YWCA Short Term Advocacy and Communications Internship Programme 2015

YWCA Short Term Advocacy and Communications Internship Programme 2017

Last date to apply

November 30, 2016

About YWCA Short Term Advocacy and Communications Internship Programme

  • YWCA Short-term/Advocacy and Communications Internships gives a golden opportunity to all the young women actively involved in the YWCA to apply for the World YWCA Internship Programme 2017
  • The interns will be based at World YWCA’s offices in Geneva, Switzerland. For the short-term/advocacy and communications internships, 4 young women will be selected to help develop their skills and knowledge on advocacy and activism through training and exposure to the workings of the UN system.
  • This typically includes participation in 1 UN or international event such as the annual UN Commissions on the Status of Women or 1 of the sessions of the CEDAW Committee or UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

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YWCA Short Term Advocacy and Communications Internship Programme Eligibility Criteria

Gender Females 
Region Global
Class/ Age 22 and 30 years of age
Details
  • The participation of the candidate must be endorsed by her National YWCA
  • Opportunities are open to young women from all member associations but preference will be given to those who belong to developing countries.
  • Applicants must be actively involved in their YWCA, either as a volunteer or staff member and demonstrate strong interest and enthusiasm in the World YWCA movement.
  • Experience: Candidate must have been involved with YWCA for 2 years
  • Previous experience in advocacy and/or activism on women’s rights is an asset
  • Fluency in English both oral and written is required
  • Independent and self-reliant, willing to take initiative, creative, hardworking, and flexible.
  • A strong commitment to women's rights and leadership.

YWCA Short Term Advocacy and Communications Internship Programme Reward

Cost and Provisions

  • All the candidates must possess a valid passport.
  • The World YWCA will cover the most economical and direct route airfare from and to the home country of the participant

Accommodation and Health Care

The World YWCA is responsible for the accommodation, basic food allowance, local transport and health insurance.

YWCA Short Term Advocacy and Communications Internship Programme Application form and Process

Candidates have to download the Application Form from the official website of Word YWCA.

Enclosures to be sent along with the Application Form

  • A Curriculum Vitae (preferably in word, rtf or PDF)
  • Endorsement form signed by the national association
  • Application form
  • A short essay (preferably in word, rtf or PDF)
  • One reference letter (preferably in word, rtf or PDF)

Submission of Application Form

Duly filled in Application Form along with above-mentioned enclosures has to be sent to the following address before November 30, 2016

World YWCA 
Internship Programme 
16 Ancienne Route 
CH-1218 Grand Saconnex                     
Geneva, Switzerland

YWCA Short Term Advocacy and Communications Internship Programme Selection Process

Four Young Women will be selected on the basis of their development skills and who possess knowledge on advocacy and activism and share the same through training and exposure to the work and mechanisms of the UN system.

YWCA Short Term Advocacy and Communications Internship Programme Address

16 Ancienne Route 1218
CH Geneva Switzerland

YWCA Short Term Advocacy and Communications Internship Programme Contact Details

Tel: +41229296040
Fax: +41229296044
Email: worldoffice@worldywca.org

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