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British Council Morocco – based in Rabat, Morocco

CASAW is delighted to announce that current postgraduate student at University of Edinburgh, John Kidd has been selected for the three-month student placement with the British Council in Rabat.  John commences the placement in October and is due to finish late December 2015.

 

The Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arab World (CASAW) and the British Council Morocco are offering a student placement for three months, beginning in autumn 2015 and based in the British Council’s head office in Rabat.

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Placement Description

The internship offers an opportunity to develop experience in the international cultural and educational exchange field through practical work assignments, focussing on education outreach between Morocco and the UK, but with duties ranging across many of the British Council’s local programmes and activities.
Applicants should have an interest in research and policy formation on global educational exchange as well as research on vocational education, specifically in the Arab world, with a readiness to use Arabic as well as English (and possibly French) in research as well as everyday exchange.

Hours & Duration

The placement will run as follows: Thursday 1 October 2015 – Thursday 31 December 2015.

N.B. Due to the Christmas period towards the end of December, the end date can be moved forward (to Monday 21 December or Tuesday 22 December), if agreed in advance with CASAW and the British Council Morocco. This can be discussed and agreed at the interview stage of the application process.

The intern will follow the British Council office’s working hours and will be expected to work full-time.

Maximum monthly stipend: £1,143.83 funded by CASAW (for a full-time placement). This is provided in line with AHRC Studentship guidelines and is to cover living, travel and subsistence of the student.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be currently enrolled in a relevant postgraduate Masters degree programme at a CASAW UK HEI. Eligibility follows AHRC-PG studentship guidelines. The three CASAW HEI’s are: The University of Edinburgh, Durham University and The University of Manchester. Applications from other universities will not be considered.

Current PhD students at CASAW UK HEI’s are welcome to apply and will be considered, provided leave of absence can be secured for the duration of the internship.

Applicants must have a relevant connection with the United Kingdom. A relevant connection may be established if:

• The student has been ordinarily resident in the UK throughout the 3-year period preceding the date of application, and
• Has not been resident in the UK, during any part of that 3-year period wholly or mainly for the purposes of full-time education (EU students – see below), and
• Has settled status in the UK within the meaning of the Immigration Act 1971 (i.e. is not subject to any restriction on the period for which he/she may stay).

A relevant connection may be established for an EU student if the student has been ordinarily resident in the UK throughout the 3-year period preceding the start of the placement (including for full-time education). British citizens are not subject to immigration control but only those other nationals who have been granted written permission to stay in the UK permanently are settled.

Eligibility will be checked prior to interview and before a placement offer is made. Student eligibility follows AHRC Studentship guidelines. For more information, please see the AHRC Postgraduate Studentships Guide to Student Eligibility, pages 7 -8.

Essential Requirements:

• Excellent communication, writing and research skills in English
• Competence in spoken/ written Arabic and/or French
• Excellent project management skills
• IT skills: proficiency in Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Desirable Criteria:

• Capacity for initiative, long-term planning and decision-making
• Excellent time-management and problem-solving skills
• Ability to quickly integrate into a new environment and work within the given structure (fast learning)

Further Information:

More information about the British Council Morocco is available here:
http://www.britishcouncil.ma/en
For eligibility enquiries, please contact the CASAW Administrator at the address below.

How to Apply:

Please send a letter of application and CV (including names of two references) as attachments to the email address below by 4.00pm on Thursday 30 July 2015.
CASAW Administrator: admin@casaw.ac.uk

Phone interviews with shortlisted candidates will be held in early August. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

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