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štvrtok 22. novembra 2012

Internships opportunity at EU Programme/Polish Institute of International Affairs

The Polish Institute of International Affairs has announced the start of recruitment for two-month Student Internships for students in field of European Union integration. The internships will be held in January and February 2013. Application forms must be submitted by 9 December 2012.

General Rules for the Internship

1. The duration of a Student Internship is two months (January – February 2012). The expected workload is 20 hours (approx. 4h per day), although the working hours are flexible. It can be prolongued up to three months.

2. The internship includes supporting the ongoing work of the “European Union” Programme at PISM Research Office, including both organisational and research tasks

3. The internship is unpaid. The Polish Institute of International Affairs will not cover costs for travel, insurance or accommodation.

4. On the successful completion of the Student Internship, the student will receive a certificate of completion for their practice work. The basis for its issuance is the active participation in the Student Internship and the fulfilment of the prescribed tasks.

Recruitment Policy

Those eligible for admission to the Student Internship are students of a fourth- or fifth-year Master’s Degree, second-degree Master’s Degree and post-graduate candidates in field of European Integration (e.g. EU studies, international relations, political sciences). The program is open to both Polish and international students. The knowledge of Polish is not required (PISM EU Programme consists of non nationals).

Candidates are asked to fill out and send the attached application form as well as to send a writing sample in English of not more than 800 words (in preferable research area related to EU issues), or a research proposal of the same length. Please send the applications to  kaca@pism.pl by 9 December 2012.

Those chosen to pursue the internship will be selected on the basis of their aplications and text sent, i.e. academic achievements, average grade from the most recent year of study and other academic and social activities and publications.

The chosen applicants will be contacted in order to hold an interview (face-to-face or by phone). The internship will start on 2 January 2013.

Contact regarding Internship Program:

Elżbieta Kaca - kaca@pism.pl

Link http://www.pism.pl/vacancies-andinternships/Student-Internships-at-PISM

štvrtok 8. novembra 2012

Queen Mary Politics and IR Research Studentships for September 2013- Deadline 31/01/2013

Department, the School of Politics and International Relations (SPIR) at Queen Mary, University London,  offers a number of generous studentships for students commencing their doctoral studies in September 2013. The deadline for consideration for funded places is31st January 2013.Candidates whose applications are received after this date may be considered for admission, but not for funding.
Applications are welcome in all the fields and disciplines for which we provide expert supervision. This year applications in the following subject areas are particularly encouraged:
• Civil society/social movements
• European public policy and governance
• Political transition in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America
• Critical approaches to the theory of international relations and practice of foreign policy
• Political theory and the history of ideas

General enquiries about making a formal application can be addressed to the Research Manager by email politics-pgresearch@qmul.ac.uk, or call +44 0207 882 5829.

I attach the full document with the details to apply. Do not hesitate to circulate to students and other potential applicants,

Best Regards,


Dr. Sarah Wolff
Lecturer in Public Policy

Queen Mary University, London
School of Politics and International Relations
Mile End Road, London E1 4NS
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7882 8590
Office Location: Arts One Buidling, 2.16

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JOB: Researcher/Senior Researcher Anti-Corruption and Development, Chr. Michelsen Institute , Norway

Researcher/Senior Researcher Anti-Corruption and Development
Chr. Michelsen Institute
Location: Bergen, Norway
Apply by: 30 Nov 2012

Complete details posted at:

Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) is an independent development research
institute in Bergen, Norway. We generate and communicate research-based
knowledge relevant for fighting poverty, advancing human rights, and
promoting sustainable social development. CMI's research focuses on local
and global challenges and opportunities facing low- and middle-income
countries and their citizens. Our geographic orientation is towards Africa,
Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America ( <http://www.cmi.no/> www.cmi.no).

CMI is home to the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre (U4), the leading
resource centre assisting development agencies and practitioners to more
effectively address corruption challenges. U4 pursues its mandate through
operationally-relevant research and publications, training, communications,
and a helpdesk service ( <http://www.u4.no/> www.u4.no).

Chr. Michelsen Institute seeks an anti-corruption/governance researcher to
contribute to a programme of policy-oriented, operationally-relevant

The researcher is expected to take the lead in developing and raising
funding to strengthen CMI's research portfolio within the
anti-corruption/governance field. The successful candidate will pursue a
research agenda with linkages to the objectives of the U4 Anti-Corruption
Resource Centre, which aims at informing and improving policy and practice
regarding corruption, anti-corruption and development in donor agencies and
the broader development community. Along with developing her or his own
research projects, the researcher will be expected to contribute directly to
the U4 project. 


*    PhD degree in a relevant field (e.g., political science,
international relations, economics, law, anthropology, public policy)
*    A record of operationally-relevant research, writing and publication
in the field of anti-corruption and development
*    Proven ability to attract funding for research and other
commissioned analysis
*    Fluency in English, including excellent writing skills
*    Experience in development aid programming an advantage
*    Experience in project oversight and budget management an advantage
*    Proficiency in French, Arabic, Portuguese or Spanish an advantage

Personal qualities:

*    Desire to influence development policy and practice and to engage
with development practitioners 'in the field'
*    Self-starting, creative, hard working and flexible
*    Ability to work well in teams and independently

Positions will be at mid- or senior level, based on the experience or
qualifications of the successful candidate.

We offer:

*    An exciting opportunity to combine research excellence with policy
influence through the U4 platform
*    The chance to be part of the leading multidisciplinary development
research institute in Scandinavia and to work directly with development
agencies around the world
*    A competitive salary based on qualifications, reflecting CMI's pay

Complete details posted at:

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