Are you a recent graduate and have a passion for the values of the Declaration of Warsaw? The important international organization Community of Democracies offers amazing internships. Don’t miss this opportunity: apply now!
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Organization/Company: Building upon the Warsaw Declaration, the Community of Democracies seeks to support democratic transition and consolidation worldwide and help bridge the gap between principles of democracy and universal human rights and practice by:
- Assisting societies in the development and strengthening of democratic institutions and values
- Identifying, alerting and responding, consistent with the UN Charter and the Warsaw Declaration to threats to democracy so as to assist states to remain on the path to democracy
- Supporting and defending civil society in all countries
- Advancing broad-based participation in democratic governance
- Giving a voice to those working peacefully for democracy in all countries
The Community of Democracies will seek to achieve these goals by: creating a global network of government representatives, members of legislative bodies, civil society and other stakeholders committed to these goals; sharing ideas, advice and best practices; providing opportunities for coordinating democracy support activities; and working towards a common democratic voice in international organizations.
Duty Station: Warsaw, Poland
Open To: Recent graduated students who meet the requirements
- Spring Cohort: March-June 2018
- Summer Cohort: June-September 2018
- Fall Cohort: September-December
- Spring Cohort: 15 February 2018
- Summer Cohort: 1 May 2018
- Fall Cohort: 1 August 2018
Job description: The Community of Democracies offers university students and recent graduates the opportunity to spend three to six months working on real projects at the cutting edge of democracy, human rights and diplomacy at the Permanent Secretariat of the Community of Democracies in Warsaw, Poland.
Successful candidates will join a diverse and multicultural team that plans and implements activities linked to transitioning democracies and actors defending their rights. Over the course of the program, interns will be thoroughly engaged with the work of the Community,supporting their experts, helping manage international projects and promoting the values of the Warsaw Declaration.
As a member of the Permanent Secretariat, you can expect to be involved in the following types of tasks:
- Conducting research and analyzing issues associated with democracy and human rights
- Reviewing or editing documents and diplomatic notes
- Contributing to the development of strategic plans, concept notes or project proposals
- Organizing conferences, panel discussions and roundtable discussions with external partners
- Monitoring social media and drafting content for Twitter or Facebook
- Providing input and contributing to the organization’s communication channels
- Attending events on behalf of the Permanent Secretariat
- Be very passionate about the values contained in the Warsaw Declaration and committed to supporting democracy and protecting human rights around the world
- Be a university student or recent graduate with top marks
- Have a demonstrated interest in democracy, diplomacy, international relations, human rights, civil society, gender equality, diversity, women’s rights and politics
- Have a professional fluency in English (additional languages are an advantage)
Aleje Ujazdowskie 41
00-540 Warsaw, Poland
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