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CIVICUS Internship Programme for Youth Assembly Coordination 2019 (USD$1,200 monthly stipend)

CIVICUS is looking for a young, dynamic and organized intern to coordinate the 2019 Youth Assembly and to engage the CIVICUS youth community online and during the event.

Application Deadline: 26th October 2018

Eligible Countries: International

To be taken at (country): The intern would ideally be located in Johannesburg, South Africa or Belgrade, Serbia but remote work can be negotiated.

About the Award: Coordination of the 2019 CIVICUS Youth Assembly, includes:

Youth Programming

  • Identify programmatic partners for the Youth Assembly
  • Support the organisation and programme development of the Youth Assembly in coordination with the Youth Action Team and the Serbian Youth Council
  • Encourage youth-related events, speakers and representation within the ICSW programme
  • Develop new ways to support youth participation (online and onsite) throughout ICSW 2019

Event Logistics

  • Oversee and implement all the Youth Assembly logistics, in collaboration with ICSW 2019 team
  • Develop a process for selecting and accepting Youth Assembly participants
  • Arrange all supported Youth Assembly participants’ travels
  • Develop a virtual Youth Assembly welcome pack
  • Participate in ICSW 2019 planning meetings, and all coordination efforts


  • Organise the Youth Assembly’s promotion and communications
  • Support the ICSW 2019 and Communication teams with all communication needs related to the Youth Assembly, youth events and others, including translation
  • Engage with CIVICUS’ youth constituency through CIVICUS social media channels
  • Compile Youth Assembly contacts and ensure their import in CIVICUS’ database

Type: Internship

Eligibility: The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications, knowledge, skills and experience.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in international development, politics, international relations, social sciences or communications;
  • Strong understanding of the role of civil society and citizen action;
  • Excellent proficiency in social media and online community building;
  • Some previous experience in building and managing relationships;
  • Some previous experience in communications, planning and/or event management;
  • Good organisational skills and attention to detail;
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills;
  • Fluency in English;
  • Fluency in Serbian particularly desirable;
  • Excellent Internet proficiency as well as proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).


  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in international development, politics, international relations, social sciences or communications;
  • Proficiency in an additional language (French, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Russian, or Mandarin);
  • Volunteer role in youth communities or organisations.

Number of Awards: 1

Value of Award:  Interns will be paid a monthly stipend of USD$1,200.

Duration of Programme: The internship is expected to take place over a 6-month period starting from 15 November 2018 until 15 April 2019.

How to Apply:  Interested applicants should submit a detailed CV, a short cover letter outlining their aspirations, availability and suitability for the role and the contact details of two referees to before 26 October 2018.

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