Internship -  Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention

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Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention Implementation Support Internship

The Implementation Support Unit (ISU) of the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) invites applications for the position of Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention Implementation Support Intern.

The internship will last approximately six months from January / February to June / July 2007 with start and end dates negotiable.

The intern's main responsibilities will be to:

  • Update information products developed by the ISU as means to inform and provide policy advice and recommendations to States Parties to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction.
  • Contribute to the day-to-day unscheduled activities of the ISU, including by responding to information requests and undertaking ad-hoc research to meet needs as they arise.
  • Complete a finite research project on the topic of interest to the intern and of value to the ISU.
  • Represent the GICHD in and away from Geneva as opportunities arise, reporting on activities in such a way that information obtained is made useful to GICHD personnel.

    The successful applicant will be a student who is in the process of completing or an individual who has recently completed a graduate degree.

    He or she will be able to write well in English, summarize diverse information into concise and informative documents, research using the Internet, produce tables using MS Word and / or MS Excel, and, exercise initiative.

    Advance subject matter expertise is not required as long as the intern has a willingness to learn and a keen interest in efforts to work toward a world free of anti-personnel landmines and for the reduction of the impact of other explosive remnants of war.

    The internship is unpaid although a monthly stipend will be provided to help offset the intern's costs.

    Applicants are invited to submit, by email to Kerry Brinkert, k.brinkert(at) gichd.ch, a CV and short written statement outlining their motivation.

    The GICHD subscribes to the principles of employment equity. Women and citizens of States Parties to the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention which are affected by landmines who possess the necessary qualifications are encouraged to apply.

    The GICHD works toward a world free of anti-personnel landmines and for the reduction of the impact of other explosive remnants of war by providing operational assistance, creating and sharing knowledge, and supporting instruments of international law

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