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Declaration of Istanbul Website Internship Program

Declaration of Istanbul Website

Internship Program

The Declaration of Istanbul Custodian Group (DICG) now offers students the opportunity to contribute to efforts to combat organ trafficking and transplant tourism by participating in the work of the Declaration of Istanbul website. The website plays an important role in educating and informing the public and professionals about organ trafficking and transplant tourism.

Interns may choose to work intensively over a holiday period, or to spend a few hours each week over a longer period. Potential intern contributions to the website could include:

  • managing weekly site updates
  • review and/or analysis of international case reports, legislation, or research in the field of organ trafficking or transplant tourism
  • development of educational or informative materials for use on the website e.g. videos, quizzes
  • translation of documents or web pages
  • analysis and reports on the website itself
  • technical or graphic design work

Interns will benefit from the chance to learn more about the work of the DICG and the latest developments in the field of organ trafficking, as well as to gain valuable experience and develop skills in research, health communication, public advocacy and more!

Eligibility criteria:

Senior interns

Interns will generally be pursuing a postgraduate degree, although undergraduates may be accepted where evidence of relevant experience and interest is deemed sufficient.

Junior interns

Senior high school students may be able to contribute to specific website projects under the junior internship program. This option will only be available for students who live in proximity to a DICG member willing to supervise them.

[High school teachers who are interested in developing school projects on organ trafficking and transplant tourism are encouraged to contact the website editors to discuss opportunities for students to collaborate on educational projects. ]

Interns will require personal access to a computer and the internet.

In most cases, interns will require a supervisor from their own country who is a member of the DICG. The website editors will do their best to identify a suitable supervisor for approved applicants.

Applications from interns of non-English speaking background are strongly encouraged, however interns should have sufficient English language skills to communicate comfortably via email with the website editors.

Application process:

Prospective interns may be nominated directly by members of the DICG, or may send an expression of interest to the website editors, Dr Dominique Martin and Dr Vivek Jha at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Please title your email: RE Declaration of Istanbul Website Internship Program

Applicants must include a current Curriculum Vitae and address the following questions in a Cover Letter:

    • Why are you interested in participating in the internship program?
    • What do you hope to gain from the program?
    • How may you be able to assist in development of the website?
    • Over what period of time do you wish to pursue an internship? (Minimum period 2 weeks, maximum 6 months)
      • Please provide your dates of availability, and the average time commitment you would be willing to make each week.
    • Where will you be physically based during the proposed internship period?

Please be sure to include the following information where relevant:

    • languages spoken
    • experience or expertise in website development or design
    • specific proposals for work to be undertaken during the internship

Once an application is approved, the intern will develop a plan of work with the website editors and the relevant supervisor, with clear goals set for their internship.

Interns may be asked to sign a confidentiality agreement where projects involve sensitive information.

Copyright of work produced by interns will remain the property of the DICG, however all interns will receive due academic credit for their intellectual contributions, for example to research publications or educational resources developed.

Please note that there is no funding available for the internship program, and thus no remuneration for interns or supervisors. No equipment will be provided to interns, who are expected to conduct their work primarily at their own educational institution, however technical support will be available from the DICG where required.

If you are interested in applying for an internship and have further questions, please send your queries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , with the Subject heading: Declaration of Istanbul Website Internship Program.

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