Tuesday, 25 August 2015

EU Advocacy Intern

Internship Description: The Advocacy Division of Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) is seeking a full-time intern for the Brussels office.  The intern will primarily focus on advocacy projects related to the EU Common Foreign and Security Policy/External Relations.  The intern will focus on projects on a range of topics, including monitoring the activities and policies of the European Union in the area of human rights, organizing and/or attending meetings, promoting HRW report findings, writing correspondences, and conducting research. The internship will ideally start on 5 October and will last for a minimum of four to six months.
This internship is unpaid.  However, interns may be reimbursed for some lunch and local travel costs as pre-approved by HRW and in accordance with HRW policy. HRW internships often offer direct exposure to the workings of an international human rights organization, close supervision by the HRW staff, interaction with international organizations and foreign and domestic government officials, and opportunities to attend lectures, trainings and special events relating to human rights at the EU and elsewhere. 
Qualifications: Applicants should be well-organized, highly motivated, proactive, reliable, and willing to learn, with a good knowledge of and proven interest in international human rights and EU foreign policy. They must possess an excellent verbal and written command of English and excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, and internet research tools. Previous professional experience within an EU institution/NGO is desirable but not necessary.
How to Apply: Please apply by 6 September by sending a letter of interest, resume, names or letters of reference, and a brief, unedited writing sample (no calls or email inquiries, please) toadvocacyinternships@hrw.org. Please use “EU Advocacy Internship Brussels Autumn 2015” as the subject of your email. Due to the large number of applications expected, we regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Only complete applications will be reviewed.

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