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The Partnership Center for Development & Democracy (PCDD) office is a friendly environment with many opportunities to learn and extend your outreach and connections. PCDD offers internships in an effort to provide students or recent graduates with the opportunity to translate what they learned into real everyday situations. These internships are opportunities for students to apply academic learning to actual work experience in order to be prepared to become the workforce of the future. Internship opportunities are offered through the year as well as during the summer. The length of the internship varies upon the availability of the interns, but PCDD gives preference to internships lasting a minimum of 3 months. Working hours are approximately 35 hours per week but may be adapted to the needs of the interns.
PCDD is committed to provide the interns with a stimulating working atmosphere and significant performances and skills that will enrich their work experience. Students will learn how to deal with a multifunctional environment and how to perform an autonomous or team work. The Center will orient interns upon their arrival and introduce them to the staff. The interns will have the opportunity to observe and work with the team on all projects and to participate to PCDD's overall development strategy; thus gaining an in-depth understanding of how a non-profit organization operates.
The interns will assist the center in achieving its missions and goals. They will operate under the supervision of PCDD Program Director and they will be orientated, mentored, supervised and evaluated on their work.
The interns' responsibilities may include the following and may not be restricted to:
•   Research projects on programmatic topics
•   Draft project proposals for donors
•   Draft projects activity reports
•   Organize files and update partners records
•   Translate materials (depending on skill level)
•   Update the website
Skills required
•   Good organizational and planning skills
•   Ability to work with people from different cultural backgrounds
•   Sense of initiative and ability to work independently
•   Good written and oral skills in English, a second language (French or Arabic) is appreciated
•   Writing skills to draft and edit materials such as summaries, presentations and reports
•   Good research skills
•   Computer literate (MS Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint); familiarity with internet and other online tools.
•   Strong interest in human rights and NGO operations
Internship agreements
The intern:
•   Is responsible for all travel costs, including accommodation, daily expense and travel during the
    internship. PCDD will not provide any financial support during the internship.
•   Has to discuss schedule, tasks and skills to be targeted before starting the internship.
•   Will be assisted with office logistic, including computer, internet access, and office supplies during the
    internship stay.
Application process
PCDD invites highly motivated candidates to apply. In order to be considered for an internship at PCDD, please forward the following materials to the center:
•   A cover letter in which you state:
•   Your motivation for working at the center
•   Your specific interests
•   Your dates of availability
•   The number of hours you will be able to work each week
•   The names, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least two references
•   Your Curriculum Vitae (CV)
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