Internship

Internship Opportunity - ALAC

The Advocacy and Legal Advice Centre (ALAC) of Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) is looking for energetic, hardworking and innovative individuals to join its Matara and Vavuniya branches as interns.

Transparency International Sri Lanka (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,
• Entering data of clients and their cases to the ALAC database.
• Receive and record complaints of clients.
• Generate statistical reports based on the said data.
• Assist in the entry of ALAC client and volunteer records.
• General documentation work relating to day to day activities.
• Any other related work as instructed by the Senior Manager.

The ideal candidates should possess the following qualifications,
• Undergraduates/ recent graduates in law.
• 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.

The selected individuals will be benefited by gaining insight into the corruption related legal cases in Sri Lanka, gaining experience in a wide range of engagements in fighting corruption, learning about national and global initiatives and successes in combating corruption.

Candidates should be interested in gaining new experiences and open to working in a challenging environment
TISL internships are not salaried and the interns will be provided with a reasonable travelling allowances to cover their travelling expenses

Application Process: Please send in an updated CV to careers@tisrilanka.org

Internship Opportunity - Electoral Integrity 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 the ‘Electoral Integrity’ Project Team as an intern for a period of three months. The selected candidate will be provided with a monthly travelling allowance.

Applicants that meet the criteria are eligible to apply:
 Undergraduates awaiting final year results or recent graduates with a background in Social Science, preferred in the field of International Relations or Political Science, and/or law.
 Excellent command of written and spoken English required and proficiency in Sinhala and/or Tamil is an advantage
 Ability to think and work logically and precisely with attention to detail
 Experience in usage of computers and Microsoft Office software packages
 Keen interest in the ongoing electoral reforms and constitutional reforms in the country
 Individuals open to working in a challenging environment
 Ability take initiative and contribute to ongoing work with creative solutions
Benefits of this Internship:
 Understand the importance of governance initiatives and anti-corruption in strengthening Sri Lanka as a democratic country
 Gain experience in a wide range of engagements in fighting corruption
 Learn about National and Global initiatives and successes in combating corruption
 Networking and gaining visibility in an exciting area of work

Duties & Responsibilities:
He/she will support the work of the Electoral Integrity Project Unit, under the supervision of the project manager, and in close communication with the other units of the organisation. The Intern will fulfil a multifaceted role and focus on the governance and anti-corruption objectives of TISL
 Support in the collection of data and information for article drafting, policy research and analysis, including elements of ad-hoc research
 Coordination and administrative support for policy events and advocacy initiatives
 Any other tasks required of the unit

Application Process: Please send in an updated CV to careers@tisrilanka.org
Your cover letter should convey your motivation for working with us.

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 – 29th December 2016
Commencement of Duties – Immediate
Note: Please state the following in the subject line of the email – “RTI Intern”