04 July 2012

Minority Rights Group International
Internship Conflict-prevention programme
London, mid-July 2012 (3 months)

Minority Rights Group International, an international NGO campaigning worldwide with around 130 partners in over 60 countries to ensure that disadvantaged minorities and indigenous peoples, often the poorest of the poor, can make their voices heard, is looking for an intern to work on its conflict prevention programme, focusing mainly on work on Sri Lanka.

● You will primarily be responsible for research and new media /campaigns work. The role involves research on human rights problems affecting minorities in Sri Lanka, including researching the media for coverage of issues affecting minorities and researching reports and statements put out by international and national organizations on the country’s human rights situation;
● You will also be expected to support the conflict prevention team in networking activities with other international NGOs doing similar work, and organize events, liaising with in-country partners and activists working on minority rights. You will be expected to provide the team with administrative support. During this phase of work, there will be a component of new media and campaigns support required, including helping to design and set up a website and updating the site.

Experience required
● Experience in working in new media and campaigns. Preferably designing and working on a campaign.
● Developing a website and uploading information onto websites.
● Video and photo editing skills.
● Research skills.
● Working on Sri Lanka or South Asia and/or experience working in conflict prevention will be welcome.
● Knowledge on the political and human rights situation in Sri Lanka is also welcome.
● You should also have an interest in issues affecting minority rights and good administrative skills.
We also welcome ERASMUS candidates.

MRG covers travel expenses (up to £8) and lunch (up to £4) daily.

The internship will be for at least three days a week and will begin in mid-July for a three-month period.

Procedure and deadline
If you are interested, please send a C.V. and brief cover letter explaining how your skills and experience would suit this position, to minority.rights@mrgmail.org before 12 July 2012. Please mark clearly in the subject area ‘conflict prevention intern application’.

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