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Reference: 69614

Date Added: 30 January 2019
Closing Date: 25 February 2019

Job Title: Cara Fellowship Programme Internship

Working For: Cara (Council for At-Risk Academics)

Location: London

Charity Number: 207471

Salary: Lunch and Travel Expenses

Job Details

For over 80 years, Cara (the Council for At-Risk Academics) has served as a lifeline to university lecturers and researchers at risk by providing temporary sanctuary in higher education and research institutions, and by helping to rebuild the lives of those who are unable to return to their home countries due to ongoing insecurity. We are currently supporting over 290 academics from more than 28 countries to continue their work in safety at higher education institutions in the UK, EU and elsewhere, and are actively seeking placements and funding for many more.

Higher education is under attack worldwide. In Yemen, universities are destroyed and used as military bases instead of sites of learning, with professors taken hostage and assassinated in June 2018. In Turkey, more than 5,000 academics have been dismissed from their universities since March 2017. In Pakistan, at least 20 died when Taliban gunmen opened fire at Bacha Khan University in January 2016. In Syria, the former director of antiquities at Palmyria was brutally beheaded by ISIS. And in Kenya, 148 people were killed when Al-Shabaab militants took students and staff hostage at Garissa University College. These are just a few examples of the threats that have forced academics across the globe to flee their homes in numbers not seen since World War Two.

This is a critical time to join our team and make a practical response to the crisis. As Fellowship Programme Intern you will be working directly with academics facing immediate risk in Syria, Iraq, Turkey, Yemen and many other countries to help undertake background checks, secure placements and identify funding opportunities. In addition, you will have the opportunity to support the smooth running of the Fellowship Programme by providing up-to-date information on developments in the region, monitoring the progress of active Fellows and providing general administrative support.

This volunteering role will offer expereince in:

  • processing enquiries and applications for support.
  • researching potential hosts for academic placements.
  • conducting monitoring and evaluation of Fellows.
  • analysis of data for reporting to stakeholders and donors.
  • compiling media reviews.
  • logistics support
  • general office administration, including answering telephones.

Volunteers work on an entirely flexible basis.

Closing Date: 25 February 2019

Interview/Start Dates

Interview/Start Dates

Interview and Start dates as soon as volunteer is ready

Application Details

Please send a CV and covering letter explaining why you would like to volunteer for this role to info@cara.ngo 

Website: https://www.cara.ngo/

Additional Notes

REMOVED- This ad has been removed at the request of the advertiser as currently this position has recieved enough applicants. Please do not apply for this role.