Advocacy Internship

European Center for Democracy and Human Rights
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Internship
  • Apply by
    Jan-31-2019
  • Posted
    Dec 19

Position description

The European Centre for Democracy and Human Rights (ECDHR) is seeking creative, organized, passionate, and hard-working applicants for a six month Advocacy Internship based in Brussels, Belgium. Through this program, interns can expect to gain valuable hands-on international advocacy experience including knowledge of the European Parliament. We are happy to work with students seeking academic course credit for their work. This is a remote, unpaid internship that reports directly to the Executive Director.

Main Activities

  • Conduct research on regionally-focused human rights crises and issues in the Arab Gulf region and their relations to the international human rights legal framework;
  • Draft policy papers, briefing documents, and advocacy letters to support ECDHR’s mission;
  • Assist in ECDHR’s advocacy at the European Parliament, including through outreach and meetings;
  • Attend and report on events, briefings, and other relevant meetings during European Parliament sessions;
  • Support social media activities and provide administrative support where needed.

Qualifications

Key Skills

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision;
  • Motivation, strong organizational skills, and ability to be self-starting;
  • Familiarity with UN human rights mechanisms;
  • Proficiency at Microsoft Office and social media platforms, in particular Twitter;
  • Ability to commit to 20 hours per week.

Education

  • Undergraduate degree in Political Science, International Relations, Law or related field.

Languages and Location

  • Candidates must be fluent in written and spoken English;
  • Candidates must be based in Brussels.

Application instructions

Please send us your CV and cover letter in PDF format named SURNAME_Name_CV-CL to [email protected] with subject line Brussels Advocacy Intern no later than the 31st of January 2019.

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