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Summer Internship at the Basel Institute on Governance, Brussels


 The Basel Institute on Governance is offering a summer internship position starting June 2011 to August or
September 2011 (dates are flexible) for students in their graduate program.
Background
The Basel Institute on Governance is an independent and non-­‐profit think tank conducting research
and offering policy advice and capacity building support in public, global and corporate
governance/compliance. Through the International Centre for Asset Recovery, we further provide
training and advisory services in the field of asset recovery. On grounds of its academic research it
provides assistance to developing and transition countries in the assessment and implementation of
public sector reforms particularly with regard to their anti-­‐corruption legislation and institutions.
Internship description and main tasks:
The intern will primarily assist with research and project support tasks on topics related to anti-corruption
measures and public sector governance. He/she will:
• Assist staff with research and background analyses
• Drafting papers (“best-practice” papers or “lesson learned”)
• Assist staff with projects, logistics and administration
Requirements:
The intern should currently be enrolled at a University and fulfill this internship as part of his/her studies.
Desired knowledge and skills are:
• Academic background in law, political science, sociology and / or international relations.
• Fluent in English (language skills such as Russian, Arabic and/or French considered an asset)
• Strong interest in anti-corruption and public sector governance topics
Further information:
Please note that the internship is based in Basel, Switzerland. All students are encouraged to apply. The
Basel Institute on Governance will provide a small stipend of 500 CHF per month.
Please submit your application (CV, Motivation letter) to:
Ms Andrea Poelling, Head of Resources and Operational Support, andrea.poelling@baselgovernance.org