MINELRES: CfA: ECMI Internship

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Sat Aug 6 11:03:18 2005

Original sender: William McKinney <mckinney@ecmi.de>

Call for Applications for Intern Positions

The European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) in Flensburg, Germany, is 
soliciting applications for internship positions:


January to March 
Deadline for application: 30 September
Notification: before 30 October

April to June
Deadline for application: 31 December
Notification: before 31 January

July to September
Deadline for application: 31 March
Notification: before 30 April

October to December
Deadline for application: 30 June
Notification: before 31 July

It is possible to negotiate other time slots upon requests, especially to 
accomodate the different university terms in Europe and overseas. Please 
specify this in your application.

The Positions
The internship positions are unpaid (ECMI is not in a position to cover travel 
or any other costs related to the internship) and usually last three months. 
They will be based at ECMI headquarters in Flensburg or at the local offices in 
Tblisi, Pristina and Skopje. You will participate in research and 
administration of ongoing ECMI projects, under the direction of the responsible 
ECMI researcher.

Depending on your profile, you can work in the following areas:

Action-oriented projects
Your profile: Internships in ECMI's action-oriented projects are aimed at 
graduate or recent graduate students who have a particular interest in the 
Balkans, the Western CIS countries (Moldova / Ukraine) or the Caucasus. We 
expect a certain flexibility and ability to assist with a variety of tasks 
based on the needs of the Centre or Regional Office at the time of the 

Activities: Your tasks may include conducting targeted background research, 
tracking media coverage, assisting in the organization of training events and 
contributing to general office support duties, including updating of databases. 
There will of course be some overlap of duties, combining research and 
administrative tasks. The working language of ECMI is English; for our Regional 
Offices, knowledge of local language skills is a plus but not a necessity. The 
possibility of also undertaking independent research leading to a paper of 
publishable quality may be discussed on an individual basis.

If you wish to apply, please specify in your covering letter your availability 
and regional/functional area of interest.

Electronic Map
The ECMI project "Ethnopolitical Map of Europe" is meant to cover those regions 
in Europe, including the Balkans, the Western CIS countries and the Caucasus 
which are currently facing or have recently experienced ethnopolitical tension 
or conflict. The clickable map is guiding the users to official documents, 
which reflect international involvement in the reduction of ethnopolitical 
tension and resolution of interethnic conflicts in countries and regions of 
concern. Further, the map provides information on population statistics, 
current national legislation and relevant literature on the ethnopolitical 
situation in different countries.

Your profile: You have a BA/BSc or preferably an MA in social sciences with a 
regional knowledge of the Balkans, the Caucasus or the Western CIS countries. 
You speak a language relevant for one of these regions.

Activities: Under the supervision of an ECMI Research Associate, you will 
participate in the work of developing a relevant regional section on the map, 
searching, identifying and selecting documents to be included in the map.

Your Profile: You are interested in legal aspects of minority protection, 
conflict resolution, and human rights. You have completed a course of studies 
in law (minimum: Masters degree or equivalent), and have concentrated in your 
studies in international law and/or human rights law. Excellent grades and 
sound knowledge of international law are expected; additional academic or 
professional achievements would be an asset. You are fluent in English and 
computer literate.

Activities: You will assist the Senior Research Associate in charge of legal 
projects; contribute to publications projects under the supervision of the 
Publications Officer and the editor(s), and take part in other activities of 
the Centre. The possibility of also undertaking independent research leading to 
a paper of publishable quality may be discussed on an individual basis.

For further information on the ECMI publications, please check the relevant 
passages on the website: Publications

Your profile: Experience in professional copy-editing/proofreading, preferably 
in areas related to ECMI's research and other activities. English mother tongue 
would be an advantage. Attention to detail and the ability to work to deadlines 
are crucial.

Activities: Depending on experience and time-lines, you will, under the 
supervision of the Publications Officer, provide assistance to ongoing projects 
or be responsible for specific project stages or projects. This may involve 
copy-editing of manuscripts in agreement with the ECMI house style for 
publication on the ECMI website, preparing manuscripts for publishers or 
proofreading manuscripts in their final production stage. Some projects also 
necessitate liaising with the authors during the copy-editing or proofreading 

How to apply:
Application BY ELECTRONIC MAIL ONLY; no phone calls please. A letter of 
application with the reference "Internship programme", accompanied by a 
curriculum vitae, the names, contact details (including e-mail addresses) of 
three references, and an unedited writing sample in English (an extract of 
maximum 5 pages from a research paper not edited by someone else), should be 
sent to:
Maj-Britt Risbjerg Hansen

Please specify when you would be available and the area you are interested in. 
Incomplete applications are not taken into consideration.

You will be contacted after an initial review and asked to provide 
academic/professional references in case you have been shortlisted.

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