Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Internship in Thailand

Thailand – Internships
The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) is a worldwide network of judges and lawyers united in affirming international law and rule of law principles that advance human rights. We are seeking to recruit Interns for the ICJ's Thailand Programme to be based in the Asia-Pacific Regional Office in Bangkok. The ICJ has a long history of offering young graduates or lawyers the opportunity to gain valuable professional experience in an organisation dedicated to the legal protection and promotion of human rights. The ICJ is offering three separate internships of six months each, based on a fixed-term agreement. Opportunities exist for both legal and non-legal internships. ICJ Interns become part of a team of junior support staff and their responsibilities are based on the intern's interests as well as the needs of the ICJ. All interns will be expected to undertake some administrative duties in addition to their substantive tasks. Interns are assigned a designated supervisor for the duration of their internship. Requirements Interns are generally expected to:be highly motivated and dedicated to the legal protection and promotion of human rights; aged between 22 - 28 years old at the commencement of their internship; hold a degree in law, international law, human rights law, international human rights law, or a related field;be able to work as part of a multicultural team and willing to apply themselves in a frequently pressurised environment; have spoken and written fluency in English and Thai. Conditions The intern will receive a fixed-term contract for up to 6 months;The ICJ is able to offer some financial remuneration. The intern will be responsible for all other expenses and costs incurred in undertaking the internship; and,All interns must hold valid working papers for Thailand. Applications If you are interested in one of the three internships with the ICJ's Bangkok office and fulfil the above requirements, please send a covering letter and CV/resume to "The Internship Coordinator" no later than:Internship 1: Period from 12 May to 11 November 2008 (6 months) - closing date of 19 April 2008;Internship 2: Period from 1 November to 31 March 2009 (6 months) - closing date of 30 September 2008;Internship 3: Period from 16 March to 15 September 2009 (6 months) - closing date of 31 January 2009.e-mail: or International Commission of Jurists31 Phayathai Building (Room 918)Phayathai RoadRajatheviBangkok 10400

2008 Call for proposals for the Indigenous Peoples Assistance Facility

Please find below information for funding indigenous projects/activities from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). Please get in touch directly with the Ms. Corpone, the Coordinator of the Fund for additional information and application.

********************The International Fund for Agricultural Development is inviting indigenous peoples' organizations and communities, and organizations that work with them, to apply for grants that fund micro projects and partnerships to promote the development of indigenous peoples and their unique cultural identity. Grants ranging from US$10,000 to US$30,000 will be awarded to applicants from IFAD's developing Member States through the Indigenous Peoples Assistance Facility. You can find more information on application requirements and an application form at You can e-mail or mail your application to IFAD. The closing date for applications is 30 June 2008. IFAD will not accept applications after that date. E-mail your application to Mail your application to: Antonella Cordone Coordinator for Indigenous and Tribal Issues Policy Division International Fund for Agricultural Development Via del Serafico, 107 00142 Rome Italy A board made up primarily of indigenous members will work with IFAD staff to consider the proposals and make recommendations.