26 May 2012

Amnesty International, European Institutions Office
Paid Internships
Brussels, September 2012 – July 2013.

The Amnesty International European Institutions Office (Brussels) offers several paid traineeships. The traineeships on offer cover the following areas (please find a traineeship description for each specific position):

1. Assistant for EU Common Foreign and Security Policy/External Relations (focusing on Africa, Asia and Americas)
Date of interviews: to be confirmed, shortlisted candidates will be informed individually
Traineeship description, to be posted shortly

2. Assistant for EU Common Foreign and Security Policy/External Relations (focusing on Wider Europe, Middle East and Central Asia)
Date of interviews: to be confirmed, shortlisted candidates will be informed individually
Traineeship description, to be posted shortly

3. Asylum & Migration Policies Assistant
Date of interviews: week of 9 July, shortlisted candidates will be informed individually

Traineeship description (Asylum & Migration)

4. Campaign Assistant on Discrimination
Date of interviews: 18-19 July, shortlisted candidates will be informed individually

Traineeship description (Discrimination)

5. Assistant for Business and Human Rights and Roma Inclusion
Date of interviews: week of 9 July, shortlisted candidates will be informed individually

Traineeship description (ESCR)

6. Media and Communications Assistant
Date of interviews: to be confirmed, shortlisted candidates will be informed individually

Traineeship description (Media)

7. Assistant for Justice and Home Affairs
Date of interviews: to be confirmed, shortlisted candidates will be informed individually

Traineeship description (JHA)

Content of training programme
● In depth training in the specific area of work of the Executive Officer the trainees is assigned to, including research work, representation and participation in meetings
● Training on Amnesty International’s work in general and human rights, with a focus on discrimination issues and the European context
● Training on campaigning, including strategic campaigning, campaigning techniques, activism tools, with a focus on discrimination issues, the European Union and Council of Europe contexts
● Training on lobbying and advocacy techniques, with a focus on discrimination issues, the European Union and Council of Europe contexts
● Training on IT applications and website maintenance
● Media Training
● Career advice and mock interview

Duration
● Starting date: 15 September 2012 (until mid-July 2013)
● Duration: 10 months.

Paid position
● You will be offered a “contract d’immersion professionnel”, making this a paid position, at present this is paid € 736,23 per month.
● In order to qualify for this contract, you must hold a work permit for Belgium or be allowed to work in Belgium. For further information, please see: working as a foreign national.

Application
● Please send the application form only (only these will be considered; please indicate clearly which traineeship you are applying for) by e-mail in English to internships@amnesty.eu.
● For further information, please contact: Albert Gans, Amnesty International European Institutions Office, Rue de Trèves 35, B-1040 Brussels, tel. +32 (0) 2 548 27 62

Deadline for application
3 June 2012 (no applications will be accepted after midnight that day).

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