Internship

Volunteer Task Force - Integrity Idol 2019

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) is a National Chapter of Transparency International (TI), the leading global movement against corruption. TISL raises awareness of the damaging effects of corruption and works with partners in government, business and civil society to develop and implement effective measures to tackle it.

In an effort to promote public sector accountability and integrity, TISL will be launching Integrity Idol this year. The Integrity Idol, initiated by Accountability Lab, is a creative public campaign run by citizens and civil society to “name and fame” honest government officials. Integrity Idol has to date taken place in Nepal, South Africa, Liberia, Pakistan and Mali, among others, and has successfully reached millions of citizens and facilitated thousands of conversations around the concept and practice of integrity. Through a nomination and rigorous selection process TISL will identify exceptional Public Officials with demonstrated standards of integrity and share their profiles with the citizenry for public voting in order to identify the Integrity Idol for 2019.

TISL is seeking the services of energetic, hardworking and innovative young individuals to join the Volunteer Task Force of Integrity Idol 2018. The Volunteers will play an integral role in the implementation of Integrity Idol 2019.

Duration – June 2019 to October 2019 (at least 3 days per week)

Key Tasks:
• Coordinating the launch event of Integrity Idol
• Providing information to potential nominees and maintaining a database of inquiries made
• Support in the design and implementation of awareness and outreach activities conducted to promote Integrity Idol including online and offline activities
• Fact check nominations and follow up with nominees / nominators prior to shortlisting (includes travel to relevant areas for background checks)
• Assist in organizing the Integrity Idol Award ceremony
• Any other tasks assigned by the management related to Integrity idol project

Benefits:
• Exposure to Integrity Idol at an international level
• Training and awareness on key concepts related to anti-corruption
• Opportunity to attend the Integrity Idol Summit
• Certificate issued by Transparency International Sri Lanka at the end of the program
• Opportunity to actively contribute to anti-corruption efforts in Sri Lanka

The ideal candidates should have:
• Excellent communication skills with proficiency in one of the local languages and English (proficiency in both Sinhala and Tamil is an advantage).
• Computer literate. Ability to use graphic and editing software is an advantage.
• Excellent Interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team
• Previous experience in volunteering or internships
• Ability to offer their services throughout the duration of the program

All volunteers will receive a modest travel allowance.

Interested persons should submit their CV to [email protected]. Please mention “Integrity Idol volunteer” as the subject.

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.

Commencement of Duties: Immediate

Duration of the Internship: 6 months

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.

Please send your CVs to [email protected] . Please indicate the position ‘Communication Intern’ as the subject.

Internship - EWMI Project

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 EWMI project.

Corruption has long been a major issue in Sri Lanka and today, as always, citizens must stand against corruption. However, public awareness of the laws relating to corruption remains minimal and this lack of awareness among the public including the youth, discourages the citizens’ movement towards the anti-corruption. To address these needs, TISL is conducting a series of training programmes for youth in the North and East provinces on anti-corruption mechanisms.

As an intern, your responsibilities will include:
● Assist and co-ordinate project related programmes
● Design project related material
● Co-ordinate participants of the training
● Provide support to the participants of the training
● Provide assistance to monitor progress of the activities of the training
● Provide assistance to monitor expenses of the project
● Any other tasks assigned by the management related to TISL’s interventions.

The ideal candidate should possess the following qualifications
• Undergraduates/ recent graduates in International Relations/Social Sciences/Law Management or Human Rights
• Should possess good public relations skills. – Individuals with a strong command of the Tamil language and English. (ability to communicate in Sinhala also will be an added value)
• Skills and experience related to event planning and coordination

The selected candidate should be able to travel outside Colombo with the staff members of the organization.

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

Application Process:
Applications should be sent by email to [email protected] referencing “EWMI Intern” in the subject line

Internship Opportunity - HR

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 to fill the position of HR Intern to support our HR department’s daily activities.

Commencement of Duties: Immediately
Duration of the Internship: 3 months

Scope of Work:
Gather payroll data information like, working hours, attendance, leave etc.
Collect leave application update leave details for each employee
Assist HR manager to schedule interviews
Assist HR manager in organizing company events

TISL is looking for a recent graduate or an undergraduate with a background in the fields of HR. The ideal candidate would be bi-lingual being fluent in either Tamil & Sinhala or Tamil & English.
TISL internships are not salaried. A travelling allowance will be provided.

Please send your CVs to [email protected] Please indicate the position ‘HR Intern’ as the subject.

Internship Opportunity - Communications

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.

Commencement of Duties: Immediately

Duration of the Internship: 6 months

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.
Please send your CVs to [email protected] Please indicate the position ‘Communication Intern’ as the subject.

Intern – Research and Policy

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 Research and Policy Team.

The Research and Policy team is involved in conducting in-depth research into best practices on anti-corruption. Specifically, we are analyzing UN Convention Against Corruption and best practices on combatting bribery, corruption and illicit financial flows. Based on our research we engage the policy makers in improving the anti-corruption systems in line with the best practices in the world, whilst empowering the citizen through awareness building at grassroot level, focusing on redress mechanisms already available to the public.

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

Duties and responsibilities:
• Coordinate logistical arrangements for training and awareness building sessions on anti-corruption, liaising with stakeholders including government stakeholders.
• Gather data to update and maintain TISL Pledge Tracker
• Assist the development of the database on Politically Exposed Persons.
• Assist the program staff on filling right to information requests on public procurement.
• Conduct desk research on domestic and international legal frameworks on anti-corruption.
• Any other tasks assigned by the management related to overall TISL’s interventions.

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: [email protected] and indicate the position as “Intern – Research and Policy

Commencement of duties and duration – Immediate and for three months (Monday to Friday)

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 [email protected]

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 [email protected]
Commencement of Duties – Immediate
Note: Please state the following in the subject line of the email – “RTI Intern”