Since 2015, SEEDIG has been working on facilitating discussions and collaboration on Internet and digital policy issues among stakeholders in South Eastern Europe and the neighbouring area. It has done so through annual meetings and other activities carried all year-round (such as the SEEsummary; regional survey on digital policy issues; and a Roadshow).

Preparations are now underway for SEEDIG’s sixth annual meeting (SEEDIG 6) to be held on 22–23 September in Chișinău, Moldova. In parallel, intersessional activities are carried out. 

Internship

SEEDIG is looking for highly motivated interns to assist the Executive Committee in organising SEEDIG 6 and carrying out other activities.

Do you have what it takes?

We expect that a candidate:

Is a student or young professional who is a national of a country in South Eastern Europe or the neighbouring area (SEE+).

Has knowledge of and interest in Internet governance and digital policy.

Is familiar with Internet governance processes, in general, and IGF initiatives, in particular. Or has a strong desire to learn about them.

Is available and commits to working up to 8-10 hours/week.

A SEEDIG intern needs to have a passion for digital policy and a desire to strengthen SEE+’s position on the Internet governance map!

This year, of particular interest are candidates who have skills and experience in:

  • WordPress
  • Digital design (web design, graphic design, video production etc.)

If you have what it takes, submit your application by 20 May 2020 (extended deadline).

Expectations & benefits

How will it work?

Interns will work online, under the supervision of the SEEDIG Executive Committee. They will contribute to activities related to the planning of the SEEDIG 6 meeting, as well as to the execution of intersessional activities.

Interns will not be remunerated, but, based on their performance, they may be provided with travel and accommodation support to attend SEEDIG 6.

The initial internship is offered for a period of six months, with the possibility of extension.

SEEDIG interns get an opportunity to:

  • Make a difference for the region by being an active part of what was described as ‘one of the most important and valuable bodies in SEE+’.
  • Join the SEEDIG community and interact with people who work on digital policy and Internet governance issues.
  • Acquire experience in planning multistakeholder events, conducting surveys and other research, writing communications and outreach materials, etc.

What can you gain?

Selection process

All applications are reviewed by the Executive Committee. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and invited for interviews.

Shortlisted candidates may also be asked to complete a practical assignment (to directly assess whether the candidates meet the eligibility criteria). For example, we could ask you to demonstrate your skills in digital design; prove you can work in WordPress; or write a short text about a digital policy development or event.

Testimonials from previous interns

The internship with SEEDIG has truly been an enriching experience. The field of Internet governance is multifaceted and complex, and SEEDIG reflects this through its multistakeholder approach and wide regional scope. I enjoyed employing old and new skills in helping the Executive Committee organise the annual meeting and numerous intersessional activities. The best part has probably been getting to know the SEEDIG community which gathers many wonderful IG practitioners from the SEE+ region and connect with them. From creating a survey, to organising the Youth School and the Fellowship, the internship was a dynamic, versatile experience. I am very grateful I got to learn from  knowledgeable mentors that are very approachable and ready to support their team members. Overall, I highly recommend the internship to young people from the region that are interested in Internet governance!

Jana Misic

When I applied for the SEEDIG Internship, I had never heard of SEEDIG before and I was relatively new to the field of Internet governance. But once selected, I found myself in a cozy environment with welcoming people and a great community working together as a family. Engaging with them and working side by side online, but also onsite, in the context of the annual meeting, was a marvelous experience itself. This internship was an opportunity for me to understand better the field of Internet governance, gain new skills, and at the same time help with organising the event itself. Furthermore, after my contribution as an intern, I decided to stay engaged as a regular member of the SEEDIG Team, a new e-family. I would suggest without a second thought the SEEDIG Internship to those who are interested in Internet governance and digital policy.

Charalampos Kyritsis

Questions?

Write to the Executive Committee at execom@seedig.net.

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