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Title

Communications Internship for Global Agricultural Research Center

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Sectors Water, Hydrology & Marine Ecology
Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location
Town/City Colombia
Salary Range Dependent on Experience
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level Voluntary & Interns
Deadline 31/12/2008
Company Name International Centre for Tropical Agriculture
Contact Name
Email e.hesse@cgiar.org
Website Further Details / Applications
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Description

The Corporate Communications and Capacity Strengthening unit of CIAT is looking for an intern to help with writing, editing, and public relations. Located at the outskirts of Cali, Colombia, CIAT is a non-profit organization that conducts socially and environmentally progressive research aimed at reducing hunger and poverty and preserving natural resources in developing countries. The communications intern will work full-time assisting communications staff in duties such as:

  • Reporting, researching, and writing articles for CIAT's quarterly e-newsletter.
  • Writing content about projects, results, meetings, and partnerships for CIAT's website and intranet.
  • Actively participating in Web 2.0 applications relevant for the Center (e.g., blogs, wikis, Facebook, YouTube).
  • Creating audio/video material to promote CIAT research.
  • Editing scientific articles and reports for internal publication.
  • Drafting text for pamphlets, posters, and presentations.
  • Monitoring the media for agricultural development-related articles.
  • Other information management and dissemination tasks, as agreed.

The ideal candidate should be a native English speaker, and have a background (undergraduate degree) in communications, journalism, or international development and with proven writing and editing experience. Knowledge of Spanish is an advantage. S/he should be available as soon as possible for a period no less than 6 months with an option for extension.

CIAT offers interns the air ticket to Colombia and free meals in the campus restaurant. To apply, please e-mail a letter of interest, resume, two writing samples (preferably non-academic), and contact information for two references to Dr. Edith Hesse (e.hesse@cgiar.org).

Closing date for applications: 15 July 2008.

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