Tuesday, April 5, 2016

IGES Internships on "loss and damage", "risk insurance" and more...

Dear all,

Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), a highly reputed think tank based in Japan is seeking for few interns to serve its offices in Japan and Thailand. Interested candidates should express their interests by 8 April (Japan time). Candidates working on or interested to work on "loss and damage" and "risk insurance" in particular are highly encouraged.

For details, see below or check the web pagehttp://www.iges.or.jp/en/internship/2016.html.


 Internship for 2016

IGES Internship for FY2016
  • IGES is recruiting interns for FY2016. IGES internships offer an opportunity to gain work experience and to make contributions to IGES research activities. IGES internships are aimed at those who wish to play a part in interdisciplinary policy research toward sustainable development in the Asia Pacific region.
    »About IGES Internship

  • 1. Research Areas currently recruiting interns:
    IGES Hayama Headquarters
    Research AreasInternship Overview
    (1) Natural Resources and Ecosystem Services Area/Adaptation (NRE/AD) Natural Resource Management PolicyPDF(21KB)
    (2) Natural Resources and Ecosystem Services Area/Adaptation (NRE/AD) Non-Economic Loss and DamagePDF(92KB)
    (3) Natural Resources and Ecosystem Services Area/Adaptation (NRE/AD) Insurance effectivenessPDF(92KB)
    (4) Integrated Policies for Sustainable Societies (IPSS)PDF(19KB)
    (5) Programme Management Office (PMO)PDF(79KB)
    IGES Kansai Research Centre
    Research AreaInternship Overview
    (6) IGES Kansai Research Centre (KRC)PDF(19KB)
    IGES Kitakyushu Urban Centre
    Research AreaInternship Overview
    (7) IGES Kitakyushu Urban Centre (KUC)PDF(24KB)
    IGES Regional Centre in Bangkok
    Research AreaInternship Overview
    (8) UNFCCC Regional Collaboration Centre (located in BRC)PDF(22KB)
  • 2. Requirements:

    Interns must:

    1. Be studying for a postgraduate degree (location of graduate school does not matter), or have recently obtained a postgraduate degree or currently employed with postgraduate degree.
    2. Be willing to learn from the on-the-job activities at IGES (the internship is not a programme for students to write an individual thesis, but rather an opportunity to experience real strategic policy research and operational activities).
    3. Satisfy the individual criteria outlined in the "Internship Overview" for the research area with which you would like to spend your internship.
    4. The intern should be proficient enough in English for the purposes of oral communication and the preparation of written documents.
  • 3. Content of the internship

    The interns will conduct work experience and carry out activities such as collecting information for, or drafting documents related to, their Area's research. Activities are supervised by the Area Leader, or designated internship supervisor, in the Area where the intern is placed. Those who are selected for internships will be contacted by the relevant Area Leader or supervisor to discuss and agree on the specific contents of the internship.
    ***Rights to all information collected by interns and all materials produced or obtained by interns as a part of the internship shall belong to IGES.

  • 4. Term:

    In principle, the term should last a minimum of 2 months and a maximum of 3 months during the period (from 9 May 2016 to 31 March 2017 (except winter vacation). The actual term should be determined after discussion between the intern and their Area.

  • 5. Internship Locations:

    (1) IGES Hayama Headquarters »Access
    2108-11, Kamiyamaguchi, Hayama, Kanagawa 240-0115 Japan

    (2) IGES Kansai Research Centre »Access
    East Bldg. 5F, Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, 1-5-2, Wakinohama-kaigandori, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo, 651-0073, Japan

    (3) IGES Kitakyushu Urban Centre »Access
    International Village Center 3F, 1-1-1, Hirano, Yahatahigashi-ku, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, 805-0062, Japan 

    (4)  IGES Regional Centre »Access
    604 SG Tower 6F, 161/1 Soi Mahadlek Luang 3, Rajdamri Road, Patumwan, Bangkok, 10330, Thailand

  • 6. Conditions:
    (1)Working Hours: Five days per week in principle (9:30-18:00)
    (2)Holidays: Saturday, Sunday and national holidays
    IGES Hayama Headquarters
    When the intern cannot commute from their current residence to the office, they will be able to use the accommodation at IGES headquarters(103KB) if there are vacant rooms (charges for telephone and bed linen change will be at the research intern's own expense).
    (4)Transportation Expenses:
    Travel expenses between intern's current residence and the IGES accommodation facilities to be used during the internship period will be at intern's own expense.
    (5)Required documents:
    (a) Application form (Excel form)  Download from here (zipped file)
    (b) Recommendation from your academic supervisor or equivalent.
    (c) Any other documents required in the "Internship Overview" for the area to which you are applying.
    (6)Other points to be noted:
    • - The accommodation can be used only by interns themselves alone.
    • - Those who belong to a company, etc. while studying a masters or doctorate course are requested to submit a letter of consent issued by the company, etc. at the time of the application. Interns shall be responsible for obtaining health insurance to cover medical expenses for injury or disability that may occur during the internship period.
    • - Company approval letter  Download from here (zipped file)
  • 7. Deadline

    8 April (Fri.) 2016 (Japanese local time)

  • 8. How to apply

    Please submit the required documents in the above to the IGES Internship Programme Secretariat by e-mail at internship2016@iges.or.jp by the due date.

    9. Selection process

    We will decide whether or not to accept candidates based on their applications and our e-mail communication with them. There is a limit to the number of interns who will be accepted. IGES will contact only the successful applicants once selection has been made. Please note in advance that we will not contact applicants who have not been selected for an internship.

    10. FAQ

    Please note that we are not able to respond to specific inquiries on the conditions of the internship applications.
    Please refer "Frequently asked questions(58KB)" for any questions that you may have.

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