IP-Watch, DiploFoundation Offer Shared Internship In Geneva21/08/2014 by Intellectual Property Watch, Intellectual Property Watch Leave a Comment Print This Post Intellectual Property Watch is pleased to announce a joint internship opportunity with the DiploFoundation/Geneva Internet Platform in Geneva, covering events and issues related to internet governance. Part-time intern – RapporteurShared internship position between DiploFoundation and Intellectual Property WatchInternship start date: ongoing basis, length of internship: minimum of four months. Main Duties:Assistance to the Geneva Internet Platform project and IP-Watch with diplomatic and journalistic reportingReporting from Internet governance relevant events in Geneva, including social media reportingPreferred skills:Excellent English, preferably at native speaker levelFrench knowledge is a plusKnowledge and interest in Internet governance issuesInterest in journalismSupport in diplomatic reporting and journalistic training will be provided.IP-Watch, www.ip-watch.org, is a UN-accredited independent online journal of news and analysis covering international intellectual property and innovation policy and law. ———————————————————–The full announcement from Diplo follows: Call for applicationsInternship positions with DiploFoundationExciting opportunities to gain hands-on experience in global policy-making arena of International GenevaDiploFoundation is a non-profit organisation with offices in Msida, Malta; Geneva, Switzerland; and Belgrade, Serbia. The organisation’s mission is to strengthen the meaningful participation of all stakeholders in diplomatic practice and international relations. In June 2006, DiploFoundation was granted Special Consultative Status with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). In 2012, Global Journal listed DiploFoundation among the top 100 NGOs worldwide for its work on fostering more effective and inclusive diplomacy. Over 2500 officials and diplomats from 189 UN member states have benefitted from Diplo’s activities.By offering postgraduate level academic courses and training workshops on a variety of different diplomacy-related topics, DiploFoundation strives to achieve the following goals:Increase the power of small and developing states to influence their own futures and developmentIncrease international accountability and inclusivityIncrease the legitimacy of international policy makingImprove global governance and international policy development In order to achieve these goals, DiploFoundation:Provides capacity development programmes ranging from multilateral diplomacy to cybersecurity, and Internet governanceUses and develops tools for e-participation in global governance, including remote participation in international meetings and social media for global negotiationsTrains officials (including diplomats and others international actors) from small and developing countriesProvides specialised and effective academic programmes for professional diplomats seeking cost-effective but high quality training in both traditional and contemporary diplomacy topicsStrengthens participation of non-state actors – including those from academia and civil society – in international relations and policy processesAlthough intern positions are unpaid, successful applications will be fully immersed in activities and be exposed on a daily basis to the workings of Geneva International. Interns may participate in our learning activities, including an online course based on their preference. Positions(1) Full-time intern – project assistant (minimum 3 months)(2) Part-time intern –project assistant (minimum 3 months)Main duties:Assist Project Managers with day-to-day tasksAssist with event management and office administrationResearch and prepare texts (Tweets, Facebook updates, background material, etc.)Carry out general office dutiesAssist incoming trainees to participate in DiploFoundation activitiesAttend meetings and events of relevant interest to DiploFoundationWrite meeting reportsTake dictation Ideally, candidates will:Have an excellent command of English; knowledge of French and/or German is a plus.Be familiar with social media and Microsoft OfficeBe flexible and adaptableHave a positive learning attitude (3) Part-time intern – technical and multimedia assistantMain dutiesProvide technical support for online eventsTake and curate photos of Diplo’s in situ eventsWork with Director on special niche projects requiring multimedia skills Ideally, candidates willHave excellent IT skillsBe reasonably good photographersHave video recording and basic editing skills (4) Part-time intern – RapporteurShared internship position between DiploFoundation and Intellectual Property WatchInternship start date: ongoing basis, length of internship: minimum of four months. Main Duties:Assistance to the Geneva Internet Platform project and IP-Watch with diplomatic and journalistic reportingReporting from Internet governance relevant events in Geneva, including social media reporting Preferred skills:Excellent English, preferably at native speaker levelFrench knowledge is a plusKnowledge and interest in Internet governance issuesInterest in journalism Support in diplomatic reporting and journalistic training will be provided.IP-Watch, www.ip-watch.org, is a UN-accredited independent online journal of news and analysis about international intellectual property and innovation policy and law. Application process:Send a cover letter explaining why you would like to intern at Diplo and what you can bring to us, along with your CV/resumé to Tereza Horejsova at email@example.com Related Articles:Geneva Internet Platform Launches: Neutral Ground For Net Governance IP-Watch Subscribers – Updated List Of IP Delegates In Geneva IP-Watch Looks At The Year Ahead In International IP Policy Intellectual Property Watch may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.