Human Rights Intern

The Commonwealth
  • Location
    London, United Kingdom
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
  • Posted
    Feb 04

Position description

We have an excellent opportunity for a Human Rights Intern, to serve in the Human Rights Unit, within the Governance and Peace Directorate.

The Human Rights Unit (HRU) works to strengthen the promotion and protection of human rights in Commonwealth Member States. Its mandate is derived from international human rights law and standards; the Commonwealth Charter; and Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) outcomes.

The Human Rights Intern will be assigned to undertake a range of tasks in connection with delivery of the Human Rights Unit’s programmatic work. The Intern will be responsible for supporting the organisation and delivery of the Commonwealth Forum of National Human Rights Institutions biennial meeting, inclusive of research, advocacy and administrative tasks. Additionally, his/her role will focus on thematic human rights issues across the Commonwealth as well as specific matters which may arise within a Member State. The Intern will also be expected to assist in various related tasks and programmes assigned by the Head of Human Rights.

To be eligible, applicants should have completed a relevant post-graduate programme in a relevant field of study such as law, human rights, international relations, political science, social policy or development studies.

The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 53 member governments and provides guidance on policy making, technical assistance and advisory services to Commonwealth Member States. We support governments to help achieve sustainable, inclusive and equitable development.

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