MINELRES: CfA: ECMI Internships

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Tue Sep 21 17:10:23 2004

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

Call for Applications for Internships

The European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) is accepting applications
on a continuous basis for internship positions. The next deadline is
September 30.  For complete details please consult:

Call for Applications for Intern Positions

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

Period: 		Deadline for application: 	Notification: 
January to March 	30 September before 		30 October 
April to June 		31 December before 		31 January 
July to September 	31 March before 		30 April 
October to December 	30 June 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 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 Baltic Sea area 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. 

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 Baltic Sea area 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 Baltic States. You speak a
language relevant for one of these regions.

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. 

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. 

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: 

Oleh Protsyk <protsyk@ecmi.de>, Research Associate

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. 

ECMI, Schiffbrucke 12, D  24939 Flensburg, Germany, info@ecmi.de
tel: +49 (0) 4 61 - 1 41 49 - 0, fax: +49 (0) 4 61 - 1 41 49 - 19