Position: Event planning intern for the 2018 GeOnG Conference
Fields: Communication / Event Planning / Fundraising
Dates & Duration of Internship: May to November 2018 (6 months)
Location: Chambéry, headquarters of CartONG (1h20 from Geneva and Lyon, 3hrs from Paris by train)
Stipend: 3.75€/hour for 35hrs/week, so around 570€/month
Founded in 2006, CartONG is a H2H non-profit organization (Humanitarians to Humanitarians) which specializes in providing cartographic services to humanitarian and development organizations. The core of our work is related to geographic information system (GIS) but we have widened the range of our activities, in the last few years, to include other tools and fields of expertise (data mobile collection, information management, satellite imagery, drones, etc.). Our activities aim to support humanitarian NGO and international organizations by providing tools, services and trainings so they can better plan, implement, monitor and evaluate their programs ; in other words: so it improves humanitarian aid effectiveness towards vulnerable populations.
CartONG is a growing structure with more than 15 international staff. We work with local, national and international organizations, in particular disaster relief and humanitarian NGOs & UN agencies (current partners: MSF, HCR, AFD, Terre des hommes: full list available here).
Since 2008, and every two years, CartONG organizes the GeOnG Conference: it is a geographic information forum for the benefit of humanitarian and international development actors (to learn more, please refer to the 2016 edition: http://cartong.org/geong/2016).
The GeOnG is the biggest independent conference on geographic information in Europe (with 140 participants from 70 organizations in 2016). It has become a major event on (web)-mapping, mobile technologies, information management, and more generally, the use of new technologies in the humanitarian and development sectors.
This forum brings together professionals from humanitarian NGOs and International Organizations, students and researchers, and representatives of the private sector to review the state of knowledge in geographic information, to share field experience, and discuss innovations, and potential improvements. The GeOnG is built around a combination of conferences and round-tables to discuss key challenges in the sector, of workshops to allow participants to be trained in the use of new tools, and of sessions allowing project managers to share their ideas.
In 2018, the GeOnG will take place from October 29th and 31st at Le Manège (Conference Centre of Chambéry). The last 2 editions of the GeOnG helped the event become a fully professional forum, with an increase in the number of participants, budget, sponsoring, and international visibility. For the 6th edition of the event, CartONG intends to organize an even bigger conference, as well as raise awareness amongst the public.
The main mission of the intern will be to organize the GeOnG Conference, under the supervision of the Administration & Communication Officer:
The intern will be asked to take initiatives and use his/her creativity to improve the organization of the event and propose relevant contents. This internship is a great opportunity to manage an event from A to Z (expected budget of 25,000€).
Depending on his/her skill-set and interests, the intern may also be asked to work on other projects for CartONG, such as:
Academic Background: Master’s Degree student in event planning/communication or social science
Professional experience: previous experience in communication and/or event planning a plus, or any experience demonstrating strong organizational skills and an interest for communication
Language Skills: working knowledge of both French and English is required
Hard & Soft Skills:
How to apply? Please send your CV & your letter of intent via our online application form by March 16th, 2018 (end of day)
Applications are only open to students who can provide an internship agreement (convention de stage).
CartONG may close the recruitment for this position earlier than the deadline indicated above, if enough strong applications have been received prior to it.