Internship » Asia-Pacific Research and Advice Network

01.07.2019 - 01.01.2005 |






Honorary basis


The Asia-Pacific Research and Advice Network (APRAN) is looking for a full-time Junior Associate to join the team from 1 Sep 2019 onwards.

The Asia-Pacific Research and Advice Network (APRAN) is a tender project funded by the European Union. It is designed to provide European policymakers with policy advice, specialised research and analysis on the Asia-Pacific region and on the EU’s relations with Asia-Pacific with the aim to promote the EU’s objectives in the region and to support policy formulation and implementation.

The position
The position of Junior Associate is full-time (40h/week), starting 1 Sep 2019. APRAN provides a competitive salary paid on an honorary basis. The work can be done both remotely and/or at the office space in Berlin.

The Junior Associate is responsible for complex research and analysis of various topics concerning EU-Asia relations, focused on but not limited to geopolitical dynamics of the Indian Ocean region, political developments in South Asia and strategic interdependencies between Asia and the South Pacific. Main tasks include the uploading and editing of new content for the website, the drafting of summaries and background information for APRAN products and supporting the set up and design of maps and graphics. The Junior Associate also actively contributes to the development of strategies for content analysis and longer-format content production.

Working with APRAN offers a unique opportunity to gain new insights into the work of a think tank and gain first experiences in the policy world. It brings together a small team from diverse backgrounds to provide the EU with innovative perspectives and in-depth understanding of current events in the Asia-Pacific.

Please send your CV (1 page max.) and your letter of motivation (1 page max.) addressed to the Team Leader Dr May-Britt U. Stumbaum by email (jr.associate1@apran-network.eu) by 28 July 2019 (Sunday).

Required specialized knowledge

Completed MA Degree in the field of International Relations, Public Policy or Asian Studies Eligible to work in the EU Very good knowledge of South Asian/ Indo-Pacific politics and EU foreign affairs Excellent English, written and spoken Organisational skills and a structured approach Writing and editorial skills

Preferred language abilities

Knowledge of a regional language (preferred)

Preferred skills

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment Flexibility Attention to detail Self-motivated, with the ability to work independently Ability to communicate clearly in an intercultural environment

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