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Lviv UNESCO City of Literature (UNESCO Creative Cities Network)

Submissions open: 
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Application deadline: 
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 23:59

Host Organization:   Lviv UNESCO City of Literature (UNESCO Creative Cities Network)


Organization Profile:

The UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) was created in 2004 to promote cooperation with and among cities that have identified creativity as a strategic factor for sustainable urban development. Lviv office was established in 2016, hosted the world PEN Congress in 2017 and currently runs a wide range of projects to support the cultural development in the city and state, reflect the diversity and richness of the world’s languages and literatures, as well as promote the value of dialogue and freedom of speech.

City:      Lviv

Department Profile:  International Cooperation and Intercultural Communication

Work description:

The intern is expected to:

  • Collaborate and participate in the projects and events that will be implemented in the summer of 2020;
  • Lead the project on organizing the literary reading “Voices of Freedom 1989-2019” in partnership with Lviv-based universities;
  • Take part in the 2-week summer Ukrainian studies school (attend the workshops about the Ukrainian culture)

Assist the work of the coordinator of international events (namely, in holding Translation summer school LitTransformer 2020)

  • Suggest an idea/project/topic for a small-scale event (workshop, seminar, round table) to be held in summer in the Mediateka in Lviv

Number of Opening(s):      1 or 2

Work Hours and Internship Start/End Dates: (Monday to Friday, June

22 –August 14, 2020):    Full time, Five days a week.

Work Attire:  Casual, formal – only at times of the events (openings, exhibitions, presentations etc.)

Local Language:    Ukrainian (all the office members can speak English)

Not required:  Basic reading capacity will be an advantage. The office can provide a tutor in the Ukrainian language and will cover the expenses.

Additional desired intern qualifications:

  • Open-minded
  • Passionate about culture, literature, intermedia productions
  • Inquisitive
City or Cities: 
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and coterms who are undergraduates in all majors, including undeclared. Coterm students must still have undergraduate status.
  • Applicants must be current Stanford students during the internship period. Seniors must postpone graduation paperwork until the internship ends, but may participate in commencement. For summer graduation requirements, including details regarding enrollment requirements and information about participation in the June commencement ceremonies, students should contact their major department's student services office and Registrar's Office for graduation quarter petition.
  • Preferably, before beginning their internships, selected candidates should have taken at least one course regarding the internship region. The course can be taken in the spring quarter. 

For more internship positions provided by the Stanford Global Studies Internship Program, please see our internship listing.  

For more information, please see Eligibility and Stipend.

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