"Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home -- so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. [...] Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world." -- Eleanor Roosevelt

 

Today, December 10th, the International Human Rights Day occurs just as every year. It is an important day for human beings, all of them, and despite those rights  being also known as fundamental rights of every human being, men, women, children, without making differentiations based on race, gender, language, religion ... unfortunately they are not yet recognized as they should. That 10th of December 1948, when the United Nations Assembly proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was drawn up by people with different and distant cultural backgrounds, we have been shown instead how we can be aware of what is right or wrong and how we can be united after a tragic and wearying event like World War II. This December 10th though adds something more; the Universal Declaration of Human Rights celebrates its 70th birthday. This merry event cheers us up a little and reminds us that this valuable document based on dignity, equality and respect towards and for all individuals, affects us closely and if we get to know it and appreciate it will empower us to assert our most important rights and values. The United Nations commemorates this day with numerous events around the world; from Europe to Africa, from the United States to Asia and back to South America. These events can be consulted on the website edited ad hoc by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights - OHCHR - which promotes the 'Stand up 4 Human Rights' campaign which, in this digitalized era, has been diligently furnished with the related tag #Standup4humanrights. In Italy this day  will also be commemorated in 80 Italian cities by a torchlight procession organized by some of the major well known NGOs such as ActionAid, Amnesty International Italy, Caritas, EMERGENCY, Oxfam, which invite people to join the event which carries the title ‘Diritti a testa alta’, #Dirittiatestaalta, with the message that "today more than ever it is urgent to recover the principles of humanity and civil cohabitation that are the fundamentals of the Declaration and that the rhetoric of fear is trying to dismantle". The list of  the citys' squares is available at this link. We therefore welcome the invitation that the organizations from all over the world pass on to us; let’s use this day to think about the immense power that the Declaration bestows on humanity above all in the valorization of dignity.

 

Edited by Ludovica Mango

 

For curiosities about a breaf history of the Declaration read our article: Human Rights History in pills in the section International Organizations

"All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and must act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood. »
This is what is mentioned in the first article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights signed in Paris on December 10th, 1948, whose drafting was promoted by the United Nations for application in all member states. The Declaration of Human Rights is an ethical code of fundamental historical importance: for the first time in the history of humanity, in fact, a document that concerned all the people of the world without distinction was produced; for the first time it was written that there are rights that every human being must be able to enjoy for the only reason of existing. Every year on December 10th the International Day of Human Rights is celebrated, to commemorate the proclamation  of this important document.

The aim of this day is to educate and raise awareness about respect for men as such and to remember the steps taken by society towards the respect of all human beings, against slavery and the abolition of individual rights. It is no coincidence that the day presents itself as a moment of confrontation and reflection to pay tribute to all human rights defenders who, through their actions, struggle to put an end to discrimination and injustice.
In 1993, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) was established to protect and promote human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration.
The Declaration of Human Rights serves as an inspiring muse for another international treaty, namely the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (ECHR); adopted in the Council of Europe and signed in Rome on the 4th of November 1950, it can be defined as the purest and most complete form of protection of human rights, as it is legally binding. This Convention has made possible the creation of the European Court of Human Rights in 1959, which is based in Strasbourg and has as its main objective the respect of the rights established by the same Cedu. To protect human rights in Europe, the European Union Agency for Human Rights was set up in 2007, as an evolution of the European Monitoring Center on Racism and Xenophobia.

Human rights are the foundations of freedom, peace, development and justice and it is essential to make laws to protect and support human rights, just as men and women who are courageously struggling to protect their own and others' rights.

A number of UN peacekeeping operations have a human rights component. In total, UN activities in the field of human rights are currently carried out on the territory of 30 nations. They contribute to strengthening national capacities in the areas of human rights legislation, administration and education; investigate violations that are reported and assist governments in taking corrective measures where they are needed. The International Day of Human Rights is therefore one of the flagship events in the calendar of the United Nations headquarters and is honored with high-profile political conferences and cultural events such as exhibitions or concerts on the subject of human rights. Furthermore, the two most important awards in this field are traditionally attributed in this day, namely the UN Human Rights Prize, awarded in New York, and the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway. We also have links to the Vienna Declaration and Action Program (VDPA) adopted by the Vienna World Conference on Human Rights in 1993; this meeting marked a fundamental moment to reaffirm the importance of the value of cooperation and to develop awareness of the North-South cleavage, as well as constituted a significant turning point in attitudes towards women.
Until now, human rights have rarely figured in the diagnoses or recipes suggested by the international community; instead, it would be good for governments to invest in human rights with the same conviction with which they invest in economic recovery.
The international law is clear: "Whoever you are, wherever you live, your voice counts".

 

Useful Links: some of the international organizations and NGO’s which are involved directly in human rights:

- United Nations Office of the High Commissiones for Human Rights - OHCHR

- European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights

- Corte Europea dei Diritti dell'Uomo

- Amnesty International

- Human Rights Watch

- Human Rights Action Center

- OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights

- Human Rights Without Frontiers

- Asian Human Rights Commision

- African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights

- Council of Europe

 

Read our article dedicated to the International Day of Human Rights: 10th of December 2018: 70 years of Human Rights Day in the section International Organizations





My name is Maria Luisa I'm 22 and I'm from Rome. Determined to undertake an international experience and to improve my English, after finishing high school I decided to move to London to attend a University course and I graduated from Queen Mary University of London in July with a degree in Politics with Business Management. During my three years of university, I tried to get involved in numerous university activities that enriched my experience such as volunteering work, cover roles of responsibility and become president of the Queen Mary Business Management Society and participate in several Model United Nations in London and Oxford. Before starting my Master course, I decided to take a "gap year" and do some work experience, which is necessary for students and new graduates before entering the job market. I decided to apply for an internship and become part of the editorial staff of International Careers because having a passion for writing since I was a child, I wanted to try an editorial experience and because I was interested in the idea of working at a website where are published job offers for young people from all over the world who would like to start an international career. Indeed, having experienced how difficult it is to find international opportunities suitable to your profile, I was attracted by the idea of contributing to the creation of a website that wants to facilitate this process. In my work as an editor, my main duties are researching job offers proposed by multiple institutions, which in the website are divided into the categories of International Organizations, Europe, Education, Other Opportunities and Cooperation and drafting articles in Italian and English where these offers are published. Certainly, this experience is helping me to improve my writing and research skills. It is also allowing me to learn how to use web platforms and to become more aware of the requirements needed to start an international career.

My name is Lorenza and I’m 23 years old. I’m from Rome but I studied Political Science and International Relationship in Milan, at Catholic University of Sacred Heart. Lot of people ask me why I chose to go to Milan even if I lived in Rome. My answer to this question is: go away from my city, my home was the best way to me to became an adult and grew up, find in this way my independency. After I graduated I returned in Rome to find a relevant job experience related to my University course and improve my CV and my skills in the world of work. International Careers was the first website I found and it gave me a lot of possibilities like stages, jobs, volunteering and so on, all in fields of my interest. One day  by clicking on "stage" on the page of the site, the first offer concerned an internship at the editorial office of the International Careers. The offer was open to young people who are interested in the world of non-profit and communication and for me was perfect. I did the interview and few weeks later I had entered in the International Careers team. I think this is a great experience for me, where  I really have the possibility to learn how this world, that interests me so much, is working and understanding what it takes to become part of it. My interest at the moment is to do some experience while I’m working as waiters in a restaurant to put some money apart and while  I’m studying English with the purpose to go abroad for a Master that will allow me, in future, to enter in a NGO or in an International Organization so that I can play my part in this world.

My name is Beatrice and I am 24 years old. I come from Rome but I have been living in a town of the “Castelli Romani”, Velletri, for several years. I have studied modern languages at the University “La Sapienza” in Rome and I graduated one year ago in Russian literature. Actually I am attending the Master degree course in Economy and  international Management  at the Unint University. It is thanks to my university, participating in the wonderful experience of  Rome model United Nations, that I had the opportunity to know the Giovani nel mondo Association that immediately attracted my attention  because of the great work done in different areas.Participating in the simulation organized by Giovani nel mondo was certainly an experience that has enriched me on a cultural and human level and that I highly recommend everyone to try.Precisely because of the trust and admiration towards the Association, I decided to carry out an internship with  Giovani nel mondo. The internship is really interesting, formative and, although I have just started, I can say that I am very satisfied with my choice. 

 

In particular, in the role of editor, I deal with writing forms relating to job offers and opportunities of various kinds, the management of contacts with institutions and the planning of the facebook page managed by the association. What I have known is a truly exciting and energetic world, born with the fundamental purpose of making the possibilities for us young people in a broader environment easier and more accessible and I am very happy to contribute.

 

Very important is also the positive atmosphere that we breathe in the editorial office, where I got to know my colleagues with whom I share the interest in the work done and the willingness to guarantee our help in achieving the goals of international Careers.

The European Union Agency for Immigration offers paid internships for students and graduates at its Tallin offices. If you are interested in European and migratory policies, this is the opportunity for you!

 

For more opportunities go to Europe

 

Organization: EU-Lisa is the European Agency for the operational management of large IT systems in the area of freedom, security and justice (eu-LISA), a newly established EU agency aimed at providing a long-term solution for the operational management of large-scale IT systems, essential tools for implementing EU asylum, management and migration policies

 

Duty Station:  Tallin, Estonia

 

Open To: students or graduates who have completed at least three years of university

 

Timeframe: from 3 to 12 months

 

Deadline: open

 

Job description: the selected resource for the internship position with eu-LISA will actively contribute to the activities of the agency aimed at studying EU migration policies and possible solutions proposals, in a young, multi-cultural environment and of safe use for growth professional and personal

 

Qualifications: the requested requirements to send the application for the internship position with eu-LISA are:

- citizenship of one of the European Union countries

- good knowledge of the English language

 

Wage: expected but not specified

 

Application process: the duly completed application form must be sent by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Useful links:

Link all'offerta

Europass - European language levels -Self Assessment Grid

Examples of diplomas

Internship standard application form

Intership Policy

Privacy Notice

Sito internet dell'ente

 

 

Contact information: the contact form can be found here

 

edited by  Ludovica Mango

 

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The NGO Frontier offers an internship opportunity as project coordinator for its offices in London . Give a boost to your curriculum and add this amazing opportunity to your work experience. Check the qualifications and apply now!

 

For more opportunities go to International organizations

 

Organization: Established in 1989 as a non-profit conservation and development non-governmental organisation (NGO), Frontier has been an innovator in creating quality volunteer programmes across the globe. Frontier’s first projects started in Tanzania as a partnership with the WWF to create the world’s first successful multi-user marine park in a developing country, a marine park which volunteers still work in today and one that exemplifies Frontier’s aim of creating long lasting and sustainable results. Since then, Frontier has grown to operate over 400 capacity building conservation, community and adventure projects in over 60 countries spanning 5 continents. Over the past two and a half decades, Frontier has helped volunteers of more than 30 nationalities take part in projects all around the world, making Frontier a truly international organisation with a global impact

 

Duty Station:  London, United Kingdom

 

Open To: all people who answer the requirements and are at least educated to degree level

 

Timeframe: the contract duration will be of 6 months, minimum of 4 days a week, 10:00 – 17:30 with possibility of extension

 

Deadline: open

 

Job description: as an project coordinator intern the main job is to assist the Volunteer Co-ordinator and Partner Projects Manager with the following:

- to advise on international travel arrangements and other pre-departure queries for the volunteers

- to help co-ordinate the quarterly deployment of all volunteers and expedition equipment

- to manage the administration and sale of expedition kit for volunteers

- to assist with the quarterly briefing and training weekends, including the recruitment of exvolunteers and staff, production of briefing material, and organising the food, accommodation and briefing rooms

- to be responsible for the continual improvement of Frontier’s photographic library

- to provide information to country HQs overseas as and when necessary

- to develop the debriefing process for ex-volunteers

- to maintain databases for former volunteers, media contacts, production contacts, schools and universities, and counterpart organisations

- to arrange mailings to schools and universities, and respond to their queries

- to attend fairs and events, promoting Frontier to potential volunteers

- to ensure that listing information in relevant publications and websites is current

- to assist with advertising, press relations and website maintenance

- to develop and coordinate the recruitment sessions, including organising presentation material, recruiting staff to assist

- to send out information packs, answer general enquiries from prospective volunteers and monitor enquiry and application numbers

- to run the administrative side of the office, including ensuring sufficient stationery and information pack supplies

- to maintain health and safety standards

- any other task which the Managing Director requests

- to assist with volunteer recruitment by attending careers fairs and giving presentations as required by the Events and Outreach Coordinator

 

Qualifications: the required qualifications for the position as Project coordinator intern are:

- experience of office management and administration

- excellent written/oral communication and presentation skills

- negotiation and liaison skills

- administrative and time management skills

- excellent computer skills

- commitment to conservation

- flexible approach

- high attention to detail

- ability to motivate others and work as part of a team

- sense of humour

 

Wage: non – salaried position. Travel allowance available  

 

Application process: to apply for the position as for Project Coordinator intern it is necessary to send a copy of CV and a cover letter outlining motivations and experience for the role to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Useful links:

link to the offer

View Job Description PDF

About Frontier

 

Contact information: all contacts can be found following this link

 

edited by  Ludovica Mango

 

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The Environmental Justice Foundation - EJF - has opportunities for people looking to acquire new skills or utilise their experience by volunteering. Do the right thing and apply now, participate to protect human rights and have environmental security

 

For more opportunities go to International Organizations

 

Organization: The Environmental Justice Foundation - EJF - is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) founded in 2001 by Steve Trent and Juliette Williams that promotes the non-violent resolution of human rights abuses and related environmental issues in the Global South. It describes itself as "a UK-based non-profit organisation working internationally to protect the environment and human rights." EJF's core tenet, as set out in its Mission Statement asserts that the injustices suffered by people living in poor and disenfranchised communities are often closely related to the destruction, over-exploitation and other abuses of the local natural environment these people depend on. Much of the Environmental Justice Foundation's work involves training and equipping affected environmental justice communities in producer countries to investigate, record and expose abuses and then campaign effectively for an equitable resolution to the issues. Emphasis is placed on the power of film, both to record irrefutable evidence of environmental injustice and to create strong campaigning messages

 

Duty Station:  London, United Kingdom

 

Open To: everybody willing to help for a safe environment and sustain human rights

 

Timeframe: not mentioned

 

Deadline: open

 

Job description: the volunteers working with the Environmental Justice Foundation will work alongside a dedicated, ambitious team who will guide them and support them in their tasks. The EJF works on several campaigning areas:

- oceans

- illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing

- pesticide use

- cotton production

- shrimp farming

- climate refugees

 

Qualifications: to become a volunteer with the EJF all that is needed is to be:

- ambitious

- dedicated

- dynamic

 

Wage:  EJF  offers travel and lunch expenses

 

Application process: to enquire about opportunities for volunteering with EJF send an email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Useful links:

EJF’s Jobs page

About EJF

Contacts' page

 

Contact information: all contacts can be found following this link

 

edited by  Ludovica Mango

 

The editorial staff of carriereinternazionali.com is not responsible for the reliability of the information contained in this article. If you want any further information concerning this vacancy, please contact the proposing organization.  




The European External Action Service (EEAS) offers young people the opportunity to apply as trainees for the various delegations abroad. Check the specifications and offers and do not miss this fantastic opportunity to work for the European Union and to represent it abroad

 

For more opportunities go to Europe

 

Organization: the European External Action Service (EEAS) is a service of the European Union responsible for EU foreign affairs. Created by the Lisbon Treaty, it has been operational since 1 December 2010. It is based in Brussels, Belgium. The External Action Service supports the work of the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and responds to him. In fact, the Service constitutes the foreign ministry of the European Union and manages its foreign policy and diplomatic activity. The Service has a bureaucratic and diplomatic nature and has no political autonomy: decisions on foreign and security policy are taken by the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Union, presided over by the High Representative. The peculiarity of the office of the High Representative is reflected in the peculiarity of the Service compared to the other institutions and structures of the European Union. Because of its intermediate position between the Commission and the Council and its hybrid origin, the Service is indeed a single body, endowed with particular autonomy and importance for the activities of the Commission and the Council. The Service is the first multinational diplomatic service



Duty Station:  extra EU cities

 

Open To: traineeships in EU delegations offered by SEAE are open to:
- EU citizens
- citizens of the candidate countries that have concluded the accession negotiations with the EU
- nationals of the host country.

For paid traineeships, applicants must have graduated from a university or equivalent higher-education establishment with at least a Bachelor's level. For unpaid compulsory traineeships, applicants shall be 3rd ,4th or 5th year students of  a University or another higher-education establishment


Timeframe: traineeships have a duration of 9-18 months

 

Deadline: open

For the deadlines of the single traineeship offers with EEAS in the various hosting delegations, check the link to the open internship opportunities

 

Job description: the various internship offers with EEAS in the various hosting delegations provide for different tasks and activities, in accordance with the individual requirements required by the specific position. Verify the various tasks at the link to the open internship opportunities

 

Qualifications: the specific requirements for traineeships offered by EEAS can be consulted by following the link to the open internship opportunities. Knowledge of the working language of the EU delegation is a general requirement. Knowledge of the official language of the host country is an advantage

 

Wage:  remuneration is provided for young graduates with less than one year of professional experience. The compulsory placements are not paid for students who already reside and study in the host country

 

Application process: the submission of applications is different for each delegation. Check the contacts for submission for each offer following the link to the open internship opportunities. Applications will not be accepted by applicants who have already benefited from any type of training (paid or unpaid) or work for more than 6 weeks in an institution, body, agency or office of the EU. For all the information about the eligibility specifications regarding the traineeship possibilities, consult the following link. The selected candidates will have to provide the following documents:

- diploma

- language certificates

- extract from the "judicial record"

- passport / ID card

- insurance certificate

- medical certificate

- proof of financing (depending on the traineeship)

 

Useful links:

About EEAS

EEAS Website

link to the open internship opportunities

link to the Traineeship offer

Detailed information about the eligibility criteria and the selection process

 

Contact information: all EEAS contacts can be consulted on the website

EEAS Building, 9A Rond Point Schuman

1046 Brussels

Belgium



edited by  Ludovica Mango

 

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You can’t lose the opportunity to work and have fun participating in the Academic Exchange Program where you’ll have the opportunity to gain job experience in the fabulous Walt Disney World® Resort

 

For more opportunities go to Education

 

Organization/Company: the Academic Exchange Program is part of Disney’s International Programs  and enables you to take courses of study as you gain academic training at Walt Disney World® Resort. As part of this program, you'll have the opportunity to learn directly from some of the most talented entertainment and guest service professionals in the industry. Participants will expand their education, network with experts, and make lifelong connections with people from around the world. One of the most unique aspects of Disney International Programs is just how international they really are. Every day, you'll have the experience of living and working with cast members from all over the world

 

Duty Station:  Orlando, Florida

 

Open To: people:

- at least 18 years of age at time of application submission

- engaged in an appropriate course of study

 

Timeframe: not specified

 

Deadline: not mentioned

 

Job description: as part of the program, you'll have the opportunity to take courses at the U.S. host college or university. This program offers different job positions that can be checked on the program's page following the link below, or following the links one by one here listed:

attractions

character attendant

character perfomer

concierge

costuming

front desk

lifeguard

merchandise

quick service food and beverage

full service food and beverage seater

Regarding the courses you can follow while working during this exchange, you can check the subsequent link where you will find all the infos needed:

course information

 

Qualifications: there aren’t many qualifications that are necessary to participate. The few ones mentioned are:

to participate in the Academic Exchange Program, your academic institution must have an exchange partnership with a participating U.S. college or university

- to speak fluent English

- to be currently enrolled and in good academic standing at a participating international college or university

- to be able to exit the United States and return home upon completion of the program

 

Wage/Fees: not mentioned  

 

Application process: to apply you’ll need to register on the Disney’s web page at the following link:

Link to register

 

Useful links:

Academic Exchange Program page


Contact information: all contacts may be found on the program’s page uplisted

 

edited by  Ludovica Mango

 

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