Human Rights Intern Autumn 2016

The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) is looking for an engaged, organised and bright human rights intern.
Would you like to work with women, peace and security issues? Do you want to apply your textbook human rights law skills to a real world setting? Do you want to experience the UN human rights system and see how civil society interacts with it? Do you want to experience the exciting – and sometimes chaotic – life of working in a grassroots organisation with small budgets and big ambitions?
If you have answered YES to the questions above, then we want you to be our Human Rights intern for Autumn 2016.
As a member of the dedicated WILPF team, your tasks will be exciting, diverse, and challenging. You will support our Human Rights programme by taking part in the UN human rights bodies’ sessions and NGO coordination meetings, and will report on those using your academic knowledge, while promoting our work through our international website, newsletter and social media.
You will also prepare articles for our blog, training materials, working documents and other materials on human rights for publications, and for internal use.
Your tasks will also include interaction and coordination with our National Sections all over the world, providing them with assistance in their participation in human rights bodies.
We encourage you to apply if you are interested in human rights, and women’s rights and peace issues in particular. The internship is perfect for an energetic, motivated person who wants to discover the world of feminist organisations and activism.

The internship is Geneva-based and will start at the beginning of July to last until end of December 2016. 20% of your time will be dedicated to administrative support. Unfortunately, this is an unpaid internship. However, an affordable accommodation solution can be provided upon request.
Currently enrolled in Master’s programme or holder of master’s Degree in International Law, Human Rights, International Relations, Gender studies, or a related field
Human rights activism or previous experience with civil society organisations or NGOs
Fluency in English is a requirement; fluency in Spanish and French is an asset.
Knowledge of online social activism
Mastered Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint and Excel)
Experience with WordPress or other CMS (Content Management Systems) will be an asset.
Interest in WILPF’s mission
Send your cover letter (maximum one page) and CV (maximum two pages, without photograph), in Word or PDF format only, to internship (a) wilpf.ch. We only receive applications by email. Please write: “Human Rights Internship” in the subject line.
Deadline May 3rd 2016.
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