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Internship Opportunity at CTA - Web 2.0 and Social Media for Development

IntroductionDuring the period 2009-2013, CTA successfully implemented a series of training events known as Web 2.0 and Social Media Learning Opportunities in 23 Africa, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) countries. This resulted in approximately 2200 trained people, 38% of whom women. Feedback from beneficiaries (individuals and institutions) has been extremely positive. In May 2013 the project was awarded the WSIS Project Prize 2013 in the category e-agriculture.Each event lasts for 5 days and accommodates approximately 25-28 trainees, who are selected, based on applications submitted after an open call. One day of the training is devoted to the introduction to the IMARK module “Social Media for Development”. This allows trainee the opportunity for perfecting his/her skills through a self-learning.In 2013 CTA in partnership with local host institutions will extend the initiative to additional ACP countries.A CTA team coordinates the implementation of the project. The Intern will work under the guidance of the project Team Leader (acting as Mentor) and in collaboration with the other Team Members.Responsibilities of the InternUnder the guidance of his/her Mentor, the Intern will carry out the following activities:
  • Assist in the organisation and follow-up of the Web 2.0 and Social Media Learning Opportunities;
  • Interact and collaborate remotely with consultants, host organisations and beneficiaries using cutting edge technology;
  • Assist in the gathering and processing data for M&E purposes and for assessing project impact;
  • Contribute to the analysis of the results of a planned impact assessment;
  • Assist in the updating of the periodic curriculum if needed;
  • Report on project activities via social media;
  • Perform other tasks as requested by the mentor.
Internship details
  • Start date: as soon as possible.
  • Duration: 6 months (renewable once)
  • Duty station: CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands
  • Medical coverage: provided for the duration of the internship
  • International travel: not covered by CTA
  • Stipend
  • University degree in ICT or communication-related disciplines;
  • Experience and keen interest in the area of Web 2.0 and Social Media;
  • Maximum 30-year old;
  • Recently graduated;
  • Fluent in written and spoken English or French and ability to work in the other language;
  • Knowledge in managing CMS (Joomla) is welcome;
  • Good organisation, inter-personal and communication skills;
  • National of either one European Union member state or of one of the Africa, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) States.
ApplicationInterested candidates should submit the documents listed below to and enter the following text in the email subject field: [ICT4D and Web2forDev internship application]
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Scanned copy of the university degree(s)
  • One-page letter explaining why the candidate considers that he/she is in a position to successfully contribute to project implementation and what he/she expects to gain from the internship. The date of earliest availability should be specified as well
  • Two letters of recommendation and/or references.
Deadline for application: 15 June 2013. For more information about Web 2.0 for Development, click here.   
Web 2.0 for Development Gateway