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Intern for its Global Advocacy and Legal Advice Centre (ALAC) Programme, Brussels


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-S), TI raises awareness about the devastating impact of corruption and works with partners in government, the private sector and civil society to develop and implement effective measures to tackle it.
TI’s chapters currently operate more than 60 Advocacy and Legal Advice Centres (ALACs) in more than 45 different countries. The centres provide legal advice and assistance to victims and witnesses of corruption, helping citizens pursue corruption-related complaints and encouraging them to come forward. By using information gained from cases (either individual cases or common themes running through a variety of cases), the centres are then able to advocate for systemic reform based on concrete evidence.
The centres have proven to be effective in empowering people in the fight against corruption. Their advocacy campaigns also create a virtuous circle, helping establish the profile and reputation of the centre, which in turn, encourages more citizens to join in the struggle and resist corruption.
Description of Internship
Main function: Researching, drafting and supporting the publication of human interest and success stories, case studies and global communications materials for ALACs.
Starting Date: 4 July 2011
Duration: six months, full time Monday to Friday (40 hrs week)
Location: Berlin, Germany
Remuneration: 400, Euro per month
Key responsibilities:
Draft “Human Interest Stories”, based on the cases managed by the legal advice centres
Work closely with TI’s communications department in the editing and publication process.
Contribute to the production of ALAC communications and fundraising materials
Assist with ALAC data collection and management at the global level
Assist in administration, research, documentation, record-keeping, and logistical tasks related to supporting TI ALACs globally
Contribute to content development for TI online products (website, blog, Google maps, etc) section on ALACs
Contribute to the content development of the TI Intranet section on ALACs
Knowledge, experience and skills:
Journalistic/writing background, with a strong interest in gathering facts and reporting on stories, with high intercultural awareness and sensitivity
Experience writing about complex, politically and legally sensitive subjects for non-expert audiences is useful
Excellent written and spoken English required.
Knowledge of French, Arabic, Spanish or Russian is an asset.
Previous international experience is an asset
Familiarity with the work of non-profit advocacy organisations is an asset.
Strong user skills with standard computer applications such as MS Excel, Word, Outlook and Access required.
Legal requirements for the paid internship:
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: www.transparency.org.
TI Internship Guidelines are posted at: http://www.transparency.org/contact_us/work
We thank all applicants for their interest but only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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