This announcement broadcasts international internship assignments based with the OHCHR Southern Africa Regional Office (SARO). Established in 1998, the Regional Office for Southern Africa assists States (i.e. government ministries, Parliaments, the judiciary and law enforcement agencies), United Nations agencies, national human rights institutions, and civil society organizations with the goal of achieving the full realization of human rights in the region.

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Organization: The Office of the United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is the Secretariat department responsible for strengthening international human rights mechanisms; enhancing equality and countering discrimination; combating impunity and strengthening accountability and the rule of law; integrating human rights in development and in the economic sphere; widening the democratic space; and early warning and protection of human rights in situations of conflict, violence and insecurity.


Duty Station: Pretoria, South Africa


Open To: undergraduate; graduated


Timeframe:  initial period of three (3) months and it can be extended for combined period of six (6) months, upon further approval by the supervisor


Deadline: 29 April 2020


Job description: Daily responsibilities of OHCHR SARO Human Rights interns will depend on the individual's background and specific duties may include but are not limited to assisting with the preparation and organization of activities related to specific thematic and country aspects of the human rights situation in the sub-region, including from a gender perspective, and in particular, the intern may: Conduct substantive research and analysis and prepare analytical briefs and updates on specific thematic and/or country aspects of the human rights situation in the sub-region; Collect and analyze human rights data and indicators in the sub-region, including gender-specific data and indicators; Support activities to promote State party, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) engagement with human rights mechanisms and strengthening national mechanisms for reporting and follow up; Support engagement with UN country teams in the sub-region on human rights; Support engagement on early warning and humanitarian action in the sub-region; Provide support to engagement on human rights with relevant national and regional stakeholders in the sub-region, including follow-up on implementation of decisions rendered by policy-making, human rights and other relevant entities; Help promote human rights issues, including their gender equality dimensions considerations, and help ensure that they are integrated into political, humanitarian and economic efforts and programmes; Assist in the development and implementation of training programs in the field of human rights, international humanitarian law, democracy and the rule of law, with attention to gender perspectives, including follow-up on different cases and situations verified by the Regional Office; Serve as note-taker at meetings, drafting a variety of reports, communications, briefings, statements, et cetera, including to policy-making bodies; and Perform other duties requested by supervisor, as appropriate.


Qualifications: be enrolled in a graduate school programme (i.e. Master's degree or equivalent degree, or higher) or in the final academic year of a first-level university degree programme (i.e. Bachelor's degree or equivalent degree), preferably in the area of law, political science, international relations, social sciences or a related field, or have graduated with a university degree as defined above and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period from the date of graduation. English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this internship, fluency in written and spoken English is required. Knowledge of French and/or Portuguese is an asset.


Wage/Fees: unpaid and full-time


Application process: go on the website offer, click on the “Apply for this job” button and follow the procedure and fill out the form


Useful links: UNCHR internship


Contact Information: UNCHR


edited by Chiara D’Ambrosio

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Are you currently studying Political Science or recently graduated? Oxfam America is looking for candidates like you for their office in Washington, DC. You could join their Campaign Team and support their work to fight global poverty.

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Organization: Oxfam is a global organization working to end the injustice of poverty. Oxfam’s approach is about tackling the conditions that cause poverty in the first place, rather than the distribution of material goods.


Duty Station: Washington, DC

Open To: The ideal candidate should have, or be pursuing, an undergraduate or graduate degree in Political Science, International Affairs, or a related field, or have equivalent work experience.


Timeframe: This job offer is expected to start July 2019 and end in December 2019.


Deadline: not specificated.


Job description:


  • Support the Campaigns team in the coordination and logistics of events and moments as needed;
  • Provide logistic, administrative, and technical support to special projects and campaigns as needed;
  • Conduct research that will support the campaigns as needed;
  • Track information and measure impact of program work;
  • Draft communication documents for internal and external purposes.


  • Works effectively and collaboratively in support of building a team-based culture of work;
  • Performs all duties appropriately for a multi-cultural environment, treating all persons with dignity and respect;
  • Becomes familiar with and committed to Oxfam America’s mission and goals;
  • Time Commitment: 35 hours/week.



  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Interest and knowledge of issue and advocacy campaigning;
  • Ability to work well with others;
  • Strong organizational skills, professionalism, and ability to meet deadlines;
  • Interest in global social justice issues;
  • High level of personal energy and commitment;
  • Familiarity with Access database and Excel spreadsheets is helpful;
  • Ideal candidate will be self-motivated, an excellent listener, and a good organizer with a strong commitment to social justice.



  • Knowledge of the field of international development and human rights;
  • Ability to write and speak another language.


Wage/Fees: paid.


Application process: fill the form on the job offer webpage with your personal data, CV and other useful documents.


Useful links:  

Job Offer

Oxfam America


Contact Information:

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By Clelia Maria Vegezzi, Ludovica Ferranti and Eleonora Peruch

Imagine having dinner in Hell and Heaven. A banquet full of people around with their arms tied. Which do you think would make a difference between the two? In The Great Divorce C.S. Lewis described people in Hell as fighting against each other in order to reach for food, whereas in Heaven collaborating with each other, feeding the person on the opposite side of the table. Collaboration in fact has been the key point touched on by all the speakers in today’s Opening Ceremony of the International Careers Festival, celebrating its 10 th anniversary.


From 2009, the International Careers Festival has been the greatest opportunity offered to young people to practice collaboration in a multicultural environment. The Opening Ceremony was a celebration of diversity. As the Deputy Minister, Lorenzo Fieramonti stressed, “Diversity is a great ingredient of a good social life”.


Too often we act as if time and space have no boundaries. But in fact, time is limited and we should all pray for more. We should not sit down waiting for the change; we should be the change all together.

Collaborate rather than trying to stand out solo! The International Careers Festival is the perfect occasion to do so. In her speech, Wendy Wiver, first Counsellor and Bilateral and Foreign Policy at the British Embassy in Rome, remarked on the importance of preserving diversity and considering inequality a resource.


Participants can choose among four projects of the Festival according to their skills and interests. Internationalisation is the link among all the programmes. As Daniele Conte, President of the Giovani nel Mondo Association and Executive Director of the ICF said, “International means that we all are interconnected and affected by what is happening around the world”.


The original and most comprehensive programme among the four, the Rome MUN (Model United Nations), offers the opportunity to join a diplomatic simulation of the United Nations, one of the international organisation that mostly promotes diversity and demands for collaboration.

Secondly, the Rome Business Game, devoted to allowing young people to experience the world of business through case study competitions. Despite the competitive nature of the programme, participants are immersed in a collaborative environment in an effort to reach common solutions. Dr. Marco Giraldin von Lahnstein, director of the programme, suggested that in a company it is more important to focus on the human capital rather than on the economic capital.


Reporting during the Festival, the Rome Press Game participants get the chance to act as journalists and translators. Programme Director Shanti Kodituwakku Hettiarachchilage defined internationalisation as “breaking boundaries and making diversity a strong point in ourselves”. The last programme offering the opportunity to experience the multicultural aspect of the Festival is the International Careers Course.

Participants acquire and strengthen their soft skills through practical workshops, preparing for a successful international career.

The enthusiasm of the speakers who participated in the previous editions inspire us to be the change the world needs. Let’s be the Youth Leaders of Today!

Edited by Team 4 - Press Game

The Nonviolent Peaceforce US office in St. Paul, MN accepts applications for various positions on a rolling basis. If you share the organization's mission and you're ready to test yourself then do not miss the opportunity!


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Organization: Nonviolent Peaceforce fosters dialogue among parties in conflict and provides a protective presence for threatened civilians.

With the headquarters in Ferney Voltaire (France) and an office in Minneapolis, NP field teams are presently deployed in the Philippines, in South Sudan, Myanmar and the Middle East. The field staff include veterans of conflict zones, experienced peacekeepers, and those new to the field with the right combination of experience, skills, aptitude and attitude.  The aim is to protect civilians in violent conflicts through unarmed strategies and build peace side by side with local communities advocating for the wider adoption of these approaches to safeguard human lives and dignity.


Duty Station: Nonviolent Peaceforce Office, Minneapolis


Open To: candidates who share interest in the mission of The Nonviolent Peaceforce


Timeframe: Semesters Available: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring

Deadline: open - you can apply throughout the year


Job description: Internships can be summer-long, semester-long, or customized to meet your needs. They are currently accepting applications for the role of Database Assistant. Assist Nonviolent Peaceforce in keeping meaningful and accurate data on donors, supporters and contacts in Raiser’s Edge, their relationship management database. The database assistant will also work on planning for methods, policy, and procedures for improved data integrity. This position works heavily with computers


Qualifications: The ideal candidate must meet the following qualifications:

- Enjoy working with computers and have general proficiency;  

- Experience and ability in internet searches;

- Very good reasoning skills;

-  Attention to detail;

-  Able to follow written and verbal directions well;

-  Able to work autonomously;

-  Confidentiality and discretion required;

-  Able to focus while in close proximity to others;

-  Commitment to the mission of Nonviolent Peaceforce;

- Patience and perseverance;

- Desire to learn;

-  A sense of humor;

-  Able to learn from successes and mistakes


Wage/fees: Generally NP interns are unpaid, but receive valuable work experience and credits towards their education, if applicable.


Application processInterested candidates have to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. sending also  a resume and cover letter.  


Useful links: Nonviolent Peaceforce official website

Link to the offer


Contact information:

Diane Kammerude, Finance and HR Manager, (612) 871-0005 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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.

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