 
should be submitted by March 1st, 2007.

Fall internship: Application for fall internship (September-November) 
should be submitted by July 1st, 2007.

Winter internship: Application for winter internship 
(December-February) should be submitted by September 1st, 2007.

For further inquires or application status, please contact Alexander 
Pugachev at pugachev_a(a)mail.auca.kg.

INTERNSHIP- Community Connections Program for Business Leaders in Tajikistan

Posted by: Nisso Rahmonova <rahmonova(a)americancouncils.tj>
Posted: 14 May 2007

INTERNSHIP- Community Connections Program for Business Leaders in Tajikistan


The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and 
American Councils for International Education (ACCELS) have the honor 
of announcing a Community Connections Program for: 

Small and Medium-Sized Business Leaders from Throughout Tajikistan

A total of ten business people will be selected in an open competition 
for five-week business internships in the U.S.

Applicants must speak English, and should be an owner or a manager of 
a registered, privately owned business.  Businesses may include but 
are not restricted to hotels, restaurants, and supermarkets.

Application Deadline - June 8, 2007
Applications are available at www.cc-car.org , 
by email request from rahmonova(a)americancouncils.tj
Consultations hours: Monday - Friday, 12:00 - 13:00  

For more information call or visit :
American Councils for International Education
Dushanbe , 86 Tolstoy Str, phone: (992 37) 2212103 / 2211795

INTERNSHIP- Field Research for Masters Students, Summer 2007, Afghanistan

Posted by: ZEF
Posted: 11 May 2007


INTERNSHIP- Field Research for Masters Students, Summer 2007, Afghanistan


Field Research Opportunities For Masters Thesis Students

Social Water Management In North Afghanistan: Governance, Livelihoods 
And Technology In Five Irrigation Systems In The Kunduz Region

Field research period from May/June 2007 
minimum field work duration: 12 weeks

Focus Present Call: 
Study Water Management Practices In Farmer Managed Irrigation Systems

ZEF (Center for Development Research/Zentrum für 
Entwicklungsforschung, Bonn, Germany) is implementing the research 
component of the European Union funded project 'Social Management of 
Water in Afghanistan. (Kunduz River Basin Programme)' coordinated by 
the Deutsche Welt Hunger Hilfe (DWHH)/German Agro Action (GAA). ZEF 
implements the research in co-operation with the Afghan university in 
Mazar-i Sharif. For conducting field research ZEF will finance 3-4  
expatriate students. For start in June/July 2007 we are looking for 
students to look at water management practices in the farmer managed 
irrigation systems and later on students who will study 
socio-technical issues of water management. Selected students will 
work together with students from the Afghan University in Mazar-i Sharif.

A research supervisor (ZEF postdoc) will coordinate the field studies. 
The selected Masters students will be supervised and receive their 
degrees in their home universities, while ZEF provides financial and 
logistic support and supervision for the field work period. The 
project is based in Kunduz, and is integrated in the DWHH/GAA project 
and security framework. Students are envisaged to stay in the research 
sites (five irrigation systems/villages) for most of the fieldwork 
period. For good preparation of the field research, ZEF seeks to 
contact interested students at an early stage.

Project description
The DWHH/GAA Social Water Management project
"aims at building sustainable social and technical water management 
capacities in the Kunduz River Basin (KRB) of North Afghanistan. Local 
communities in rural areas are strengthened in (re-) building their 
capacity of effectively managing their water resources while 
integrating all sections of the population in the process. The target 
group consists of approximately 250.000 rural people living in five 
irrigation areas of Kunduz and Takhar Provinces, who shall benefit as 
water users from the project. The proposed project will focus the 
erosion of traditional knowledge and social managing skills of local 
communities on their water resources and distribution mechanisms. 
Activities will comprise a) in-depth study of existing managing 
systems, b) the involvement of all water user groups in the planning 
and organisation of priority water management projects, c) an 
improvement of farm and household water management, and d) the 
linkages of communities to efficiently manage their water resources in 
collaboration with neighbouring villages and local administrative 
institutions." (from project document) 


Requirements:
 - Candidates should be enrolled in a Masters programme providing a 
   relevant background for research on 'social water management'.
 - Experience with field work in rural areas in developing countries, 
   preferably with the interdisciplinary study of water management, with 
   a focus on issues like water rights, organisation of water 
   distribution, sociotechnical analysis of infrastructure, local 
   governance arrangements, and/or livelihoods aspects of irrigated agriculture
 - Disciplinary background of students is open - relevant course work 
   and fieldwork experience is decisive; we aim for gender balance and 
   diversity in background to cover the different components adequately
 - Good writing skills in English
 - Good team worker 
 - Research experience in the Afghanistan region or irrigation in 
   mountainous regions is preferred but not expected
 - Speaking one or more of the local languages is a recommendation but 
   not expected

Financial support:
ZEF will cover a) cost of return journey to research area, b) local 
transport for research, c) local accommodation costs, and d) necessary 
equipment e) translator, if necessary

More information:
More information on ZEF can be found at www.zef.de. 

ZEF research component coordinators:
Dr Peter P. Mollinga and Dr Conrad Schetter
ZEF Dept. of Political and Cultural Change
Walter Flex Str. 3, 53113 Bonn, Germany
pmollinga(a)uni-bonn.de, c.schetter(a)uni-bonn.de 
Phone: 00-49-228-734918 and 00-49-228-731970

Interested students are requested to respond as soon as possible

INTERNSHIP- Human Rights Law, Tajikistan

Posted by: <RaissaGMF(a)aol.com>
Posted: 17 Apr 2007


INTERNSHIP- Human Rights Law, Tajikistan 

2007 Summer Internship
Human Rights Law in Central Asia
June 1 - August 31, Tajikistan

Application deadline: May 10, 2007

The Bureau of Human Rights and Rule of Law (BHR), an NGO located in 
the Republic of Tajikistan in Central Asia, is offering Summer 
Internships in Human Rights Law for highly qualified Law students and 
recent Law graduates.

Background: Tajikistan is a transitional state of 7 million people, 
having become independent in 1991 upon the breakup of the Soviet 
Union. Despite impressive economic growth and fair amounts of 
political stability in recent years, the situation with regard to 
Human Rights and rule of law has not seen substantial - if any - 
improvements. Local and international laws are routinely broken and 
the justice system is rife with corruption and nepotism. In such an 
atmosphere, some Human Rights NGOs play a critical role by providing 
free legal assistance to selected deserving clienteles and through the 
dissemination of legal information and training to law professionals, 
students, and the general population. 

Objectives: The main objectives of the 2007 Summer Internship in Human 
Rights Law offered by the BHR are to familiarize an international 
Intern with local Human Rights conditions (and vice versa), and assist 
the local branches of BHR (in either the capital city Dushanbe or any 
of the regional offices in Khujand and Khorog) on human rights 
advocacy, legal assistance, and general office duties. 

Responsibilities: (i) Backstop BHR staff in the provision of legal 
advice to clients; (ii) Assist in ongoing research efforts on Human 
Rights-related issues, such as land and housing confiscation by local 
Governments, and general monitoring and recording of Human Rights 

situation in the country; (iii) Assist in the editing of English 
language documents, including Sport Reports, Human Rights background 
reports, and Shadow Reports on international Human Rights conventions; 
(iv) Assist the BHR staff in the organization of the Human Rights Law 
Summer Camp for selected Law and International Relations university 
students from Tajikistan; (v) Teach a daily semiformal one hour 
English language conversation and writing class to interested office 
staff and law students; (vi) Conduct all other Human Rights-related 
tasks as deemed by supervisor.

Qualifications: Highly motivated, responsible individual, preferably 
Law student in reputable university; Strong legal research and writing 
skills; Demonstrated interest in International Human Rights issues; 
Good theoretical skills on international Human Rights Law and 
protection mechanisms; Ability to handle several tasks at once while 
working independently or as team member; Fluent in English; Working 
knowledge of either Tajik (Persian/Dari) or Russian; Interculturally 
aware and willing to work and possibly live with local colleagues.

Terms and Conditions:  The internship runs for a minimum period of 3 
months (approximately June 1-August 31, 2007), is full-time and pays 
in local currency a monthly stipend sufficient for room, board and 
local transportation. Upon arrival, BHR will assist the Intern in 
finding suitable but modest accommodation for the duration of her/his 
stay. Interns are responsible to seek from their own institutions the 
costs of international travel, visa, and insurance, estimated to cost 
a total of $3,500.

Application: Interested applicants must sent: (i) One page (maximum 
400 words) essay as to why you are applying for this internship; (ii) 
Letter of recommendation from a Law faculty of your university; (iii) 
Your CV, not to exceed 2 pages. Applications (indicating "BHR 
Internship" as subject of message) should be sent to no later than May 

10, 2007 to: Bunafsha_Gulakova(a)yahoo.com  and  eCentralAsia(a)aol.com.

INTERNSHIP- Social Research Center, American University of Central Asia, KG

Posted by: Social Research Center <src(a)mail.auca.kg>
Posted: 1 Mar 2007


INTERNSHIP, Social Research Center, American University of Central Asia,
   Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Position: Intern

Place: Social Research Center at American University-Central Asia

Period: From 3 months to 1 year

The Social Research Center (SRC) at American University of Central 
Asia (AUCA) is pleased to announce the opportunity of doing an 
internship with our center for a time period of from three months up 
to one year. The purpose of this internship is to expose international 
graduate students to the work of the research center and to enhance 
their educational experiences through completion of practical work 
assignments. The internship would best suit the candidates who are 
eager to contribute their enthusiastic efforts to the development of 
newly established research center, which aims to become a sound think 
tank in the nearest future, and to deepen their knowledge about the 
Central Asia region, through close interaction with the educational 
environment.

AUCA is a non-profit organization in the heart of Central Asia 
considered the leading institution of higher education in the region. 
It is recognized internationally as a university based on the American 
liberal arts tradition of free and critical inquiry. The SRC, as an 
integral part of AUCA, was established in 2005 with the mission to 
promote the long-lasting development of principles and practices of 
democracy, rule of law, and social equality in Kyrgyzstan and Central 
Asia, through carrying out research and policy analysis. Please refer 
to our center's website at www.src.auca.kg to find out more 
information on current and previous activities.

The SRC offers its interns to advance their grantsmanship as well as 
organizational and analytical skills while collaboratively working 
with AUCA and external researchers. The intern will be encouraged to 
develop and implement creative ideas that complement their 
professional development with respect to the SRC's agenda. This will 
also be excellent opportunity for intern to experience the diverse 
cultures in AUCA that has students coming from more than 27 countries, 
including Afghanistan, China, and the USA. Commonly, the intern will 
be given a chance to participate in roundtables, conferences, forums 
and other educational events organized by SRC and AUCA. Working with 
the team of SRC, the intern will be involved into implementation of 
new initiatives to advance the development of the center into sound 
think tank. The gained experience and connections established during 
internship with local and foreign researchers will last lifetime, and 
can be good contribution for future professional growth.

The SRC is flexible about the supervision scheme to be followed and is 
ready to agree on details after negotiations with the intern. This is 
an unpaid internship, and the SRC does not have the ability to cover 
travel, accommodation, health insurance or any other related expenses. 
Therefore, all interested candidates are strongly encouraged to obtain 
their own funding. However, SRC will be willing to provide assistance 
in visa arrangements and finding accommodation in Bishkek.

An intern must:

 - Have or be pursuing a Master's Degree in social science disciplines
 - Have sound analytical skills
 - Have strong fundraising experience
 - Show proficient oral and written skills in English
 - Have excellent communication and leadership skills
 - Be able to organize and manage diverse work tasks
 - Be able to complete work tasks independently and in a timely manner
 - It is expected that an intern will largely be involved in 
   fundraising, publication and communication activities. In particular, 
   an intern will:

Fundraising:

 - Assist in development of concept papers, detailed research 
   proposals and budgets for new projects
 - Investigate funding opportunities to support new research projects
 - Keep records of grant proposals and moniotor timelines
 - Provide assitance in other findraising activities initiated by SRC
 - Publications and Communication:

 - Draft and produce summary reports of research at a high standard 
   for publication
 - Produce summary reports and press-releases of SRC events (lectures, 
   roundtables, seminars, conferences) to be published in newsletters and 
   local mass media;
 - Assist in updating the SRC's website on the running projects and 
   other related events.
 - Contribute to development of the AUCA academic bulletin.

Other tasks:

An intern may also be asked to carry out other job tasks.

All interested candidates should submit (1) a cover letter, stating 
the reasons why she/he is seeking an internship with the SRC and how 
she/he envisions benefiting from it, and (2) a resume clearly stating 
his/her professional and educational experiences. These documents 
should be sent to: Mr. Alexander Pugachev, Research Projects Officer, 
Social Research Center, American University of Central Asia, 205 
Abdumomunov Street, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, 720040 or be e-mailed to 
pugachev_a(a)mail.auca.kgThis email address is being protected from spam 
bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

Deadlines:

Spring internship: Application for spring internship (March-May) 
should be submitted preferably by January 15th, 2007.

Summer internship: Application for summer internship (June-August) 
should be submitted by March 1st, 2007.

Fall internship: Application for fall internship (September-November) 
should be submitted by June 1st, 2007.

Winter internship: Application for winter internship 
(December-February) should be submitted by September 1st, 2007.

For further inquires or application status, please contact Alexander 
Pugachev at pugachev_a(a)mail.auca.kg.

INTERNSHIP- Social Research Center, American Univ. of Central Asia, Bishkek

Posted by: Social Research Center <src(a)mail.auca.kg>
Posted: 5 Dec 2006


INTERNSHIP- Social Research Center, American Univ. of Central Asia, Bishkek

Internship, Social Research Center, American University of Central Asia,
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

The Social Research Center (SRC) at American University of Central 
Asia (AUCA) is pleased to announce the opportunity of doing an 
internship with our center for a time period of from three months up 
to one year. The purpose of this internship is to expose international 
graduate students to the work of the research center and to enhance 
their educational experiences through completion of practical work 
assignments. The internship would best suit the candidates who are 
eager to contribute their enthusiastic efforts to the development of 
newly established research center, which aims to become a sound think 
tank in the nearest future, and to deepen their knowledge about the 
Central Asia region, through close interaction with the educational 
environment.

AUCA is a non-profit organization in the heart of Central Asia 
considered the leading institution of higher education in the region. 
It is recognized internationally as a university based on the American 
liberal arts tradition of free and critical inquiry. The SRC, as an 
integral part of AUCA, was established in 2005 with the mission to 
promote the long-lasting development of principles and practices of 
democracy, rule of law, and social equality in Kyrgyzstan and Central 
Asia, through carrying out research and policy analysis. Please refer 
to our center's website at www.src.auca.kg to find out more 
information on current and previous activities.

The SRC offers its interns to advance their grantsmanship as well as 
organizational and analytical skills while collaboratively working 
with AUCA and external researchers. The intern will be encouraged to 
develop and implement creative ideas that complement their 
professional development with respect to the SRC's agenda. This will 
also be excellent opportunity for intern to experience the diverse 
cultures in AUCA that has students coming from more than 27 countries, 
including Afghanistan, China, and the USA. Commonly, the intern will 
be given a chance to participate in roundtables, conferences, forums 
and other educational events organized by SRC and AUCA. Working with 
the team of SRC, the intern will be involved into implementation of 
new initiatives to advance the development of the center into sound 
think tank. The gained experience and connections established during 
internship with local and foreign researchers will last lifetime, and 
can be good contribution for future professional growth.

The SRC is flexible about the supervision scheme to be followed and is 
ready to agree on details after negotiations with the intern. This is 
an unpaid internship, and the SRC does not have the ability to cover 
travel, accommodation, health insurance or any other related expenses. 
Therefore, all interested candidates are strongly encouraged to obtain 
their own funding. However, SRC will be willing to provide assistance 
in visa arrangements and finding accommodation in Bishkek.

An intern must:
 - Have or be pursuing a Master's Degree in social science disciplines
 - Have sound analytical skills
 - Have strong fundraising experience
 - Show proficient oral and written skills in English
 - Have excellent communication and leadership skills
 - Be able to organize and manage diverse work tasks
 - Be able to complete work tasks independently and in a timely manner

It is expected that an intern will largely be involved in fundraising, 
publication and communication activities. In particular, an intern will:

Fundraising:
 - Assist in development of concept papers, detailed research proposals and
 - Investigate funding opportunities to support new research projects
 - Keep records of  grant proposals and monitor timelines
 - Provide assistance in other fundraising activities initiated by SRC

Publications and Communication:
 - Draft and produce summary reports of research at a high standard 
   for publication
 - Produce summary reports and press-releases of SRC events (lectures, 
   roundtables, seminars, conferences) to be published in newsletters and 
   local mass media;
 - Assist in updating the SRC's website on the running projects and 
   other related events.
 - Contribute to development of the AUCA academic bulletin.

Other tasks:
An intern may also be asked to carry out other job tasks.

All interested candidates should submit (1) a cover letter, stating 
the reasons why she/he is seeking an internship with the SRC and how 
she/he envisions benefiting from it, and (2) a resume clearly stating 
his/her professional and educational experiences. These documents 
should be sent to: Mr. Alexander Pugachev, Research Projects Officer, 
Social Research Center, American University of Central Asia, 205 
Abdumomunov Street, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, 720040 or be e-mailed to 
pugachev_a(a)mail.auca.kg

Deadlines:
Spring internship: Application for spring internship (March-May) 
should be submitted preferably by January 15th, 2007.
Summer internship: Application for summer internship (June-August) 
should be submitted by April 15th, 2007.
Fall internship: Application for fall internship (September-November) 
should be submitted by July 15th, 2007.
Winter internship: Application for winter internship 
(December-February) should be submitted by October 15th, 2007.

For further inquires or application status, please contact Alexander 
Pugachev at pugachev_a(a)mail.auca.kg.

Alexander Pugachev
Research Project Officer
Social Research Center
American University Central Asia
Abdumamunova 205, R 233
tel: (+996 312) 66-40-89
www.src.auca.kg

FIELDWORK OPPORTUNITY- Physical Anthropology Students Needed in Mongolia

Posted by: Jeannine Davis-Kimball <jkimball(a)csen.org>
Posted: 20 June 2006

Urgently Needed

Physical Anthropology students for the

Baga Gazaryn Chuluu Expedition in Mongolia
Second Session: July 15-August 5, 2006

For additional information about the program and for applications,
please access the CSEN website at:

http://csen.org

and click on Baga Gazaryn Chuluu.

For additional information contact the CSEN Project Director

Email: jkimball(a)csen.org

Tel.: 805-653-2607

Center for the Study of Eurasian Nomads (CSEN)
2158 Palomar Ave.
Ventura, CA 93001

INTERNSHIP- Intern for Technology Programs, IREX Civil Society Division, Washington DC

Posted by: Charity Mcgee <cmcgee(a)irex.org>
Posted: 11 Apr 2006


INTERNSHIP- Intern for Technology Programs, IREX Civil Society Division

Title: Intern for technology programs
Division: Civil Society Division
Location: Washington, DC
Reports To: Program Officer

About IREX:

IREX (the International Research & Exchanges Board) is an international 
nonprofit organization specializing in education, independent media, 
Internet development, and civil society programs. Through training, 
partnerships, education, research, and grant programs, IREX develops the 
capacity of individuals and institutions to contribute to their societies.

Summary of Position:

The intern will provide administrative and programmatic support for several 
technology programs, including the Global Connections and Exchange programs 
in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan and the Internet Access and Training Program 
(IATP). The position is based in the Washington, DC office.  Global 
Connections works closely with a network of students and teachers, involving 
them in a variety of trainings and online activities.  The program also 
involves US schools on collaborative projects with the Uzbekistani schools.  
IATP consists of a network of Internet centers in 11 countries of the former 
Soviet Union.  These centers provide computer trainings and Internet access 
to a wide variety of audiences in their respective communities.  For more 
detailed descriptions of these programs, please see www.irex.org.

Job Description:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

 - Assisting with compiling and editing program news stories from overseas 
   staff
 - Assisting with compiling program statistics and reports
 - Updating and formatting program materials
 - Assisting with US school recruitment and communication with participating 
   teachers
 - Tracking and maintaining online projects between schools
 - Maintaining correspondence with overseas staff as necessary

Qualifications:

The intern must be well organized, able to work independently, skilled at 
handling multiple tasks, and able to adhere to deadlines.

Other qualifications:

 - Bachelor's degree required
 - Knowledge of Russian preferred
 - Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
 - Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
 - Demonstrated interest in international issues, IT, and/or education

IREX is seeking an intern available to work approximately 20-25 hours per 
week, though the schedule is flexible. This position will be paid, but is 
not eligible for employee benefits. The position is to start in May.

Please e-mail cover letter and resume to resumes(a)irex.org or by fax to (202) 
628-8189.  Please include IREX/CSD/CM in the subject line.

Equal Opportunity Employer

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS- ACTR/ACCELS Community Connections Program, Tajikistan

Posted by: Community Connections Prog. <rahmonova(a)americancouncils.tj>
Posted: 20 Dec 2005


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS- ACTR/ACCELS Community Connections Program, Tajikistan

The U.S. Agency for International Development and American Councils for 
International Education: ACTR/ACCELS will be presenting a new Community 
Connections program in Tajikistan.  Starting December 9, 2005, the U.S.  
Agency for International Development and American Councils for International 
Education: ACTR/ACCELS will be recruiting candidates for internships in the 
United States.  One group of 10 participants will be selected in the field 
of "Healthy Lifestyle Education".  The objectives of the program are:

 - To introduce the participants to existing school-based and high 
   institutions healthy life style education programs;
 - To demonstrate the importance and long-lasting positive impact of healthy 
   lifestyle education;
 - To share best practices in teaching/training sensitive health related 
   topics, including sex education and HIV/AIDS prevention;
 - To promote the dissemination of the information gained during the 
   training to promote sustainability.

Candidates will be selected by means of an open competition.  Internships
will last three to five weeks.  The main goal of the program is professional
and cultural exchange.  The date for the first group is from March through
April, 2006.  USAID covers all expenses.

General requirements

 - Be a citizen of Tajikistan;
 - Work and/or educate in active institutions, organizations and NGOs 
   related to healthy life style education in Tajikistan;
 - Have at least two years of work experience and plan to work for at least 
   ten more years.
 - Have never taken part in an internship or exchange program in the United 
   States financed by the U.S. government.

Target audience:

 - Healthy lifestyle centers staff
 - Educators (high school teachers, higher institutions professors, Ministry 
   of Education staff);
 - Medical personnel (nurses, medical trainers, Ministry of Health staff)
 - Local NGOs
 - Religious leaders

To take part in the competition:

Fill out an application and submit it by January 6, 2006 to American 
Councils' Community Connections office at:

105 Rudaki Street
Offices 13-14
Dushanbe, 734001
Tajikistan

Applications are also available by emailing: rahmonova(a)americancouncils.tj

Qualified applicants will be invited for an interview.  Interviews are 
conducted in Tajik/Russian language.

Interviews will be conducted by American Councils for International 
Education:  ACTR/ACCELS representatives on January 18-19, 2006 at the 
following address in Dushanbe:

105 Rudaki Street
Offices 13-14
Dushanbe
Tajikistan

Community Connections representative will be answering questions regarding 
the Community Connections program and the application process starting 
December 26, 2005 to January 6, 2006 at American Councils office.

Consultation hours are:

Monday - Friday, 12.00 - 13.00

There will be a presentation of the Community Connections program during the 
press conference that will take place at the American Councils office at 105 
Rudaki Ave., offices 13-14 in Dushanbe on Tuesday, December 20, 2005, at 15:30.

Additional information regarding the Community Connections program can be 
found by emailing rahmonova(a)americancouncils.tj or by calling 212103 or 211795.

INTERNSHIP- International Intern, UNDP Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek, Deadline Sept. 16

Posted by: Christoph Merdes <cm(a)dgov.undp.kg>
Posted: 2 Sep 2005


INTERNSHIP- International Intern, UNDP Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek, Deadline Sept. 16

Internship UNDP Kyrgyzstan

Title: International Intern

Duty Station: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Duration of contract: Six months or upon agreement

Starting date: September 15, 2005 or upon agreement

I Objective:

The UNDP office in the Kyrgyz Republic offers a small group of outstanding 
students from diverse academic backgrounds an opportunity to acquire 
experience working as interns to enhance their educational experience 
through practical work assignments. The purpose of UNDP Internship Programme 
is to expose graduate students to work of the Organization with the 
objective of deepening their knowledge and understanding of UNDP' goals, 
principles and activities while providing UNDP office in Kyrgyzstan with 
assistance of qualified students specialized in various professional fields.

II Background Information:

UNDP Kyrgyzstan: UNDP in the Kyrgyz republic plays a major role in 
strengthening democratic institutions and processes on the national and 
local levels, thus creating effective democratic governance and political 
participation. Targeted and well applied expertise as well as cooperation 
with all stakeholders of elections including state authorities, political 
parties and civil society organizations, in identifying and implementing key 
projects provides substantive capacity building support to government 
bodies, political parties and civil society organisations

As an articulate advocate for the needs of the Kyrgyz republic and a trusted 
advisor and partner in providing cutting edge development services, 
solutions and capacity building in areas based on real demand, UNDP links 
its policy-driven programmes and projects with a powerful partnership with 
the Government, civil society and other national and international partners 
in addressing strategic challenges of transition.

III Elections and Democratization Unit:

The Election and Democratization Unit works in the fields of election 
assistance and democratization.

In the field of electoral assistance the unit works with the Central 
Election Commission towards the following goals:

 - To strengthen the capacity of the Central Election Commission and other 
   state authorities to manage free and fair elections
 - To increase the knowledge of voters about the election process and the 
   value of voting
 - To increased integrity of the election process through good and 
   professional relationship with national and international media, political 
   parties, national and international observers, and NGOs
 - To strengthen non governmental stakeholders of the electoral process
 - To assist in amending the electoral code and the Constitution

In the field of democratization the unit works with political parties on the 
following activities:

 - Raising public understanding about role and function of political parties 
   through mass media (public information campaign through TV/radio, print
media)
 - Assist in establishing a link between politicians / political parties and 
   the population/constituency
 - Assistance to the parliament and the political parties regarding the 
   reform of the political party law
 - Assistance to political parties in capacity building on oblast and 
   district level.
 - Assistance to political parties in finding secure a financial bases

And with civil society organization in the fields of civil society support 
and civic education on the following activities:

 - Working with youth organizations, in particular in rural areas
 - Civic education program with local civil society organizations in rural 
   areas.

IV Duties and Responsibilities of the Intern:

 - Assist managing projects in the election assistance/democratization field 
   agreed upon at the beginning of the assignment
 - Support the development and formulation of projects, elaborating work 
   plans, report writing and conducting background research
 - Provide ad-hoc support to the International Project Management Adviser on 
   a wide range of issues and topics

V Supervision:

Title of Supervisor: The intern will report directly to the International 
Project Management Adviser of the Elections Unit and cooperate closely with 
the project coordinator and colleagues in the Election and Democratization 
Unit.

Content and Methodology of Supervision: Supervision will take place above 
all through daily interaction and cooperation in person, by email and phone. 
Furthermore, there will be a final evaluation of the internship. A 
recommendation letter will be provided.

V Selection Criteria and Conditions

UNDP may accept interns providing the following conditions are met:

 - must have completed at least four years of full-time studies at a 
   university or equivalent institution towards the completion of a degree at 
   the time of application and during the internship;
 - are proficient in English. Knowledge of Russian or Kyrgyz is an asset;
   are computer literate in standard software applications;
 - must have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the UN, and of UNDP 
   in particular, and to the ideals of the UN Charter; and
 - have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of 
   different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to
try 
   and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

For this position, the following specific selection criteria will be used:

Background and Experience:

 - Graduate Student in a relevant area (development studies, political or 

   legal science, regional studies, public administration, sociology)
 - First working (internship) experience in the Election Assistance and/or 
   Democratization field
 - First project management experience
 - Knowledge of Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia - its culture, political and 
   economic systems and key players an asset
 - Knowledge of developing and transition economies and political systems
 - Strong multidisciplinary focus with a capacity to integrate and analyze 
   knowledge from different fields

VI Learning Expectations:

Upon completion of the assignment the intern will:

 - have gained knowledge of international development cooperation in the 
   Election Assistance and Democratization fields.
 - have gained experience in project management, the formulation, 
   implementation and monitoring of projects in the Democratization/Election 
   Assistance fields.
 - better understand the working of the UN at the country level

Training Component

Introductory briefing about UNDP Kyrgyzstan and the Democratic Governance 
Programme

Regular participation in unit meeting

Participation in work-related seminars and, if necessary and appropriate, 
field missions


VII Information about Living Conditions at the Duty Station

Bishkek is the Capital city of Kyrgyzstan and has a population of app. 800 000.

Bishkek is relatively safe and peaceful place and has ample access to 
various social amenities and the standard of living of foreigners is good. 
Apartments are readily available and compared to other capital cities 
relatively cheap. The climate is marked by relatively cold winters and very 
hot and dry summers.

Kyrgyzstan's nature is very beautiful and offers plenty of opportunities for 
hiking, trekking and other outdoor activities. The Ala-Archa National Park 
is just a forty minute ride from Bishkek.

VIII Financial Aspects:

UNDP is not able to financially remunerate interns.

All costs connected with an intern's participation in the Programme 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/her own arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation, etc.

If work related travel within the country is requested by UNDP during 
internship period, per diem and travel costs should be paid by UNDP as 
applicable.

IX Medical Coverage:

UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs or hardships arising from illness 
or accidents incurred during the internship. Interns must therefore carry 
adequate and regular medical and life insurance.

Proof of medical coverage/visa must be provided before the internship 
commences.

X How to apply:

Please send a cover letter, a resume, one recommendation letter and the 
completed UNDP internship application form (could be downloaded from here) 
to Ms. Jyldyz Moldokulova at jyldyz.moldokulova(a)undp.org or jm(a)undp.kg.

Application deadline is Friday, September 16, 2005.  More information can be 
found at www.undp.kg.

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS- Country Specialists, Amnesty International

Posted by: Terry Waywell <cgintern(a)aiusa.org>
Posted: 28 Jul 2005


CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS- Country Specialists, Amnesty International

Country Specialist Job Description

Country Specialists are volunteer leaders commissioned to serve as AIUSA's 
country experts and strategists.  The approximately 130 members are 
organized into coordination groups ("cogroups"), which are responsible for 
anywhere from one to a dozen countries.  Country Specialist positions are 
based in the United States and infrequently involve travel to the country on 
which they work.  Country Specialists reside throughout the United States 
and communicate with AIUSA staff and volunteers primarily via telephone, 
written correspondence and electronic mail, and periodically in person.

Note that these positions are unpaid volunteer positions and only AI related 
expenses are reimbursed.

Country Specialists are selected on the basis of a combination of country 
expertise and experience, Amnesty International knowledge and human rights 
activist experience and the organization's needs in that area. Candidates 
who have lived in the country and speak the language are preferred.  In most 
cases, a minimum of a two-year commitment is requested.  Though it is 
difficult to estimate the time commitment required of volunteers, it is 
estimated that the position averages ten hours per week.  In the interest of 
avoiding any perception of political bias, Country Specialists may not be 
assigned to their country of birth, citizenship or naturalization.

A Country Specialist generally serves as a resource person for any of 
AIUSA's initiatives to improve human rights in the relevant country and in 
other ways makes AI's concerns about human rights violations in the relevant 
country known to those able to bring pressure to bear on the government 
concerned.  The responsibilities of individual Country Specialists will 
differ; that is, not every Country Specialist is expected to perform all of 
the duties listed below.  The goal is for every Country or Regional 
Coordination Group ("cogroup") to have the capacity, among its members, to 
perform all of the following tasks.

Serving as AIUSA's primary monitor and expert on the relevant country:  
Country Specialists stay current on AI concerns in their countries and on 
AI's mission or other policies affecting work on those countries.  They also 
monitor the general and specialist press and on-line or paper sources and 
consult other specialists to maintain a thorough and current understanding 
of events in the countries they cover.  They maintain a basic information 
storage and retrieval system and adhere to all guidelines for the 
responsible handling of information.

Maintaining regular contact with relevant governmental officials:

Country Specialists communicate routinely with the relevant desk officers 
for their countries at the Department of State (DOS) and with US embassies 
abroad.  They also attempt to maintain a dialogue with the foreign embassies 
of the countries that they cover.  They provide critiques of the DOS annual 
human rights report entries.  Some Country Specialists may, on occasion, 
draft relevant AIUSA reports on arms transfers.  Where appropriate, Country 
Specialists are also encouraged to contact World Bank or other relevant 
officials, in addition to their core governmental contacts previously 
mentioned.

Working with asylum-seekers and refugees from the relevant country:

Country Specialists work in conjunction with the AI Refugee Program to 
assist refugees and asylum-seekers from the relevant country.  They should 
be familiar with AIUSA's procedures for relief and for referrals to torture 
treatment centers or for other medical assistance.  Periodically, AIUSA's 
Refugee Program contacts Country Specialists for the most updated 
information on a particular country.  Country Specialists may also cooperate 
with non-AI groups working on refugee issues and may monitor the refugee 
situation in the US at the request of the International Secretariat (IS).  
Some Country Specialists may be called on to provide testimony in political 
asylum hearings.

Collaborating with AIUSA's Communications Department:

Given a reasonable timeframe, Country Specialists respond to media queries 
on their countries of expertise that come directly to their attention or are 
referred to them by the staff.  They are also encouraged to take a proactive 
media approach and draft or edit articles, op-eds, or letters to the editor 
or otherwise initiate media coverage on their countries.

Participating in the direct response (fundraising letters) copy review 
process in a timely manner:

Country Specialists periodically review copy of direct mail material to 
ensure that country information is accurate, and, when necessary, recommend 
revised wording.  Country Specialists may propose cases that would be 
suitable for a direct mail piece and may be asked to help draft and/or 
review copy on that case.

Serving as a resource and adviser on country strategy to other programs in 
AIUSA.

Serving as a link to, or collaborating with, their counterparts in other AI 
sections, and allied NGOs, country specialists, and relevant emigre 
communities in the US.

Serving as AIUSA's link to the relevant sub-regional team at the 
International Secretariat (IS) in London:

Country Specialists confer with researchers and campaigners covering their 
country for the IS, exchanging information, developing strategies, and on 
occasion assisting them in compilation of research documentation and 
actions.  Country Specialists serve as a liaison between members and staff 
working on the relevant country and the sub-regional team that covers it.  
Country Specialists also provide feedback to the IS on relevant documents 
and actions.

Developing country strategies:

Country Specialists participate with other section actors in an annual 
country review meeting (CRM) and internationally in a bi-annual strategy 
development process.  Country Specialists conduct research to determine 
which target sectors within the US (governmental and non-governmental) could 
be most effectively mobilized to improve the human rights situation in the 
relevant country, research/develop country-specific information and action 
for use by those target sectors, and build working relationships with them.

Overseeing implementation of country strategy:

Country Specialists work with members and staff to develop and support 
membership action on their country, consistent with the country strategy.  
Country Specialists assist in carrying out relevant actions originating in 
the IS or within AIUSA, including section-wide campaigns, more limited 
country actions, or actions solely for a particular network or publication, 
such as the Legal Support Network or Amnesty Action.

Supporting and monitoring group country work (Action Files, Regional Action 
Network (RAN) actions, campaigns):

Country Specialists organize action by AIUSA members and groups on AI's 
objectives in their target countries.  This includes maintaining regular 
contact with and providing assistance to groups handling cases from their 
relevant country.  In this role, Country Specialists may compile 
newsletters, send periodic memos, telephone, fax or email groups in order to 
provide background information, action suggestions, and general advice.  
Evaluating group work on Action Files, RAN actions, and campaigns is a 
critical part of Country Specialist work.  Annual Action File report forms 
are to be reviewed carefully, and groups should be asked to fill in any gaps 
or provide clarification.  If groups do not submit these reports, they 
should be telephoned and encouraged to do so.  It is important to identify 
weak and strong groups, so weak groups can be strengthened or arrangements 
can be made for case sharing or removal, if necessary.

Collaborating with Government Relations staff to develop and implement 
AIUSA's approach to the US Government:

Country Specialists and Advocacy Directors collaborate on all aspects of the 
DC strategy for a given country.  They may be asked to prepare briefings and 
present testimony before Congress.

Collaborating with other AIUSA programs and networks in the implementation 
of country strategies:

These include the Legal Support Network (LSN), JustEarth, OUTfront, the 
Health Professionals Network (HPN), the Human Rights Educators (HRE) 
Network, the Interfaith Network, etc.

Adhering to the quarterly budget reporting cycle:

Country Specialists are responsible for adhering to the "Guidelines for 
Coordination Group Finances/Accounts."

Participating in self-assessment:

Each Country Coordination Group periodically evaluates its strengths, 
weaknesses, and effectiveness, and reports to the Director of the Country 
Specialist Program on its needs, if any, for additional resources, training 
or other support.

INTERNSHIP- Armenian Library & Museum of America, 2 Internships

Posted by: Armenian Library and Museum <armenianlma(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 13 Jul 2005


INTERNSHIP- Armenian Library & Museum of America, 2 Internships

Armenian Library and Museum of America (ALMA) seeks interns to assist with
the ongoing development and maintenance of the library collection and museum
exhibits. The general scope of duties includes assistance in ongoing
development and maintenance of library catalogs, databases, recording new
library and museum acquisitions. Specifically, interns will be asked to
enter book's formatted info into computer, assign number, catalog and
maintain photo collection, type bookplates, photograph each object/artifact
for permanent records, assist in mounting new exhibits. In addition, minimal
administrative tasks will be expected, such as sending acknowledgements to
donors, filing the paperwork related to new acquisitions, sending invitation
to new exhibition receptions.

Skills/abilities:

Energetic, communicative, creative and highly organized individual with
great attention to detail. Library or Arts or History majors are preferred.
Knowledge of Armenian is a plus but not required.

Time commitment:

Part-time work 15-20 hours a week preferable 3 days a week 10 am-5 pm

Summer/ Fall internship dates: July 15 - December 15, 2005
Deadline: Available immediately!

Winter/Spring internship dates: January 15 - June 15, 2006
Deadline: December 1, 2005

Please note that the internship is renewable on a case-by-case basis.

Compensation: Unpaid (Can arrange to provide college credit)

Interested individuals should send resumes with a brief cover letter to
info(a)armenianlibraryandmuseum.org or fax it to (617) 926-0175.

Position open until filled.

Armenian Library and Museum of America (ALMA) is a national repository of
Armenian artifacts, objects, artwork, manuscripts and publications that
illustrate the history and culture of the Armenian people. The Museum is
home for more than 20,000 artifacts, 5,000 coins, 3,000 textile items, and
170 Armenian Rugs. The Library collection is comprised of more than 18,000
books on Armenian heritage, history and culture, 930 rare books and old
manuscripts, and 800 oral histories.

Armenian Library and Museum of America, Inc.
65 Main Street
Watertown, MA 02472
USA

Tel: 617 926 2562
Fax: 617 926 0175
Web: www.almainc.org

INTERNSHIP- IREX Global Connections & Exchange-Uzbekistan Program, Washington DC

Posted by: Charity McGee <cmcgee(a)irex.org>
Posted: 8 Jul 2005


INTERNSHIP- IREX Global Connections & Exchange-Uzbekistan Program, Wash. DC

Title: Intern
Division: Partnerships and Training Division (PTD)
Location: Washington, DC
Reports to: Program Officer

About IREX:

IREX (the International Research & Exchanges Board) is an international 
nonprofit organization specializing in education, independent media, 
Internet development, and civil society programs. Through training, 
partnerships, education, research, and grant programs, IREX develops the 
capacity of individuals and institutions to contribute to their societies.

Summary of Position:

IREX seeks an Intern to provide administrative and programmatic support for 
the Global Connections and Exchange- Uzbekistan program based in the 
Washington, DC office. Global Connections consists of a network of 40 
schools that are involved in a variety of online activities as well as 
trainings for students and teachers.   The program also involves US schools 
on collaborative projects with the Uzbekistani schools.  The position is to 
start in August.

Job Description:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

 - Assisting with compiling program news stories from overseas staff
 - Assisting with compiling program statistics and reports
 - Updating and formatting program materials
 - Assisting with US school recruitment and maintenance
 - Maintaining correspondence with overseas staff as necessary

Qualifications:

The Intern must be well organized, able to work independently, skilled at 
handling multiple tasks, and able to adhere to deadlines.

Other qualifications:

 - Knowledge of Russian preferred
 - Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
 - Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
 - Demonstrated interest in international issues and/or education

IREX is seeking an Intern available to work approximately 24 - 30 hours per 
week, though the schedule is flexible. This position will be paid, but is 
not eligible for employee benefits.

E-mail cover letter and resume, to resumes(a)irex.org or by fax to (202) 
628-8189.  Please include IREX/PTD/CM in the subject line.

Equal Opportunity Employer

INTERNSHIP- Centre for Political & Economic Reforms, Baku, Deadline July 29

Posted by: Asif Nasibov <reform.center(a)azeri.com>
Posted: 20 Jun 2005


INTERNSHIP- Centre for Political & Economic Reforms, Baku, Deadline July 29

Centre for Political & Economic Reforms (Reform-Centre) is offering 
Internship opportunity (unpaid) to undergraduates / graduates with an 
interest in fundraising issues for non-profit organizations starting from 
September 01, 2005 for up to 3 months at Baku based Office.

Background:

The Center for Political and Economic Reforms (Reform-Centre) is a 
non-governmental, non-profit organization committed to the values of 
democracy and market economy and to fostering the reform process in 
Azerbaijan. It was founded by in 1999 by the group of professionals in the 
field of law, economics, education, entrepreneurs and researches.

The basic objectives of the Reform-Centre are:

 - to provide enhanced institutional and policy capacity for a successful 
   European integration process,
 - to promote institutional reform and the practical implementation of 
   democratic values in legal and economic practice,
 - to monitor public attitudes and serve as a watchdog of the institutional 
   reform process in the country,
 - to strengthen the institutional and management capacity of NGOs in 
   Azerbaijan and reform the legal framework for their operation.

Reform-Centre Intends to provide civil society organizations with 
professional and high caliber research products and training services thus 
contributing to and supporting their development.

The programs closely cooperated with citizens and all levels of the local 
and central government to address the problems of communities, to raise 
citizen awareness, to advocate policy changes, and to support constructive 
dialogue with government. For this purpose, a number of working meetings, 
conferences and workshops were held with participation of the government and 
citizen representatives. (Detailed information about works and realized 
projects are available upon request.)

Overall Purpose for the 2005 Internship Program:

To assist Reform-Centre fundraising activity for implementation of 
non-profit civil society development related projects.

Requirements to Interns:

 - Interns should have excellent theoretical skills on fundraising issues.
 - Be under the age 35
 - Undergraduate/ graduate
 - Fluent oral and written English is essential.  Azeri or Russian is 

   desirable.

Typing ability and word processing skills are highly desirable.

Eligible countries:

USA, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Luxemburg, Malta, 
Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, 
Iceland, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, United Kingdom, Ireland,
Greece, Turkey, Israel.

Key Tasks/ Responsibilities:
Assist Reform-Centre on:

 - Grant Proposal Writing in English language to the foreign donors;
 - Seeking funds from business structures, international agencies and 
   private donors;
 - Public Relations activity of Reform-Centre;
 - Self financing programs;
 - Conducting workshops once in a week for Reform-Centre staff on 
   fundraising issues;
 - Assistance in Elaboration of the Fundraising Strategy of Reform-Centre;
 - Participation at the meetings/ events on fundraising issues in Baku;
 - Monthly reporting to the Supervisor.

Terms and conditions:

The internship runs for a period of up 3 months preferably full-time and is 
unpaid. Interns are responsible for their own accommodation, daily travel 
expenses within Baku and other living expenses. Reform-Centre will give 
information to interested people on accommodation and subsistence in Baku, 
Azerbaijan upon request.

Further Information and Contact:

Interested persons should send a CV, Cover Letter expressing interest, 
Recommendation Letter and Photo to Sabina Guseynzade, Program Manager

Centre for Political & Economic Reforms
14, Z. Tagiev str., Apt. 9,
Baku, AZ-1001
Azerbaijan Republic
Phone/Fax: (+99412) 49.888.61
Mob: (+99450) 315.44.69
Email: reform.center(a)azeri.com

Deadline for application is July 29, 2005

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS- Youth of XXI Century Project, OSCE Centre, Tashkent

Posted by: Komila Rakhimova <Komila.Rakhimova(a)osce.org>
Posted: 27 May 2005

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS- Youth of XXI Century Project, OSCE Centre, Tashkent

The OSCE Centre in Tashkent in partnership with OSCE CAYN Club, Legal
Training-Centre (Tashkent), "Nihol" initiative development and support
Centre (Tash. region), and youth Centre "Ikbol" (Tash. region) is pleased to
announce call for applications for the "Youth of XXI Century" project. The
competition is open only for 1st year students of higher educational
institutions of Tashkent and Syrdarya regions and the city of Tashkent of
the Republic of Uzbekistan. The deadline for applications is 15 June 2005.

"Youth of XXI Century" project

The aim of the project is to raise youth's awareness of and commitment to
the principles of the OSCE and promote civic education via trainings on
tolerance, conflict prevention,democratic values, gender awareness,
leadership skills and role of youth in the society. 

80 students will be selected to participate in the project that lasts for 1
year and consists of 5 phases:
- Summer school (12 days)

- Independent activities of students -Winder school (12 days)
- Peer to peer trainings of students
- Follow up work of students in NGOs as trainers and volunteers

Active students who did well in Summer school and during independent
activities of the project would be selected to participate in Winder School,
where training for trainers will be organized.

The students who have undergone Summer and Winter schools will take up a
responsibility to conduct, under the supervision of the OSCE Centre in
Tashkent, 5 peer to peer trainings on the topic of civil education (taught
at Summer and Winder schools) for their fellow students in higher educational
institutions of Uzbekistan. The working languages of the project
are Russian and Uzbek. Upon successful completion of the project
participants will receive certificates and an opportunity to work as
volunteers and trainers in NGOs. 

Brief information on organizers:

OSCE Centre in Tashkent (www.osce.org/tashkent) 

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Centre in Tashkent
works in close cooperation with the government of the Republic of Uzbekistan
to promote the OSCE principles and commitments. The current project is
implemented within "Youth Programme" of the Centre that aims to:
- Contribute to conflict prevention by promoting co-operation among
students from different countries.
- Promote liberalisation and democratisation by increased knowledge of and
commitments to the OSCE principles.
- Involve youth more actively in the development of the society by
streamlining their participation in CiT's activities, promoting OSCE
principles, supporting student initiatives, and promoting student dialogue 
and debate on diverse issues.

OSCE CAYN Club (www.cayn.net)
OSCE Central Asian Youth Network Club (CAYN club) is part of the "Youth
Programme" of the Centre. The Club includes student participants of CAYN and
aims to attract youth into the activities of the Centre and increase their
participation in the social life of the country.

Legal Training-Centre (www.ltc.uz)

Mission - Contributing to legal awareness raising of the population,
activisation of citizen participation and increasing their role in the
building of civil society. Centre holds educational programmes, seminars,
trainings on human rights, monitoring of human rights implementation, and
participates in the development conflictology education strategy to reach
its aims.

Selection/Criteria: The selection of project participants will be done in 2 rounds:

1. Applications have to be filled in and submitted by email to:
  (cayners(a)yahoo.com) before 15 June 2005.
2. Selected applicants will be invited for interviews that are to be held
  24-26 June 2005.

The first phase of the project, Summer School, for which 80 students will be
selected, is to be held 8-20 August 2005 in Tashkent region.

The hard copies of application can be obtained from the OSCE Centre in
Tashkent's Resource Centre.

Participant Application for "Youth of XXI Century" Project:

The competition is open only for 1st year of higher educational institutions
of Tashkent and Syrdarya regions and the city of Tashkent of the Republic of
Uzbekistan. Please fill in in Russian or Uzbek languages.

I. Personal Details

Name
Surname
Institution (institution, department, year of study
Date of birth
Languages
Contact details:
- Telephone/fax (please include city code)
- Email
- Permanent address
- Current contact address 

II. Please explain in no more than 200 words why you would like to
  participate in this project? (please continue on a separate sheet if
  necessary)

III. How do you plan to use the knowledge received? (max 200 words, please
  continue on a separate sheet if necessary)

The application can be filled in Russian or Uzbek languages. Please email
the completed application to cayners(a)yahoo.com or hand in hard copy/printer
version to the OSCE Centre in Tashkent's Resource Centre before 18:00 on 15
June 2005.

For more information, please contact:

OSCE Centre in Tashkent
Ildar Fayzullin
Tel: (8371) 1400470/1/2

OSCE Central Asian Youth Network Club
Mamed Askerov
Tel: (83712) 249320
cayners(a)yahoo.com

Legal Training Centre
Gulnaz Hidoyatova Farzova
Hashimova Nigar Gapparova
Tel: (8371) 1445889 

INTERNSHIP- Curatio International Foundation, Summer-Fall 2005, Tbilisi

Posted by: Anna Azaryeva <anna.azaryeva(a)gmail.com>
Posted: 28 Apr 2005


Intern - Tbilisi, Georgia Summer-Fall 2005

The goal of the CIF internship program is to expose students to work in a 
stimulating environment devoted to developing capabilities in developing 
nations. Under the guidance of CIF staff, interns will assist in various 
tasks supporting CIF's programs and operations.  CIF makes its internship 
opportunities available to qualified candidates each summer. Beginning and 
ending dates, as well as weekly schedule, are established jointly with each 
intern. Internships are unpaid, depending on the availability of program 
funds and applicants merits interns could be provided with the housing. 
Internships do not provide employment benefits available to permanent staff, 
and interns are responsible for their own travel costs to and from Georgia. 
In country travel will be provided by the organization if and when required.

Letters of application should indicate the preferred type of assignment, the 
period of time for which the internship is sought, the number of hours per 
week potentially available, and the date by which the appointment to CIF's 
internship program must be confirmed.

Internship positions may be available in the following operations/programs:


 - Community Based Health financing;
 - Qualitative and Quantitative research including: development of research 
   tools, data collection, data entry and analysis, report drafting and
editing.
 - Community development including: identification of community needs, 
   development of materials for workshops and focus group discussions, 
   information analysis, report drafting and editing;

Requirements:

Successful internship candidates must possess the following qualifications:

 - Currently matriculating as a graduate-level student with coursework in a 
   field relevant to his/her internship assignment;
 - Familiarity with computer software for word processing; spreadsheet and 
   database experience preferred;
 - Familiarity with internet-based research and utilities;
 - Effective interpersonal skills; and
 - Dependability and initiative
 - Knowledge of Russian language will be an advantage;

For further information please contact:

George Gotsadze
Director
Curatio International Foundation
E-mail: cif(a)curatio.com

INTERNSHIP- USACC Summer Internship Program, Washington DC, Deadline May 5

Posted by: Mahir Iskender <miskender(a)usacc.org>
Posted: 27 Apr 2005


USACC Announces Summer Internship Program

The United States-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce (USACC) is announcing its 
Summer Internship Program that will allow senior undergraduates, graduate 
and post-doctoral students in the United States to acquire valuable work 
experience in a fast-paced environment while gaining knowledge of 
US-Azerbaijan relations, and making great business and other contacts in the 
US and Azerbaijan.

Two selected individuals will be invited to participate in the internship 
program for two months at the USACC offices in Washington, D.C. from June 
20, 2005 to August 20, 2005. The internship is unpaid and out-of-town 
interns are responsible for arranging for their own accommodations.

Duties may include updating the USACC website daily, maintaining membership 
directory and general USACC database, editing USACC publications, stuffing 
mail, answering telephones, setting up for conferences and luncheons, 
preparing spreadsheets, contacting members, performing other day-to-day 
responsibilities that drive the activities of the Chamber.

Required qualifications:

 - Strong organizational and time management skills;
 - Demonstrated ability to be a team player;
 - Ability to handle multiple tasks within tight deadlines;
 - Ability to plan and execute special events and functions;
 - Knowledge of MS Office, Access, Winfax and standard office equipment.
 - Knowledge of Macromedia Dreamweaver and designer skills are highly desired;
 - Fluency in English.

The deadline for submitting your resume for the summer internship is May 5, 
2005. All interviews will take place during the following week in May. Only 
accepted students will be notified. Please e-mail your resume to 
chamber(a)usacc.org with "USACC Summer Internship" in the subject line or fax 
it to (202) 333 8703.

USACC is a dynamic organization seeking to promote commercial relations 
between the United States and Azerbaijan by rendering a variety of business 
services.

USACC works to:

 - identify foreign companies interested in investing in Azerbaijan and 
   facilitate their entry into Azerbaijan's highly competitive market;
 - assist companies doing business in Azerbaijan with their needs and 
   promote their commercial objectives;
 - promote Azerbaijan's economic potential in the United States and raise 
   the profile of the country;
 - educate Azerbaijanis about the United States;
 - identify and initiate projects of a non-commercial nature, which would 
   influence the overall development of the country and bilateral relations.

For more information about other USACC projects, please visit: 
http://www.usacc.org

INTERNSHIP- Central Asia Intern, IFES, Washington DC

Posted by: Andrei Boboc <ABoboc(a)ifes.org>
Posted: 8 Feb 2005


Central Asia Intern
Europe & Eurasia

Location: Washington, DC

About IFES:

IFES is an international, nonprofit organization that supports the building 
of democratic societies.  IFES provides targeted technical assistance to 
strengthen transitional democracies. Founded in 1987 as a nonpartisan, 
nonprofit organization, IFES has developed and implemented comprehensive, 
collaborative democracy solutions in more than 120 countries.

About the Project:

The IFES Europe/Eurasia division is currently accepting resumes for a 
full-time or part-time Intern (20-40 hours/week) position for its Central 
Asia Projects (Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan). This is a paid 
internship.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the program staff, the specific duties of the 
Intern shall include:

 - Research on current and potential project countries and issues;
 - Editing and compiling reports and proposals;
 - Administrative assistance, including copying, filing and organization;
 - Assistance with travel arrangements for consultants and IFES staff;
 - Drafting correspondence;
 - Written and oral translation of Russian language as needed;
 - Maintenance of the CAR-related materials at the IFES Resource Center;
 - Attend various briefings, meetings and Embassy events, as directed by the 
   program staff;
 - Conduct daily press reviews;
 - Assist members of division staff as necessary;
 - Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications & Skills:

 - Should have or be working toward a BS/BA in international affairs or a 
   related field. 
 - Knowledge and understanding of the Central Asian Republics;
 - Well-organized and skilled at handling and prioritizing multiple tasks;
 - Excellent writing and research skills;
 - Team-oriented and able to work well in a group and with his/her 
   supervisors.  Russian language skills are highly preferred.

To Apply:

To apply please send your resume and cover letter to intern(a)ifes.org 
referencing Job Requisition #09-05 CAR Intern in the subject line.

EEO/V/D/M/F

INTERNSHIP- Research Internship for Eurasia Region, Civicus Civil Society Index

Posted by: Volkhart Finn Heinrich <finn(a)civicus.org>
Posted: 11 Jan 2005


Research Internship for Eurasia Region
Civicus Civil Society Index

CIVICUS is an international alliance with members in over one hundred 
countries, working to strengthen citizen participation and civil society 
worldwide. As one of its major programmes, CIVICUS is undertaking the 
CIVICUS Civil Society Index (CSI). The CSI is an international 
action-research initiative assessing the current state of civil society on a 
country level and creating a basis for dialogue, joint reflection and 
action. CIVICUS, together with its country partners, is currently 
implementing the CSI in more than 50 countries around the world.

In 2005, CIVICUS is offering internship positions to work with the CSI 
project team in assisting the research work of national CSI partners in 
Eurasian countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russia, Ukraine and 
Uzbekistan). The intern might also be required to liaise with partners in 
Central and Eastern Europe. The CSI provides a unique opportunity for a 
Russian-speaking graduate student interested in civil society issues to:

 - Become familiar with the implementation of an international comparative 
   project by liaising with country partners in Eurasia,
 - Analyse research outputs on civil society in Eurasia;
 - Gain in-depth knowledge on the characteristics of civil society in the 
   region;


We are looking for an intern with the following qualifications and 
competencies:

 - Graduate student in social sciences or junior professional with relevant 
   educational background;
 - Excellent written and oral communication in Russian is required;
 - Good written and oral communication skills in English;
 - Interest in civil society issues in Eurasia;
 - Experience in using data management and analysis programs such as 
   MS-Access, MS-Excel or SPSS is of advantage.

The internship will last at least 4 months and will be based at the CIVICUS 
Head Office in Johannesburg, South Africa. Whereas CIVICUS will provide a 
monthly honorarium of ZAR 3500 (approx. US$ 600), the organization cannot 
provide any funding for travel or other expenses.

To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to CSI Project Manager Finn 
Heinrich at finn(a)civicus.org. For further information on CIVICUS and the CSI 
Project, visit www.civicus.org.

Deadline for applications: 28 January 2005

INTERNSHIP- Azerbaijan Young Lawyers' Union, Baku

Posted by: Ramil Isgandarov <ramil(a)lawyer.com>
Posted: 29 Nov 2004


Internship Program on Fundraising issues at Azerbaijan Young Lawyers' Union 
(AYLU)

AYLU is offering Internship opportunity (unpaid) to undergraduates / 
graduates with an interest in fundraising issues for non-profit 
organizations starting from March 01, 2005 for 2 months based in Baku, at 
AYLU Head Office.

Background:

Azerbaijan Young Lawyers' Union (AYLU) has been founded in February 19, 1999 
and officially registered by the Ministry of Justice in March 19, 1999.

AYLU is a non-governmental and non-profit organization. AYLU unites about 
100 law students, masters and young practicing lawyers around itself.

The aim of AYLU is to learn and agitate the human rights and freedoms and 
legal problems for the contemporary period.

The main objectives AYLU are the following:

 - Study of contemporary information sources and scientific research works 
on respective spheres of legal sciences;
 - The monitoring of the realizing the state policy related to human rights 
and freedoms protection;
 - To conduct researches in the sphere of the protection of human rights and 
freedoms. 
 - Study of the foreign states' practices, legislative acts and 
international conventions in conformity with democratic principles and norms 
of the present normative legal acts;
 - Legal awareness raising on legislation concerning the youth's rights and 
freedoms.

Azerbaijan Young Lawyers' Union is a leading agency at Azerbaijan Youth 
Human Rights Network.

In June - September 2004 AYLU hosted 2 interns on Human Rights Issues from 
Norway and France. The aim of the 2004 Program was to get acquaintance with 
the situation of the application of the international standards on human 
rights in Azerbaijan and assist to AYLU on implementation of the human 
rights related projects in Azerbaijan.


Overall Purpose for the 2005 Internship Program:

To assist AYLU in fundraising activity for implementation of non-profit 
human rights related projects.

Requirements to Interns:

 - Interns should have excellent theoretical skills on fundraising issues. 
 - Be under the age 30
 - Undergraduate/ graduate
 - Fluent oral and written English is essential.  Azeri or Russian is 
desirable.

Typing ability and word processing skills are highly desirable.

Eligible countries:

USA, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Luxemburg, Malta, 
Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, 
Iceland, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, United Kingdom, Ireland, 
Greece, Turkey, Israel.

Key Tasks/ Responsibilities:

Assist AYLU on:

 - Grant Proposal Writing in English language to the foreign donors
 - Seeking funds from business structures, international agencies and 
private donors. 
 - Public Relations activity of AYLU
 - Self financing programs
 - Conducting workshops once in a week for AYLU staff on fundraising issues
 - Assistance in Elaboration of the Fundraising Strategy of AYLU
 - Participation at the meetings/ events on fundraising issues in Baku. 
 - Seeking additional funds for the extension of the Youth Human Rights 
Network project. 
 - Monthly reporting to the Supervisor etc.

Terms and conditions:

The internship runs for a period of 2 months (March 01 - April 30, 2005) 
preferably full-time and is unpaid. Interns are responsible for their own 
accommodation, daily travel expenses within Baku and other living expenses. 
AYLU will give information to interested people on accommodation and 
subsistence in Baku, Azerbaijan upon request.

Further Information and Contact:

Please check AYLU's website www.aylu.info for general information about 
hosting organization. Interested persons should send a CV, Cover Letter 
expressing interest, Recommendation Letter and Photo to:

Ramil Isgandarov
The Head of International Affairs Department
Azerbaijan Young Lawyers' Union (AYLU)
AZ 1005 Mirze Ibrahimov St. 11, Apt. 8
Baku
Azerbaijan Republic
Phone: +994124973247; 4953162
Fax: +994124973127
Mob: +99450 3921331
Email: risgandarov(a)aylu.az
Web: http://www.aylu.az and www.aylu.info

Deadline for application is February 01, 2004.

INTERNSHIP- Save the Children Internship, Yerevan, Armenia

Posted by: Kate Peccerillo <Kpeccerillo(a)savechildren.org>
Posted: 26 Jul 2004


Save the Children
Armenia Field Office Internship

Position: Intern
Location: Yerevan
Reports to: Country Representative

Background

In Armenia, Save the Children is focused on responding to community-defined 
needs through community-based solutions to education, health, and economic 
opportunities through two USAID-funded projects.  Community mobilization and 
empowerment are the mechanisms through which we respond to social services 
needs that most affect children

Internship Summary

The Intern will provide general support to program managers and Country 
Representative in Armenia, and focus on the Main Responsibilities listed 
below.  The Armenia Field Office is committed to developing an interesting 
and constructive internship program with the right person.  Strong 
communication skills, written and verbal, are required.  Strong computer 
skills are required.  PowerPoint experience is preferred.  Working knowledge 
of Armenian or Russian is preferred.

Main Responsibilities:

1. Program Documentation: Work with staff to compile and consolidate reports 
for donors and other interested parties.  Edit and re-draft program 
information that comes in from project staff.

2. Public Relations: Compile information and draft information bulletins on 
SC programs in Armenia for external stakeholders and potential donors.  They 
would be produced bi-weekly and be sent to a wide audience including inside 
Armenia and to the Diaspora community.

3. Monitoring and Evaluation: Assist in the development of monitoring and 
evaluation systems, including analysis of M&E results.  Some knowledge of 
M&E required.

If interested, please contact:

Kate Peccerillo
Middle East/Eurasia Operations Manager
Save the Children
54 Wilton Rd. 
Westport, CT 06880
USA

INTERNSHIP- Kennan Institute Research Assistantships (for US Citizens)

Posted by: Jennifer Giglio <giglioje(a)wwic.si.edu>
Posted: 8 Jul 2004


Kennan Institute Research Assistantships

The Kennan Institute offers Research Assistantships throughout the year for
undergraduate, graduate, and prospective graduate students who are U.S.
citizens and permanent residents. Each Research Assistant works directly
with a scholar in residence at the Institute on that scholar's research
project over a period of three to nine months. Applicants must have a good
command of the Russian language, good organizational skills, and be able to
conduct independent research.

This research internship offers a flexible schedule of approximately 15
hours per week.

A Research Assistantship at the Kennan Institute complements any student's
academic interest in Russian or Soviet Studies.  Research Assistants have
the opportunity to:

 - Work closely with a prominent scholar in the field.

 - Attend discussions and seminars sponsored by the Institute.

 - Build on research skills they have acquired in college.

 - Gain the privilege to use the Kennan Institute Library, which houses
   approximately 7,500 volumes and more than fifty Russian journals and
   newspapers.

 - Have the opportunity to use their Russian language skills.

 - Have a flexible schedule of 15 hours per week.

If you are interested in continuing in the study of Russia and the other
successor states to the former Soviet Union, a research assistantship at the
Kennan Institute will provide practical experience in the field while
helping you establish contacts with academics and policy makers that may
prove useful for achieving future career objectives.

To apply, send a resume and cover letter describing your research interests to:

 - Research Assistantships
 - Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies
 - Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
 - One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
 - 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
 - Washington, DC 20004-3027

The Woodrow Wilson Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such
follows EOE guidelines in the selection of its interns and research assistants.

For more information, please call Jennifer Giglio at (202) 691-4246.  You
may also fax your resume to (202) 691-4247 or send it by e-mail to
(giglioje(a)wwic.si.edu).

CALL FOR INTERNSHIPS- Chechen Law Students Seeking Internships

Posted by: Almut Rochowanski <almut(a)rcn.com>
Posted: 2004


The Chechen-Ingush chapter of the Russian human rights organization
"Memorial" in cooperation with the law department at Grozny University (yes,
they continue classes there) is trying to find internships abroad for
Chechen law students.

We believe that capacity-building and exposure to NGO and/or legal work is a
first order priority for Chechens, since they have missed out on all the
exchange programs and training efforts that have taken place in the
post-Soviet space over the past 15 years. Yet their tortured homeland and
people are in desperate need of people with experience in the rule of law,
human rights, civil society organization and good governance. The Chechnya
Advocacy Network has tentatively started work on helping Chechens get

scholarships, fellowships and work experience abroad, but we don't yet have
the capacity to do so in systematic way.

I would appreciate it, if you could think of ways of bringing a small number
of Chechen law students to the US for internships either to your
organizations or elsewhere. It would make a great difference to them and to
their society.

Thank you and best regards,

Almut Rochowanski
Chechnya Advocacy Network
New York Group
Web: www.chechnyaadvocacy.org

INTERNSHIP- Azerbaijan Young Lawyers' Union, Summer 2004, Baku

Posted by: Ramil Isgandarov <ramil(a)lawyer.com>
Posted: 15 Apr 2004


Summer Internship Program on Human Rights at Azerbaijan Young Lawyers' Union
(AYLU)

AYLU is offering Summer Internship opportunities (unpaid) to
undergraduate/graduate with an interest in human rights starting from June
05, 2004 for 3 months based in Baku, at AYLU Head Office.

Background:

Azerbaijan Young Lawyers' Union (AYLU) has been founded in February 19, 1999
and officially registered by the Ministry of Justice in March 19, 1999.

AYLU is a non-governmental and non-profit organization. AYLU unites about
100 law students, masters and young practicing lawyers around itself.

The aim of AYLU is to learn and agitate the human rights and freedoms and
legal problems for the contemporary period.

The main objectives AYLU are the following:

 - Study of contemporary information sources and scientific research works
   on respective spheres of legal sciences;

 - The monitoring of the realizing the state policy related to human rights
   and freedoms protection;

 - To conduct researches in the sphere of the protection of human rights and
   freedoms.

 - Study of the foreign states' practices, legislative acts and
   international conventions in conformity with democratic principles and norms
   of the present normative legal acts;

 - Propagation the legislation concerning the youth's rights and freedoms
   among them.

Overall Purpose for the Internship:

To get acquainted with the situation of the application of the international
standards on human rights in Azerbaijan and assist to AYLU on implementation
of the human rights related projects in Azerbaijan.

Requirements to Interns:

 - Interns should have excellent theoretical skills on international human
   rights protection.

 - Be under the age 30

 - Undergraduate/graduate

 - Fluent oral and written English is essential.  Azeri, Russian or Turkish
   is desirable.

 - Typing ability and word processing skills are highly desirable.

Eligible countries:

USA, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Luxemburg, Malta,
Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Poland, Czech
Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Finland, Iceland, UK, Ireland, Greece, Turkey,
Israel.

Key Tasks/ Responsibilities:

Assist AYLU on implementation of the following projects:

 - Reinforcing of Human Rights Protection in Azerbaijan.

 - Legal Enlightenment of IDPs in Azerbaijan.

 - Refugee Law Education for Law Students in Azerbaijan.

 - Women rights protection (Violence against women) and Gender Issues project

 - To participate at the 2 weeks Summer School on Human Rights to be
   conducted in July/August 2004 in cooperation with Raoul Wallenberg Institute
   of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

 - To assist librarian at the Human Rights Library in AYLU Head Office

 - Participation at the meetings/events on human rights in Baku.


Monthly reporting to the Supervisor etc.

Terms and conditions:

The internship runs for a period of 3 months (June 05 - September 05, 2004)
preferably full-time and is unpaid. Interns are responsible for their own
accommodation, daily travel expenses within Baku and other living expenses.
Only during the 2 weeks Summer School all expenses related to the Summer
School will be covered by AYLU.  AYLU will give information to interested
people on accommodation and subsistence in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Further Information and Contact:

Please check AYLU's website www.aylu.info for general information about
hosting organization. Interested persons should send a CV and Cover Letter
expressing interest to:

Ramil Isgandarov, The Head of International Affairs Department, Azerbaijan
Young Lawyers' Union (AYLU), AZ 1005, Baku, Mirza Ibrahimov str. 11, # 8,
Azerbaijan. Email: aylu(a)azeronline.com; isgandarovr(a)azeronline.com

Deadline for application is May 01, 2004.

INTERNSHIP- European Rim Policy and Investment Council, May-Nov. 2004, Cyprus

Posted by: Tim Potier <t.potier(a)erpic.org>
Posted: 25 Mar 2004


The European Rim Policy and Investment Council (ERPIC, www.erpic.org), with
headquarters in Larnaca, Cyprus is looking for one resident intern to begin
work during the spring of 2004. The successful candidate will work under the
guidance of Dr Tim Potier, Executive Director of ERPIC, at its headquarters
for 40 hours per week. ERPIC will provide accommodation for the resident
intern free of charge.

The intern will commence his/her internship on 17th May 2004. It will end on
17th November 2004.

ERPIC is also looking to build on (in many cases) its current team of
non-resident interns from the following countries (each position commences:
17th May 2004; ends: 17th November 2004):

Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria,
Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan Latvia,
Lithuania, FYROM (Macedonia), Moldova, Romania, Russia, Serbia & Montenegro,
Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

NOTE: (a) interns will be expected to communicate in English; (b)
arrival/departure to/from Cyprus and living expenses in Cyprus (for the
resident intern only) will have to be shouldered by the intern him/herself;
c) any applicant should be able to demonstrate completion of their Bachelor
degree studies; and (d) the resident and non-resident internship positions
are unremunerated .

Applicants must send a copy of their CV by e-mail to Dr Tim Potier,
t.potier(a)erpic.org, no later than Friday 9th April 2004. The CV must
include, inter alia, a telephone number for easy contacting, should Dr
Potier wish to interview any shortlisted candidate. Shortlisted candidates
will be required to fax a transcript of their Bachelor degree.


The successful candidates (both resident and non-resident) will be notified
by Wednesday 21st April 2004. Any candidate not having heard anything by
that date should assume that their application, for either the resident
internship position or one of the (country-specific) non-resident positions,
has been unsuccessful.

For further information about ERPIC, please consult our website at
www.erpic.org

Yours faithfully,

Dr Tim Potier
Executive Director, ERPIC
(t) 00-357-99-581967
(f) 00-357-24-620319
(e) t.potier(a)erpic.org

INTERNSHIPS- European Rim Policy and Investment Council, January 2004, Cyprus

Posted by: Tim Potier <t.potier(a)erpic.org>
Posted: 7 Nov 2003


The European Rim Policy and Investment Council (ERPIC, www.erpic.org), with 
headquarters in Larnaca, Cyprus is looking for two resident interns to begin 
work in the early New Year (2004). The successful candidates will work under 
the guidance of Dr Tim Potier, Executive Director of ERPIC, at its 
headquarters for 40 hours per week. ERPIC will provide accommodation for the 
resident interns free of charge.

The two interns will commence their internship on separate dates:

(internship 1) commences: 7th January 2004; ends: 30th June 2004;
(internship 2) commences: 2nd February 2004; ends: 31st July 2004.

ERPIC is also currently looking for a total of 11 (one from each country) 
non-resident interns from the following countries (each position commences: 
7th January 2004; ends: 30th June 2004):

Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, 
Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

NOTE: (a) interns will be expected to communicate in English; (b) 
arrival/departure to/from Cyprus and living expenses in Cyprus (for the 2 
resident interns) will have to be shouldered by the intern him/herself; c) 
any applicant should be able to demonstrate completion of their Bachelor 
degree studies; and (d) all resident and non-resident internship positions 
are unremunerated .

Applicants must send a copy of their CV by e-mail to Dr Tim Potier, 
t.potier(a)erpic.org, no later than Wednesday 26th November 2003. The CV must 
include, inter alia, a telephone number for easy contacting, should Dr 
Potier wish to interview any shortlisted candidate. Shortlisted candidates 
will be required to fax a transcript of their Bachelor degree.

The successful candidates will be notified by Friday 5th December 2003. Any 
candidate not having heard anything by that date should assume that their 
application, for either one of the 2 resident internship positions or one of 
the 11 (country-specific) non-resident positions, has been unsuccessful.

For further information about ERPIC, please consult our website at 
www.erpic.org

Yours faithfully,

Dr Tim Potier
Executive Director, ERPIC
(t) 00-357-99-581967
(f) 00-357-24-620319
(e) t.potier(a)erpic.org

INTERNSHIP- European Rim Policy and Investment Council (ERPIC), Larnaca, Cyprus

Posted by: Tim Potier <T.Potier(a)erpic.org>
Posted: 6 Jul 2003


Dear everyone,

The European Rim Policy and Investment Council (ERPIC), with headquarters in 
Larnaca, Cyprus is looking for two interns to begin work this autumn. The 
successful candidates will work under the guidance of Dr Tim Potier, 
Executive Director of ERPIC.

The interns, who will commence work on 1st September 2003, for a six month 
period, will work as assistants on the academic/professional projects 
undertaken, during the course of their internship, by ERPIC. ERPIC's main 
focus of interest is in the countries of the European Union, Central and 
Eastern Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and North Africa. The 
successful candidates will be expected to work at ERPIC's headquarters for 
40 hours per week. ERPIC will provide accommodation for the interns free of 
charge.

The main responsibilities of the interns will include:

1) Assisting with research projects, one central research project will be  
   undertaken by each intern;

2) Writing a fortnightly article for Perihelion;


3) Assisting in setting up ERPIC's business network;

4) Assisting with administrative duties, including maintaining file systems,  
   databases and updating the website; and

5) Assisting in organising biweekly roundtable discussions and drafting the  
   findings of the discussions.

NOTE:

1) The intern will be expected to communicate in English;

2) Arrival/departure to/from Cyprus and living expenses will have to be  
   shouldered by the intern him/herself; and

3) Any applicant should be able to demonstrate completion of their Bachelor 
   degree studies.

Applicants must send a copy of their CV by e-mail to Dr Tim Potier, 
t.potier(a)erpic.org, no later than Friday 25th July 2003. The CV must 
include, inter alia, a telephone number for easy contacting, should Dr 
Potier wish to interview any shortlisted candidate. Shortlisted candidates 
will be required to fax a transcript of their Bachelor degree.

The successful candidates will be notified by Friday 8th August 2003. Any 
candidate not having heard anything by that date should assume that their 
application has been unsuccessful.

For further information about ERPIC, please consult our website at 
www.erpic.org 

Yours faithfully,

Dr Tim Potier
Executive Director, ERPIC
www.erpic.org 
(t) 00-357-99-581967
(f) 00-357-24-620319
(e) t.potier(a)erpic.org 

INTERNSHIP- European Rim Policy and Investment Council, Cyprus, Summer 2003

Posted by: Tim Potier <t.potier(a)erpic.org>
Posted: 2001


EUROPEAN RIM POLICY AND INVESTMENT COUNCIL
6, PARASKEVAS IOANNOU
P.O.BOX 40758
LARNACA 6306

The European Rim Policy and Investment Council (ERPIC), with headquarters in
Larnaca, Cyprus is looking for a single intern to begin work this summer.
The successful candidate will work under the guidance of Dr Tim Potier,
Executive Director of ERPIC.

The intern, who will commence work on 1st June 2003, for a six month period,
will work as an assistant on the academic/professional projects undertaken,
during the course of their internship, by ERPIC. ERPIC's main focus of
interest is in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia,
the Middle East and North Africa. The successful candidate will be expected
to work at ERPIC's headquarters for 40 hours per week. ERPIC will provide
accommodation for the intern free of charge.

The main responsibilities of the intern will include:

1) Assisting with research projects, one central research project will be
undertaken by the intern;

2) Writing a weekly article for Perihelion;

3) Assisting with administrative duties, including maintaining file systems
and databases; and

4) Assisting in organising biweekly roundtable discussions and drafting the
findings of the discussions.

NOTE:

1) The intern will be expected to communicate in English;

2) Arrival/departure to/from Cyprus and living expenses will have to be
shouldered by the intern him/herself; and

3) Any applicant should be able to demonstrate completion of their Bachelor
degree studies.

Applicants must send a copy of their CV by e-mail to Dr Tim Potier,
T.Potier(a)erpic.org, no later than Friday 25th April 2003. The CV must
include, inter alia, a telephone number for easy contacting, should Dr
Potier wish to interview any shortlisted candidate. Shortlisted candidates
will be required to fax a transcript of their Bachelor degree.

The successful candidate will be notified by Friday, 2nd May 2003. Any
candidate not having heard anything by that date should assume that their
application has been unsuccessful.

For further information about ERPIC, please consult our website at
<www.erpic.org>

Yours faithfully,

Dr Tim Potier
Executive Director, ERPIC
Web: <www.erpic.org>
(t) 00-357-99-581967
(f) 00-357-24-620319
(e) <T.Potier(a)erpic.org>

INTERNSHIP- European Rim Policy and Investment Council, Spring 2003

Posted by: Tim Potier <T.Potier(a)erpic.org>
Posted: 9 Dec 2002

  
Dear everyone,

The European Rim Policy and Investment Council (ERPIC), with headquarters in
Larnaca, Cyprus is looking for a single intern to begin work this spring.
The successful candidate will work under the guidance of Dr Tim Potier,
Executive Director of ERPIC.

The intern, who will commence work on 1st March 2003, for a six month
period, will work as an assistant on the academic/professional projects
undertaken, during the course of their internship, by ERPIC. ERPIC's main
focus of interest is in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, Central
Asia, the Middle East and North Africa. The successful candidate will be
expected to work at ERPIC's headquarters for 40 hours per week. ERPIC will
provide accommodation for the intern free of charge.

The successful candidate will be expected to have a very good knowledge of
the English language.

NOTE:

1) The intern will be expected to communicate in English;

2) Arrival/departure to/from Cyprus and living expenses will have to be
shouldered by the intern him/herself; and

3) Any applicant should be able to demonstrate completion of their Bachelor
degree studies.

Applicants must send a copy of their CV by e-mail to Dr Tim Potier,
<T.Potier(a)erpic.org>, no later than Friday 17th January 2003. The CV must
include, inter alia, a telephone number for easy contacting, should Dr
Potier wish to interview any shortlisted candidate. Shortlisted candidates
will be required to fax a transcript of their Bachelor degree.

The successful candidate will be notified by 1st February 2003. Any
candidate not having heard anything by that date should assume that their
application has been unsuccessful.

For further information about ERPIC, please consult our website at:
<www.erpic.org>

Yours faithfully,

Dr Tim Potier
Executive Director, ERPIC

Web: <www.erpic.org>
Telephone: 00-357-24-655680
Fax: 00-357-24-620319
E-mail: <T.Potier(a)erpic.org>

INTERNSHIPS- LGI Research Internship (Budapest) 2003 Spring-Summer

Posted by: Petra Kovacs <kovacsp(a)osi.hu>
Posted: 23 Nov 2002

 
Call for LGI Research Interns
Spring-Summer 2003
Application deadline: December 1, 2002

LGI is currently accepting applications for its research internship program. 
 Interns will work on a voluntary basis at the LGI office (located in the 
Budapest headquarters of the Open Society Institute) in a diverse, 
challenging and exciting environment on various topics related to local 
public policy development, decentralization, public service reform, and 
multi-ethnic community management. Interns will contribute to LGI research 
and publications and participate in a variety of projects addressing the 
Central-Eastern European, Southeast European and Central Asian regions. The 
internship cycle will last for a period of four - six months depending on 
the availability of selected applicant.

The next deadline for submitting application is December 1, 2002 for the 
period of Spring-Summer 2003 (March 1 -August 31 2003).

Qualifications:

Interns must have excellent writing, research and communication skills and 
must hold at least a BA degree (MA desirable) in an area related to public 
policy or political science. Interns should be knowledgeable about the 
Eastern European region, Southeastern Europe or Central Asia, able to work 
independently and computer literate. Familiarity with online research and a 
commitment to working in the region are a bonus.

As the official language of LGI/OSI is English, excellent written and oral 
skills are essential.

Application Process:

All applications must include the following materials:
 * Resume/CV
 * Cover letter explaining the applicant's qualifications and motivation in
   applying for the internship.
 * The names and contact information (e-mail and telephone numbers) of two
   references familiar with your academic or written work.
 * An English language writing sample (e.g. publication) no longer than 5
   pages in length.

The deadline for applications for the spring- summer 2003 internship is 
December 1, 2002. Applicants will be notified by December 15, 2002, and will 
be expected to begin working in Budapest by March 1, 2003.

(Next deadlines for application in 2003: March 1, 2003 for the period of 
fall 2003 and October 15 for the period of Spring 2004)

LGI is unfortunately unable to provide compensation for its interns, and 
encourages prospective applicants to seek outside sources of funding.

For further information on the Internship Program, please contact Scott 
Abrams at ascott(a)osieurope.org

For further information on LGI please, visit our website at
http://lgi.osi.hu

RFP- Citizenship Education Internship Program, ACTR/ACCELS

Posted by: Cheryl MacLean <giammusso(a)actr.org>
Posted: 13 Nov 2002

 
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS- Citizenship Education Internship

College, universities, and school systems are invited to develop and host a
five-week citizenship education internship program for secondary school
educators from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine and
Uzbekistan in fall 2003.  The internship is organized under the aegis of the
Partners in Education Program (PiE) which is administered by the American
Councils for International Education with funding from The United States
Department of State.  Host institutions must provide a consultant for the
group, as well as professional development workshops and civic-related
activities to prepare the educators as civics trainers.

Proposal submissions are due by December 13, 2002.

For more information, please contact:
Cheryl Giammusso MacLean, Senior Program Officer
American Councils for International Education, ACTR/ACCELS
1776 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 833-7522
E-mail: <maclean(a)actr.org>

Or visit our website: <www.americancouncils.org>
	  

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES- ACTED Country and Field Offices, Tajikistan

Posted by: ACTED <jobs(a)acted.org>
Posted: 28 Sep 2002

 
NOTE: Deadline SOON! 

Job Description: 2 Paid Internships at ACTED (http://www.acted.org)

Duration: 6 months

Job Location: Tajikistan

Closing date: 30 September 2002

Qualifications required:
 * Outstanding English
 * Excellent drafting skills
 * Adaptability, autonomy
 * Skills in political sciences or international relations
 * Ability to work efficiently under pressure

Profile:

ACTED is a Non Governmental Organization based in Central Asia since 1996.
Its humanitarian and development projects are reaching several hundred
thousands beneficiaries and include:

 * Development programs: micro-credit, support to agriculture, irrigation,
   conflict prevention.
 * Relief programs: water supply, malaria prevention, health education, food
   security, shelter.

The program of this internship is to follow-up relief and development
programs covering several hundred thousand beneficiaries in all Central
Asia. Conduct extensive field visits to gather information on the programs?
implementation. Draft narrative reports and proposals regarding these
programs. Participate to internal monitoring and evaluation. Implement
socio-economic surveys. Act as a link between the Coordination and the
bases. Eventually, participate to meetings and seminars regarding the
followed-up programs.

The interns will be based in ACTED?s Country and Regional Office in
Dushanbe, and alternatively in Kurgan Tyube (main Field Office), Khujand
(Ferghana Coordination Office), Osh (Kyrgyz Ferghana Office), Murghab
(Pamir).

The achievements at the end of the internship should be:

 * Efficient reporting to the Coordination and the donors
 * Major collaboration to the drafting and launching of new projects
 * Essential contributions to the internal evaluation and to the management of
   the programs.

The internship includes extensive field trips in the country.

Conditions:

Transportation, housing, food, and per diem (200 USD/month) ensured by ACTED
Rapatriation insurance + accident + care in France ensured by ACTED

Applications for this position should be sent to:
Cyrille de Billy
jobs(a)acted.org

INTERNSHIP- SSRC Eurasia Program, Part-Time Internship, New York

Posted by: Jennifer Carroll <carroll(a)ssrc.org>
Posted: 12 Sep 2002


Eurasia Program Internship

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is a not-for-profit organization
devoted to the advancement of interdisciplinary research in the social
sciences.  It does this through a wide variety of workshops and conferences,
fellowships and grants, summer training institutes, scholarly exchanges, and
publications.  The SSRC invites applications for a part time intern to the
Eurasia Program for the fall semester, 2002.

The Eurasia program seeks to develop new directions for scholarship on this
region, which has undergone tremendous upheaval in the past decade. The
program's geographical reach includes the successor states to the Soviet
Union as well as East European countries.  Rather than imposing strict
geographical boundaries, the Eurasia program involves countries in
accordance with the themes and the theoretical and empirical questions under
consideration in any given project. These projects are developed through
consultation with a wide range of scholars and through the initiatives of
the Regional Advisory Panel for Eurasia.

Duties:
 * database entry
 * communication with past fellows of the Eurasia Program
 * some internet work

Qualifications
 * Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
 * Good knowledge of computers, including word processing, database (MS
   Access) and Internet applications
 * Preferably 3rd or 4th year students
 * An interest in the Eurasia region
 * A one-day a week commitment is necessary

Salary
 * A small stipend to cover transportation and meals will be offered.

Please send cover letter and resume to:

Human Resources
Eurasia Program Internship Search
Social Science Research Council
810 7th Ave 31st floor
New York, NY 10019
Fax (212) 377-2727.
Web: www.ssrc.org
Email: <applications(a)ssrc.org>

The SSRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

INTERNSHIP- CIMERA Multilingual Governance Project, Kyrgyzstan

Posted by: Britta Korth <britta.korth(a)cimera.org>
Posted: 5 Sep 2002


CIMERA is offering a 4 month internship starting in February 2003 in Bishkek
(Kyrgyzstan) to a student or graduate students with pedagogical interests
and competence in Russian or Kyrgyz. You will assist the education
specialist in the Multilingual Governance Project.

Responsibilities include:

 * Assist and conduct methodological trainings for kindergarten educators
   and primary teachers

 * Consult educators and teachers on methodology

 * Organize and support mutual consulting of the kindergarten educators.

 * Assist and conduct supervision of teacher*students in their practical
   trainings.

Required qualifications:

 * Experience in teaching or working with children (age 3-9)

 * Good command of Russian and/or Kyrgyz

 * Strong interest in pedagogy

 * Experienced or interested in working in the NIS, or be ready to work and
   live under difficult conditions

CIMERA offers:

 * To cover flight, lodging and living expenses

 * A motivated and creative team

If you are interested, please send:

1. An application/motivation letter
2. Your CV


We also accept applications sent by regular mail, but we prefer them in the
electronic version.

Britta Korth
p.o. box 474
1211 geneva 12
+41-22-347 52 06
fax: +41-22-830 18 41
Web: <www.cimera.org>

INTERNSHIP- Committee to Protect Journalists, Unpaid Internship, New York

Posted by: Alex Lupis <alupis(a)cpj.org>
Posted: 3 Sep 2002


Committee To Protect Journalists
Europe & Central Asia Program
Volunteer Internship

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)--an independent, nonprofit
organization dedicated to the defense of press freedom around the world--is
seeking interns for the Europe & Central Asia program to work in our New
York office during the Fall semester of 2002.

Candidate must have some expertise in the former Soviet republics, an
interest in press freedom issues and the ability to work independently and
collaboratively with the CPJ staff.  Proficiency in Russian (speaking and
reading) is required; applicants with proficiency in languages from Eastern
Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia are also encouraged to apply.

Primary responsibilities include: providing general administrative support
for the program; expanding the distribution system for CPJ press releases in
the former Soviet republics; proofreading; and, researching and documenting
press freedom violations.  The internship provides a unique opportunity to
gain advocacy and investigative work in a press freedom organization, as
well as learn more about press freedom issues in Eastern Europe, the
Caucasus and Central Asia.

Please send a resumé, cover letter, and writing sample (in English) to Alex
Lupis, Europe & Central Asia Program Coordinator, Committee to Protect
Journalists, 330 Seventh Ave. -- 12th floor, New York, NY 10001.
Fax: 212-465-9568. E-mail: alupis(a)cpj.org.

Applicants must already reside within the US, preferably in New York City,
and applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.  No funding is available
to provide financial support for interns.

INTERNSHIPS- Policy and Investment in Central Asia and Eastern Europe, ERPIC

Posted by: Tim Potier <T.Potier(a)erpic.org>
Posted: 18 Jul 2002
 

EUROPEAN RIM POLICY AND INVESTMENT COUNCIL
6, PARASKEVAS IOANNOU, P.O. BOX 40758, LARNACA 6306

21st June 2002

Dear everyone,

The European Rim Policy and Investment Council (ERPIC), with headquarters in 
Larnaca, Cyprus is looking to fill 2 internship positions beginning this 
autumn. The successful candidates will work under the guidance of Dr Tim 
Potier, Executive Director of ERPIC.
 
The interns, who will commence work on an agreed date any time after 1st 
October 2002, either for a six or twelve month period, will work as 
assistants on the academic/professional projects undertaken, during the 
course of their internship, by ERPIC. ERPIC's main focus of interest is in 
the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East 
and North Africa. Successful candidates will be expected to work at ERPIC's 
headquarters for 40 hours per week. ERPIC will provide accommodation for its 
interns free of charge.
 
Successful candidates will be expected to have a very good knowledge of the 
English language. Any successful candidate who's English is found to be 
unsatisfactory will have his/her internship terminated.
 
NOTE:
 
(1) The intern will be expected to communicate in English;
 
(2) Arrival/departure to/from Cyprus and living expenses will have to be 
shouldered by the intern him/herself; and
 
(3) Any applicant should be able to demonstrate completion of their Bachelor 
degree studies.
 
Applicants must send a copy of their CV by e-mail to Dr Tim Potier, 
T.Potier(a)erpic.org, no later than Friday 16th August 2002. The CV must 
include, inter alia, a telephone number for easy contacting, should Dr 
Potier wish to interview any shortlisted candidate. Shortlisted candidates 
will be required to fax a transcript of their Bachelor degree.
 
The successful two candidates will be notified by 20th September 2002. Any 
candidate not having heard anything by that date should assume that their 
application has been unsuccessful.

For further information about ERPIC, please consult our website at 
www.erpic.org 

Yours faithfully,

Dr Tim Potier
Executive Director, ERPIC

www.erpic.org 
(t) 00-357-24-655680
(f) 00-357-24-620319
(e) T.Potier(a)erpic.org

INTERNSHIP OPP.- Initiative for Social Action and Renewal in Eurasia

Posted by: Lucy Roberts <lucykroberts(a)hotmail.com>
Posted: 12 Dec 2001


INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY
Washington, DC
ISAR, the Initiative for Social Action and Renewal in Eurasia, is a
nonprofit organization that promotes citizen participation and the
development of the nongovernmental sector in the countries of the Former
Soviet Union. ISAR's offices in the United States and Eurasia support
citizen activists and grassroots nongovernmental organizations in their
efforts to create just and sustainable societies.

ISAR seeks a part-time intern to begin in January.  The internship will
include programmatic and administrative responsibilities.

ISAR internships provide students and recent graduates with excellent
opportunities to:
  * Acquire more knowledge of issues in the former Soviet Union (FSU);
  * Learn about NGOs and develop a greater understanding of NGO work;
  * Gain practical experience in program work;
  * Gain administrative experience;
  * Establish useful contacts.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
Assisting the Partnership and Exchange Program Manager with:
  * Coordinating and implementing the Russian Nuclear Safety Activism Program
    and the Azerbaijan NGO Partnerships Program;
  * Proofreading, editing, and assembling grant proposals;
  * Maintaining informational listserves;
  * General administrative support

Desired Qualifications:
  * Interest and knowledge in the FSU;
  * Strong writing skills;
  * Knowledge of one or more languages of the FSU;
  * An interest in NGOs;
  * Experience with Macintosh computers and applications (Word, Pagemaker,
    Filemaker, HTML/Internet);
  * Previous office experience.

Terms:
  * Starts in early January;
  * 10-15 hours per week;
  * Hourly wage.

Application Deadline:
Cover letters and resumes must be received by December 19 to:

ISAR
Lucy Roberts
Partnership and Exchange Program Manager
1601 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 301
Washington, DC 20009
or by e-mail to:
lucy(a)isar.org
www.isar

FIELDWORK OPPORTUNITIES- Kurgan Excavations in Southern Russia

Posted by: Jeannine Davis-Kimball <jkimball(a)csen.org>
Posted: 22 Jan 2001


The Center for the Study of Eurasian Nomads is now taking applications for:

FIELDWORK OPPORTUNITIES 2001
SUMMER ARCHAEOLOGY IN SOUTHERN RUSSIA
AT THE CHASTIYE KURGANS

Information on the archaeological site, the leaders of the expedition, dates
of the session, and other pertinent information is available on the CSEN
website at:

http:www.csen.org

or directly on the Chastiye Kurgans Information page at:

http://csen.org/2001%20Chastiye%20Kurgans/Chastiye%20Kurgans.html

Please address any questions to:

Dr. Jeannine Davis-Kimball
Executive Director
Center for the Study of Eurasian Nomads
577 San Clement St.
Ventura, CA 93001 USA
Tele and FAX: 805 653-2607

WEBSITE: http://csen.org

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES- The Times of Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Posted by: Giorgio Fiacconi <gigio(a)elcat.kg>
Posted: 26 Jan 2001


The Times of Central Asia (TCA) www.times.kg  an independent weekly
newspaper published in Bishkek with a daily online edition covering
economic, political and financial events and analysis in Central Asia is
announcing two internship starting in April and June 2001.

TCA has a small internal team and uses local reporters and contributors
based on various Central Asia countries. TCA also consolidate news from our
web sites and publish a comprehensive media review of various newspaper
published in central Asia translating from local languages into English.

Position 1

TCA is seeking an Intern Coordinator to manage our interns and help  in
developing our objective to provide one of the best comprehensive regional
sites on Central Asia affairs.

Responsibilities include:

1. Maintaining daily contact with various contributors in various countries
2. coordinating research, establishing and enforcing deadlines
3. encouraging cooperation and information-sharing among various sites
4. managing and developing the Country Files -- a combination of maps,
    statistics, links and academic resources
5. Selecting and editing news and checking translation from Russian to
    English both for the web edition and the weekly newspaper
6. Copy editing and proof reading various articles of weekly newspaper


Position 2

TCA is seeking an intern to work mostly on our weekly newspaper developing
an interactive action with our WEB site to provide ideas and material for
various articles.

Responsibilities include:

1. Capacity to select web material and information filtering
2. Writing up articles on various topics
3. Making interview
4. Assisting with research for the development of the Country Files
5. Assisting in the preparation of weekly dummy newspaper and final page
    making
6. Copy-editing and proof reading weekly edition

BOTH POSITIONS CAN BE FOR A PERIOD OF SIX TO TWELVE MONTHS STARTING FROM
MARCH 2001 AND ARE FULL TIME.

FOR BOTH POSITIONS WE REQUIRE:

A. A good communicative skills, with good Internet knowledge;
B. A good academic background;
C. Interest in Central Asia and the former Soviet Union;
D. Management and organizational skills;
E. English mother tongue, knowledge of Russian an advantage;


WE OFFER:

Both position are unpaid but we offer the following:

 - The possibility of cooperating in the developing of a dynamic newspaper
   that is the only one that cover the full Central Asia Region and an high
   degree of autonomy
 - Possibility of learning the Russian and/or Kyrgyz languages
 - Accommodation in a furnished rented apartment
 - A contribution of US$ 250 toward food expenses
 - A contribution of $ 1000 toward travel expenses payable at the end of the
   internship

If you are interested in either of these positions please contact Giorgio
Fiacconi
Publisher
The Times of Central Asia
at gigio(a)elcat.kg

 

INTERNSHIP- Human Rights Watch, Tashkent

Posted by: Natasha Zaretsky <zaretsn(a)hrw.org>
Posted: 30 May 2000


INTERNSHIP- Human Rights Watch, Tashkent

AVAILABLE:
ONE-YEAR INTERNSHIP IN TASHKENT, UZBEKISTAN
(September 1, 2000 - August 31, 2001)
Europe and Central Asia Division, Human Rights Watch

Since its founding in 1978, Human Rights Watch has become the largest
U.S.-based international human rights monitoring and advocacy organization,
known for its in-depth investigations, its incisive and timely reporting, its
innovative and high-profile advocacy campaigns, and its success in changing the
human rights-related policies of the U.S. and other influential governments.

Description:  This is a one year full-time opportunity in our Tashkent location
for recent undergraduates with a strong interest in a future career in
international human rights.  The intern will provide HRW's Tashkent-based
representative with logistical, administrative and clerical assistance while
enjoying close supervision by HRW staff and gaining valuable exposure to the
workings of this international human rights organization.

He or she will have the opportunity to assist HRW's Tashkent representative
with all of the research and monitoring activities of the office, including
interaction with other U.S. and international organizations, local officials,
and visiting foreign delegations; accompanying the Tashkent representative to
meetings with government officials and the diplomatic community; accompanying
the Tashkent representative on fact-finding missions in the field in order to
interview and receive complaints from human rights victims, take testimony, and
collect other evidence of human rights abuses; and attending and taking notes
at trials.  The intern will be responsible for maintaining files, contact
lists, and a database of political prisoners; maintaining communication among
HRW's Tashkent and international offices; drafting correspondence, responding
to requests for information, and distributing publications such as press
releases and reports; preparing for and taking minutes at meetings; assisting
with travel arrangements and follow-up; and occasional translating.

Requirements: Candidates must be self-motivated, extremely well-organized,
collegial, and able to function under pressure in a difficult environment.
Russian or Uzbek language skills are essential; office experience and computer
literacy is important; an undergraduate degree in International Relations
and/or relevant regional study or experience is desirable.

Stipend and Benefits: There is a $15,000 annual stipend for this position.  HRW
will provide a benefits package which includes 20 days vacation per year;
employer-paid medical, dental, and life insurance; and one additional
round-trip
airfare for purposes of home leave.

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THE END OF JUNE, 2000.   Please send a
cover letter, resume, references, and an unedited writing sample to Human
Rights Watch, Attn: Search Committee (Tashkent Intern), 350 Fifth Avenue, New
York, NY 10118-3299 USA.  Fax: (212) 736-1300.

Human Rights Watch is an equal opportunity employer.

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES- Transitions Online, Prague

Posted by: Luke Allnutt <allnuttl(a)ijt.cz>
Posted: 16 Nov 1999


INTERN OPPORTUNITIES- Transitions Online, Prague

Transitions Online (TOL) www.transitions-online.org -- a leading Internet
magazine covering changes in post-communist societies, is pleased to
announce two internships starting in January 2000. TOL uses local reporters
to provide in-depth coverage and analysis of breaking news and ongoing
trends in Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans, and the former Soviet
Union.

Position 1

TOL is seeking an Intern Coordinator to manage our interns -- most of them
"virtual" -- and play a crucial role in TOL's goal of creating a regional
supersite.

Responsibilities include:

* maintaining daily contact with interns across the globe
* coordinating interns' research, establishing and enforcing deadlines,
  encouraging cooperation and information-sharing among interns
* managing the Country Files -- a combination of maps, statistics, links,
  and academic resources
* research-heavy sidebars and timelines to accompany articles

Position 2

TOL is seeking an intern to work mostly on our Interactive Bibliographies,
which provide ideas for further reading and research pointers on all of our
articles.

Responsibilities include:

* extensive web-based research and information filtering
* writing up bibliographies
* assisting with research for the development of the Country Files
* writing and researching sidebars and timelines to accompany articles

FOR BOTH POSITIONS WE REQUIRE:

Strong communicative skills, with good Internet knowledge;
A strong academic background;
Good knowledge of and interest in Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans,
and the former Soviet Union;
Excellent management and organizational skills;
Good English, other Central or Eastern European language an advantage;
Familiarity with HTML a plus.

WE OFFER:

A dynamic, international office environment in one of Europe's most
beautiful cities;

High level of responsibility in a fast-growing Internet magazine;

A possibility of a paid position when the internship ends.

Both positions are unpaid. They are full-time and run from January 2000 to
June 2000.

If you are interested in either of these positions please contact Joanna
Rohozinska at rohozinskaj(a)tol.cz


Assistant Editor
Transitions Online
www.transitions-online.org

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY- National Endowment for Democracy, Washington, D.C.

Posted by: Central Asian Studies <centasia(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 30 Apr 1998


INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY- National Endowment for Democracy, Washington, D.C.

The National Endowment for Democracy is seeking unpaid interns to work on
East-Central Europe and New Independent States.

Qualifications preferred include:

 * Facility with Russian or another East European language;
 * Academic interest and course work in the region.

Duties include some writing, managing research and information resources,
clerical and other work.

Please send a resume, sample of writing, and a cover letter explaining
availability for this position to: East European Internship, National
Endowment for Democracy, 1101 15th Street NW, Suite 700, Washington DC 20005.

To learn more about the National Endowment for Democracy visit NED's Web
site at: www.ned.org

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY- Eurasia Foundation in Central Asia and CIS

Posted by: Craig Zelizer <czelizer(a)irex.org>
Posted: 27 Mar 1998


INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY- Eurasia Foundation in Central Asia and CIS

[NOTE: Inquiries regarding this should be addressed to Eurasia Foundation,
not the person posting the message.]

The Eurasia Foundation seeks highly motivated and creative individuals to
fill one-year internship positions in its offices in the Caucasus, Central
Asia, Ukraine, and Russia. Responsibilities will include production of
publicity and outreach materials, assistance with review of grants, and
various editing, translating and administrative tasks which are associated
with a multi-lingual organization. Applicants should possess:

  * A college degree with course work in Russian language and NIS
    studies.
  * An ability to read, speak and write Russian.
  * Excellent written and spoken English language skills. Journalism
    experience a plus.
  * An interest in traveling within the NIS. Previous experience in
    the region a plus.
  * Aptitude in MS word and the Internet. Experience in Access and
    Excel advantageous.
  * The ability to thrive in a challenging environment.
  * The desire to make a one-year work commitment.

For the individuals chosen, the Foundation is prepared to offer the following:
  * One round-trip economy airfare to assignment location.
  * Assistance with necessary visas and assistance with locating
    living accommodations.
  * Monthly stipend to assist with housing and living expenses.
  * Health and Med-Evac insurance.

Please fax or e-mail your letter of interest, resume and a one page writing
sample to:

Nanette Madarang
1527 New Hampshire Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20036

E-mail: nmadarang(a)eurasia.org  Fax: (202)234-7377
WWWW:  http://www.eurasia.org/jobs.htm#intern

All inquiries must be received by April 17, 1998. You will be asked to
provide written references should we be interested in your qualifications.
NO PHONE INQUIRIES PLEASE


Craig Zelizer
Program Officer
Central and Eastern Europe Division
International Research and Exchanges Board
1616 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
email: czelizer(a)irex.org
Web: http://www.irex.org
tel. (202)628-8188
fax. (202)628-8189

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY- MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, Summer 1998

Posted by: Craig Zelizer <czelizer(a)irex>
Posted: 6 Mar 1998


INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY- MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, Summer 1998

1998 Graduate Summer Internship Program

Applications are invited for the 1998 Graduate Summer Intern Program of the
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.  The purpose of the program
is to encourage talented graduate students to consider careers in public
interest work and to provide short-term learning experiences through
carefully supervised tasks.

Three internships are available, two with the Program on Human and
Community Development and one in Grants Management, Research and
Information (GMRI).

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is a private,
independent, grant-making foundation created in 1978 for charitable and
public service purposes.  It has developed programs in selected areas where
it believes a targeted philanthropic effort can make a distinctive
contribution.  The Foundation has total assets of about $3.8 billion and,
in 1997, authorized grants totaling approximately $141 million.

Dates: Middle of June through the middle of September
Location: The Foundation's offices in Chicago
Compensation: $13.50 - $15.00 per hour
Eligible Applicants: Current graduate students who plan to return to school
in the fall

Internship Positions

Program on Human and Community Development

Description: The intern working with the Program on Human and Community
Development will assist program officers working in the areas of building
community capacity, child and youth development, school reform, and
economic opportunity.  While specific assignments will be mutually
determined by Foundation staff and interns, projects are likely to involve
the cataloging and analysis of current research on a given topic; the
identification and description of promising practices in community
development, youth development, education, or economic development; the
assessment of service delivery systems; or the analysis of public policy.
The interns will be asked to take an interdisciplinary approach to their
projects and to examine the policy and practice implications of their
findings.  The supervisors will provide the interns with the context of
current program planning and include them in planning meetings and other
discussions.

Qualifications: Graduate training in the social sciences with demonstrated
interest in either human or community development or policy studies;
analytical and conceptual skills; the ability to write clearly and
concisely; advanced computer knowledge; and excellent research skills.

Grants Management, Research & Information

Description: Assist in the management of the MacArthur Foundation Archive
and Records Management Program. Assist in processing materials, assigning
retention periods and destruction dates, and managing the movement of
materials to and from off-site storage.

Qualifications: Graduate student in Library & Information Science, history,
or working in records management certification program. Knowledge of
library, archival, and records management principles and database systems,
specifically Microsoft Access.

How to Apply

Deadline: March 31, 1998

Individuals who wish to apply for a Graduate Summer Internship should
submit a cover letter, resumi and a brief essay relating to each position
for which they wish to be considered, up to a maximum of two positions.
Information should be submitted as soon as possible, no later than Monday,
March 16, 1998. After reviewing the applications, Foundation staff will
select a small number of candidates for interviews in late April. Final
selections will be made in May. Each candidate will be informed of the
outcome.

Please fax or mail information to:

Summer Intern Search Manager
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
140 South Dearborn Street, Suite 1000
Chicago, Illinois 60603-5285
Fax No. (312) 917-3689
No phone calls please!

The Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and benefits from the
various perspectives and talents of a racially and culturally diverse staff.

http://www.macfdn.org/announce/summer98.htm

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY- U.S. Commercial Service, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Posted by: Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center <iaunrc(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 9 Feb 1998


INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY- U.S. Commercial Service Internship

Gain substantive, hands-on experience in promoting U.S. business in the
Newly Independent States!

The U.S. Commercial Service in Almaty, Kazakhstan, is offering an exciting
internship opportunity for exceptional American undergraduate seniors and
graduate students.  The U.S. Commercial Service, the overseas arm of the
U.S. Department of Commerce, supports U.S. trade and investment abroad
through a series of trade promotion programs.  The successful applicant
will be attached to the U.S. Embassy in Almaty; will work on the full
portfolio of Commercial Service programs; support the activities of the
American Business Center; travel to selected regions of Kazakhstan and the
Kyrgyz Republic in support of U.S. commercial interests; prepare primary
market research for our U.S. clients; and complete other tasks as assigned.

Candidates should have:  strong writing/editing skills; excellent
interpersonal skills; knowledge of Russian or Kazakh; and a clear
commitment to international business and/or the Soviet Union.  qualified
persons should send a cover letter, resume, and a two-page writing sample
on any business-related subject to:

The U.S. Commercial Service Internship Program
American Embassy--Almaty
U.S. State Department
Washington, D.C. 20521-7030
Fax: 7 (327)581-1576
E-mail: OAlmaty(a)doc.gov

Due to the large number of applications expected, only applicants with
suitable backgrounds will receive a response.  The successful candidate
must be a matriculated student at the time of this unpaid internship and
will be responsible for round-trip international airfare, health insurance,
and provision of food and lodging.  The Commercial Service Almaty will
assist in identifying suitable housing.  Candidates should be available
from June to August 1998.

For more information on the U.S. Commercial Service and the Kazakhstani
Market, please visit our website at:
    http://www.comservice.com or www.bisnis.nis.com

Forwarded from Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center
<iaunrc(a)indiana.edu>, Indiana Univ., by Talant Mawkanuli <tmawkan(a)indiana.edu>

INTERNSHIP- ISAR Central Asia Program

Posted by: Irina Belashova <irina(a)isar.org>
Posted: 18 Aug 1997


INTERNSHIP- ISAR Central Asia Program in Washington DC


ISAR is a non-profit organization that supports the growth of the
non-governmental sector in the countries of the Former Soviet Union.  With
field offices throughout the FSU and a national office in Washington,DC,
our mission is to empower grassroots activists to address local social,
political, and environmental challenges by providing them with grants,
training, and other forms of technical assistance.

ISAR has an office in Almaty, Kazakstan that implements our program in
Central Asia.  The intern will work with the Director of Programs in the
Washington, DC office to assist our staff in Almaty with their work in
Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.  The
intern will also help represent these programs to the American public.

Responsibilities include:
- filling information requests from the public and field offices regarding
  environmental issues and projects
- researching topics relevant to the ISAR Central Asia program and ISAR
  Clearinghouse activities
- organizing files and information for the ISAR DC Central Asia program
- assisting with publication, supply and equipment requests from the field
  offices
- providing administrative support under the supervision of the Office Manager

Qualities Desired
- interest in former Soviet Union, NGOs, and environmental issues
- basic knowledge of political, environmental and social issues in Central
  Asia
- excellent organizational and writing skills
- familiarity with basic word processing and database programs
- basic Russian or Central Asian language skills
- fluency in writing, reading and speaking English

Hours
15-30 hours a week, with flexible scheduling

Terms
Unpaid with reimbursement for local travel.

Please send a cover letter and resume to:
Irina Belashova, Administrative Director
ISAR, 1601 Connecticut Ave., NW, #301, Washington, DC  20009
fax: 202-667-3291
e-mail: <irina(a)isar.org>

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY- Union of Councils, Central Asian Human Rights Info. & Monitoring

Posted by: Union of Councils <ucsj(a)ucsj.com>
Posted: 27 Apr 1997


INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY- Union of Councils, Central Asian Human
        Rights Information & Monitoring Network

The Central Asian Human Rights Information & Monitoring Network, a
Washington-based organization affiliated with the Union of Councils
(UCSJ), is offering an internship opportunity.  The Intern will assist the
CAHRIMN's Director in the Union's office, will work on organizing
information flow, particularly working with data base programs and
organizing communication lists, WWW documents, and press releases, and
will attend related meetings. Russian language skills desired, but not
required.  Please contact Abdumannob Polat, or Buffy Schwartz, Director
for Administration & Assistance.  Requirements: Serious weekly
commitment-hours flexible/negotiable; interest in Central Asia and/or
human rights, politics and economy in the region.

Abdumannob Polat, Director
Central Asian Human Rights Information & Monitoring Network
Union of Councils
1819 H Street, NW, Suite 230
Washington, DC 20006

tel.: (202) 775-9770 ext.17
fax:  (202) 775-9776
email: polat(a)ucsj.com

INTERNSHIP- Counterpart Foundation

Posted: 9 Sep 1996


Internship in International Development
        (NIS Central Asian Focus)

Counterpart Foundation is looking for an intern for Fall semester 1996 to
work on its NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) Support Initiative for
Central Asia.  This program works to foster the creation of effective,
democratic and sustainable NGOs capable of expressing citizens' interests,
providing services to vulnerable groups within the population, and working
in sectors critical to the economic, political and social development of
the region.  Counterpart accomplishes these goals by a) providing training
to NGOs in a variety of issues; b) implementing a small grants program;
and c)  promoting and facilitating information exchange among local NGOs
and with international organizations.

The intern will be based in Counterpart's Washington, D.C. office and will
provide support to Counterpart's field offices in Almaty, Kazakstan,
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan and Tashkent, Uzbekistan.  The intern's duties will
include:

 - identifying American NGOs to partner with Central Asian organizations
 - contact & follow-up with American/Central Asian organizations
 - researching NGO training materials
 - assistance with proposal writing/budgeting
 - providing general office support
 - providing logistical support to Central Asian offices
 - visa support at local NIS embassies
 - desktop publishing (minimal)
 - attending meetings with cooperating PVOs

Requirements for the position include:

 - A commitment of at least 12 weeks
 - Intern must have completed at least two years of university course work
 - An interest in international development
 - An interest in the former Soviet Union
 - Familiarity with WordPerfect or MS Word
 - Good writing skills
 - The ability to juggle many tasks while maintaining good humor

The ideal candidate would also have:

 - Knowledge of Russian or a Central Asian or Turkic language
 - Extensive knowledge about (or have visited) the former Soviet Union
   or Central Asia
 - Experience working in a non-profit organization

This is an unpaid internship.  However, it offers the opportunity to gain
substantive first hand experience with development work in the former
Soviet Union and to learn about other international development organizations
operating in Washington, D.C.  For more information, please send your
resume to:

Nathaniel L. Wells
Counterpart Foundation
910 17th Street NW #328
Washington, D.C. 20006

Fax: (202) 296-9679
Email: nwells(a)counterpart.org

INTERNSHIPS- The Middle East Institute Summer Internship Program

Posted: 26 April 1996


INTERNSHIPS- The Middle East Institute Summer Internship Program

The Middle East Institute welcomes applications for summer 1996
internships from undergraduates and recent graduates.  Although the
deadline for applications was April 1, 1996, applications received after
this date will be evaluated on a space-available basis.  Interns assist in
publishing The Middle East Journal, managing MEI's library, administering
programs on various topics, and raising funds for the institute.  They may
attend all MEI events and take a language class at no cost.  To apply,
please send, to the attention of the director of programs, a cover letter,
resume, transcript, five-page writing sample, and a letter of
recommendation.

For further information, contact:

The Middle East Institute
1761 N Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036-2882

tel.: (202) 785-1141

INTERNSHIP- IREX - Washington, DC

Posted: 8 Feb 1996


INTERNSHIP- Internship - Eurasia Division
        International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX)
        Washington, DC

The Eurasia Division of the International Research & Exchanges Board
(IREX) is seeking a qualified intern to assist with coordination of the
Department of State/National Endowment for the Humanities Individual
Advanced Research Opportunities in Eurasia grant program.  The position is
available immediately.  The ideal candidate will be available
approximately 15-20 hours a week.  All internships are offered on an
unpaid basis.

The IREX Internship Program is designed to give students and young
professionals the opportunity to develop valuable skills and firsthand
experience in the field of international exchanges and training programs.

IREX Eurasian interns are given independent special assignments in
addition to working closely with experienced staff on long-term and
on-going projects.

For more information, contact:

Kelly Wieme
Eurasia Division
International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX)
1616 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006

Tel: 202-628-8188/Fax: 202-628-8189
E-mail: Kelly Wieme <kwieme(a)irex.org>

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