Posts Tagged ‘internships’

Vacancies at the International Service for Human Rights in Geneva and New York

December 17, 2019

has some vacancies:

 

Digital Communications Officer – Geneva (Maternity Cover, 60%)

Do you have a passion for changing the world? Are you a fan of new technologies and the opportunities offered by the digital space? Then this might be the right opportunity for you! This temporary position (5-8 months) within ISHR’s communications team offers a unique opportunity to view the United Nations human rights system at work in Geneva. It provides hands-on experience working for an international non-governmental organisation as well as the opportunity to contribute to our work supporting human rights defenders to achieve a world that’s more equal, fair and sustainable. How to apply.

Programme Internships – New York

The internship offers a unique opportunity to view the United Nations human rights system at work in New York. It provides hands-on experience working for an international non-governmental organisation as well as the opportunity to contribute to our work supporting human rights defenders, strengthening human rights systems, building and leading human rights coalitions, and responding to significant and systemic situations of concern. How to apply.

Programme Internships – Geneva 

The ISHR Programme internships offer a unique opportunity to view the United Nations human rights system at work in Geneva. They provide hands-on experience working for an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) as well as the opportunity to contribute to our work supporting human rights defenders, strengthening human rights systems, building and leading human rights coalitions, and responding to significant and systemic human rights concern. How to apply.

http://ishr.ch/vacancies

Applications for scholarships for ECCHR’s Legal Training Program now open

April 14, 2016

The European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) and the Kreuzberger Kinderstiftung, the scholarship sponsor, recognize that there continue to be barriers to entry into the human rights profession that go against the spirit of our work, i.e. when economic or social considerations prevent potential participants from taking part. Therefore they offer young people with limited financial means and/or from underrepresented geographic and social backgrounds the chance to gain professional experience in human rights work.

The call for applications is aimed at students and young professionals (max one year after graduation) who wish to apply for ECCHR’s Legal Training Program but whose personal and financial situation would make it impossible to participate on an unpaid basis. Candidates from the Global South as well as refugees and others with a migration background are especially encouraged to apply.

The deadline for applications is 15 May 2016

More info: http://www.ecchr.eu/en/our_work/education-program/legal-training-program/scholarships.html


Internships available in the Human Rights Unit of the Irish Ministry of Foreign Affairs

January 22, 2016

Applications are invited for internships in the Human Rights Unit of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland. Human Rights are accorded a high priority in Irish foreign policy. The positions in the Human Rights Unit are for a period of up to eleven months, with the first position commencing in April 2016. A shortlist of suitable candidates will be established from which the internship positions will be filled. Successful candidates will possess inter alia the following qualifications/experience:

  • first or second class honours degree in Law, International Relations, Human Rights, Politics or another relevant discipline is required
  • post-graduate or professional qualification is desirable
  • good knowledge of International and/or Human Rights Law
  • Work experience, preferably of at least 6 months duration, with organisations working in the field of human rights would be desirable.
  • Good computer skills.

Candidates wishing to apply for the intern positions should complete the application form (please do NOT submit CVs). Make sure that you are using the 2016 application form. Please use a clearly legible computer font to complete this form. Handwritten applications will not be accepted. Completed application forms, clearly marked, INTERN APPLICATION, should be submitted by close of business, Thursday, 4 February, 2016 to:

Mr. Colin Wrafter
Director
Human Rights Unit
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 79-80 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2
Email: hruintern[at]dfa[dot]ie

https://www.dfa.ie/media/dfa/alldfawebsitemedia/aboutus/HRU-Intern-advertisement-2016-ENG.pdf

Job and internship openings at Front Line Defenders

January 6, 2016

Source: Recruitment & Volunteering | Front Line Defenders

Vacancy at Front Line (internship) for African Commission on Human Rights, Banjul

March 30, 2014

The NGO Front Line Defenders has a vacancy for an internship at the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR) for 2014-2015, starting on 9 June. The purpose of the Internship is to support the work of the Special Frontline NEWlogos-1 condensed version - croppedRapporteur on Human Rights Defenders at the ACHPR. It is a 12 month position based in Banjul, the Gambia. Compensation is 950 $ per month. The deadline for applications is 18 April 2014. Applications can be sent by email to recruit[at]frontlinedefenders.org.

 

Jobs and volunteer posts at Front Line Defenders

March 20, 2014

Dublin-based Front Line Defenders seeks to recruit staff and volunteers in an open and transparent manner and to increase cultural diversity within the Front Line Defenders staff. Therefore, all positions are advertised via its website. Due to the volume of requests, it is not possible to keep general applications or CVs on file but it will respond to all applications by email. Two posts are open at the moment:

  • Digital Security Consultant Southeast Asia region
  • Digital Security Consultant MENA region

Front Line is also looking for:

  • Regional internship: Middle East & North Africa, Arabic-speaking
  • Regional internship: Europe, Central Asia & Asia, Russian-speaking
  • Admin & Publications Internship
  • Regional Internship: Africa & Americas Internship, Portuguese speaking
  • Frank Jennings Internship 2014/2015  (in Dublin and Geneva)
  • Front Line Defenders Internship for postgraduate students of Peking University China (in Dublin)

via https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/about/recruitment

Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders seeks urgently intern

December 14, 2013

The World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) is currently seeking to recruit a FULL TIME INTERN for the Urgent Campaigns and the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders. The non-remunerated position should be filled as soon as possible. Duration of the internship: minimum 3 months.OMCT-LOGO

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Frequently asked question: how do I become an international human rights lawyer?

April 27, 2013

How do I become an international human rights lawyer? is the topic of an article by Hannah Gannagé-Stewart in the Guardian of Friday 26 April 2013. She rightly starts by stating that “the life of an international human rights lawyer is not all jet setting glamour”. Still, it is one of the most frequent questions put to me at the end of a lecture, often during the reception afterwards under 4 eyes: “I would like to work for human rights – what do you advise me?” is the usual opening line. My half-serious standard reply: “if your really want to work FOR human rights, I advise you to get very rich and donate half your wealth to the human rights movement“, is not always appreciated, but correct at the macro level as the shortage of funds is much more problematic than that of talent and devotion in the human rights movement. The question asked was of course situated at the micro level as in: “I want to work IN human rights (even if the pay is not very good)“.

The Guardian piece (although focusing on the UK) contains good, practical advice and most of it would be valid in other countries:

“Jet-setting round the globe, setting the worlds highest courts alight with spectacular oratory performances, radically changing the lives of the most vulnerable. Hell, theres probably a Nobel peace prize in there somewhere too right? Think again. There are actually very few lawyers who would describe themselves as international human rights lawyers, Read the rest of this entry »