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Will you be our next Human Rights Programme Intern?

December 10, 2018

group-photo-1The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) is looking for an engaged, organised and bright intern for its Human Rights programme.

Would you like to work with women, peace and security issues? Do you want to experience the UN Human Rights system and see how civil society interacts with it? Do you feel ready to experience the exciting – and sometimes chaotic – life of working in a grassroots organisation with small budgets and big ambitions?

If you answered YES to the questions above, then we want you to be our next Human Rights programme intern.

Your tasks

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.

You will also prepare articles for our website, training materials, working advocacy 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 practical stuff

The internship is Geneva-based and will start in mid-February 2019 to last until mid-August 2019. Some 30% of your time will be dedicated to administrative support.

WILPF is a signatory to the charter We Pay Our Interns. Our interns are paid a monthly gross stipend of 900 CHF.

  • Currently enrolled in a 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.
  • Knowledge of issues around Women, Peace and Security and States’ extraterritorial obligations is an asset.
  • Fluency in English is a requirement; fluency in Spanish or French is mandatory.
  • 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.
  • Experience with Social Media Management, Database Management (AirTable), Task Management (Trello, Slack) and Graphic Design tools (e.g. Adobe InDesign) will be an asset.
  • Interest in WILPF’s mission.

Please 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 . Please also send us your response to the two following questions (maximum one page for your answer in Word or PDF format only): (i) What you would like to learn from this internship and (ii) Explain why the respect of economic social and cultural rights is essential to peace.

We only receive applications by email. Please write: “Human Rights Internship” in the subject line.

Deadline 2 January 2019.


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