Vacancy for Programme Intern
Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) is currently inviting women with a commitment to feminist movement building and capacity to work in a demanding and energetic Secretariat to apply for programme internships.
APWLD is a regional network of women’s organisations and activists in Asia Pacific, committed to building feminist movements and advancing women’s rights. APWLD’s members are drawn from 26 countries and the secretariat is based in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Interns will work with programme staff across at least two programmes, providing research, administrative and communications support to Programme Officers.
Priority will be given to women from the Asia Pacific region but women from outside the region may also be considered.
Internships at APWLD
The Internship Programme is for women activists/students who have background of, and/or interest to work with, and be involved in, women’s human rights issues on a regional level.
APWLD encourages women from the region to apply and values the contribution of grassroots women’s knowledge to our work. APWLD makes every effort to provide learning opportunities to women from the Asia Pacific region as a priority. We value the experience of grassroots women equally with the formal eligibility requirements below.
Interns work closely with APWLD secretariat to implement its four broad programs:
Women in Power
Breaking out of Marginalisation
Grounding the Global
Feminist Law and Practice
Work plan may include legal and social research, assistance in developing and writing position papers and generally supporting staff on other projects needs. The programme is for at least six (6) months.
Interested candidates need to be able to work within a team, work well under pressure and be able to handle multiple tasks. Desired qualities include written and oral communication skills in English, while knowledge of other language from the Asia Pacific region is an advantage. It is preferred that they have excellent knowledge of their field of study or the sector they work with, and a working understanding of the issues APWLD deals with.APWLD endeavors to provide the experience that is relevant to the needs and interest of the interns.
APWLD does not have paid internship and does not provide stipends for interns. For interested students, degree in social science or in law is an advantage. For activists/NGO workers, strong background and involvement in human rights and/or women’s movement is an advantage.
Applications should be endorsed by an educational institution/NGO which the intern is currently involved in.Interns are required to have health insurance coverage valid in Thailand during their stay in APWLD.
APWLD accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness incurred during the internship.Interns are responsible for all travel expenses to Thailand and back to their home country. They must obtain necessary visa in compliance with Thai immigration. APWLD will be able to provide a support letter for visa application purpose.Graduate and undergraduate students who intend to work in a field relevant to APWLD activities and program focus.
Fields of Study: Degree in social sciences; degree in law an advantage. Advanced education in the field of social sciences, human rights and feminism an advantage. Current involvement commitments to women’s and/or human rights movement.
Duration: At least six (6) months.
Language: Skills in Asia Pacific languages other than English are desirable.
Endorsement: Applications should be endorsed by either an educational institution or a member reference through a support letter confirming student’s interest.
Travel and Visa: Interns/Volunteers are responsible for all travel expenses to Thailand and back to their home country. Applicants must obtain necessary visa in compliance with Thai immigration. APWLD will be able to provide a support letter to successful applicants for visa application purpose.
Medical Insurance: Interns are required to have health insurance coverage valid in Thailand during their stay at APWLD. APWLD accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and /or illness incurred during the intern/volunteer assignment.
If you interested in applying for an APWLD internship, please fill up our application form and send it to email@example.com with a cover letter that briefly outlines your area of interest, availability and potential references (educational institution or APWLD Member Network), and include a copy of your CV.