Five reasons to apply for the EMPHASIS Women, Migration and Development Internship at CARE International UK

by 11th Apr 2014
Women in Nepal Women in Nepal © CARE / Stephanie Roberts

CARE International and the Overseas Development Institute are organizing the international conference "Women, Migration and Development: Investing in the future". This event will highlight the need to acknowledge migration as a key factor for sustainable development and the need to better protect the human rights of migrants.

If you would like to invest in your future in the development sector, here are 5 reasons why you should send apply for an internship working on this conference:

1. You will be exposed to cutting edge migration and development programming

CARE has been working on gender, migration and development issues for several years in different parts of the world, including South Asia, where it has been implementing a five-year regional project: EMPHASIS.

Funded by the Big Lottery Fund, EMPHASIS aims to reduce vulnerabilities among cross-border migrants. This program focuses on migrants' access to HIV and AIDS services, information and support, with a particular focus on empowering women.

2. You will contribute to organising a major international conference

You will be supporting a multicultural and multidisciplinary team in organising a major international event. You will learn and fine tune competencies such as time management, team work, organisational skills and logistics and you will be providing support to the facilitators during this two day conference.

3. You will develop your Communication and Networking Skills

This role will give you the opportunity to engage with various internal and external stakeholders, including people working in international agencies, NGOs, government and academia. You will improve your communication skills and you will be networking with a wide range of interesting people.

4. You will nurture and develop your academic interest

This conference will showcase cutting edge migration challenges and the likely evolution and future of migration.

After all your hard work, you will attend the conference and be an active participant throughout the two days. Working together with the team you will attend the lectures, seminars and workshops, taking notes to assist with compiling the final report. You will see the latest in research, development models and direct successes from the field.

5. You will gain valuable insights into the workings of one of the top-ten international NGOs

In 2013, the Global Journal released its annual list of the world's top 100 NGOs and ranks CARE International as 7th overall and 2nd in the humanitarian sector.

Finally, in return for your services we will pay you the equivalent of £15,561 per annum pro rata.

For more information about how to apply and full Terms of Reference for this role, please visit CARE International UK's jobs page.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Monday 21 April 2014.

Interviews: Thursday 1st May 2014


Cristian Ghilardi

Cristian was formerly Programme Management Coordinator at CARE International UK, working within the Programme Management Team and leading CIUK's development portfolio in Asia. He led the project management of the Enhancing Mobile Populations' Access to HIV & AIDS Services, Information and Support (EMPHASIS) project, as well as another 4 development projects funded by DFID and the EC in Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

Prior to joining CARE in 2012, Cristian spent several years working in the field with Medecins Sans Frontieres. He worked in insecure and emergency contexts such us Yemen, Sudan (North Darfur) and Kenya (Daddab Camp) and in more stable countries such as Zambia and Zimbabwe, assisting mobile populations. He also has management experience in the private sector.

Cristian is a qualified lawyer (Universidad de Buenos Aires), holds a master in Development Management (Westminster University) and an International Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance (Fordham University, New York).