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4 Paid Human Rights Internships in New York, Geneva and Berlin

All internships below are paid.

Fall 2016 Undergraduate Internship

The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of law is offering a Fall 2016 Undergraduate Internship based in Washington DC. The intern will assist with general administrative and clerical work for the Brennan Center, including filing, photocopying, answering phones, shipping and mailing, coordinating meetings, and drafting routine correspondence. Additionally the successful candidate will conduct research on a wide range of issues in both our Democracy and Justice programs, assist with legislative tracking, and accompany staff to meetings on the Hill. The successful applicant will also have a passion for social justice and excellent written and verbal communication skills. The deadline for this vacancy is 1. August 2016.

Internal Communications and Office Management Intern

The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) is hiring a qualified Internal Communications and Office Management Intern located in Geneva. He/She will organise the Executive Committee meetings and assist with other internal meetings. Among the duties of this position is furthermore to assist the Office Manager in day – to – day administration and finance work. Among the duties of this position is also to assist in organising side events at the United Nations, such as arranging logistics for the events. She/He will have a Bachelor Degree or equivalent in communications, business and administration, public administration, information and technology science, library and information science, or related studies with interest in non – profit and grassroots organisation. The deadline for this vacancy is 19. June 2016.

Communications Intern – Asia Team Berlin

Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is looking for a qualified Communications Intern – Asia Team Berlin located in Berlin. He/She will assist in drafting and editing reports and briefing papers and translating documents. The main duties of this vacancy also include to contribute to writing and editing website stories and newsletter articles. Also the successful candidate will support in drafting and scheduling content for social media channels. Required to apply is an academic background in law, political science, (South) Asian studies, journalism, public relations or related fields. Experience in media/communications/social media and proficiency in key computer applications, such as Microsoft Word and Excel is required to apply for this position. The deadline for this vacancy is 30. May 2016.

Media Intern

Alkarama is hiring a Media Intern located in Geneva. He/She will manage the social media networks, write and translate communiqués for the website, maintain the media contacts database and conduct research. She/He will have a Degree in Journalism, Communications, Human Rights, International Relations or other relevant subject. Previous work experience/Internships, ideally in a news, communications or campaigning organisation are needed to qualify for this vacancy. The deadline for this vacancy is 1. June 2016.

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