Applications Due: 30.4 2019. Flexible programme designed to enhance the capacity of civic organisations, movements or networks in Eastern Europe and Central Asia and enable cooperation between organisations from different countries. Interns receive stipends to cover the costs of a one to two month internship (September – November 2019 or February – May 2020) at a host organisation of the intern’s choice in Central and Eastern Europe, the Baltics, Balkans, and Central Asia. Host organisations also receive a contribution for hosting an intern.
Open to civil society professionals with significant experience, including activists, human rights defenders, think tank experts, researchers, social entrepreneurs, journalists, and IT experts/technology specialists engaged in social causes. Applicants should be affiliated with organisations, movements or networks in their home country that have a clear track record. Host organisations should have a proven track record of expertise and know-how in the intern’s field of interest.
The intern can use their time at the host organisation to gain new skills or knowledge, develop relations between civil organisations in different countries, conduct research, write a report or paper, and expand their networks of contacts.
Internships do not take place at the Prague Civil Society Centre. Participants are expected to identify their host organisations and to be proactive in planning their internships depending on their needs and goals. Candidates should have a well-thought idea of what they want to achieve through the internship, and how their project has specific relevance for their country and how the internship can contribute to the work of civil society in their country.
All interns are expected to produce a concrete output agreed upon in advance with the host organisation. This could be an article, a paper, a comparative study, policy recommendations, a seminar or training curriculum, infographic or other materials that are accessible and applicable beyond purely academic interests.