CityNet Programs Internship

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Who are CityNet interns?  

CityNet interns are young international leaders of the highest caliber. We train, equip, and develop interns’ skills through involvement across a spectrum of CityNet programs. Our interns are welcomed as a part of our team and take part by shaping projects, sharing ideas, and taking on substantial work.

Undergraduate students (especially upperclassmen), graduate students, and recent college graduates majoring in public policy, urban development, marketing, international relations, business management, environmental studies or related fields are encouraged to apply. Successful applicants will balance high-level research and database management proficiency with strong writing skills.

What do interns do?

CityNet offers the opportunity to work in a variety of fields, specifically, website development, communications and marketing, research, program coordination, event organization, and government relations. While we are looking for individuals who have focused experience and skills in one of these areas, interns will be expected to take part in a variety of tasks.

Interns typically work 30-40 hours per week, providing research and administrative support to CityNet’s current projects and day-to-day office functions, depending on program needs and the intern’s availability. Please note that all positions are unpaid.

What do interns gain? 

– Exposure to an international organization and network
– Experience researching urban development and other issues
– Experience handling complex database systems
– Work on interesting communications and events as part of an experienced team

Qualifications:

– Bachelor’s degree candidates (Master’s preferred) majoring in public policy, urban development, marketing, international relations, business management, environmental studies or related field
– Interest in urban issues and/or international development
– Excellent spoken and written English
– Experience working with governments or international organizations preferred
– Website management, CRM, and communications experience preferred
– Fluent in using MS Office Suite, experience in using Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop preferred
– Language ability in a CityNet member native language preferred (including Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Tagalog, Indonesian, Nepali, Tamil, Sinhala, Mandarin, Bengali, Hindi, Vietnamese, Thai, Khmer, Malay, Lao, Marati, Urdu, and Mongolian)

Intern Responsibilities:

Arisu workshop

– Note taking
– Write a draft report of the workshop results

SHRDC workshop

– Support in communicating and following up with participants

SMFDH program

– Support communication with beneficiary and ADRF(Africa Asia Development Relief Foundation)

CityNet Congress

– Support officers in implementation of congress

Others

– Maintain and update CityNet member contact list and assist with CityNet member management
– Conduct research on CityNet member cities and partner organizations
– Research trends in urban development and possible programming activities
– Research and write blog and media posts
– Support on preparing or researching about grant proposal
– Assist with the design, implementation and evaluation of programs and projects
– Complete administrative tasks for the Program Team
– Create innovative content for social media channels, including infographics and web videos
– Assist with preparations for CityNet events and activities
– Assist with other tasks as designated by the Program Director
– Build partnerships and sponsorship relationships between CityNet and international leaders, including phone call campaigns, marketing strategies and email targeting

Timeline and stipend: 

– Please send your CV and cover letter to communication@citynet-ap.org by June 2nd, 2017
– Interview: June 12-13, 2017
– Start Date: June 26
– 30-40 hours/week
– Full-time, long-term commitment preferred
– Term: 3 months
– Stipend: 250,000won / month

 

 

CityNet Programs Internship

Download Internship ToR

 

Who are CityNet interns?  

CityNet interns are young international leaders of the highest caliber. We train, equip, and develop interns’ skills through involvement across a spectrum of CityNet programs. Our interns are welcomed as a part of our team and take part by shaping projects, sharing ideas, and taking on substantial work.

Undergraduate students (especially upperclassmen), graduate students, and recent college graduates with experience in international development are encouraged to apply.

What do interns do?

CityNet offers the opportunity to work in a variety of fields depending on the position. CityNet has diverse work topics which mean that interns usually can connect and learn with areas they are interested in of the organization. While we are looking for individuals who have focused experience and skills, interns will be expected to take part in a variety of tasks.

Interns typically work 30-40 hours per week, providing research and administrative support to CityNet’s current projects and day-to-day office functions, depending on program needs and the intern’s availability. Please note that all positions are unpaid.

What do interns gain? 

  • Exposure to an international organization and network
  • Experience in a diversity of areas of an international development organization
  • Opportunity to expose themselves to a wide range of urban stakeholders in Asia Pacific through CityNet blog, or on occasion attending CityNet or partner events.
  • Experience to work in a multicultural environment.

Qualifications:

  • Last semesters of Bachelor or Graduate school student/Recent graduates majoring in marketing, public policy, urban development, international relations, business management, education, environmental studies or related field
  • Interest in urban issues and/or international development
  • Fluent in using MS Office Suite, experience in using Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop is a plus
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • Pro-active and able to work independently
  • Good communication skills
  • Experience in sales, marketing or fundraising, would be an asset

Intern Expected Tasks:

CityNet Congress 2017 (80%)

In 2017, CityNet will host its Congress. This is CityNet’s biggest event which takes place every 4 years, and for this reason it requires detailed preparation. Some of the activities the intern will be supporting in relation to this event are:

  • Support in communicating and following up with participants, sponsors, and session holders including drafting letters, requesting and organizing documents, budget travel expenses (flights, accommodations), and keeping track of the status of all parties.
  • Support Program Officers and Congress Coordinator in implementation of Congress. (Elections, Medium Term Plan, Sessions, Sponsorships)
  • Support in drafting reports, agenda papers, publications, and social media posts, blogs, promotional items for Congress

Capacity Building (15%)

CityNet organizes several workshop and training programs for local government officials in Asia, which makes it possible that the intern will be asked to support on these programs. Typically this would involve the following activities

  • Support in identifying, contacting and following up with participants to prepare and drafting any necessary materials/documents required for workshops
  • Help in developing materials for the workshop such as drafting program book, reports
  • Support in reaching other partners in relationship to the workshop such as contacting potential guest speakers, or drafting promotion materials

Miscellaneous (5%)

There are always unexpected tasks that might require the support of the intern. These are usually diverse administrative tasks, but often they go along the following lines:

  • Contact CityNet members
  • Draft letters and summarize reports
  • Support on preparing or researching about grant proposals
  • Research and write blog/social media posts
  • Budget Reporting/Record Keeping

Timeline and stipend: 

  • Please send your CV and a cover letter to Citynetcongress2017@citynet-ap.org by June 2nd , 2017
  • Interviews will be arranged for potential candidates the last week of May until the 2nd week of June
  • Start Date: to be agreed upon, but the sooner the better
  • Expected commitment: 30-40 hours/week (full time) for 6 months
  • Stipend: 10,000 won / day

 

CityNet Call for Proposals – Urban SDG Knowledge Platform Website Development

Proposal submission deadline: March 3, 2017 6:00PM (KST)

*According to internal regulations, submission deadline was extended by one (1) day from March 2, 2017 due to corrections of erroneous scoring categories.

The CityNet Secretariat is currently looking for suitable candidates located in the Republic of Korea for Urban SDG Knowledge Platform Website development.

Please download the detailed terms of reference (TOR) and proposal submission instruction below:

DOWNLOAD Terms of Reference (Korean)

DOWNLOAD Instructions for Proposal Submission (Korean)

How to apply

Interested candidates should apply in person by submitting all required documents listed in the proposal submission instruction to CityNet Secretariat, forwarded to Jae Hyun Park by March 2, 2017 6:00 PM (KST).

For further inquiries, contact the CityNet Secretariat at jaehyun@citynet-ap.org.

Internship opportunities

CityNet Secretariat offers occasional internship. When internship opportunities are available, they will be posted.

Employment Opportunities

There are currently no vacancies. Please check back soon!

Get Involved

As urban populations continue to grow exponentially, cities across Asia face a range of challenges, from reducing carbon footprints, to ensuring sanitation, to improving access to social services. CITYNET members and partners work together to approach these challenges in innovative and measurable ways.

For urban stakeholders and city officials there are plenty of ways to become involved in CITYNET activities and programs. If you are a city official or mayor, check the eligibility requirements for becoming a CITYNET member city. If you are part of an urbanization non-governmental organization or university, check out the requirements for becoming an Associate member.

Urban activists who are living in and around Seoul are invited to take part in CITYNET network activities in a variety of ways. Undergraduate and graduate students, check our Internships page for openings to work on a variety of projects. Additionally, CITYNET is always looking for sharp, intelligent volunteers to help communicate with members.

Lastly, be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to hear the lastest updates from our members and the Secretariat office.

We look forward to working with you to build people-centered cities across the Asia-Pacific.

Become a Member

CITYNET is a unique member-driven organization which has grown from 26 members at its inception in 1987 to over 130 members in over 20 countries in the Asia-Pacific and Europe.

Today, the comprehensive CITYNET network includes city governments, national level organizations, development authorities, non-governmental organizations, private companies and community-based organizations. Network operations are funded by annual membership fees. Programs, projects and activities are funded through the network’s partnerships with donor agencies.

CITYNET strives to meet the changing needs of members and most importantly to listen to its members to successfully and continually implement relevant programs and activities.

Eligibility Criteria
Any city government, authority, development authority, association of local authorities, non-governmental organization, community-based organization, institution, or corporation, that shares the objectives and vision of CITYNET may apply for membership.

Application Process
1) Please review the eligibility requirements.
2) Request an application form (see below)
3) Upon pre-approval the CITYNET Secretariat will send the application form and required documents.
4) Please submit the application form, together with the city/organisation profile and all other relevant information materials to the CITYNET Secretariat at least two months before the annual session of the Executive Committee Meeting, held in the last quarter of every year.
5) Completed applications will be tabled at the CITYNET Executive Committee Meeting.
6) Membership will become effective upon adoption at the Executive Committee Meeting and signing of the Charter of CITYNET.
7) CITYNET services will be available after the first payment of the membership fee/subscription.

 

CityNet Membership Application

 

How to Calculate the Membership Fee
Upon approval by the CITYNET Executive Committee, the membership fee will be incurred from the following year. The annual membership fee is calculated based on the population size of the city and GDP per capita of its country.

Membership Fee Calculation Worksheet

 

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Secondment Staff

We would like to inform you of our call for nominations/applications for the Secondment Staff Programme for the period of 3 April 2017 to 30 March 2018.

The selected Secondment Staff is expected to join the Secretariat as one of the key personnel in the Secretariat to actively promote CityNet’s activities for the benefit of members. We are seeking to welcome a dynamic person who has a positive attitude, good computer skills and is able to communicate well in English.

Please kindly click on the below button and download a documents (compressed in .Zip format) for more information on the qualifications, financial condition, responsibilities, working conditions, required documents, procedures, and how to apply for position.

Secondment Staff Announcement
Deadline for Applications: February 3, 2017

What is the Secondment Staff Program?
The Secondment Staff Program was established in 1995 during the Network’s eighth Executive Committee Meeting held in Lyon, France. The program provides opportunities for mid-level personnel from member cities to learn and work in an international environment and encourages members’ active and direct participation in the activities of CITYNET.

Secondment Staff Eligibility
Candidates should be full-time permanent employees of a CITYNET member city/organisation (city, National Level Organisation (NLO), or Developmental Authority (DA).

Qualifications
Ideal candidates should be /have:

  • Be Full-time permanent employee of a CITYNET member city/organization
  • Be between 25-35 years of age, preferably;
  • Be fluent in both written and spoken English;
  • Have at least three years working experience in your city/organization;
  • Be in good health, physically and mentally;
  • Hold a university degree, preferably related to human settlements or other urban issues, such as urban planning or international development. A post-graduate candidate is most welcome;
  • Have an interest in urban development issues and/or international cooperation;
  • Have a willingness to work in an international working environment;
  • Have a working knowledge of software relevant for the job such as Microsoft Office for Windows (MS Word, Excel, Power Point) and preferably Microsoft Access for Database;
  • Be willing to live in Korea and adopt the new environment

 

Sponsorship
The Secondment staff’s city/organisation shall provide an allowance to cover living costs in addition to his/her salary and regular allowances during his/her tenure and a round-trip air ticket from his/her home country to Seoul, South Korea.

Volunteer Opportunities

The CITYNET Secretariat has recently opened in Seoul, South Korea. With this move, CITYNET is opening volunteer positions for qualified candidates available to work in the Seoul Secretariat Office.

Who are we looking for?
CITYNET Volunteers are dedicated individuals who can work 3-5 hours per week remotely, translating documents and contacting city officials. This position is ideal for nationals from the Asia-Pacific region who want experience working with an international organization and would like to connect their cities to the world through CITYNET’s global network.

What do volunteers do?
– Periodically help with translation of news, announcements, and promotional materials.
– Help contact officials from CITYNET member cities by phone and email
– Assist with preparations for CITYNET General Council (Congress of Mayors) event in Seoul, Nov. 4-6, 2013
– Assist with other tasks as designated by the Partner Development and Program Directors

Why should you join?
Volunteers gain experience in an international organization and a valuable line for their resumes. Further, they provide an opportunity for their home cities to access knowledge-sharing and development resources through the CITYNET network. Volunteer bios and professional photos will be displayed on translated documents, which may be hosted on our website.

What are volunteer qualifications?
– CITYNET member city nationality. A list of members can be found at www.citynet-ap.org
– Ability to read and understand professional English
– Have computer access independently of Secretariat facilities
– Experience working with governments or international organizations preferred
– There is currently a need for native speakers in Tagalog, Indonesian, Nepali, Tamil, Sinhala, Mandarin, Bengali, Hindi, Vietnamese, Thai, Khmer, Malay, Lao, Marati, Urdu, and Mongolian.

To Apply:
– Please send a resume and cover letter indicating your availability (hours per week and approximate start and end dates), with “Global Friends of CITYNET” included in the subject line, to Youngmin Chang at citynet.recruitment@gmail.com.
– Incomplete submissions will not be considered.
– Due to the large volume of applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
– Please note, this is a volunteer, unpaid position.
– Applications are processed on a rolling basis until all available positions are filled, so early application is encouraged.
– No phone calls, please.