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Transparency International, Internship with the Conventions Programme

Transparency International (TI) is the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption. Through more than 90 chapters worldwide and an international secretariat in Berlin, Germany, TI raises awareness of the damaging effects of corruption and works with partners in government, business and civil society to develop and implement effective measures to tackle it.
The Conventions Programme works with international anti-corruption conventions and other instruments which form the international legal framework for combating corruption, particularly the UN Convention against Corruption and the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention. It is also the secretariat for the UNCAC Coalition (

Main function: Assisting the Conventions Programme in work relating to international anti-corruption instruments, especially the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention and the UN Convention against Corruption.
Starting Date: 2 May 2011, some flexibility can be provided in the start date.
Duration: Six months; full time Monday to Friday
Remuneration: EUR 400 per month
Location: Berlin, Germany

Key responsibilities
  • Assisting in compiling a report on national enforcement under the UN Convention against Corruption
  • Correspondence with national groups re: UN Convention against Corruption
  • Updating web pages
  • Assisting with budgets and funding proposals
  • Assisting with preparation of meetings and documentation
  • Research on conventions-related issues and preparation of draft papers
  • Undertake an independent research project on a topic agreed by themselves and the Conventions Programme Manager.

Knowledge, experience, interests and skills
  • Excellent English language skills (working language at TI Secretariat),
  • Background in law strongly preferred. Also considering those with degrees in international and comparative politics, international (and development) economics or related social sciences;
  • Some prior office experience, good knowledge of MS Word applications;
  • Some knowledge of and considerable interest in the work of TI and the field of anti-corruption.

How to apply
To apply for this internship please send a one page cover letter (outlining your motivation) and CV, preferably by email, to:
The closing date for applications is COB 18 March 2011. Applications received by this date will take priority; however, late applications will be considered if the position has not been filled.
Kindly note that a valid work permit for Germany is required and that interns must take out their own health insurance before starting the internship. Students of the German universities must submit a confirmation of enrolment.
Transparency International is an equal opportunity employer. To learn more about Transparency International visit our website at

For more information on internships please see the TI Internship Guidelines posted at: