IT application form


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ILGA World seeks an IT Support Intern

Duration: 6 months

Start of the internship: August 2021

Deadline for applications: Friday 9 July 2021 at 16:00 Central European Summer Time

This call is an exciting opportunity to join ILGA World, the global LGBTI membership-based organisation with more than 1,700 member organisations in over 160 countries. Anyone with dedication to - and experience regarding – human rights of and social justice for persons of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities, gender expressions and sex characteristics who meets the requirements set out below is welcome to apply.

The internship is an excellent opportunity for somebody interested in human rights and LGBTI issues and wants to gain IT-related work experience within an international human rights organisation that represents LGBTI organisations, communities, and movements on a global stage. It is aimed at LGBTI persons who are current IT or technology students or at an early stage of their career in technology.

The internship is six months long and will start in August 2021. The internship is virtual, and the intern can be based anywhere with a stable internet connection. The exact working hours and dates can be flexible, but a candidate should be available to work up to a full-time basis (30-37.5 hours/week). The intern receives a financial compensation of CHF 750 per month.

The intern will provide assistance to ILGA World’s staff, interns and the board. They will mainly work with and report to J. Andrew Baker, Coordinator, Donor Relations, MEL & IT.

The application should be completed in English. Interviews will also be conducted in English (though other declared language skills may be tested).

We recommend preparing your answers in advance before you start filling the below form out. In order to prevent the form session expiring and you losing your work, we suggest downloading this form in a Word document format and filling it out offline (especially open-ended questions) and then coming back to the below form and pasting the answers. DO NOT send your application form in a Word document format, as it will not be evaluated this way. You need to fill out the below form with your prepared answers.
We also recommend filling out the below form on a computer (instead of a smartphone) if possible.


Important Please read the Internship Conditions and Job description sections below and then fill out the application form.


24 June 2021 Call for candidates

9 July 2021 (16:00 CEST) Deadline for applications

Before 16 July 2021, shortlisted candidates notified of the results

16 July 2021 Written/Technology Application task is sent

23 July 2021 Deadline for the written task

26- 30 July 2021 Interviews with shortlisted candidates

Early August 2021 Notification of selected and not selected candidates from shortlist

August 2021 Successful candidate takes up the position

Please direct any question to [email protected].

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Open-ended questions

> The following 6 questions ask you about your knowledge and experience in IT support and tasks for NGOs, especially within the LGBTI sector. They relate to some of the competencies that we consider are needed for the position.

>As your responses to these questions will be used to help assess your application, please take some time to think about your answers and present them in the format set out below. For each question, please provide an example that focuses on your own involvement in the task and tell us how you went about the task.

>Please do not simply list the tasks you have undertaken, as this does not tell us about your competencies in completing the task. Try to use a different example for each question, as a spread of responses gives us the most complete picture of you.

>Please limit your response to each question to a maximum of 200 words. Responses above 200 words will be penalised.

ILGA World values the diversity of all people and their communities across the globe. This positively influences how International NGOs and spaces better-reflect our world. At ILGA World we also seek to empower voices from communities that are marginalised or excluded. If your experience in life is one that brings different experiences of diversity and/or exclusion and/or marginalisation, please share how you would bring this perspective to the position.
ILGA World is a LGBTI movement-led organisation, and working at ILGA World means engaging with LGBTI activists on a daily basis. Give an example, if any, on how have you worked/cooperated with LGBTI organisations and/or activists. If possible, please provide an IT-related example.
The IT intern will be assisting in the procurement of new technologies, services and software to support the work of ILGA World and to improve digital hygiene.

Give examples from your previous experience where you've demonstrated similar skills and challenges that you've overcome doing those tasks.

Tell us about your current experience (from paid work, internships, studies or volunteer experience) in relation to providing IT supports.

ILGA World will be developing an IT Manual during the period of the Internship, and you will support its development. Provide the top 4 sections you believe must be included in the manual.

You will be expected to work from the distance (virtually). Have you had any experience working remotelt? If so, could you explain it and share 3 challenges that you faced during this time and how did you overcome them?
Additional Information
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Please indicate two references. Referees will not be contacted prior to the interview.
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Reference 2
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Internship Conditions
The Internships will start in August 2021. Is that possible for you?
I declare that the information provided on this form is correct to the best of my knowledge and understand that any information submitted in connection with employment and subsequently found to be incorrect or deliberately misleading could lead to dismissal without notice.

If the answer is NO, your application cannot be accepted and will not be processed.

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