United Cities and Local Governments Asia Pacific (UCLG ASPAC) is one of the eight Regional Sections of the United Cities and Local Government (UCLG) which its Secretariat is based in Jakarta, Indonesia. UCLG is the largest local government organization in the world and the officially recognized voice of Local Government by the United Nations. The Asia and Pacific region is the biggest of the eight sections in UCLG with linkages to more than 7,000 local It represents well over 3.76 billion people – more than half of the world population. UCLG ASPAC is the knowledge management hub on local government issues in the Asia-Pacific region. It promotes democratic local government, supports cooperation between cities and their associations, and facilities programs, networks and partnerships to develop the capacity of local governments and the associations.In attempt to enhance the performance of UCLG ASPAC Secretariat, the Internship Programme is established. The programme is intended to deliver professional development opportunities for university student to acquire new skills and experiences through participating in UCLG ASPAC activities. The Internship Programme features on-the-job capacity building and learning at the Secretariat.
Objective The main objective of the Internship Programme is to provide professional exposure of students or fresh graduates through involvement in the programmes and activities of UCLG ASPAC. The Interns also will be able to develop expertise in the application of theory from their background to the practical issue of local governance and other relevant thematic works of UCLG ASPAC. It is expected that the Interns can obtain in-depth knowledge of the UCLG ASPAC Secretariat functional activities and the issue of local governance as the result of the internship period.
Roles and Responsibilities The Interns shall be engaged in these following responsibilities but not limited to:
Contributes in writing and refining contents of local governments profile, SDGs Centres profile, and SDG’s good practice and success stories for the SDG’s shared platform
Preparing infographics, short articles, videographics, and social media posts for Localise SDGs
Conduct literature review and data collection (primary and secondary) needed to create information, education, communication material for Localise SDGs
To search for information and contribute to article writing (i.e Newsletter, eNewsletter) on selected themes/topics in line with the Sustainable Development Agenda
To assist in creating creative design for Localise SDGs produced material and help with video editing on selected themes/event in line with the Sustainable Development Agenda
To assist and involve in UCLG ASPAC activities as assigned by the Localise SDG’s Manager or other manager as assigned by Secretary General.
Duration of Internship and Outcome The internship shall be conducted in 3 (three) months and/or 300 (three hundred) hours (minimum) with the possibility of extension. The individual will be supervised by the Localise SDGs Project Manager and closely work with the Localise SDGs Training Coordinator and Knowledge Management Officerand will deliver presentation and final report detailing the intern’s experience and work assigned during the period of internship. The Interns shall also develop post-activities report for all seminars, workshops or conferences attended (where applicable).
Completion of Internship Upon completion of internship and a satisfactory conclusion, the Interns will receive a Certificate of Service signed by the Secretary General of UCLG ASPAC.