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      > Internship with UNFPA
      > Deadline for receipt of applications is November 15, 2004
      > Y-PEER/UNFPA is announcing the second round of the internship with
      > UNFPA in New York. This internship program is designed to give
      > current or recent undergraduate and graduate university students
      > from developing countries opportunities at appropriate levels of the
      > organization to engage youth in policy development and programming;
      > To help build the capacity of young people in addressing population,
      > sexual and reproductive health, gender, and HIV/AIDS issues,
      > especially in the context of achieving the Millennium Development
      > Goals most relevant to young people; and to sensitize both the young
      > people and the UNFPA staff on various modalities of working together
      > to address adolescent and youth issues.
      > The internship program will run from January to July 2005
      > How Will The Internship Work?
      > Selected interns will develop a working relationship with UNFPA
      > staff working on the assignments that might include:
      > . Providing inputs on UNFPA programmes and policies on young people
      > . Facilitating Y-PEER networks
      > . Participating in project/programme reviews within Technical
      > Support Division or Geographic Divisions
      > . Attending cluster meetings, and other UNFPA meetings as appropriate
      > . Providing briefings to relevant units as needed
      > . Assisting in updating the UNFPA website on adolescents and youth
      > . Preparing youth reports as needed
      > . Providing relevant inputs to meetings of the Youth Advisory Panel
      > . Consulting/Coordinating with other members of the Youth Advisory
      > Panel on various youth issues
      > How Do I Apply?
      > Applicants should send a current resume (C.V.); a cover letter
      > identifying their technical skills and interests with an explanation
      > of how the internship matches the applicant's career goals or why
      > they should be considered for the internship; and UN P-11 form with
      > indicated references
      > A special committee, composed of three representatives from various
      > units of the Fund will serve as the screening body for candidates.
      > The criteria for selection of candidates may include:
      > . Youth aged 20-24 years old
      > . Appropriate consideration for gender and geographic balance
      > . Established interest and dedication to development issues through
      > previous experiences or affiliation with a youth network or NGO
      > working on development issues
      > . Leadership and advocacy skills (based on background and profile)
      > that may be established through endorsement and assessment
      > . Basic understanding of issues of importance to UNFPA and what the
      > organization stands for
      > . Commitment to return to home country to undertake follow up work
      > with young people
      > . Experience with Y-PEER will be an asset
      > Financial and Administrative support
      > In addition to development opportunities to experience working with
      > a UN agency such as UNFPA, all qualified candidates will be provided
      > the following benefits:
      > . Cost of travel from and back to the country of origin
      > . Assistance with travel documents and visa requirements
      > . Health insurance
      > . Housing arrangements
      > . Subsistence allowance (for meals and other basic needs)
      > . A work station
      > . Opportunities to be mentored by UNFPA staff members on various
      > issues of interest to the interns
      > . Administrative assistance as required on a daily basis
      > Deadline for receipt of applications is November 15, 2004.
      > Applications can be sent via e-mail to youthprogramme@... /
      > cc: y-peer@...
      > http://www.youthpeer.org/news.asp


      Chris Schuepp
      Young People's Media Network - Coordinator
      c/o ecmc (European Centre for Media Competence)
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      D-45770 Marl

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      Email: cschuepp@...
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