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  • You can work as an intern at OWSD for up to 4 months
  • you can offer your expertise as a short term consultant

Interns @ OWSD

OWSD welcomes applications for internships in particular from students at education institutes in or near Trieste, Italy. In the past we have accepted students from the Institute of International Sociology in Udine and those doing a Masters in Intercultural Cooperation for Development ('Cooperazione Interculturale allo Sviluppo')
at the Università degli Studi di Trieste.

Each intern, in discussion with OWSD staff, receives tailormade terms of reference.

The first task is to become familiar with OWSD history, objectives and programmes, especially the OWSD fellowship programme.

Each intern will then receive training in one or more of the following:

  • inputting and analysing data using a Filemaker database.
  • processing and following up applications for fellowships via email
  • procedures for awarding travel funds and organising travel to international conferences
  • identifying and contacting past fellowship awardees ('alumnae') via email and telephone
  • placing announcements and upates on facebook, the website and other social media
  • undertaking relevant internet research

Benefits:

Free life time membership of OWSD!

How to apply: Go to the UNESCO website stageweb.unesco.org and fill out the relevant details.

When asked to put your preferred city, please put Trieste (or, if unavailable, Venice).

For more information please contact owsd@owd.net

OWSD Interns

 

Emma Scandolo came to OWSD in July 2017 to carry out a full-time internship of 1 month. As intern, she assisted OWSD staff in several activities related to our fellowship programme. In particular she worked on crucial administrative tasks such as statistics and database as well as archiving and calculations. Emma also focused on OWSD Membership related issues such as applications processing and correspondence. The OWSD communications team benefited greatly from Emma’s swift and thorough work speed in the area of photo archiving and streamlining OWSD activities through her systematic approach and knowledge of programmes such as Excel and Microsoft Office. The internship helped Emma to gain practical experience in the broad world of NGOs and international cooperation with a focused perspective on gender equality and education within the UN initiated Millenium Development Goals (MDG). Emma is completing her BA in Economics and Business at Erasmus University, Rotterdam, NL.

 

 

Giada Salatin came to OWSD in February 2015 to carry out a part-time internship of four months. As intern, she assisted OWSD staff in several activities related to our fellowship programme, updating the OWSD website, helping to disseminate the 2015 call for fellowships applications and identifying like-minded organizations for OWSD to contact. The internship helped her to gain practical experience in the broad world of NGOs and international cooperation. Giada has a BA in Applied Interlinguistic Communication from the University of Trieste, Italy, and is now completing her MA in Intercultural Cooperation for Development at the same university.

 

 

 

Isabelle Agbedjro came to OWSD in September 2015 to carry out a full-time internship for one month. As intern, she assisted OWSD staff in several activities related to our fellowship programme, updating the OWSD website and helping to prepare the postgraduate fellows' applications for the selection committee meeting September. The internship helped her gain practical experience in the broad world of NGOs and international cooperation.
Isabelle is doing a BA degree in Cultural and Linguistic Mediation at the University of Udine, Italy.

What past interns have said about working at OWSD:

 

 

Sara Vujic:

I consider myself very lucky to have been involved with OWSD as it really expanded my horizons and solidified my interest in improving the possibilities for women in science. I was always motivated to do things on my own and everyone was very patient and helpful if I ever ran into any problems. I am incredibly grateful to have worked with everyone involved in the organisation as I learned something new from everyone.

Angelica Nocent:

Besides acquiring many skills, my internship helped me to feel more comfortable with my English and was certainly a great experience, which contributed to my personal growth. I will certainly remember my OWSD internship for all my life.