Human Rights Jobs Internships

4 Human Rights Opportunities related to Migration and Asylum issues

CC 2.0 DFID - Helping keep Syrian children safe in the Zaatari refugee camp
CC 2.0 DFID - Helping keep Syrian children safe in the Zaatari refugee camp

Legal Research Officer – Asylum, Migration and Borders (Fundamental Rights Agency)

This would be a great position for anyone looking to approach this issues of asylum and immigration from a legal perspective. The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) analyzes and presents data on issues of social science and legality pertaining to citizens’ rights in the European Union. The position of Legal Research Officer works in Vienna on the side of the organization occupied with matters of justice, finding and presenting research and subsequent analysis of legal trends and systems. The position comes with a salary of 3000-4500€ a month, as well as a hefty benefits package. Applicants must have a diploma in law that is specialized in migration or asylum. Also, a knowledge of two EU languages is necessary. The deadline is February 10.

European External Policy Advisors (EEPA) Internship

The European External Policy Advisors (EEPA) is a think-tank that deals primarily with the European Union’s external relations.This Brussels-based internship is an excellent opportunity for both students and graduates to gain valuable experience working alongside international organizations such as the EU and NGOs. This is a mostly administrative position of approximately 4-6 months, and would be perfect for those with an interest in media and writing. The intern will help maintain the website, research and write articles, and track media that relates to the EU. Though it is an unsalaried internship, the successful candidate will receive a letter of recommendation, be recompensed their travel expenses, and paid 8€ a day. No closing date is specified.

Legal Policy Officer (Asylum Aid)

Those who have a passion for organization and communication would thrive in the role of Administrator at Asylum Aid, a charitable organization that provides aid to refugees and lobbies the government on their behalf. The administrator is the front line of their head office in London, UK. He or she will be responsible for providing administrative support to other departments in the office as well as answering phones, greeting visitors, and a diverse array of other tasks. Basic office experience is required for the role, which offers a good starting salary of just over £23,000 a year. Applicants should submit their CVs before the closing date of February 12.

IOM Junior Assistant

The International Organization of Migration is seeking applicants to fill the essentially entry-level position of Junior Assistant. While this is a contractual position only lasting six months, the chosen applicant will have the exciting opportunity to work closely with the organization on a special project provided by the European Commission. During this time a Brussels-based team will seek to broaden migratory cooperation between Europe and other continents. The position entails providing administrative support, but also acting as a liaison between members of the team. The qualified applicant will be fluent in French and English and will have achieved at least a Bachelor’s Degree in university. The competition closes on January 27 and the salary is unspecified.

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