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Internship, Transparency International - Africa and Middle East Department, Germany

Transparency International (TI) is the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption. Its mission is to create change towards a world free of corruption. TI currently has more than 90 National Chapters across the world, and its International Secretariat is based in Berlin, Germany.

Description of Internship
Main function: Assisting the Sub-Saharan Africa team in their work
Starting Date: 11 January 2010
Duration: Six months (full time)
Remuneration: EUR 400 per month, if the internship is not sponsored by a third party
Location: Berlin, Germany

Key responsibilities:
* Assisting with the implementation of a number of projects, including a regional programme focused on promoting transparency and integrity in basic service delivery in Sub-Saharan Africa (TISDA);
* Assisting with preparations for participation of delegates from National Chapters to attend a series of programme-related workshops in Africa (flight and hotel bookings, and other logistical issues);
* Liaising with contact groups and National Chapters on these and other issues;
* Assisting with the production of TI publications, by providing translation and/or proof reading of documents;
* Monitoring international media for issues of interest to TI;
* Other various administrative tasks and support to the Africa/Middle East department.
Knowledge, experience and skills:
* Strong academic background in political science / international relations (other relevant fields will be considered)
* Adaptable and flexible personality, able to handle multiple tasks and workloads, ability to prioritise own work;
* Demonstrated interpersonal skills and effective communication abilities, good team player;
* Excellent knowledge of English or French (written and spoken) and at least very good knowledge of the other language (required);
* Good knowledge of MS Office applications including proven experience of working with Excel (required);
* Some knowledge of, and considerable interest in, the work of TI and the field of anti-corruption (required);
* Knowledge of, or proven interest in, the Africa and Middle East region (required);
* Some prior office experience very desirable;

To apply: Qualified candidates should submit a one-page cover letter and CV (in English) via email to

Legal requirements for the paid internship: Due to the short notice of this announcement, EU / EEC nationals and those with a valid work permit for Germany are particularly encouraged to apply. Interns must obtain their own health insurance before starting the internship, as well as register as residents in Germany for tax reasons. Students at German universities should submit documents verifying their student status. Transparency International is an equal opportunity employer. To learn more about Transparency International visit our website at

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 2009/11/29
Country or region: Germany
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