Prague Civil Society Centre Internship Programme 2018/19

Deadline: 14 June 2018
Open to: citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan
Benefits: covered travel, accommodation, food, local transportation, and telecommunication costs

Description

The Centre is pleased to announce a call for applications for its Internship Programme. Internships provide the opportunity for members of civil society organisations, activists, experts and journalists to spend one to two months at a relevant host organisation in Central and Eastern Europe, the Baltics, Balkans, and Central Asia.

What should interns expect?

Internships allow the Centre to invest in capacity of civic organisations, movements or networks in Eastern Europe and Central Asia and to develop cross-country and regional collaboration between organisations and initiatives.

Interns will be able to use the time and funding to gain new skills or knowledge from the host organisation, develop relations between civil organisations in different countries, conduct research, write a report or paper, and expand their networks of contacts.

All interns are expected to produce a concrete output (article, paper, comparative study, policy recommendation, seminar or training curriculum, infographic or some other type of presentation), agreed to in advance, and which can be distributed electronically.

Internship projects should aim to reflect and elaborate upon the work that the interns are doing in their home countries in order to improve the effectiveness of their work upon return.

Applicants are free to propose any research subject, skills-development or project idea they want to undertake or develop during their internship. However, PCSC does have some thematic priorities in which it is interested.

Eligibility

  • Open to citizens of the following countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan;
  • Host organisations can be from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan as well as countries from Central Europe and the Baltics (Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Slovakia) and the Balkans (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia).

In addition to the nationality requirement you will be a:

  • Member of a civil society organization;
  • Human rights defender;
  • Activist;
  • Think tank expert;
  • Researcher;
  • Social entrepreneur;
  • Journalist;
  • IT expert or technology specialist engaged in social causes.

Benefits

Applicants are entitled to submit grant requests for 3,000 EUR – 4,000 EUR to support their internship. A portion of the grant (1,000 EUR) will go to the host organization. The remaining amount, which varies depending on the length and place of the internship, will cover travel, accommodation, food, local transportation, and telecommunication costs.

Applicants are requested to propose a budget for their internship in the application form. Proposed budgets are subject to review and agreement between the Prague Civil Society Centre, the host organization, and the intern.

How to apply?

To qualify for the programme, interested individuals should contact potential host organizations themselves to arrange the terms of the internship before applying to the Prague Civil Society Centre. Strongly recommend to applicants and host organization to have a proper discussion about the purpose and plan of the internship in advance, so that both sides are sure that their expectations, expertise and needs a match. If you are an organization who would like to find out more about the programme, you have been contacted by a potential applicant or you would like help finding an intern, please get in touch with the Centre.

Once you have an internship agreed you should apply to PCSC:

1. Please complete the survey.

2. Email the following documents to [email protected] by 14 June 2018:

• Complete the application form;
• Your CV;
Proposed budget;
• Letter of acceptance from the host organization.

Upon receipt of the applications, the Centre will undertake a selection process with interviews of shortlisted candidates to discuss the applicant’s project ideas and availability. They will inform on the PCSC website when we expect to conclude selection process.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact at [email protected].

For more information please visit the official website.