Thursday, 26 February 2015

Project Assistant (Intern) Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO)

Vacancies (Unpaid): 
Job Title: Project Assistant
Contract: Volunteer
Duration: 4 months (minimum)
Start: April 2015
Deadline for applications: 11 March 2015, 12:00pm (GMT +1)
Job Description:
Interns are expected to undertake tasks that include the organization of conferences, seminars and other events, the monitoring of United Nations and European Parliament events (with possible attendance depending on the period of engagement), the conducting of research on UNPO Members; website management; advocacy and lobbying, project planning and implementation.
Intern requirements:
- Genuine interest in and basic knowledge of minority rights, self-determination, indigenous peoples and human rights.
- Ability to work under limited supervision and take initiative under tight deadlines.
- Ability to run short term, self-directed projects.
- Excellent command of oral and written English.
- Good knowledge of Microsoft Office.
- Good knowledge of social media.
- Knowledge of the international structures available to assist oppressed or disadvantaged peoples with particular focus on the European Union and the United Nations.
- Working knowledge of one/several of the following: French/Russian/Spanish/Portuguese
- Basic knowledge of website management. 
Please note that applications from representatives of UNPO Members are encouraged.
If you are interested in undertaking an internship at UNPO please send an application that includes the following:
Cover Letter (1 page only) addressed to UNPO General Secretary Mr. Marino Busdachin
Curriculum Vitae (2 pages only)
Writing Sample (essay/extract of maximum 1000 words in English, preferably relevant to the work of UNPO) 
Please mark subject line: “Internship Application – Project Assistant: YOUR NAME” and indicate clearly in your letter the exact time period you would be available for an internship placement.
Send your complete application to
Applications not meeting the criteria above risk being disqualified from the outset.
For general inquiries on internships in Brussels, email

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