The Human Right Affairs Division of the OHCHR is looking for an intern for a period of time of 3-6 months in Geneva! What are you waiting for? If you are interested in this field this is your best career opportunity

 

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Organization: The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) represents the world's commitment to universal ideals of human dignity. We have a unique mandate from the international community to promote and protect all human rights.

The High Commissioner for Human Rights is the principal human rights official of the United Nations.
The High Commissioner heads OHCHR and spearheads the United Nations' human rights efforts. We offer leadership, work objectively, educate and take action to empower individuals and assist States in upholding human rights.
Its headquarters is in Geneva

 

Duty Station: Geneva

 

Open to: Students and graduated

 

Timeframe: 3/6 months

 

Deadline: October, 18 2017

 

Job description: Under the direction and supervision of the Chief, National Institutions and Regional Mechanisms Section, the intern shall undertake the following activities:
-Assist in facilitating the mainstreaming of the work on National Institutions (NHRIs) as set out in the High Commissioner’s priority aims and objectives for OHCHR
-Assist in functions related to GANHRI and its Sub-Committee on Accreditation
-Web page
-Assist in research regarding NHRIs functions and practices
-Assist in the organization and implementation of seminars, workshops and/or training activities on NHRIs at the national, regional or global level, as directed
-Assist in the preparation of training and information materials concerning NHRIs
-Other tasks as directed by the Chief of Section
-Assist in supporting a variety of initiatives aimed at further strengthening the relationship between OHCHR and civil society actors
-Provide assistance throughout the sessions of the Human Rights Council and its mechanisms and mandates (Universal Periodic Review, Advisory Committee, Social Forum). Working within the Council Secretariat (operating out of Palais des Nations for the duration of the session), the intern will facilitate access of NGOs to the Human Rights Council (processing of written statements, access to speakers lists, the holding of NGOs’ parallel events, attend NGOs’ parallel events, prepare summaries accordingly, and provide guidance to NGO participants)
-Assist in responding to daily requests and correspondence addressed to the Civil Society Unit’s e-mail address; the intern will also be contributing to the systematization of the responses given and to analyze trends and most common requests;
-Assist in implementing the Section’s work plan throughout the internship
-Other tasks as directed by the Chief of Section

 

Qualifications:

- Communication. Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed

- Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings

- Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients ” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view ; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect ; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions ; monitors on-going developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems ; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects ; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client

Applicants to the United Nations internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements: Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); Have graduated with a university degree, as defined above, and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation

- Be computer-literate in standard software applications

- Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideas of the Charter

- Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views

- English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in spoken and written English is required for the internship. Knowledge of an additional UN language is an asset

 

Wage/fees: The internship is unpaid

 

Application process: Completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

The cover note must include:
-Title of degree you are currently pursuing.
-Graduation Date (When will you be/have graduating/graduated from the programme?)
-IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in.
-Top three areas of interest.
-Explain why you are the best candidate for this specific internship.
-Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme.

In your Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experience, IT skills and three references

Submit all requested documents going to the Inspira platform and following the instructions

 

Useful links:

OHCHR Internship

Inspira platform

OHCHR web site

 

Contact information:

Contact page



Edited by Sara Candido

 

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Do you aim to work to promote critical research that theorises and provides understanding of poverty in a global context? Apply now for the Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP) and you will have the opportunity to work in an international environment as part of CROP's administrative Secretariat in Bergen!

 

For similar opportunities click here!

 

Organization: The Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP) Secretariat is located at the University of Bergen and has been established to promote research that provides a deep understanding of poverty and its causes in a global context. In consultation with the CROP Scientific Committee, it is responsible for the effective development, implementation and evaluation of the Comparative Research Programme on Poverty. CROP has two institutional sponsors, the University of Bergen and the International Social Science Council (ISSC), and in 2009 the ISSC signed an agreement which incorporated CROP into the university's academic and administrative environment. Through projects, working groups and fellows, CROP’s Scientific Committee, emanates periodically publications, communications and events that helps researchers to understand the causes of poverty and how to defeat it

 

Duty Station: Bergen, Norway

 

Open to: College students

 

Timeframe: Internships are available throughout the year (except July and August), from 2 to 6 months

 

Deadline: March 1, June 1, September 1 and December 1

 

Job Description: Successful candidates will take part to the Comparative Research Programme on Poverty hosted by the University of Bergen (UiB) and tasks performed by interns will vary according to the needs and ongoing projects of CROP. Ideally, interns will:

- create content for social media accounts (Twitter, YouTube)  

- organise and attending meetings, workshops or conferences  

- draft reports and general administrative documents  

- research information for reports

- lead video and web editing

 

Qualification: Applicants should have the following qualifications

- be university students whose home institutions will give them credit for the time spent at CROP (for examples through the Erasmus+ programme)

- have a relevant educational background in Social Studies, Development Studies, Political Science, International Relations

- have excellent English language skills (spoken and written Level C1)

- knowledge of other languages is an advantage

 

Wage/Fees: Not provided

 

Application process: Candidates must send their cv and documents to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

Useful Links:

Link at the call

 

Contact information:

CROP Secretariat,

P.O. Box 7800, 5020

Bergen, NORWAY.

Phone +47 55 58 97 44

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Edited by Marta Della Monaca

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Are you interested in conflict issues, peace building, security, and human rights? Apply now for an internship at Fund for Peace a US non governmental organization

 

Organization: The Fund for Peace is an independent, nonpartisan, non-profit organization that works around the Globe in order to prevent violent conflict and to offer a wide range of initiatives focused on the central objective of promoting sustainable security through research, training and education, engagement of civil society, building bridges across diverse sectors, and developing innovative technologies and tools for policy makers. The mission is to create practical tools and approaches for conflict mitigation and to highlight the ability of a state to solve its own problems peacefully without an external military or administrative presence

 

Duty Station: Washington, D.C.

 

Open to/Destinatari: Current graduate or undergraduate student (or a recent graduate) seeking experience in the NGO sector and with all the qualifications

 

Timeframe: At least 3 months. According to organizations needs, it could be possible to extend internship period

 

Deadline: Fund for Peace offers internships in its Washington, D.C. headquarters every semester

 

Job description:  Interns are given great responsibility to manage their own projects and conduct their own research, they offer significant responsibility and are provided with practical experience in the international relations field with excellent work experience and exposure to international and NGO communities.Intern responsibilities can include:

- conflict analysis

- researching and writing articles and reports

- assisting with editing and proofreading

- monitoring and updating essential country-specific data

- providing support to The Fund for Peace’s public events

- attending conferences and roundtables on behalf of The Fund for Peace

 

Qualifications:

- experience with or understanding of the Fund for Peace’s programmatic areas

- excellent written and oral communication skills

- solid organizational abilities

- individual initiative and flexibility

- strong research and computer skills

- a great sense of humor

 

Wage/fees: It depends on your work hours:

- Part-time - $125 per month

- Full-time - $250 per month

 

Application process: Apply for the Internship online here. Before applying, please ensure that you have read the guidelines here. The Fund for Peace staff  is avaible to assist candidates during the Visa process 

 

Useful links:

About The Fund for Peace

Internship call

 

Contact information/ Contatti: Contact FFP on Facebook

1101 14th Street NW | Suite 1020 | Washington, D.C. 20005 | +1 202 223 7940

 

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Edited by Marta Simoncini

 

Are you a graduated student willing to experience an in-depth analysis in the human rights field in the UK? The University of Sussex gives you this great opportunity: apply now and don’t miss it!

 

For further similar opportunities visit our section Education

 

Organization: The University of Sussex is a leading education and research institution near Brighton, in the south of England. Sussex university was founded in the 1960s and received its Royal Charter in 1961. Sussex is a leading research university, as reflected in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) which claimed that over 75 per cent of research activity at Sussex is categorised as world leading or internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour. The University of Sussex has over 14,000 students of which over a third are postgraduates. Furthermore, creative thinking, pedagogic variety, intellectual challenge and interdisciplinarity have always been fundamental values for Sussex education whose goal is to deliver teaching and learning programmes attractive to students from all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds and which deliver skills for life

 

 Duty station: Falmer, near Brighton, in the South of England  

 

Open to: International Students with required qualifications

 

Timeframe: The duration varies depending on whether a MPhil or a PhD is chosen. Generally:

- a MPhil lasts three years time if full time and four years time if part time. It goes less in depth than a PhD and the final degree title is Master of Philosophy

- a PhD lasts four years if full time and six years if part time

 

Deadline: Also the deadline varies depending on the period chosen for starting the degree and on the registration opening time which are three during the year:

- in December for the January session  

- in April for the May session

- early September for the September session

 

Job description: Candidates will be involved in the human rights research field beyond a narrow legalistic approach also dealing with expert faculty and exploring how humans are socially embedded in wider processes of poverty, violence, identity, globalisation and the emergence of global forms of governance.

Candidates will also benefit from strong international networks within the university during their activities

 

Qualifications: Candidates must fulfill the following required qualifications:

- A Master degree in a discipline relevant to the Human Rights research area. Applicants should also submit an outline research proposal (four to five pages) indicating the nature, ambitions and primary questions of the research project

- IELTS 6.5 final score with not less than 6.0 in each section

- An upper second-class undergraduate honours degree or equivalent international qualification

 

Wage: Not specified

 

Application process: Candidates can apply for up to three postgraduate programmes. If applying for more than one degree, candidates must submit a research proposal specific to each area of study he or she applies for.

Candidates are required to submit the following documents for the application:

- Research proposal

- Undergraduate or Masters degree certificate (if available)

- Two academic references (one of the references must be from your most recent university)

- CV

If the undergraduate or Masters degree certificate is not written in English, candidates must submit a certified English translation of it. In case of being an international student applying for a science or engineering-based programme, candidates may need approval from the Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) to be accepted

 

Useful links:

 

Official website of Sussex University

Vacancy Page

How to apply Page

 

Contacts information:

 

Research Student Administration Office  

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+44 (0) 1273 876550

 

 

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Edited by Marco Berardini

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Are you interested in the world of Human Rights? Do not miss the opportunity of an internship in Sanremo on the basic issues of law.

 

For other similar opportunities to visit the International Organizations section

 

Organization: IIHL, International Institute of Humanitarian Law, is a humanitarian organization recognized by the Minister of Foreign Affairs as an independent and non-profit institution . Established in 1970 with its headquarters in Villa Ormond in Sanremo, it has become a center of excellence in education and research, for the dissemination of international humanitarian law in all its aspects. The liaison office is based in  Geneva - Switzerland. Institute's main activity is the promotion and development of international humanitarian law, human rights, refugee law, the rights of migrants and all related disciplines that are exhibited in a lot of activities: training, organization of conferences, seminars and roundtables, research and publications. The Institute works closely with the major international organizations with a humanitarian vocation such as UNESCO and NATO

 

 

Duty Station: Sanremo,Italy

 

Open to: Graduates with necessary qualifications

 

Timeframe: The duration of this internship should be at least of four months

 

Deadline: Open

 

Job description: The Institute offers prospective interns the opportunity of spending a period of time dedicated to the assistance in the preparation of its activities in particular about human and international right

 

Qualifications: Perfect candidates:

- graduates and post-graduates

-interested in the fields of international humanitarian law, human rights, refugee law, migration law, international relations and all related disciplines.

 

Wage/fees: Not specified

 

Application process: All those interested are kindly invited to send an updated CV and the application form (click here) duly filled to Mr. Gian Luca Beruto at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Useful links:

Internship link

IIHL

More information about Sanremo,city of flowers,are here

 

 

Contact information:

Villa Ormond

C.so Cavallotti 113 18038 Sanremo - Italy

Phone 1: +39 0184541848

Phone 2: +39 0184500420

Phone 3: +39 01841956065

Fax 1: + 39 0184541600

Fax 2: + 39 0184573982

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Are you interested in human rights issues? The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights offers graduate students internships throughout the year. Apply now!

 

Organization: OHCHR represents the world's commitment to universal ideals of human dignity. It has a unique mandate from the international community to promote and protect all human rights. The High Commissioner heads OHCHR and spearheads the United Nations' human rights efforts. OHCHR offers leadership, work objectively, educate and take action to empower individuals and assist States in upholding human rights

 

Duty Station: The internship programme may be offered at any duty station of the Secretariat designated as a family duty station  

 

Open to: Graduate students in a field of work of United Nations

 

Timeframe: Two semesters in a year: January-June and July-December

 

Deadline: 30 April  – Selection process: May/June    

                31 October – Selection process: November/December  

Job description: This internship is intended to increase the intern's understanding of current human rights issues at the international level and give them an insight into the work of the United Nations and OHCHR in particular. Moreover, it provides OHCHR and the United Nations Human Rights mechanisms with the assistance and the contribution of outstanding young students or graduates. The relationship between the Organization and the intern is one of mutual benefit. Interns are assigned to an organizational unit of OHCHR according to the needs of the Office and their own areas of interest. They are involved in: researching human rights issues, drafting analytical papers and reports, providing substantive and technical servicing of meetings, backstopping fact-finding and technical cooperation activities as well as field operations and supporting other OHCHR activities, depending on the exigencies of the Office. As part of the internship programme, OHCHR endeavours to brief interns through a series of information sessions on human rights issues conducted by staff of the Office

 

Qualifications:

- One of the follow academic requirements: be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); if already graduated, must commence the internship, if selected, within a one-year period of graduation

- Study disciplines related to the work of the United Nations, e.g. International Law, Political Science, History, Social Sciences. Preference will be given to those, within these disciplines, who have specialized in human rights issues

- Have a good command of at least two of the six official languages of the United Nations, i.e. English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian and Chinese. Drafting ability in either English or French is required

 

Wage/fees: Interns are not remunerated. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of interns or their sponsoring institutions

 

Application process:

Applicants should submit the following documentation:

- A duly completed, stamped, dated and signed internship application form

- A list of courses taken, transcripts of grades or diplomas

- A written sample of research work or an abstract of academic papers (3-12 pages maximum)

- A proof of enrolment in graduate studies

- A proof of enrolment in a health insurance plan

Selected candidates are normally informed approximately one month before the starting date of the internship. Due to the large number of applicants, OHCHR is unable to inform unsuccessful candidates. Unsuccessful candidates may re-apply for following periods.

 

Address for applications:

Internship Programme - Internship Coordinator - Administrative Section

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Palais des Nations, CH-1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland

Email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Please send all applications either as scanned documents in PDF format or as WORD attachments and limit the number of documents to two maximum. The naming convention for documents is:

LAST NAME First Name - Application

When applying for an internship, candidates should indicate the semester and the dates of the period for which they wish to be considered

 

Useful links:

More info and instructions about the internship

OHCHR website  

 

Contact information:

Click here

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Edited by Tatiana Camerota

Are you interested in human rights issues? The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights offers graduate students internships throughout the year. Apply now!

Organization: OHCHR represents the world's commitment to universal ideals of human dignity. It has a unique mandate from the international community to promote and protect all human rights. The High Commissioner heads OHCHR and spearheads the United Nations' human rights efforts. OHCHR offers leadership, work objectively, educate and take action to empower individuals and assist States in upholding human rights

Duty Station: The internship programme may be offered at any duty station of the Secretariat designated as a family duty station  

Open to: Graduate students in a field of work of United Nations

Timeframe: Two semesters in a year: January-June and July-December

Deadline: 30 April  – Selection process: May/June    

                31 October – Selection process: November/December  

Job description: This internship is intended to increase the intern's understanding of current human rights issues at the international level and give them an insight into the work of the United Nations and OHCHR in particular. Moreover, it provides OHCHR and the United Nations Human Rights mechanisms with the assistance and the contribution of outstanding young students or graduates. The relationship between the Organization and the intern is one of mutual benefit. Interns are assigned to an organizational unit of OHCHR according to the needs of the Office and their own areas of interest. They are involved in: researching human rights issues, drafting analytical papers and reports, providing substantive and technical servicing of meetings, backstopping fact-finding and technical cooperation activities as well as field operations and supporting other OHCHR activities, depending on the exigencies of the Office. As part of the internship programme, OHCHR endeavours to brief interns through a series of information sessions on human rights issues conducted by staff of the Office

Qualifications:

- one of the follow academic requirements: be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); if already graduated, must commence the internship, if selected, within a one-year period of graduation

- study disciplines related to the work of the United Nations, e.g. International Law, Political Science, History, Social Sciences. Preference will be given to those, within these disciplines, who have specialized in human rights issues

- have a good command of at least two of the six official languages of the United Nations, i.e. English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian and Chinese. Drafting ability in either English or French is required

Wage/fees: Interns are not remunerated. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of interns or their sponsoring institutions

Application process:

Applicants should submit the following documentation:

- a duly completed, stamped, dated and signed internship application form

- a list of courses taken, transcripts of grades or diplomas

- a written sample of research work or an abstract of academic papers (3-12 pages maximum)

- a proof of enrolment in graduate studies

- a proof of enrolment in a health insurance plan

Selected candidates are normally informed approximately one month before the starting date of the internship. Due to the large number of applicants, OHCHR is unable to inform unsuccessful candidates. Unsuccessful candidates may re-apply for following periods.

Address for applications:

Internship Programme - Internship Coordinator - Administrative Section

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Palais des Nations, CH-1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland

Email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please send all applications either as scanned documents in PDF format or as WORD attachments and limit the number of documents to two maximum. The naming convention for documents is:

LAST NAME First Name - Application

When applying for an internship, candidates should indicate the semester and the dates of the period for which they wish to be considered

Useful links:

More info and instructions about the internship

OHCHR website  

Contact information:

Click here

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Edited by Tatiana Camerota

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