Atlantic Dialogues volunteer positions 2014
The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) and the OCP Policy Center of Morocco are seeking volunteers to provide support at The Atlantic Dialogues, an event taking place October 24-26, 2014 at the Palmeraie Hotels and Resorts in Marrakesh.
The Atlantic Dialogues, a joint initiative of GMF and the OCP Policy Center of Morocco, is an annual high-level gathering of influential public- and private-sector leaders from around the Atlantic Basin for open, informal discussion on cross-regional issues. The Atlantic Dialogues will bring together some 400 high-level policymakers, business leaders, and opinion-shapers from Africa, the Americas, the Caribbean, and Europe for three days of open discussion that widens the traditional transatlantic conversation and addresses issues affecting the Atlantic Basin. The Atlantic Dialogues encourages a lively and informal exchange of views between young professionals and today’s leaders. The forum provides a unique platform for today’s and tomorrow’s leaders in the world of politics, business, and ideas to engage with senior policymakers, business and media representatives. It fosters a unique network across generations, continents, and cultures. You can visit our website to view the discussions of The Atlantic Dialogues 2013: www.atlanticdialogues.org.
Description of Tasks
GMF and the OCP Policy Center of Morocco offer the opportunity for highly motivated students/young professionals to be an integral part of the success of the Atlantic Dialogues and get first-hand experience of high-level political event organization on an operational level. Volunteers will work closely with GMF and the OCP Policy Center staff in the run-up to the event and assist in a wide array of logistical and administrative tasks during the weekend of the conference, including but not limited to security, guest relations, production, transportation assistance, and media. Attendance at orientation and team meetings throughout the week is mandatory. Volunteers will also have the opportunity to participate in parts of the official program.
Fluency in English and preferably French or Arabic; excellent communication skills; strong interest in challenges facing the Wider Atlantic; and motivation to work flexible hours and handle logistical and administrative work. Experience in event management is desirable but not essential. Volunteers are expected to be punctual, reliable, and behave in a professional manner throughout the duration of the conference and preparations. *If you have any preference and/or experience in one of the mentioned fields within the tasks description (security, guest relations, production, transportation assistance, and media) please indicate it in your cover letter.
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter and a CV to AtlanticDialogues2014@gmfus.org. Applications will be accepted until October 06, 2014. Please note that this is a non-paid volunteer position for a period of approximately one week (October 20-26). The organizers will provide all meals, however, we ask that you arrange your own travel and accommodation during your stay in Marrakesh.
The German Marshall Fund of the United States strengthens transatlantic cooperation on regional, national, and global challenges and opportunities in the spirit of the Marshall Plan. GMF does this by supporting individuals and institutions working in the transatlantic sphere, by convening leaders and members of the policy and business communities, by contributing research and analysis on transatlantic topics, and by providing exchange opportunities to foster renewed commitment to the transatlantic relationship.
In addition, GMF supports a number of initiatives to strengthen democracies. Founded in 1972 as a non-partisan, non-profit organization through a gift from Germany as a permanent memorial to Marshall Plan assistance, GMF maintains a strong presence on both sides of the Atlantic. In addition to its headquarters in Washington, DC, GMF has offices in Berlin, Paris, Brussels, Belgrade, Ankara, Bucharest, Warsaw, and Tunis. GMF also has smaller representations in Bratislava, Turin, and Stockholm. More information can be found on GMF’s website.Keep me informed