Focus on the Global South, a programme of development policy research, analysis and action, opens its 2009 Volunteer/Internship Program. The Focus internship is a non-salaried programme that is designed to provide exciting opportunities and exposure to highly-motivated college students, graduate students and fresh university graduates. Accepted interns/volunteers will have a chance to assist in a research on climate change.

The volunteers/interns we are looking for must possess the following qualifications:
–          at least junior standing in college, and must be 18 years old or older
–          must be able to log in 20 hours a week
–          must be computer literate
–          have good writing skills
–          with high degree of organization and strong initiative
–          can follow instructions well, and are output-oriented

Preference will be given to students who require internship credits, and/or whose academic work (major, thesis, etc.) relates with any of the program areas outlined above. Applying students should be of good academic standing (true copy of grades for all previous semesters is required), and must be able to show proof (Form 5 or enrolment record for current semester) that current academic schedule can accommodate volunteer work.

Focus encourages longer-term volunteer/internship work, and will give preference to applicants who can stay with the program for six months or longer.

To apply, please send application letter, resumé with photo, two references, and a sample of written work to:

Herbert Docena
#19 Maginhawa Street, UP Village,
Diliman, Quezon City
or by email to [email protected]

Applications will be received until 3 April 2009. Short-listed applicants will be notified by phone and/or email, and will be scheduled for interview. The internship proper will start mid-April.

Accepted undergraduate interns receive a modest food allowance.Acceptance to the Programme does not create an employee-employer relationship between the interns and Focus on the Global South.

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