The Eurasia Program works to deepen civil society, uphold human rights, and maintain space for independent debate and discussion in Eastern Europe (Moldova, Ukraine), the South Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia) and Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan). The program is advanced through grant making, advocacy and research, regional initiatives, and close engagement with local Open Society foundations. We believe that a vital civil society is fundamental to the promotion of democratic governance and government accountability.
The Eurasia Program seeks a paid intern to work in London from April 3 until September 29 on a full-time basis (40 hours per week). Essential duties and responsibilities include the following:
- Assisting in developing and conducting research; undertaking ad hoc research on variety of other topics
- Monitoring and tracking relevant political and societal developments in the Eurasia region
- Preparing briefing notes, meeting reports and other factual and analytical documents
- Performing other tasks as required
- bachelor’s degree in a related field, including political sciences, international relations, international development, law or human rights
- good knowledge of international human rights mechanisms; development and financial institutions; good understanding of intersections of business and human rights;
- knowledge of current issues, actors and dynamics concerning civil society and human rights in Eurasia
- technology-savvy – interest or experience in infographics/data visualization project
- rigour: attention to detail, ability to deal with a great amount of data and organise them in a useful format
- friendly and diplomatic person, ability to communicate along a broad range of nationalities in an international environment
- excellent written, verbal, organizational, analytical, and interpersonal skills
- excellent English, good knowledge of Russian language
- effectively work as a team member and independently
- shows discretion and ability to handle confidential issues
- candidates should commit to the internship on a full-time basis, Mondays through Fridays, starting from April 3 until September 29
Please note that a cover letter and resume are required for all applications.
We are strengthened by the diversity of our colleagues across the Open Society Foundations, and we welcome and actively seek applications from people of all cultures, backgrounds, and experiences.