Inter Mediate is a London-based charity set up to promote dialogue between governments and insurgent groups with a view to reducing violent conflict and helping engender lasting peace agreements. Inter Mediate was set up by a group of the world's foremost negotiators and mediators. It is focused on tackling some of the most complex and entrenched conflicts across the globe.
This fixed-term placement offers an exciting opportunity to work with an organisation that is at the front-edge of practical conflict resolution work. This is an excellent opportunity for a talented graduate with native or fluent Spanish language interested in international affairs and conflict resolution to be part of a small, committed and professional team. Applicants must be enthusiastic and have excellent research, writing and organisational skills. S/he should have a proven interest in international affairs, and preferably conflict resolution and/or mediation work.
Dates and duration
We are recruiting for a placement from April 1st to December 31st 2019.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
The Research Intern provides support to members of the Inter Mediate in the following areas:
Assisting the team with research on existing and potential new Inter Mediate projects;
Assisting with contact and information management;
Assisting with drafting letters and briefings;
Providing general logistical/organisational support to the team as required.
Interpretation/translation assistance to/from Spanish
BA (or MA) in politics, international relations, history, development or other relevant degree;
Demonstrable affinity with Inter Mediate’s objectives;
Excellent written and spoken English;
Fluent or native Spanish;
Excellent research skills;
Accuracy and an eye for detail;
Well-organised and efficient;
Good team player;
Flexible and keen to learn new skills.
International relations, politics, history or social science-related intern/work experience;
Experience of Spanish to English interpretation;
Any further languages.
Eligibility criteria and terms
UK or EU university graduates and post-graduate students are welcome to apply;
Non-EU candidates must present a visa that permits them to work in the UK;
This internship is offered on a full time work basis (five days a week) for a 9 month fixed term;
The internship is paid. The salary is £20,500 per annum (pro-rata for the 9 month duration).
Please read the job description above and send a two page CV, with a one page cover letter explaining why you meet the criteria clearly stating "Spanish Speaking Research Intern Application" in the subject line. Please write your CV and cover letter in English.
Application deadline: midnight March 13th 2019
NOTE: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No phone calls or agencies please.
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