My name is Valentina Foscoli, I'm 23 years old and I became a Roman girl due to university.

I come from a small town in the Umbrian hills where there is not much talk about international careers, but in Rome I started to be part of this fascinating world and so I launched myself into the adventure of the internship with Giovani nel Mondo and its information portal Carriere Internazionali.

I graduated last year at the University of Studies of Roma Tre in languages and linguistic-cultural mediation with English and Arabic and now I am in my second year of the Master's Degree in Interpretation at the University of International Studies in Rome - UNINT. I was in Erasmus in Manchester in 2016 and I returned with a great desire to leave again so at the moment I'm looking around to understand what I could and I'd like to do after finishing my studies.

That's why I came into contact with the Carriere Internazionali website: I was looking for a first approach to the world of work, and now I'm here as an active member of the editorial team, to give my contribution so that other guys like me can find an inspiration or why not, a true work experience or a training one both in the national and international context.

Becoming part of the editorial team meant for me to become part of a group that works with maximum cohesion to make a service that is fundamental to young people who (literally) all over the world look like me to the world of work. But I must say that it also means becoming aware of all the opportunities we can have if we are able to get to know them and really enjoy them.

After all this is what we do in the editorial office: make it easier for everyone to choose the future they like the best, taking full advantage of the opportunities offered. I know that this seems obvious, but my own experience has taught me that going into the tide of websites of corporations, institutions and companies around the world can be extremely daunting, so if you want to see what we do, stop by our page and maybe you will find your inspiration!

Hi, my name is Eleonora and I’m 23 years old. I live and study in Rome and I’ve always been in love with languages: I’ve studied languages both at High School and at University. 

One year ago I graduated in Languages and now I’m attending the second year of a Master degree in Languages for the Interpretation and the Translation. In particular, I’m studying English, Spanish and Arabic.

Thanks to my university I’ve had the possibility to meet the Giovani nel Mondo association, specifically through the International Careers Festival: a networking experience that every year takes place at UNINT university where you can meet ONGs, international organizations, institutions, companies, etc.

That’s why as soon as I read about the internship, as a member of the editorial staff at Giovani nel Mondo Association, I’ve applied to: in this way I’d have the possibility to personally create and update their website through which lots of young people can find internships and jobs. 

Being a member of this editorial staff is a really great training experience, not only because you are part of a working group that helps you growing from the professional point of view, but also because you can personally meet different associations through all over the world, you learn how to find and choose the right internships and job offers and it’s nice to know that you are helping girls and boys like myself to find their best fitting training experience.

I’ve started this internship just two weeks ago, but I know I’ll learn a lot and I’ll do my best to help this association meeting its goals.

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, is looking for an intern who wants to help to reach the goal of creating equal access to new and underused vaccines for children living in the world’s poorest countries. Start your international career, apply now and leave for Geneva or Washington!

 

For more opportunities go to: International Organization

 

Organization:  created in 2000, Gavi - the Vaccine Alliance -  is an international organization  bringing together public and private sectors with the shared goal of creating equal access to new and underused vaccines for children living in the world’s poorest countries. The Gavi story begins towards the end of the 20th century when global immunization efforts were beginning to plateau. Despite the promising progress of the previous two decades, by the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI), there were still 30 million children living in poor countries who were not fully immunized. What was needed was an entirely new approach. So, with the help of a US$ 750 million five-year pledge from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, in January 2000 the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (Gavi) was created

 

Duty Station: Geneva or Washington DC

 

Open To: university students or graduated

 

Timeframe: for a minimum of 6 weeks and a maximum of 20 weeks

 

Deadline: open

 

Job description: the main goal of the internship programme is to provide a quality learning experience. In turn, Gavi benefits from a talented pool of individuals, specializing in various fields related to Gavi’s work and mission.
The programme is to provide eligible individuals with:
- a better understanding of Gavi’s mission, goals and objectives;
- a framework to enhance the educational experience with meaningful work assignments and projects, thus giving an opportunity to develop skills which will be useful in your career;
- an opportunity to work in a dynamic and multicultural environment in which can make a difference.

 

Qualifications: the criteria for this internship are:

- currently pursuing a recognized educational programme in fields related to Gavi’s activities, leading to a formal undergraduate or post-graduate qualification/degree;
- have completed a qualification/degree within a twelve-month period prior to joining;
- be fluent in English;
- have not previously participated in an internship at Gavi.

 

Wage:  interns who are not sponsored by their university may be qualified for a limited Gavi stipend to cover basic costs such as local transportation and lunch expenses during the internship. However, a stipend may not always be available

 

Application process: Gavi regularly seeks interns based on the needs of various departments. If you are interested in interning, please visit our career webpage where the internship opportunities are being advertised. We kindly ask to mention your date of availability on your resume.

 

Useful links:

Link to the Offer

Gavi Home Page

 

Contact Information:

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Geneva

Global Health Campus
Chemin du Pommier 40
1218 Grand-Saconnex Geneva Switzerland

Tel: +41 22 909 6500

 

Washington
2099 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Suite 200  Washington DC 20006  USA
Tel: +1 202 478 1050

 

edited by Lorenza Paolella Ridolfi

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Do you want to start an International Career? If you want to know something more about our association activities visit the website www.internationalcareersfestival.org

The ErasmusIntern.org web portal allows you to find your next paid internship to improve your digital skills with the Digital Opportunity Traineeship and Erasmus+ programme

 

For more opportunities go to Europe

 

Organization: ErasmusIntern.org provides an integrated market place that aims at bringing together internship providers and students seeking an internship opportunity abroad. ErasmusIntern.org provides a place where companies and organisations can publish their internship offers and search for interns, and where students that want to do an internship abroad can have their profiles, search and apply for internships vacancies.

 

Duty Station: one of the 33 Programme Countries participating in Erasmus+

 

Open To: students and recent graduates

 

Timeframe: according to the timing established by their university for Erasmus+ traineeships

 

Deadline: according to the timing established by their university for Erasmus+ traineeships

 

Job description: The Digital Opportunity traineeship initiative will provide cross-border traineeships for up to 6,000 students and recent graduates between 2018 and 2020. The aim is to give students of all disciplines the opportunity to get hands on digital experience in fields demanded by the market.

Traineeships in the following fields can qualify as the Digital Opportunity Traineeships:

  • development of apps, software, scripts, websites,
  • installation, maintenance and management of IT systems and networks,
  • data analytics,
  • cybersecurity,
  • cloud,
  • quantum/artificial intelligence,
  • encryption,
  • block chain,
  • data mining, privacy and visualisation,
  • programming language,
  • Search Engine Optimisation (SEO),
  • digital marketing,
  • specific software apps for work,
  • Customer Care Management.

 

Qualifications: Students and recent graduates

 

Wage: 500€ per month

 

Application process: Students apply through their university, according to the timing and procedures established by the university for Erasmus+ traineeships. Recent graduates can do traineeships within 12 months after graduation and provided that they have applied before the graduation.

 

Useful links:

About ErasmusIntern

Digital Opportunity Traineeship page

 

Contact information:

Erasmus Student Network AISBL

Rue Joseph II / Jozef II-straat 120

1000 Brussels, BELGIUM

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edited by Sheila Fidelio

 

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The European Union Agency for Immigration offers paid internships for students and graduates at its Tallin offices. If you are interested in European and migratory policies, this is the opportunity for you!

 

For more opportunities go to Europe

 

Organization: EU-Lisa is the European Agency for the operational management of large IT systems in the area of freedom, security and justice (eu-LISA), a newly established EU agency aimed at providing a long-term solution for the operational management of large-scale IT systems, essential tools for implementing EU asylum, management and migration policies

 

Duty Station:  Tallin, Estonia

 

Open To: students or graduates who have completed at least three years of university

 

Timeframe: from 3 to 12 months

 

Deadline: open

 

Job description: the selected resource for the internship position with eu-LISA will actively contribute to the activities of the agency aimed at studying EU migration policies and possible solutions proposals, in a young, multi-cultural environment and of safe use for growth professional and personal

 

Qualifications: the requested requirements to send the application for the internship position with eu-LISA are:

- citizenship of one of the European Union countries

- good knowledge of the English language

 

Wage: expected but not specified

 

Application process: the duly completed application form must be sent by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Useful links:

Link all'offerta

Europass - European language levels -Self Assessment Grid

Examples of diplomas

Internship standard application form

Intership Policy

Privacy Notice

Sito internet dell'ente

 

 

Contact information: the contact form can be found here

 

edited by  Ludovica Mango

 

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WFWO (World for World Organization) - an NGO involved in the UN's decision process in the issues related to poverty, food supply and hunger, offers various internship opportunities available throughout the year for students who share the organization's mission and principles.

 

For more opportunities go to International Organizations

 

Organization/Company: World For World Organization (WFWO) is a Non – Governmental Organization (NGO). Italian-based non-profit organization, operating in Italy and internationally, WFWO was launched on 16 October 2001, on the occasion of World Food Day, and established in 2002, and is in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC – DESA – UN NGO Section at the United Nations – New York – USA). ECOSOC is the Principal Organ to Coordinate the Economic and Social Council work of the United Nations and the Specialized Agencies and International Institutions.

The WFWO has designated representatives for each main United Nations Headquarters where the major meetings are held: New York, Geneva and Vienna

 

Duty Station:  at Headquarter in Rome or in the field areas

 

Open To: students or recently graduated in disciplines considered relevant to the WFWO’s activities

 

Timeframe: The WFWO’s Executive Secretariat Internship Program is offered on a two-month basis three times a year: Mid-January to mid-March (Spring Session); Early June to early August (Summer Session); Mid-September to mid-November (Fall Session)

 

Deadline: open

 

Job description: The objectives of the Internship Program are to promote among the participants a better understanding of the United Nations and of the World For World Organization (WFWO). Internships provide Team section at Headquarters or in the field areas with the assistance of outstanding young students specializing in fields relevant to WFWO’s activities.

Internships with the WFWO provide an opportunity for selected undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students who are pursuing a course of study or work in fields related to the WFWO’s mandate and activities to:

- increase their understanding of relevant issues at the international level by involving them directly in the work and involved them in general activities of WFWO’s principles, programs and strategies and communications aspect;

- gain practical work experience related to their academic background or future work in the field related to WFWO’s mission.

Interns gain an understanding of how the WFWO operates and enhance their educational experience by working under the supervision of a senior team member.

The backgrounds of interns are matched with the needs of the WFWO. Interns provide the WFWO with the assistance of young talent for a limited period and offer the most recent thinking and research experience in their area of academic study.

 

Qualifications:

- Specialist Applicants can be upon to all nationalities

- Applicants must be currently enrolled in a university or graduate school and have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies

- Applicants should hold degrees in disciplines considered relevant to the WFWO’s activities, e.g. International Law, Economics, International Relations, Political Science and Social Sciences, Communications and Publication, Project Management, Evaluation Specialist, Environment Specialist, Post Conflict Specialist, Emergency Operations, Building Capacity-Training Specialist, Gender Quality Specialist, Health and Education Specialist

- Applicants should have a working (both oral and written) knowledge of at least one of the WFWO’s official languages (English, French, Spanish or Italian)

- Applicants should be able to adapt to an international, multicultural, multilingual environment

- Good communication skills

- Ability to work fairly independently or as part of a team

- Initiative and flexibility

- Any past work experience and knowledge of information system and website design or related work would be an advantage

- Close relatives of a serving WFWO are not eligible to apply

 

Wage: In WFWO field locations, the amount of the special fund to be cover to the interns will be established in line with other similar organisations engaging interns at local level and taking account of local circumstances  

 

Application process: The WFWO does not have specific vacancies for interns. There is no list of internship vacancies. Internships are awarded by WFWO by Team Section based on their needs and whether or not a candidate’s profile meets those needs.

Candidates are therefore advised to consult the WFWO’s website to familiarize themselves with the work of the various activities of the Team Section and to submit a CV and covering letter directly to WFWO’s Human Resources Team which interest them most. Should there be a need for an intern in that Team Section or area of activity, the candidate will be contacted directly.

For an internship in an WFWO, please send your Application Form directly by email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Further Information:

- The cost of travel, insurance and accommodation, as well as living expenses, are the responsibility of interns or their sponsoring institutions

- Interns are responsible for making their own travel arrangements and for obtaining the necessary passport and visa or other documents for entering Italy or any other duty station

- Interns are responsible for arranging their own accommodation

- WFWO does not accept responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness incurred during an internship

- Interns are responsible for procuring and maintaining their own insurance coverage for illness and accidents while they are working at the WFWO and a copy of documentation attesting to such insurance coverage should be provided to WFWO administration by each intern on their first day of internship

 

Useful links:

WorldForWorld

Link to the offer

Application Form

 

Contact information:

WFWO has representative permanent at the main  United Nations headquarters , UN New York, Vienna , and Geneva Executive Secretariat & Operations Programs

World For World Organization (WFWO)

P.O. Box 15154

Via di Tor Pagnotta, Nr.4, Rome – 00143 (Italy)

Tel: +39 (06) 51530985

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edited by  Ludovica Mondati

 

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Are you a recent graduate and have a passion for the values of the Declaration of Warsaw? The important international organization Community of Democracies offers amazing internships. Don’t miss this opportunity: apply now!

 

For more opportunities go to International Organizations

 

Organization/Company: Building upon the Warsaw Declaration, the Community of Democracies seeks to support democratic transition and consolidation worldwide and help bridge the gap between principles of democracy and universal human rights and practice by:

- Assisting societies in the development and strengthening of democratic institutions and values

- Identifying, alerting and responding, consistent with the UN Charter and the Warsaw Declaration to threats to democracy so as to assist states to remain on the path to democracy

- Supporting and defending civil society in all countries

- Advancing broad-based participation in democratic governance

- Giving a voice to those working peacefully for democracy in all countries

The Community of Democracies will seek to achieve these goals by: creating a global network of government representatives, members of legislative bodies, civil society and other stakeholders committed to these goals; sharing ideas, advice and best practices; providing opportunities for coordinating democracy support activities; and working towards a common democratic voice in international organizations.

 

Duty Station: Warsaw, Poland

 

Open To: Recent graduated students who meet the requirements

 

Timeframe:

- Spring Cohort: March-June 2018

- Summer Cohort: June-September 2018

- Fall Cohort: September-December

 

Deadline:

- Spring Cohort: 15 February 2018

- Summer Cohort: 1 May 2018

- Fall Cohort: 1 August 2018

 

Job descriptionThe Community of Democracies offers university students and recent graduates the opportunity to spend three to six months working on real projects at the cutting edge of democracy, human rights and diplomacy at the Permanent Secretariat of the Community of Democracies in Warsaw, Poland.

Successful candidates will join a diverse and multicultural team that plans and implements activities linked to transitioning democracies and actors defending their rights. Over the course of the program, interns will be thoroughly engaged with the work of the Community,supporting their experts, helping manage international projects and promoting the values of the Warsaw Declaration.

As a member of the Permanent Secretariat, you can expect to be involved in the following types of tasks:

- Conducting research and analyzing issues associated with democracy and human rights

- Reviewing or editing documents and diplomatic notes

- Contributing to the development of strategic plans, concept notes or project proposals

- Organizing conferences, panel discussions and roundtable discussions with external partners

- Monitoring social media and drafting content for Twitter or Facebook

- Providing input and contributing to the organization’s communication channels

- Attending events on behalf of the Permanent Secretariat

 

Qualifications:

- Be very passionate about the values contained in the Warsaw Declaration and committed to supporting democracy and protecting human rights around the world

- Be a university student or recent graduate with top marks

- Have a demonstrated interest in democracy, diplomacy, international relations, human rights, civil society, gender equality, diversity, women’s rights and politics

- Have a professional fluency in English (additional languages are an advantage)

 

Wage: Unpaid  

 

Application process: To apply for this internship you must send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., write in the subject line “desired Cohort + INTERNSHIP”. In the email you must attach a recent CV without a photo and a one-page letter of motivation

 

Useful links:

Link to the offer

Community of Democracies website

CoD contact page

Warsaw Declaration

 

Contact information:

Aleje Ujazdowskie 41

00-540 Warsaw, Poland

Phone: +48-22-375-90-00

Fax: +48-22-3195628

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edited by Ruino Martina Pia

 

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The Permanent Court of Arbitration is offering an internship for legal training in public and private international law. What are you waiting for!? Apply now!

 

For more opportunities go to International Organizations

 

Organization/Company: Established in 1899 to facilitate arbitration and other forms of dispute resolution between states, the PCA has developed into a modern, multi-faceted arbitral institution that is now perfectly situated at the juncture between public and private international law to meet the rapidly evolving dispute resolution needs of the international community.

The PCA is an intergovernmental organization dedicated to serving the international community in the field of dispute resolution. It recruits and employs staff based on the highest standards of competence, integrity, and efficiency.

 

Duty Station: The Hague, Netherlands

 

Open to: Recently graduated law school with top marks. However, applications are also accepted from law students who are entering their final year of law school, as well as recent graduates who have some professional experience or are engaging in advanced law studies.

 

Timeframe: PCA Internships last for three months and start at the beginning of January, April, July, and October. PCA-ICCA internships also last for three months, starting in January, April, and October.   

 

Deadline:

- 1 September for Term 1, Jan-Mar

- 1 December for Term 2, Apr-Jun

- 1 March for Term 3, Jul-Sept

- 1 June for Term 4, Oct-Dec

 

Description: Internships are offered by the PCA to law students and recent graduates who wish to gain experience at an international arbitration institution. Internships offer a balance of legal and administrative assignments, allowing interns to gain insight into both the legal and practical aspects of international arbitration.

In addition to internships with the PCA’s International Bureau, the PCA also offers an internship in association with the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA). PCA-ICCA interns will undertake legal research, legal editing and organizational tasks, including work on ICCA publications, ICCA outreach projects (such as ICCA’s work worldwide on harmonization in the implementation of the 1958 New York Convention) and Young ICCA seminars and projects. PCA-ICCA interns do not engage in arbitration case work conducted under the auspices of the PCA.

 

Qualifications:

- Successful internship candidates are usually those who have recently graduated law school with top marks. However, applications are also accepted from law students who are entering their final year of law school, as well as recent graduates who have some professional experience or are engaging in advanced law studies

- Fluency in either French or English is essential. Additional language skills are a strong advantage, especially Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish

- Candidates need not have a specialization in international dispute resolution or public international law, but should at least have demonstrated an interest in these fields

 

Required documents:

- A carefully written cover letter that indicates how you expect to benefit from the program, how you can contribute to the PCA and a brief description of areas of interest and knowledge of law

- A curriculum vitae

- A letter of recommendation from a professor or senior professional

- Copies of academic transcripts (scans or photos are sufficient)

- Proof of proficiency in English or French (for non-native speakers).

 

How to apply: Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. indicating the desired start date in the subject line and attaching a single PDF comprising an application package with the above-mentioned documents.

 

Useful Information: Internships are self-funded. An intern must have adequate financial resources and health insurance for the term to be eligible.

If you are selected and you require a travel visa to take up the internship, the PCA will provide documentation in support of your application.

Although interns are not formally considered staff members of the PCA, they participate in the PCA’s activities as members of the International Bureau.

 

Useful links:

Link to the offer

PCA website

 

Contact information:

Permanent Court of Arbitration

Peace Palace

Carnegieplein 2

2517 KJ The Hague

The Netherlands

T: +31 70 302 4165

F: +31 70 302 4167

Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Edited by Ruino Martina Pia

 

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AER is looking for an intern to work in the Secretary General’s office and enhance your knowledge

 

For more similar opportunities visit our section Europe

 

Organization: On 15 June 1985, at Louvain-la-Neuve, 47 Regions and 9 interregional organisations founded the Council of the Regions of Europe (CRE), which would later become the Assembly of European Regions in November 1987 at the second General meeting of the Regions of Europe in Brussels. In the year 1985 AER launched its first programme, Eurodyssey, designed to promote and encourage youth mobility. The creation of the Committee of the Regions (CoR) in 1994 and the Chamber of the Regions in the framework of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of Europe (CLRAE) in 1994, exemplified a victory for AER in advocating for the regions in Europe. In 1995, AER launched a campaign to promote regionalism in Europe. As a result, 300 AER members adopted in 1996 the Declaration on Regionalism in Europe immediately initializing a reference document for new and developing regions. Now the Assembly of European Regions (AER) is the largest independent network of regions in wider Europe. Bringing together more than 200 regions from 35 countries and 16 interregional organizations, AER is the political voice of its members and a forum for interregional co-operation. The present President is Magnus Berntsson from Västra Götaland (Sweden).

 

Duty station: Strasbourg, France

 

Deadline: February 20

 

Duration:  3 to 6 months

 

Target group: Students who meet the requirements

 

Description:  As part of the AER team you will deal with some daily organizational work required in the office of the AER Secretary General but also with public policy work. The main tasks asked will be:

– background research on policy matters

– translation and drafting of briefings, news articles

– help in the liaison with members

– help in the animation of 2 AER programmes : the Youth Regional Network and the Summer Academy

 

Requirements:  The ideal candidate will have a general understanding of European policies, an interest in political matters and a strong capacity in organization with the aptitude to work in a multinational team. The AER working language is English. A proficient, ideally mother tongue level of English is required. Mastering another European language would be an asset especially Spanish or German

 

Wage: remunerated

 

Application process: please send an email to Johanna Pacevicius at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in which you intro­duce your­self, together with your CV in English and a short motivation letter

 

Useful information: For all internships within the AER, a contract must be signed by the AER and the student’s home University/School/Institute. Please note that this is compulsory. The internship is remunerated according to the legal requirements but the student meets his/her travel and living costs

 

Useful links:

Vacancy

AER Homepage

 

Edited by Roberta Libro

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The multicultural NGO Alkarama is always looking for interns to join its staff, offering two different internships’ programme: legal internship and media internship. Choose the most suitable programme for you and work with a young  non-governmental human rights organisation based in Geneva!

 

For other similar opportunities visit our section International Organization

 

Organisation: Alkarama is a Geneva-based non-governmental human rights organisation established in 2004 to assist all those in the Arab world subjected to or at risk of extrajudicial execution, enforced disappearance, torture, and arbitrary detention. Acting as a bridge between individual victims and international human rights mechanisms, Alkarama works towards an Arab world where all individuals live in freedom and dignity, and are protected by the rule of law. Alkarama brings pro bono legal assistance to victims of the most serious human rights violations, without any discrimination. The organisation focuses its efforts on violations of the right to life, human dignity, physical integrity and freedoms such as extrajudicial executions, enforced disappearances, torture, and arbitrary detention. Using the international human rights mechanisms and working closely with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR ), Alkarama documents individual cases of violations through direct contact with the victims, their families or lawyers, and submits complaints on their behalf to the United Nations (UN) Special Procedures and Treaty Bodies, asking them to intervene with the State in question to put an end to these violations. Alkarama also brings media attention to the cases and situations it covers, helping victims to have their voices heard and shedding light on the human rights situation of a country, through press releases as well as public reports and analyses published in various media outlets. In order to reach a broader audience, Alkarama increasingly relies on social media, particularly Twitter and Facebook.

 

Where: Geneva, Switzerland

 

Open to:

Legal Internship: people with master degree in law or social sciences with an international law component

Media Internship: people with degree in journalism, communications, human rights or international relations

 

When: from January to June or from July to December

 

Deadline: The openings are usually advertised in October for the January-June internship and April for the July-December internship.

 

Job Description: Alkarama’s internship programme – in both our Legal and Communication departments – provides opportunities for young graduates with an interest in the Arab world to gain experience in a multicultural NGO, working in cooperation with the United Nations, to defend victims of human rights violations in the MENA region. Alkarama’s interns have the opportunity to contribute significantly to the work of the organisation, thus gaining a valuable experience that can be carried forward through the rest of their careers. Alkarama offers full-time internships lasting for six months in its Geneva headquarters.

LEGAL INTERNSHIP

The work of legal interns includes a variety of tasks such as research, interviewing of victims and recording of testimonies, drafting of complaints for submission to the UN human rights protection mechanisms, attendance and note-taking at UN conferences including the Human Rights Council, the Universal Periodic Review and the sessions of the Treaty Bodies, synthesizing of information about individual cases of human rights violations, and drafting of reports.

MEDIA INTERNSHIP

The media intern is working closely with his/her colleagues of both the legal and media departments. The work includes writing news stories for Alkarama’s website, publishing articles, maintaining and monitoring social media networks (Twitter/Facebook) and media contacts’ database. The intern is also expected to contribute to the production of audio-visual work.

 

Requirements:

LEGAL INTERNSHIP

The ideal legal intern holds a Masters degree in law or social sciences with an international law component, speaks and writes fluently French or English with preferably a working knowledge of the other, with Arabic being a valuable asset. The applicant should also have strong analytical and writing skills and a demonstrated interest in human rights and the Middle East.

 

MEDIA INTERNSHIP

The ideal communications intern holds a degree in journalism, communications, human rights or international relations, previous experience in a news, communications or campaigning organisation, a good understanding of social media and multimedia tools. The intern must also have an excellent command of English, with preferably a working knowledge of French and/or Arabic and a demonstrated interest in politics and the media in the Arab world.

 

Wage: paid

 

Application process: when available, the application form will be on this site

 

Useful Links:

Vacancy

 

Useful Contacts:

Alkarama Foundation | 150 route de Ferney

CH-1211 Genève 2

Phone: +41 22 734 1006

Fax: +41 22 734 1034





Edited by Barbara Parisse

 

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