Friday, March 23, 2007


For several years now, the People-To-People Exchange Department (P2P) of the ASEF has been involving Youth from ASEM countries in its work. Using this opportunity, the interns have the possibility to integrate in ASEF's team, to be actively involved on the development of specific projects related to Youth and Education, as well as to acquire a better knowledge of the Asian and European Institutions and of Intercultural youth work.

The Department works with and for Youth in three distinct perspectives: as students, as socially active citizens and as young professionals in various sectors of society. Seen through these frames, the focus areas of People-to-People Exchange programmes are educational co-operation, youth policies and linkages with young professionals.

The People-to-People Exchange Department seeks to engage a motivated intern for a period of six months starting as soon as possible. Applicants should be nationals from the ASEM countries.
The successful candidate will be assigned the following general duties and responsibilities:
Programme Support: To assist the project leader, under the supervision of the Director, in the organisation of projects and activities for the People-to-People Exchange department, on undertaking research, carrying out administrative and logistical support in preparation for projects and contributing input to the different programmes.

Departmental Support: The intern is expected to work as an integral part of the People-to-People Exchange Department, as well as with colleagues in the other Departments of ASEF. He / She will assist the P2P team (3 persons) on administrative tasks related to other P2P projects as needed.

The successful candidate will have the following profile:

- A young professional with experience in working with Youth and some international exposure or a final-year student ideally from the field of international relations with previous experience in youth related programmes.
- Excellent command of English (both oral and written) and a strong interest in working in a multi-cultural environment required.
- Specific knowledge in the fields of volunteer work or youth trainings will be an asset.

Applicants should send the following to Ms Katerina Ragoussi at by the 10 April 2007:

- Cover Letter detailing the qualities/contributions that he/she can bring to People-to-People Exchange project development.
- Curriculum vitae with the candidate's contact-details highlighting past studies/work experiences related to the above job requirements.

A nominal monthly financial remuneration is offered: SGD 1,100 for Singapore-based interns, or SGD 1,500 (including housing allowance) for overseas interns.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

One Degree Asia

One Degree Asia 2007 . 4 - 8 JULY SINGAPORE

One Degree Asia (ODA) 2007 will be taking place on 4 - 8 July 2007 at Singapore Management University, SINGAPORE. Online registrations will be opened soon. So clear your calendars, get ready, tell your friends, share the news and pack your bags. For this July, we meet to change the world.

"It only takes one degree to change water into ice, 1degree for water to reach the boiling point, 1degree to change one's perspective. Insignificant as it seems, 1degree is all it takes to make the most significant change..."