IIP Placements in Thailand
UNESCO Bangkok/HIV Prevention and Health Promotion (HP2)
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
UNESCO Bangkok is the Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education and home to the Health Promotion and HIV Prevention Unit. The Unit provides technical, resource mobilization, and advocacy support to ten UNESCO offices in the Asia-Pacific region as they aim to engage and mobilize action on HIV and AIDS. UNESCO works closely with UNICEF, UNFPA, and UNAIDS to empower young people to prevent HIV infection and has a close focus on reaching those most affected by the epidemic (young men who have sex with men, young transgender people, young people selling sex, young people injecting drugs, and young people living with HIV). UNESCO currently co-chairs the Asia-Pacific Task Team on Young People from Key Affected Populations and is engaged in a number of other thematic task teams in the region. The IIP intern would be part of a dynamic and committed team that is committed to reducing new HIV infections, scaling up access to HIV treatment, and addressing and averting stigma, discrimination, and human rights violations of those affected by the AIDS epidemic. The IIP intern’s responsibilities will include capacity development activities (support to preparations for the International AIDS Conference in Asia-Pacific, support to polocy/legal advocacy training to build capacity to address legal and policy barriers facing young people to sexual and reproductive health servicesm and support youth leadership traing activities (this will likely include varied support, including the preparations of conferece posters, support to finalize curriculum and training materials and possibly support to one or more training activities at the regional level. The second project of an IIP intern focuses on advocacy, public relations and media outreach, including communication efforts on different initiatives and/or development of communications materials. This will; will support to youth-led and youth-serving networks in the Asia-Pacific region and in Tahiland on targeted social media and other advocacy campaigns on issues facing young people from key populations at higher risk of HIV exposure. This project also includes supprting media activities for their campaign on homophobic bullying in Thailand. There will also be opportunities for the IIP intern to contribute to publications developed by UNESCO and/or other regional partners, including research, analytical and writing support for initiatives on themes such as substance use, homophobic bullying and sexuality education. IIP candidates with interests in social sciences, public health (reproductive health and HIV), education and communications are encouraged to apply. Skills in any Asian language are not required but would be an asset. One placement has been created for an International Internship Program (IIP) intern. This internship is offered in partnership with the Program in Global Health and Health Policy and can be used by GHP juniors for completion of the GHP Summer Research Requirement (please check the appropriate box on your application).
Previous work responsibilities (in the words of the previous IIP intern): Analyzed general epidemiological data of each country in the Asia Pacific region. Confirmed the data with various publications released by each country and larger international organizations.