Internship

Internship Opportunity - Programme for the Protection of Resources

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 Intern attached to the Programme for the Protection of Public Resources (PPPR) Programmes.

PPPR observes and monitors electioneering and reports on misappropriation of public resource during elections through its observer network. It has also widened the scope of monitoring misappropriation of public resources and abuse of power (beyond elections) that takes place on a day to day basis by State Officials, Politicians and other individuals and organizations/authorities. Each District Observer will submit reports to TISL on a monthly basis which upon evaluation TISL will use to submit complaints to the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC), develop media articles, pursue further investigation and file right to information requests
TISL, through PPPR, continues to submit complaints after an evidence-based investigation.

As Intern – PPPR Programme, your responsibilities will include:
• Assist the organization’s PPPR-related programmes
• Assist the proceedings of PPPR submission of complaints
• Assisting the Programme Officer in Co-coordinating the Observers at districts
• Desk work on RTI requests for further information and preparation of analysis on cases
• Work with other teams in presenting the findings
• Assist in receiving and recording reports and complaints
• Any other tasks assigned by the management related to PPPR 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:
• Recent graduate/ Undergraduate in law, public policy, social sciences such as journalism
• 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 individual will benefit from insight into the operationalizing of PPPR across Sri Lanka, gaining experience in a wide range of engagements in combating for transparency, and engaging with public authorities and citizens at national and provincial 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 – “PPPR Intern”

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”

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: [email protected] and indicate the position as “Intern – Open Government Partnership
Commencement of Duties – Immediate