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5 Handpicked Human Rights Internships For You To Consider


UN Advocacy Internship

The International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism is now hiring a UN advocate in the Geneva, Switzerland location. The duties for this role will include assisting human rights defenders, taking notes during the HRC session, assisting in organizing events, preparing news items and assisting with admin work. The ideal applicant will have a Bachelor’s or Masters in human rights, law, international relations or other relevant areas, good research skills and an interest and knowledge of issues relating to racial discrimination, minority rights, etc. Knowledge of French or Spanish is a plus. Deadline: 19 April 2016

Asylum Intern

The Physicians for Human Rights is seeking an intern for their Asylum program in New York City. The intern will be responsible for drafting case summaries, reviewing and coding affidavits to identify trends and potential research topics, assist with data entry, planning of forensics training and corresponding with physicians for contact information and availability updates. To be eligible for this role, the candidate must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program specializing in international development, public policy, human rights or another related field, exceptional analytical and writing skills, as well as have creative and problem solving skills. Deadline: 31 May 2016

Trainer for Global Education Project “Bridging Cultures”

The Hope Foundation is hiring an intern to act as a trainer for their new education project called “Bridging Cultures” in their Berlin office. The target group for this project will be German students between 16 and 20 years of age, and the candidate will work to promote social skills and commitment, develop intercultural relations and work to eliminate prejudice and racism. The right candidate will be under 35 years old, from Africa, Asia, Central or South America, have excellent English skills, have a very good knowledge about home country and/or continent as well has a pleasant and friendly manner. Deadline 17 Apr 2016.

Anti-Torture and DC Policy

The Physicians for Human Rights are seeking an intern for their Washington, DC office who will assist with research, policy papers, blog posts and press releases, monitoring current events, as well as contributing to the development of communication. To be eligible, the applicant must be currently enrolled in a graduate degree program in a relevant field, knowledge of US torture policies and practices, excellent research and analytical skills, as well as familiarity with international human rights law.

African Refugee Relocation Caseworker

The African Refugee Development Center is now hiring a caseworker for their office in Tel Aviv, Israel. The main roles of a caseworker include registering and interviewing clients, researching information and background on countries to write the application, write the applications based on the interviews and based on international and Israeli law, data collection for the Asylum Application Assistance team and general team meetings and organization. The idea candidate will be fluent in spoken and written English (although knowledge of Hebrew or another language is an advantage), independent, a B.A. in humanities, law, social sciences, communications or any other relevant field, as well as previous experience in the field of human rights. Deadline: 29 Apr 2016

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