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AIIB Program Internship (Fall Semester 2016)
The Bank Information Center (BIC) partners with civil society in developing and transition countries to influence the World Bank and other international financial institutions (IFIs) to promote social and economic justice and ecological sustainability. BIC is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization that advocates for the protection of rights, participation, transparency, and public accountability in the governance and operations of IFIs including the World Bank, AIIB, regional development banks, and IMF.
BIC is looking for an intern for its AIIB Program. An internship at BIC is ideal for individuals seeking greater understanding of the IFIs, multilateral institutions, development, human rights and the environment. BIC interns interact with social justice, environment, and human rights activists throughout the world. Interns will also be encouraged to attend relevant events and meetings with other civil society organizations and IFI representatives. Our informal, dynamic structure enables interns to become immersed in BIC’s day-to-day operations and gain extensive practical experience and knowledge.
• Research AIIB and other IFI activities around the world.
• Provide support for BIC’s AIIB advocacy and campaigns on stakeholder engagement and consultation; transparency and accountability; and protection for human rights and the environment.
• Provide general support for the AIIB Program.
• Provide logistical support for partners visiting Washington and BIC staff traveling to the region, including organizing meetings.
• Occasional translation as needed.
• Update BIC’s website with the work of the AIIB Program.
• Excellent English language skills. Additional language skills preferred.
• Ability to conduct independent research using a variety of sources.
• Experience and/or interest in working in Asia and/or Africa.
• Outstanding writing and editing skills.
• Familiarity with, or interest in learning about, the AIIB and other IFIs, human and environmental rights, and transparency and accountability.
• Relevant coursework in international development, human rights, and the environment.
• Ability to work in the United States
Salary and Duration
This is an unpaid, part-time internship. The intern will begin on August 31, or as soon as possible thereafter. The duration of the internship will be for four months with the possibility of extension.
Send a cover letter, resume and a writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please write “AIIB Intern” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. No phone calls please.