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calendar_month 02 Aug 2007, 00:00
The TI Secretariat in Berlin is seeking a highly motivated intern to support its work on advancing international anti-corruption conventions.

Transparency International (TI) is the leading global non-governmental and not-for-profit organisation devoted to combating corruption. Its mission is to create change towards a world free of corruption. TI currently has close to 90 National Chapters across the world, and its International Secretariat is based in Berlin, Germany.

TI does not investigate or expose individual cases of corruption but advocates for reform by focusing on systemic improvement and by building coalitions with other anti-corruption stakeholders, including governments, the private sector and civil society organisations.

Description of Internship

Main function: Assisting the Conventions Programme Manager in work relating to international anti-corruption instruments, especially the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention and the UN Convention against Corruption.

Starting Date: 3 September 2007

Duration: Three months; full time Monday to Friday

Location: Berlin, Germany

Remuneration: See TI Internship Guidelines at:

Key responsibilities:

* Correspondence with national groups re: UN Convention against Corruption and fact-checking for TI report re: UNCAC implementation

* Updating conventions web pages, especially material on UNCAC

* Assisting with budgets and funding proposals

* Assisting with preparation of meetings and documentation

* Research on conventions-related issues and preparation of draft papers

Knowledge, experience and skills:

* Excellent English language skills (working language at TI Secretariat),

* Background in law preferred. Also considering those with degrees in international and comparative politics, international (and development) economics or related social sciences;

* Some prior office experience, good knowledge of MS Word applications;

* Some knowledge of and considerable interest in the work of TI and the field of anti-corruption.

To apply:

Qualified candidates should submit, preferably via email, a cover letter and CV (in English) to:


Gillian Dell

Global Programmes Manager

Transparency International Secretariat

Alt Moabit 96

10559 Berlin


The closing date for applications is 17 August 2007.

Applications received by this date will take priority; however, late applications will be considered if the position has not been filled. Interested candidates, whose internship is sponsored by other organisations, are encouraged to apply.

Legal requirements for the paid internship:

Due to the short notice of this announcement, EU/EEC nationals and those with a valid work permit for Germany are encouraged to apply.

Interns must obtain their own health insurance before starting the internship, and must submit a tax card for 2007. Students of the German universities should submit documents verifying their student status.

Transparency International is an equal opportunity employer.

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