Friday, 18 August 2017

Open Research Intern

Springer Nature is one of the world’s leading global research, educational and professional publishers. It is home to an array of respected and trusted brands and imprints, with more than 170 years of combined history behind them, providing quality content through a range of innovative products and services. Every day, around the globe, our imprints, books, journals and resources reach millions of people, helping researchers and scientists to discover, students to learn and professionals to achieve their goals and ambitions. The company has almost 13,000 staff in over 50 countries.
Open Access Intern
Fixed Term placement for six months
London, Kings Cross
The Open Research Group (ORG) is part of Springer Nature, the world’s largest academic book publisher, publisher of the world’s highest impact journals and a pioneer in the field of open research. We are in a unique position to think differently about what publishing should mean today. By using our combined expertise, scale and the reach of our brands, we aim to grow and innovate in order to better serve academic researchers, institutions and the wider public by helping them to access, share, use and apply the very best research and information available.
The Commercial & Policy team is a horizontal function supporting the wider Open Research Group publishing units.  It is responsible for driving business strategy through business model development, pricing, policy and commercial oversight, as well as supporting new product growth. 
The role of Open Research Intern is a fantastic opportunity for a recent graduate to work for one of the world’s leading academic publishers, and to learn more about the rapidly evolving area of open research. In this role, you will be supporting the Open Research Commercial & Policy team in monitoring developments in open access policy and funding, updating our websites and documentation, and performing additional project work as required.
Responsibilities
Perform online research, including identifying open access (OA) policy and funding information on funder and institutional websites.
Check and update records in Springer Nature’s OA funding and policy database
Carry out checks or standardisation of additional datasets as required
Check and update content on Springer Nature’s websites
Update documentation used by Springer Nature authors and staff
Support the Commercial & Policy team with additional project work as required
Experience, skills and qualifications
Essential
Undergraduate degree
Numerate and computer-literate, with a sharp eye for detail and a working knowledge of Excel
Strong communication skills, including a good standard of written English
Able to learn quickly and adapt to different tasks
Desirable                            
Knowledge and understanding of open access publishing and open research


More information: https://jobs.theguardian.com/job/6571165/open-research-intern/?TrackID=1227198&BatchID=1062&utm_source=eml&utm_medium=sygntd&utm_campaign=jobalert&utm_content=text_link&CMP_TU=jbsr&CMP_BUNIT=jobs&CMP=ema_jobalert

Thursday, 17 August 2017

WORK EXPERIENCE WITH WELTHUNGERHILFE'S PROJECTS ABROAD

An internship with one of our overseas projects offers you the opportunity to gain up to six months' practical experience in development cooperation and find out what working in the field on a daily basis in another country is really like.

During your placement you will be provided with extensive support and assigned a mentor but when we award internships in foreign countries, we also ensure that our interns are able to make a useful contribution to the work going on there and that they organize their stay in the country themselves to a large extent.

Framework conditions
Our internships last for a maximum of six months. You don't need to worry about finding accommodation in the project country, as this will be provided for you by Welthungerhilfe. In addition, we pay a monthly allowance of 200 euros.
You are responsible for procuring a visa for the country you would like to work in, although we will of course help you with this and supply you with any documents you require, such as an internship contract. Welthungerhilfe will reimburse you for the cost of the visa.
As an intern you are essentially responsible for organizing your stay yourself and will bear any expenses connected with this. The main costs will be your flights and, because we don't offer group policies for interns, international health insurance including emergency assistance, as well as accident insurance.

The projects / countries
It is possible to apply for an internship in any project countries, that are generally classified as stable.
The following project countries are marked as high risk countries and can therefore not be applied for: Afghanistan, Burundi, Central African Republic, DR Congo, Iraq, Madagascar, Mali, Niger, Pakistan, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Turkey.
The following Welthungerhilfe offices hire interns on a regular basis:
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Kampala, Uganda (for projects in Congo, Uganda)
Monrovia, Liberia
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
You can find information on the projects of Welthungerhilfe on the following websites:
Please note that unfortunately, information is not available for publication on every project / country. You can be sure, however, that all offices mentioned on our website are currently implementing projects, even if in some cases the corresponding project descriptions are not published.
You should be aware that internships abroad are meant to provide a general overview of the work in development cooperation. Even if in a certain country a project is implemented which is of particular interest to you, it cannot be guaranteed that you will be mainly working on that project in your internship. Considering that the internship is limited to a relatively short period of a maximum of 6 months, it may very well occur that during the course of your internship you do not get any access to that project at all, e.g. due to traveling restrictions for political or climatic reasons or because the project has reached its final phase. You should therefore choose a country that you are generally interested in and describe your particular areas of interest in your letter of motivation.
In any case, you can gather very interesting experience in any of our projects. In principle, the projects are related to the following issues, while the focus may vary from case to case:
The application process:
In order to respond to frequently asked questions - please take note of the following points:
The possibility of an internship in one of our offices always depends on the current workload in the offices and the qualifications and expectations of the applicant. Normally, we do not have specific descriptions and/or timeframes/deadlines for the internships (if not separately mentioned).
Please use the information on our website to gather information about the projects in the different countries to see if the projects there fit your expectations. More detailed information going beyond what is described on the Welthungerhilfe website can only be provided once a particular office wishes to offer you an intern position.
Please do not contact the offices abroad directly!
It is not possible to apply generally according to areas of interest or for all offices/countries. Therefore, please limit your application to only one office/country per application e-mail. If you would like to apply for more than one office/country, please send a complete set of application documents for each office/country.
You can send as many applications as you want and of course you can apply again at a later date.
For organizational reasons, you should apply about 3 to 6 months before the intended period of your internship. Of course, you may also apply at a sooner or a later stage.
Even if shorter periods are generally possible, it is advisable that the internship lasts at least 2 months.
Applicants are not subject to any restriction of age, nationality, language skills in German or level of academic qualification! Anyone may apply who would like to gain a comprehensive insight into the professional field of development cooperation.
In line with the desire to afford a broad insight, we consider it to be particularly important that the internship takes place in a country other than the intern’s country of origin. This is essential to learn about the challenges of working in an international environment.
Feedback on your application
The office will contact you directly within four weeks after the receipt of your application should they be interested and able to offer you an internship.
If you haven’t heard from the office within four weeks, we are unfortunately not able to offer you an internship in your desired location. Because of the large number of applications we don’t have the capacities to send a separate letter of refusal.
Necessary documents
For us to be able to consider your application please include just the following documents (please provide all documents in English if no other language is separately mentioned!):
A completed copy of our Data Collection Form (see downloads on the right)
A detailed letter of application (see downloads on the right)
Your CV
Please send your complete application to Ms. Christine Mader:
We are looking forward to your application!!!


Intern (BEL421) UKREP - United Kingdom Permanent Representation to the European Union

The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer. We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.
Job Category: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)
Job Subcategory: UKREP (UK Representation to the EU)
Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)
The UK Representation to the European Union (UKREP) is part of a worldwide network of diplomatic missions, representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas and is now looking for three full-time interns to work across multiple policy areas.
These are three challenging and varied roles providing support to three busy teams in UKREP: Competitiveness and Markets; Justice and Home Affairs; and Social and Environment policy teams. The work of UKREP involves representing UK views and positions, as well as advising colleagues, Whitehall officials and UK Ministers on EU business and ongoing negotiations, undertaking projects towards meeting UK Ministers’ objectives for EU legislation. The internships will provide invaluable insight into EU policy making from the Council and the European Parliament perspective.
The successful candidate will be expected to be flexible and adapt to help cover any potential shift in policy priorities within fast moving teams. The internship is offered on a three month basis.
Roles and Responsibilities
Arranging meetings and coordinating programmes for ministerial and senior official visits to Brussels, Luxembourg and Strasbourg;
Providing support and preparing documents for Working Groups and Council meetings (including opportunities to attend working group meetings);
Reporting on debates, events and committee hearings in the European Parliament;
Engaging with the relevant Whitehall departments and overseas Posts to insert an UKREP perspective.
Essential qualifications and experience
Completed a University Degree;
Fluent in English;
Strong Organisational skills;
Strong Communications and Personal skills;
Confident in using Microsoft Office Programs.
Desirable qualifications and experience
Knowledge of French and/or German;
Experience of working within EU institutions and/or Whitehall departments.
Required competencies
Changing and Improving, Making Effective Decisions, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering at Pace.
Application deadline: 30 August 2017
Grade: Internship
Type of Position: Full-time, Temporary
Working hours per week: 36.25
Region: Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia
Location (City): UK Permanent Representation to the European Union, Brussels
Type of Post: Political Office
Number of vacancies: 3
Starting monthly salary (EUR): 766 gross
Start Date: 18 September 2017
End Date: 17 December 2017
Other benefits and conditions of employment
This is a full-time professional immersion traineeship with the duration of 3 months, 36.25 hours net for 5 working days a week.
The professional immersion indemnity for this position is €766. The British Diplomatic Missions in Belgium follow the Belgian minimum pay scales for paid internships as set out under local labour law.
For more details, please follow the link: http://www.emploi.belgique.be/defaultTab.aspx?id=3460.
The British Diplomatic Missions in Belgium salaries are not subject to annual indexation. Please note that Belgian nationals will be paid their salary gross and are expected to comply with their tax obligations through completion of a tax return to the Belgian authorities. Non-Belgian nationals will receive their salary net, minus the deduction of an equivalent level of Belgian tax retained at source. Further information on this will be given to candidates during the recruitment process.
Professional Immersion Traineeship Requirements
Be a minimum of 18 years old;
Proof of valid medical coverage for the period of the internship (European Health Insurance Card);
The successful candidates will be subject to professional background checks and security clearance;
Staff recruited locally by the British Diplomatic Missions in Belgium are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local Belgian employment law.
Additional information
Please note that the deadline for applications is 23:55 on the day mentioned in the above field “Application deadline”. We advise you to allow enough time to complete and submit your full application, since only applications completed and submitted before the deadline will be considered. Please be aware that the deadline for submitting applications is considered to be the time zone for the country where the vacancy has arisen.
Please be advised that the British Diplomatic Missions will not be able to meet the travel costs incurred when travelling to the interview, nor the costs connected with relocation if offered a job.


Harvard University: Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowships 2018 in U.S.A.

The Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowships at Harvard offer short-term research opportunities to individuals interested in working on special projects designed to advance journalism in some new way. Candidates need not be practising journalists but must demonstrate the ways in which their work at Harvard and the Nieman Foundation may improve the prospects for journalism’s future. This may be related to research, programming, design, financial strategies or another topic.
A Nieman Fellowship is an extraordinary, transformative learning opportunity open to journalists working in all media in every country around the world. Those selected for the program spend two full semesters at Harvard auditing classes with some of the university’s greatest thinkers, participating in Nieman events and collaborating with peers. Nieman Fellows are also able to audit classes at other local universities including MIT and Tufts.
Location:
 United States
 Benefits
Successful applicants are invited to the Nieman Foundation for a period ranging from a few weeks to three months, depending on the scope of the project.
Knight Visiting Nieman Fellows have access to the extensive resources at Harvard and throughout Cambridge, including local scholars, research centers and libraries.
Successful applicants also have the opportunity to work with Nieman Fellows and the various projects housed at the Nieman Foundation, including Nieman Reports, Nieman Journalism Lab, and Nieman Storyboard.
For Visiting Fellows who will not be supported by an employer during the fellowship, a stipend prorated for the length of the fellowship will be provided ($1,225 per week).
If a Visiting Fellow does not reside in the Boston area or otherwise have accommodations, free use of a furnished one-bedroom apartment will be available for the length of the fellowship.
 Eligibilities
All applicants for academic-year Nieman Fellowships, including freelancers, must be working journalists with at least five years of full-time media experience. Journalism-related work completed as a university student does not count as professional experience. Professionals who work in public relations or in a position whose primary focus is not the media are not eligible to apply.
During the two years prior to applying, an applicant should not have participated in a fellowship lasting four months or longer.Candidates nominate themselves for Nieman Fellowships by submitting an application and supplementary materials. There are no age limits or academic prerequisites, and a college degree is not required.
Eligible Regions: Open For All
 APPLICATION PROCESS
All Nieman Fellowship applicants must complete an online application form. Candidates for full academic-year fellowships must submit the following information as part of their package: two essays; a professional profile and study plan; work samples and three letters of recommendation.
Candidates for the Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowship complete a streamlined application that requires only biographical information, a résumé and a project proposal.
Application Deadline: September 29, 2017 (43 Days Remaining)


Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Internship in Social Affairs

nternship in Social Affairs
CEEP – European Centre of Employers and Enterprises providing Public Services
Brussels, Belgium
OVERVIEW
CEEP represents at EU-level, public and private enterprises and organisations from across Europe at national, regional and local level, which are public employers or providers of services of general interest. CEEP is one of the three general cross-industry social partners recognised by the EU Commission, and represents public services employers in the European Social Dialogue.
We are currently looking for a trainee within the social affairs policy field.
Desired starting date: ideal starting date early October 2017 for a period of 6 months.
Interviews will be conducted from the 18 to 22 September 2017 in Brussels. Small remuneration available.
MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES
The main task of the intern will be to assist the Social Affairs Policy Officer, working on issues concerning social affairs, social dialogue and macroeconomic policies and supporting the daily work of the General Secretariat.
This includes among others:
Attending internal and external meetings, and drafting meeting reports;
Draft policy briefings/background documents ahead of meetings;
Supporting the secretariat by undertaking coordination and administrative tasks;
Policy monitoring and analysis;
Contacts with members and external actors under the supervision of the Social Affairs Policy Officer.
PROFILE
Recent graduate, ideally with a Master degree, and a strong interest in European social policy and economic governance, including the European social dialogue.
Candidates who needs to do a traineeship to complete a Master degree in European Affairs, in particular European Social Affairs, will also be considered.
SKILLS
Strong understanding of the EU decision making process;
Background and interest in social, macroeconomics, education policies are strongly valued;
Excellent level in English with strong written abilities. Knowledge of other languages, in particular French and/or German, is an asset;
Ability to prioritise work, deal with a variety of topics with tight deadlines;
Self-starter and team player who can work effectively in a small and international team;
Eye for details and highly organised.
Should you be interested by this position please send your CV and a cover letter by Monday 4 September 2017 CoB, to priya.klinkenberg@ceep.eu, cc the Policy Officer for Social Affairs, guillaume.afellat@ceep.eu and “Internship in Social Affairs” as subject of the email.
For more information about CEEP: www.ceep.eu.



Institutional Development Internship in Brussels

Deadline: 17 August 2017
Open to: master students in Political Science, EU or international studies, or relevant fields
Benefits: paid internship in Brussels, Belgium
Description
Caritas Europa works for justice, peace and development to testify Christ’s love for humankind. Its guiding values and principles are the centrality of the human person, fraternity, solidarity and gratuitousness, peace, integral human development, religious freedom and cultural diversity, cooperation and subsidiarity, professionalism and heartfelt concern for the poor, responsibility for a sound ecological order. Caritas Europa expects its staff members and interns to acknowledge its identity, contribute to these values and commit to its vision and mission while on duty.
The intern will support the Institutional Development Unit in the implementation of the annual work plan. S/he will contribute to the preparation, organisation and follow up to planned activities and events. The intern will be part of the Institutional Development Unit and will report directly to the Unit Director.
The intern will assist the Institutional Development unit in:
Updating the mapping of Caritas Europa Members’ activities including supporting Members in registering with International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) and exporting mapping info to IATI;
Proofreading of articles and publication of updates for the Faith and ActionPlatform;
Ensuring the smooth running of the Caritas Europa internal grant system(Solidarity Mechanism);
Project Management of institutional grants;
Drafting of documents and in communications with CE Member Organisations;
Gathering testimonies/good case studies from Member Organisations;
Organising Caritas’ events (such as the 2017 Organisational Development forum and the Learning Path) in terms of administration, stage directions, logistics, and reporting;
Drafting and dissemination of conference reports.
Eligibility
Master student in Political Science, EU or international studies, European Law, Social Policies, Economy, Development, Management, or related field;
Fluent in spoken and written English, preferably with good command in some other European language(s). The working language is English;
Developed organisational skills with an hands-on attitude;
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
Reporting skills;
Self-motivated, helpful and dedicated team player, able to function as part of a small office team;
Excellent IT and computer skills in all Windows applications;
Experience working within or with the Caritas network or other civil society organisations is an asset.
Benefits
Insurance and main costs are to be covered by the university or the student;
Caritas Europa will provide monthly travel support within Brussels.
The preferred duration of the internship is 6 months, but exceptions may be made. The minimum duration, however, is no less than 3 months.
How to apply?
Please submit a motivation letter (max 1 page) and your CV to msomers@caritas.eu, mentioning in the subject “Institutional Development Internship”.
For more information please visit the official website.

The East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship 2018

The East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship provides master’s and doctoral funding for graduate students from Asia, the Pacific, and the United States to participate in educational, cultural, residential community building, and leadership development programs at the East-West Center while pursuing graduate study at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM). Undertaking degree studies at UHM through an East-West Center fellowship is not merely about receiving a financial aid scholarship. Since the basic purpose of the East-West Center is to build a sense of Asia-Pacific community and prepare for future leadership roles, EWC graduate student fellows live together and interact with each other in both intellectual and social activities. They are, from the very outset, an identifiable group committed to the notion of building an Asia-Pacific community. Through team-building activities, leadership development projects and internships, learning about the Asia Pacific region, cultural exchange, educational enrichment gatherings, community service and service learning projects, EWC graduate degree fellows establish friendships and lifelong ties to a network of people committed to positive change in the Asia Pacific region.
The graduate degree fellowship covers the cost of tuition and fees, books, housing in an East-West Center dormitory, and partial funding toward meals, health insurance, and incidental expenses. Funding for field study and conference presentations is offered on a competitive basis during the fellow’s period of study.
The East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship invites applications from:
Citizens or permanent residents of the United States
Citizens of countries in the Pacific and Asia, including Russia
Priority in the student selection process is given to applicants with a demonstrated commitment to the Asia Pacific region.
Location:
 United States
 Benefits
The East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship provides the following funding:
Full-time graduate tuition and fees up to the equivalent of the tuition charged for post-baccalaureate students at the University of Hawaii at Manoa toward master’s or doctoral studies;
Housing in an East-West Center residence hall, based on single occupancy;
A stipend to partially cover food and incidental expenses (Refer to the section on taxes on stipends for additional information);
An allowance for books, materials and supplies; and
Subsidy toward health insurance coverage.
All provisions above are subject to change.
 Eligibilities
Before the start of the award, applicants for graduate programs must have obtained a 4-year bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited U.S. college or university, or from a recognized institution of higher learning abroad. Generally, an applicant must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (4.0=A scale) or the equivalent, in the last four semesters or six quarters of the undergraduate record and in all post-baccalaureate work.
Eligible Regions: United States Pacific Region: American Samoa, Australia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Northern Marianas, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis & Futuna Islands Southeast Asia: Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vietnam South Asia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka East Asia: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea, Russia, Taiwan
 APPLICATION PROCESS
Download application materials for the Graduate Degree Fellowship from the East-West Center website using the links provided in the “Apply Now” section.
Application Deadline: December 1, 2017 (107 Days Remaining)