The Eurasia Program is inviting application for a part-time internship for the Fall 2019 semester. While working with program staff, the intern will learn about and support grantmaking initiatives. Further, s/he will engage in a variety of other programmatic projects, ranging from research and analysis to writing to presentation preparations. They will also have the opportunity to attend and engage in meetings and events. The intern will learn about the various tools available for implementing issue-based grantmaking strategies. Over the course of the internship, they will gain an understanding of the region’s NGO sector and civil society community, as well as the issues on which the program focuses. The intern will also gain experience working in an office setting at a regional program in a large international foundation.
What will the Intern do at Open Society Foundations?
- Perform desk research as well as writing assignments to support grant-making initiatives under the supervision of program staff.
- Analyze grant concepts and proposals, drafting summaries, extracting key points, and contributing to team discussions.
- Moreover, help review grantee reports, extracting and summarizing key points and information on the progression of Eurasia Program funded projects for internal and external use.
- Further, communicate with grantee organizations, providing updates and soliciting information as requested.
- Participate in Eurasia Program team calls, staff meetings, peer review committees, and local events— assisting with preparation and taking notes as requested.
- May need to attend local external events relevant to the work of the Eurasia Program, taking notes as well as reporting back to program staff.
- Monitor regional local language and/or English language news outlets for information on the political, social and economic context relevant to the Eurasia Program.
- Translate short documents from Russian to English and/or provide English summaries of grant proposals submitted in Russian.
- Also, perform other duties and tasks as assigned.
What qualification do you need for Eurasia Internship Program?
For the Open Society Internship program, Candidates must meet the following qualifications:
- Currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a relevant degree program.
- Highly motivated, curious, resourceful, eager to learn, as well as has demonstrated excellence in prior academic and professional endeavors.
- Demonstrated ability to conduct qualitative desk research, write effectively, and analyze/synthesize complex information under deadlines.
- Moreover, have strong communication and interpersonal skills, working well with others but also able to work on tasks independently.
- Excellent attention to detail and ability to learn quickly.
- Additionally, proficiency in Russian and/or other regional languages strongly preferred.
- Academic or professional experience on issues related to international relations and policy, human rights and social justice, independent media, anti-discrimination, and campaigning.
- Should have a genuine interest in the above issues and the Eurasia region.
- Also, command of Microsoft products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) a must.
How to apply for the Open Society Eurasia Internship Program?
Candidates may apply for the Eurasia Internship Program at Open Society Foundation by completing and submitting the online application form. Moreover, the candidates will also require to provide necessary documents including:
- Proof of current enrollment
- A cover letter
- A CV
- Letter of Recommendation
The deadline to apply for the Eurasia Internship Program at Open Society Foundation is on 18 August 2019. Open Society Foundation will not entertain applications arriving after the deadline.