Closing Date: 
5 September 2014 to 19 September 2014

This position will be conducted under the overall supervision of the Dialogue Coordinator. The objective of the position is to assist in the implementation of Dialogues, Conferences and events organized by ICTSD.

Closing Date: 
26 August 2014 to 19 September 2014

The objective of this post is to assist the Publication Team, in order to maintain consistent high-quality and timely output of ICTSD’s technical and periodical publications, as well as aiding with the improvement and restructuring of the ICTSD brand.

Closing Date: 
25 August 2014 to 28 September 2014

ICTSD’s Gender Initiative Intern will work together with the Gender Initiative coordinator to help ICTSD to implement the action plan that was developed in the gender baseline assessment report. The intern will identify realistic and appropriate opportunities to mainstream gender into some of the programmatic activities, for example agriculture, climate change or intellectual property.

Volunteer and Internship Guidelines and Application Process

ICTSD hosts both volunteers and interns all year round through bilateral arrangements with academic institutions or by direct applications from Individuals with a proven interest in international trade and sustainable development, and possess university-level or post-graduate education in a related fieldThese positions are designed to be of mutual benefit: volunteers/interns learn about the Centres work while building personal capacities and experience, and the Centre receives valuable assistance in achieving its projects and goals. With no exception, all arrangements with interns or volunteers are on fixed-term basis, with an internships agreed upon for a period of 3-6 monthsICTSD has an active all year round internship/volunteer programme and coordinates arrangements around three terms that coincide with the academic year: September - December (Fall); January - May (Spring); and June - August (Summer).

Internships

ICTSD hosts interns depending on programme / publication needs. ICTSD can provide limited support in the form of a monthly stipend for basic living expenses, but interns should have sponsorship and/or funding available to them. Positions may be within one programme or across several programmes. Interns must be willing to commit to a work programme for 15-40 hours per week. Interns require either Swiss citizenship or a valid Swiss work permit. ICTSD can arrange for temporary work permit.

Volunteers

ICTSD will accept a limited number of volunteers annually depending on programme needs. These positions are un-remunerated. Volunteers must be willing to commit to a work programme of at least 15 hours per week. Positions may include ongoing programme related support or project-related assignments. Volunteers require either Swiss citizenship or a valid Swiss work permit.

Applying

Applications must include individuals’ qualifications, curriculum vitae, letter of motivation (detailing their area of interest) and awriting or work sample. Included in the above, should be applicant’s nationality, work, educational experience, language ability and any other information deemed relevant to the position. Prospective Interns/Volunteers should contact ICTSD at least three months before the start of the hosting period.

Interns and volunteers are expected to produce a final report on their experience for ICTSD and the sponsoring institution. Interns/volunteers are to be assessed by their supervisor and the pertinent programme’s team leader and will receive a work certificate upon completion of their time at ICTSD.

Applications should be emailed to: jobs@ictsd.ch or sent to Human Resources, ICTSD, 7 Chemin de Balexert, 1219 Châtelaine, Geneva, Switzerland.