Internship

Intern - Open Government Partnership

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL), the National chapter of the leading global movement against corruption, is seeking the services of an energetic, hardworking and innovative young individual to join its team as an Intern attached to the Open Government Partnership Project.

On 28th October 2015 Sri Lanka became the 68th member country of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) initiative (https://www.opengovpartnership.org/). The OGP requires that member countries develop National Action Plans (NAPs) through dialogue and the active engagement of government and civil society. TISL played a lead role in convening a coalition of civil society organizations for the development of Sri Lanka’s first National Action Plan which is being implemented at the moment. Whilst TISL will continue work on monitoring the progress of the first National Action Plan, we will also initiate the process of developing the second National Action Plan which is due 31st August 2018.

TISL is seeking the services of an energetic, hardworking and innovative young individual to join its team as an Intern for the Open Government Partnership. The candidate and will be based in Colombo.

Duties and responsibilities:
Assist the Project Officer and Project Assistants in the implementation of project activities which includes:
• Coordinate logistical arrangements for Public consultations, validation meetings and any other events.
• Gather data to update and maintain the OGP online tracker.
• Assist in Liaising and coordinating with relevant civil society organizations for the development of the 2nd National Action Plan.
• Any other tasks that may come up

You should be a self-starter with excellent communication skills, be IT literate, and fluent in English. Fluency in Sinhala and/or Tamil an asset.

Undergraduates/ recent graduates in International Relations, Social Sciences, Law or Humanities and Development are encouraged to apply.

*TISL internships are not salaried. However, interns will be provided with a modest travel allowance to cover their travelling expenses.

Please send your CV to: careers@tisrilanka.org and indicate the position as “Intern – Open Government Partnership
Deadline: 15th June 2018
Commencement of Duties – Immediate

Communications Intern

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL), the local chapter of the global movement against corruption, is seeking the service of a young and dynamic individual with an affinity for media and communications to fill the position of Communications Intern.

Scope of Work:
The communications intern will work with TISL’s Advocacy Consultant and assist in the following;
• Managing social media accounts of TISL
• Organizing press conferences and drafting press releases
• Developing content in the form of infographics, animations, diagrams etc. to be put up on social media and/or website
• Support in conducting media research, campaigns, maintaining an organized archive of media coverage.

TISL is looking for a recent graduate or an undergraduate with a background in the fields of Mass Communication, Journalism, Public Relations or related fields. The ideal candidate would be bi-lingual being fluent in either Tamil & Sinhala or Tamil & English. The ability to type in Tamil is an added advantage.

*TISL internships are not salaried. A travelling allowance will be provided.

Commencement of Duties: immediate
Duration of the Internship: 6 months

Please send your CVs to careers@tisrilanka.org by 15th June 2018. Please indicate the position ‘Communication Intern’ as the subject.

Intern - Fundraising - 2 positions

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL), the National chapter of the leading global movement against corruption, is seeking the services of two energetic, hardworking and innovative young individuals to join its team as Interns – Fundraising for a period of six months, with the possibility of extension. The selected candidates will be provided with a monthly travelling allowance.

Envisioning a nation that upholds integrity, Transparency International Sri Lanka’s goal is to support the collective effort to eradicate corruption in order to build a future Sri Lanka which is equitable, peaceful and just.

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) is an independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization, committed to the promotion of good governance and eradication of corruption. Through a multi-sectoral approach, TISL engages with diverse stakeholders in the private and public sectors, as well as with likeminded civil society groups and the citizenry.

As Intern – Fundraising, your responsibilities will include:
• Assisting the Senior Manger Fundraising in organising and maintaining outreach to donors (through the regular updating of database/contact list, drafting of newsletters etc.)
• Ensuring that news relevant to TISL, TISL project implementation and TISL press releases are uploaded and available on the organisation’s social media sites
• Contribute to the drafting and editing of reports and grant proposals
• Supporting the rolling out of the organization’s fundraising strategy and the anticipated communications strategy
• Any other tasks that may come up

You should be a self-starter with excellent communication skills, be IT literate, and fluent in English. Fluency in Sinhala and/or Tamil an asset.

Please send your CV to: careers@tisrilanka.org
Deadline: 12th June 2018

Internship Opportunity - ALAC

The Advocacy and Legal Advice Centre (ALAC) of Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) is looking for energetic, hardworking and innovative individual to join the Colombo branch as an intern.

TISL is the local chapter of the global movement against corruption and The Advocacy and Legal Advice Centre (ALAC) engages in increasing public awareness against corruption and providing free legal services to victims and witnesses of corruption.

Functions of the interns include:
• Coordinate events organised by ALAC
• Enter data of clients and their case details to ALAC database.
• Provide necessary support to the campaigning and advocacy activities of ALAC
• Provide assistance and support to ALAC, as required by the Manager-ALAC
The ideal candidate should possess the following qualifications
• Undergraduates/ recent graduates in law/social sciences.
• Should possess outstanding public relation skills. – Individuals with a strong command of the local languages (Sinhala/Tamil) and English.
• Skills and experience related to event planning and coordination.

Candidates should be interested in gaining new experiences and open to working in a challenging environment. The shortlisted candidate will be gaining insight into national and global corruption related frameworks and successes, and experience in a wide range of engagements in fighting corruption.

TISL internships are not salaried. However, the interns will be provided with a reasonable travelling allowance to cover their travelling expenses

Application Process:
Applications should be sent by email to Manager ALAC, at mangala@tisrilanka.org
Application closing date – 04th June, 2018
Commencement of Duties – Immediate for three months (Monday – Friday)
Note: Please state the following in the subject line of the email – “ALAC Intern”

Right to Information Internships – 2 positions

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL), the National chapter of the leading global movement against corruption, is seeking the services of an energetic, hardworking and innovative young individuals to join its team as Interns attached to the RTI Programmes.

The passing of the Right to Information (RTI) Act in August this year marks a significant step toward strengthening transparency and the fight against corruption in Sri Lanka. Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) has been advocating for the adoption of right to information since the organization’s inception, and with the passage of the Act, will continue to push for best practices in terms of implementation of RTI in the coming months.

In order for the RTI to have a positive impact on governance practices in Sri Lanka, a multifaceted approach is required – including public awareness-raising, implementation-monitoring, capacity-building and advocacy on what RTI is, and how it can be used to the benefit of the individual and the public both at the national and local levels. To this end TISL has initiated several programmes across Sri Lanka.

As Intern – RTI Programmes, your responsibilities will include:
• Assist the organization’s RTI-related programmes
• Assist the organizing of RTI trainings
• Co-ordinate CSO/CBO coalitions on thematic issues in selected districts
• Desk research on RTI in Sri Lanka and comparative jurisdictions
• Design RTI related material
• Work with key RTI stakeholders in disseminating RTI knowledge.
• Assist content generation for www.RTIwatch.lk
• Any other tasks assigned by the management related to RTI or overall TISL’s interventions.

You should be a self-starter with excellent communication skills, be IT literate, and fluent in English. Fluency in either Sinhala and/or Tamil an asset. The ideal candidates should ideally possess the following qualifications:

• Undergraduates/ recent graduates in law, social sciences, management or human rights
• Should possess outstanding public relations skills. – Individuals with a strong command of the local languages (Sinhala & Tamil)
• Should possess a working knowledge of word processing packages (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Power Point)
• Reasonable knowledge of research analysis.
• An additional financial qualification such as partial completion of AAT or CIMA would be an added advantage

The selected individuals will benefit from insight into the operationalizing of RTI across Sri Lanka, gaining experience in a wide range of engagements in combating corruption, and engaging with public authorities and citizens at the grassroot level.

Candidates should be interested in gaining new experiences and open to working in a challenging environment
Applications should be sent by email to careers@tisrilanka.org
Application closing date – 09th May, 2018.
Commencement of Duties – Immediate
Note: Please state the following in the subject line of the email – “RTI Intern”