This is the 7th edition of Bucharest Forum, organized by the Aspen Institute Romania and the German Marshall Fund of the United States, with the key support of the Romanian Government, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania and the Ministry for Business Environment, Trade and Entrepreneurship.

Bucharest Forum is one of the largest public strategic debates in the region, bringing on the same stage a significant number of high level politicians, business persons, journalists and academics from all over the world. Discussion will focus on the relation between East and West, in its three possible scenarios, as well as on divisions and tensions within the West. This year’s edition will also have a special focus on Women in Global Governance – Progress and Challenges, continuation of the process of women empowerment initiated by the Canadian and Italian presidencies of G7, featuring prominent women leaders from many fields of work and life.

Volunteers will work closely with AIR and the GMF staff in the run-up to the event and assist in a wide array of logistical and administrative tasks during the days of the conference, including but not limited to 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.

Work during the volunteering program would involve welcoming guests, assisting with organizing materials for the event, registration of onsite attendees, providing useful information to guests, tracking session participation, logistical support. Please be advised that, if selected, you will also need to attend short informative sessions and provide support with logistics also on the days prior to the event.

Requirements:

  • fluency in English and excellent communication skills;
  • the ability to perform well in a multicultural environment;
  • excellent time management skills;
  • experience in event management is desirable but not essential;
  • motivation to work flexible hours and handle logistical and administrative work;

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.

To apply please sent a short CV and a cover letter (both in English) to Mr. Mihnea Florea at mmflorea@gmfus.org by Friday 14th of September.

Please note that this is a non-paid volunteer position. All those selected will receive a participation certificate and the opportunity to join the pays internships provided by AIR and/or GMF. The organizers will provide all meals, and local transportation during the days of the forum.