Programmes Unit, Asia – Intern

Democracy Reporting International, Berlin, Germany

Skill Required:, Media and CommunicationProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Email for CV Submission: 
Closing Date for Applications: 
14th January, 2018

Job Description

Vacancy Notice: Programmes Unit, Asia – Intern

Slot 1: April through June 2018
Slot 2: July through September 2018
Slot 3: October through December 2018

To be considered for an internship you must be enrolled as a student throughout the entire duration of the internship. Unfortunately, DRI cannot offer any exceptions to this. Please provide a certificate of student status in your application email, or indicate when you will be able to provide such a certificate. If you need to ask your university for a leave of absence in order to undertake this internship, please obtain this permission before applying.

Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is a non-partisan, independent, not-for-profit organisation registered in Berlin. DRI promotes the political participation of citizens, the accountability of state bodies and the development of democratic institutions world-wide. DRI is currently recruiting an intern for its Berlin headquarters to support DRI’s work in Asia (Pakistan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka) and its GSP+ Global Labour and Human Rights project. The intern will support the Asia Team in the areas of communications and project management/administration.

Tasks include:


  • Contribute to writing and editing website stories and newsletter articles;
  • Support in drafting and scheduling content for social media channels;
  • Conduct image selection for the website and social media channels;
  • Assist in drafting and editing reports and briefing papers and translating documents;

Project management/administration:

  • Support in the recruitment and management of international experts including travel logistics;
  • Support the organisation and its implementation of expert missions as well as workshops and DRI events in Berlin or in-country;
  • Assist in maintaining project files, databases and other resources;
  • Conduct research on current and political affairs in programme countries and the wider Asia region with a particular focus on elections, constitutions and human rights;
  • Provide support to project Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning tasks;
  • Other duties as required.

Qualifications required:

  • Academic background in law, political science, (South) Asian studies, journalism, public relations or related fields;
  • Experience in media/communications/social media;
  • Previous office experience;
  • Excellent oral and written English;
  • Spanish, German, and/or Portuguese skills are an asset;
  • Proficiency in key computer applications, such as Microsoft Word and Excel;
  • Experience working with Content Management Systems (WordPress) is preferred;
  • Experience with photo and graphic editing software is an asset;
  • Knowledge of the Asian region, with a particular focus on Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Myanmar, is preferable;
  • Experience in project cycle management, communications, and research is an asset;
  • Student status; must be enrolled in university throughout the duration of the internship;
  • Working permit for Germany (if you are a foreign student). [DRI cannot offer visa support]

The internship is full time (i.e. 40 hours/week), for a duration of three months. A monthly internship allowance of 400 € will be provided.

Please submit your application (cover letter, CV, and certificate of student status) to with “Asia Intern 2018” as the subject heading and supporting documents in the following format: SURNAME_FIRSTNAME_DOCUMENTNAME.

Please clearly indicate which internship slot(s) (you may apply for more than one) you are applying for. If you do not indicate a slot(s), your application will not be considered.
The deadline for applications is 14 January 2018 (Midnight CET). Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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