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SpicyIP TidBit: 6-month Research Internship Opportunity at South Centre, Geneva


South Centre is an intergovernmental organization which brings together developing countries to combine their efforts and expertise in promoting their common interests in the international arena. The orgranization undertakes  research and analysis oriented on various international policy areas that are relevant to the protection and promotion of the development interests of developing countries and responds to requests for policy advice and for technical and other support from collective entities of the South such as the Group of 77 (G-77) and China and the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM).

The organisation is offering a 6-month long research internship opportunity at its headquarters in Geneva, designed to give interns exposure to the various perspectives that exist on developmental issues involving IP, such access to knowledge and innovation. It is a paid internship, carrying a stipend of 2,000 CHF per month (travel, insurance, etc to be borne by the intern). Internships start in July and January.

In order to be eligible, the applicant must:

1. Be fluent in English (both spoken and written). Knowledge of French or Spanish would be an asset.
2. Have completed or be completing a post-graduate degree in law, economics, sciences, international relations or related fields.
3. Have basic knowledge of intellectual property, innovation and access to knowledge issues either through study or work related experience.
4. Have a demonstrated interest in development issues.
5. Have proficient computer skills.
6. Be able to work independently and as part of a team.
7. Be able to work in a multicultural environment

For more information regarding the program and how to apply, click here.

Spadika Jayaraj

Spadika's interest in IP developed when she began to follow the DU Copyright case. Since then, she's been fascinated by creative commons and fair dealing. She is currently an editor of the Indian Journal of Law and Technology. She also consistently roots for the underdog in IPR issues, although she's working on not being biased. Her other interests include privacy, trade and development policy.

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