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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 become integral part our team and become engaged by shaping projects, sharing ideas, and delivering substantial work.

Undergraduate students (especially upperclassmen), current graduate students, and recent college graduates are encouraged to apply for CityNet internship.

What do CityNet interns do?
CityNet offers the opportunity for interns to work in a variety of fields. CityNet team is small which means that interns can connect and learn from most areas of the organization. While we look for individuals who have the 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 the guidance of their supervisor. Please note that internship in CityNet is minimally paid.

What do interns gain? 

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

Qualifications:

  • Last semesters of Bachelor or Graduate school student majoring in public policy, urban development, international relations, urban sociology, business management, marketing, environmental studies or related field;
  • Interest in urban issues and/or international development;
  • Excellent spoken and written English;
  • Pro-active and able to work with minimum supervision;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Experience in sales, marketing or fundraising would be an asset

Intern Expected Tasks:

Desk Research and Coordination (45%)

  • The intern will support the Program Officer in the strategic implementation to further disseminate and ensure sufficient number of survey respondents for the development of CityNet Medium Term Plan 2018-2021;
  • The intern will support the Program Officer in conducting online research on the different global frameworks relating to urban development;
  • The intern will help summarize the different global urban perspectives as an input to the drafting of the first chapters of the CityNet Medium Term Plan 2018-2021

Development of Fundraising Strategies and Funders’ Mapping (30%)

  • The intern will support the Program Officer in mapping out prospective funders and corporations supportive to urban development agenda and help contribute inputs to the CityNet’s existing database;
  • Initiate online communication outreach using existing CityNet’s communication channels to prospective funders and corporations;

CityNet Services (20%)

  • The intern will help identify best practices to be included for CityNet Services database from its members;
  • The intern will write at least two essays on different best practices that will be considered as blog entries

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:

  • Draft letters
  • Summarize reports
  • Research on Korean culture

Timeline and stipend: 

  • Please send your two-page CV and a one-page cover letter to programs2@citynet-ap.org by March 22, 2017;
  • Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed during the last week of March 2017 subject to further notice
  • Start Date: As soon as possible
  • Expected commitment: 30-40 hours/week (full time) for three (3 months)
  • Stipend: 10,000 won / day

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Application Deadline: March 9th, 2017

Please send your CV and a cover letter to partnerdev@citynet-ap.org by Thursday March 9th, 2017 (and 1st soft deadline for early selection will take place on March 7th, so early submitters have better chance to get an interview)

 

Who are CityNet interns?  
CityNet offers the opportunity to work in a variety of fields depending on the position. CityNet team is small which means that interns usually can connect and learn from most areas of the organization. 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 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 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
  • 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:

Urban SDG Knowledge Platform (25%)

Support in linking our Urban SDG Knowledge Platform to different urban stakeholders. This might include

  • Connecting with cities to encourage them to contribute to the platform
  • Review/edit cities policies to match the Urban SDG Knowledge Platform quality standard
  • Connect with experts/organizations to encourage them to contribute to the platform
  • Support in partnering with other knowledge platforms and/or organizations to enrich the services provided by the Urban SDG Knowledge Platform

CityNet Congress 2017 (40%)

In 2017, CityNet will host his Congress again. 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 relationship with this event are:

  • Support in identifying, contacting and following up with potential sponsors, as well as to prepare materials to contact and attract potential sponsors.
  • Help develop the program both providing ideas on interesting themes, provide ideas to solve overlaps/logistical challenges in the program, and support in identifying, contacting and following up with potential speakers

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 communicating and following up with participants, including drafting letters, requesting and organizing documents, budget travel expenses (flights, accommodations), and keeping track of the participants status.
  • Help in developing materials for the workshop such as drafting program book, reports, organizing presentations, among others
  • Support in reaching other partners in relationship to the workshop such as contacting potential guest speakers, or drafting promotion materials

Miscellaneous (20%)

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
  • Support on preparing or researching about grant proposals
  • Research and write blog posts
  • Summarize reports

 

Timeline and stipend: 

  • Interviews will be arranged for potential candidates on the 2nd half of the 2nd week of March, and beginning of 3rd week of March
  • Start Date: to be agreed, but the sooner the better
  • Expected commitment: 30-40 hours/week (full time) for 3-4 months
  • Stipend: 10,000 won / day