MINELRES: CfA: Internship ECMI

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Mon Aug 15 19:57:06 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 internship.

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

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 stage.

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

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