Starting date:                         Shortly after the confirmation of candidate

Application deadline:               February 7, 2018

Full/ Part Time:                      Fulltime

Period:                                  1 year

Country:                                Macedonia

 

The Institute for research and policy analyses – Romalitico in collaboration with the Romani Studies Program (RSP) of the Central European University (CEU) as part of the Roma in European Societies (RES) initiative invites applications for one internship position. The position is for one year. The main aim of the internship is to provide on the job training for young Roma graduates and enable them to acquire practical experience and knowledge of the day to day work with the Romalitico team. In addition, the aim is to introduce Roma graduates to the professional world and the constraints, duties and opportunities therein. This internship scheme is offered to candidates of Romani background who have completed either a post-secondary education (Bachelor and Master degree or equivalent).

Romalitico is a non-profit think tank organization, autonomous and independent of any interest group or donor in its operation. The mission of Romalitico is creating and promoting dynamic open society through policy analyses, researches, consultations and training for public policies targeting Roma in the Republic of Macedonia and Europe.

The Romani Studies Program at CEU is an independent academic unit set up by a CEU Senate decision as of August 1, 2017. The Romani Studies Program aims to engage scholars, policy makers, and activists in interdisciplinary knowledge production and debate on Roma identity and movement; antigypsyism; social justice and policy making; gender politics; and structural inequality.

CEU’s Roma in European Societies is a collaborative initiative supporting efforts to improve the situation of Roma in all sectors at the local, national, and regional levels through teaching, course development and research, leadership development, and community outreach. RES is funded by the Velux Foundations, Roma Education Fund and the OSF Roma Initiatives Office.

Responsibilities

  • Collect data, conduct literature searches and literature reviews
  • Conduct analysis and research
  • Track grant opportunities
  • Update contact databases
  • Monitor national and global newsfeeds and selected websites on think tanks, policy advice, and project-specific issues.
  • Participate in career development and research related lectures and events
  • Some data entry and administrative duties
  • Assist with social media (Twitter and Facebook)
  • Report to the Research Coordinator
  • Other related duties as assigned 

Qualifications

This opportunity is available for students and graduates interested for professional development in the area of human rights. The Roma Graduate Preparation Program (RGPP) alumni are encouraged to apply. It is expected from the candidates to:

  • Hold bachelor’s or master’s degree (or degree in progress) in Human rights, public policy, international relations, political science, economics, gender studies.
  • Ability to intern for 35 to 40hrs per week (minimum twelve months commitment).
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite, particularly Word and Excel
  • Excellent internet research and documentation skills
  • Very comfortable using different digital and social media platforms
  • Demonstrated knowledge and interest in public policies and project management
  • Ability to apply superb attention to detail and to plan, organize, and prioritize work
  • Eagerness to be creative and take the initiative on new ideas and projects
  • Ability to work in a small team or independently as needed

Personal values: integrity, loyalty and conscientiousness, discretion, independence and confidence, respect for diversity.

Selection Criteria 

The interns will be selected through a competitive selection process based on the relevance of the applicant’s career goals, previous working experience and motivation. The short-listed candidates will be called for an interview. Applicants will be notified of the result of the evaluation process by February 10th 2018.

How to apply?

Please send your complete application package to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and with Subject Line: Romalitico-RSP Internship

The application package is consisted of:

  • CV (maximum 3 pages),
  • Motivation letter (maximum 1 page), explaining how the internship can benefit you, specifying your main skills and interests, including a short explanation and your perception on the current situation of Roma.

All the documentation package you can send it in English or Macedonian language to the above-mentioned addresses. Should you have any question, do not hesitate to contact us.

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