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Intern, Thailand Programme

Vacancy #:   5326
Unit:   Thailand Country Programme
Organisation:   International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Location:   Asia Regional Office, Bangkok, Thailand
Reporting to:   Head of Office, Thailand Programme
Work percentage:   100%
Grade:   -
Expected start date:   01 April 2020
Type of contract:   Fixed-term (4 months)
Closing date:   17 March 2020
BACKGROUND
This internship aims to offer students undergoing graduate or post-graduate studies a meaningful work experience by supplementing their learning through a practical and on-the-job training approach. In doing so, the intern’s knowledge is supplemented through a practical learning experience while IUCN derives some level of advantage from the young professional’s services as well as the possibility of gaining new perspectives from the intern.
JOB DESCRIPTION
The Intern will support the IUCN Thailand Programme in all relevant tasks as assigned.
The Intern will be mentored in implementing projects under IUCN Thailand Programme umbrella by Head of Office and project staffs. The specific duties are as follows:

• Compile information and prepare documents and reports related to the projects under Thailand Programme;
• Conduct desk review of any relevant documentation related to the project under Thailand Programme including policy and programmatic documents and monitoring reports
• Assist the Thailand Programme team in communication matters i.e. writing web story, participating in exhibition booth and formatting the reports/documents.
• Assist in conducting research on a variety of topics that can assist IUCN Thailand Programme including on local level, national-level and regional level.
REQUIREMENTS
  • Must be currently enrolled in any University or Advanced University Degree

• Be in a “gap year” between studies with a clear goal of returning to complete or initiate studies at the end of the “gap year/period”.

• Willingness to learn is essential

• Proficient in the use of office applications (MS Word and Excel) and web-based management systems

• Good command of verbal/written English

• Willing to accept the unpaid internship condition
APPLICATIONS

Applicants are requested to apply online through the HR Management System, by opening the vacancy announcement and pressing the "Apply" button.

Applicants will be asked to create an account and submit their profile information. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date. The vacancy closes at midnight, Swiss time (GMT+1 / GMT+2 during Daylight Saving Time, DST). Please note that only selected applicants will be personally contacted for interviews.

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