Centre for Science, Society
and Citizenship (CSSC) Junior Researcher, Ethical, Social, Policy and
Privacy Issues in Emerging Technologies and applications in the fields of human
recognition, homeland security, cyber security, assistive technologies Rome, 2012
The Centre for Science, Society and
Citizenship (CSSC), one of Europe’s leading independent research centres
specializing in advice on political, ethical and social issues raised by
emerging technologies, is looking for a JuniorResearcher. The research will focus on Ethical, Social, Policy and
Privacy Issues in emerging technologies and applications in the fields of human
recognition, homeland security, cyber security, assistive technologies.
The Centre for Science, Society and
The CSSC’s competence areas comprise: Ethical, Social and Policy
Implications of emerging technologies, Ethics and Security, Ethics and Disaster
Preparedness, Human Factor Analysis. CSSC believes in the values of dialogue, responsibility, integrity and
care. The Centre promotes open conversation between individuals, communities
and institutions by encouraging trust among all parties. CSSC carries out its
work in several ways, including studies, publications, training, and
coordination of multicenter research projects. Our current assignments include
international projects funded by EC DG Research, DG INFSO, DG JLS, DG Enterprise,
DG Sanco, and NATO. The Center serves as a member of the Fundamental Rights
Platform of the Fundamental Rights Agency of the EU and is accredited by the
Faculties of Psychology (1 and 2) of the La Sapienza University of Rome to
provide internship programs for training in socio-psychological research..
● Day to day managing various EC funded projects in the area of social,
ethical and political impact of emerging technologies; ● Writing Reports; ● Travel abroad for scientific and technical meetings.
● Scholarship from a wide range of humanities and social science
disciplines; ● Technological, philosophical or social science background are welcome; ● Perfect written and oral communication skills in English (ONLY English
mother tongue or bilingual); ● Travel and periodic stay abroad (within Europe).
Please email to firstname.lastname@example.org ● A short cover letter (1 page) describing your interest and
expectations; ● a CV; ● Writing sample (12-20 pages in length); ● Name, qualifications and email address of two referees. All documents must be sent in one
comprehensive email and submitted in English. Candidates whose
profile matches the request, must confirm their availability for an interview
HRW has been working for 12 years with the victims of Chad's exiled
former President, Hissène Habré, to bring him to trial. Please visit http://www.hrw.org/en/habre-case
(French) for more information. The internship will primarily focus on liaising with HRW’s partners in
Senegal and Chad, drafting advocacy letters and press releases, monitoring
press and events and assisting with research. The intern will also assist with
some administrative tasks related to the department’s work. The intern will be
supervised by HRW’s Counsel. Students are often able to arrange academic credit, as HRW internships
often offer direct exposure to the workings of an international human rights
organization, close supervision by the HRW staff, interaction with other
international organizations and foreign and domestic government officials, and
opportunities to attend lectures, trainings and special events relating to
human rights. Students should check with their individual academic institutions
Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch is an international human rights monitoring and
advocacy organization known for its in-depth investigations, its incisive and
timely reporting, its innovative and high-profile advocacy campaigns, and its
success in changing the human rights-related policies and practices of
influential governments and international institutions.
● The internship is open to law students, law graduates, and graduate
students with expertise in international criminal law or international
relations. ● Applicants should be well-organized, self-motivated and reliable, with
a strong interest in human rights. ● Oral and written fluency in French and proficiency in English is
The internship will last a minimum of six months starting in September
This internship is unpaid. Some lunch and local travel costs may be
reimbursed as pre-approved by HRW and in accordance with HRW policy.
How to Apply
apply immediately by emailing a letter of interest in English or French, a
resume, two names or letters of reference and, if possible, a brief, unedited
writing sample in French or English, (no calls or email inquiries, please) to email@example.com.
Please use "Habré Internship Application – Fall 2012" as the subject
of your email and specify your dates of availability.
Tasks and Responsibilities
● Support the team in engaging in the post-2015 agenda (follow up to the
Millennium Development Goals) and in different advocacy campaigns;
● Prepare briefings on themes and countries (e.g. HIV/AIDs, Disabilities…);
● Write articles for the intranet and the internet;
● Screen reports and summarise information;
● Develop databases on partnerships and other topics;
● Administrative tasks.
● Advanced degree in development, international relations, social sciences or
● Excellent research, writing and editing skills;
● Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
● Ability to work independently, demonstrate initiative, and produce results;
● Ability to meet deadlines, often on short notice;
● Fluency in English; knowledge of German, French or Spanish an advantage;
● Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment;
● Computer literate (Word, Excel, …).
● Insight into the functioning of an international working NGO in the field of
● Friendly working atmosphere in a small team;
● 6-month contract of employment starting with August or September.
● 38.5 hours/week
Procedure and deadline If you are interested in this position, please
send your detailed e-mail application by 15 July 2012 at the latest to firstname.lastname@example.org,
SOS-Kinderdorf International, Human Resources, 6020 Innsbruck/Austria.
SOS Children’s Villages International / EU Office Two paid
traineeships Brussels, September 2012 – February 2013
SOS Children’s Villages International (SOS CVI) offers two full-time traineeship positions in Brussels, one focusing on policies and programmes in Europe
(Trainee – Europe) and the second on EU external actions (Trainee – EU
external). The trainees will report to the EU Representative.
Responsibilities, tasks and skill requirements for both traineeships ►General tasks and responsibilities
● Assist in the advocacy and policy work of the EU Office;
● Provide support for the organisation of meetings, seminars and other events;
● Represent SOS CVI in external meetings in the EU institutions and NGO
● Contribute to the monthly EU office update and other internal newsletters;
● Assist in the support given by the EU office to SOS CVI’s regional and
►Skill requirements ● Advanced degree in political sciences, social sciences, international
development or any other specific field relevant to the work of SOS CVI;
● A good understanding of the functioning of the European Union;
● A very good command of both written and spoken English. Additional European
languages are considered an asset;
● Effective communication skills, networking capacity and intercultural
● Ability to work in close cooperation with a variety of stakeholders;
● Open-minded, flexible, with patience and a sense of humour;
● Fully computer literate; skilled and confident user of office applications
such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, e-mail and calendar applications;
● Other requirement: EU citizenship or in possession of a valid labour permit
Trainee – Europe: specific tasks and skill requirements You will support the organisation in a set of activities to promote the
rights of children in alternative care and the social inclusion of young people
in Europe. In that regard, a good understanding of the EU social and/or youth
policies and related mechanisms is required. Good knowledge and understanding
of the EU financial framework in these fields is an asset.
Trainee - EU external: specific tasks and skill requirements You will support the work of the EU office to advocate for the rights of
children in EU external action and to engage in the post-2015 agenda (follow up
to the Millennium Development Goals). In that regard, good knowledge of EU
development policies is required. Understanding of the EU development aid financial
framework is an asset.
How to apply? Submit your CV and covering letter explaining your motivation and
suitability for the position to: email@example.com.
Please state the position you are applying for in the subject of the email (“Trainee
– Europe” or “Trainee – EU external”). Note: only short listed candidates will
Deadline for application
The deadline for application is 19 July 2012.
Crisis Group (ICG) Communications Unit Intern Brussels, September 2012 – February 2013
The International Crisis Group is currently seeking
a communications intern in Brussels to work for six months beginning in
September 2012. The internship would suit a candidate with a recent graduate
degree in journalism, media and/or communications. Knowledge of political
science and international relations are an asset.
● Draft media outputs such as press releases,
commentary articles and newsletters; ● Media monitoring; ● Liaising with international and local media;
organising press briefings; ● Providing assistance to the Communications
Director and to the Senior Communications Officer; ● Maintaining the Crisis Group database of media
contacts; ● Maintaining and updating social media channels; ● Producing podcasts and multimedia presentations.
● Excellent verbal and written command of English;
proficiency in Spanish, German or Portuguese would be an added asset; ● Enrolled in or recently completed a post graduate
degree in journalism and/or communications is a must, knowledge of political
science, conflict studies or similar are an asset. ● Communicative, team player, works well under time
● Multimedia skills, e.g. knowledge of Adobe Flash
and the other creative suite applications; ● Previous media experience, especially in
video/audio and photography editing; ● Experience in promotion using social media
channels; ● Proven interest in international
Unpaid and full-time
Please note that our
internships are unpaid and full-time.
If you wish to apply please send your CV in English, a one page cover letter, work
samples in your relevant languages (preferably journalistic texts) and
your preferred starting date to firstname.lastname@example.org,
clearly stating "Communications Intern” no
later than 12 July 2012. Please include your
preferred start date in your cover letter, and include your language skills in
your application email. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Unfortunately,
due to the large number of applications that we receive, we are unable to
respond to each individual candidate. Only short-listed ones will be contacted.
The programme is designed to give participants the opportunity to gain
an understanding of the work and functions of the Tribunal and to enable the
Tribunal and its members to benefit from the assistance of persons with relevant
knowledge and skills in areas within the scope of activities of the Tribunal. Participants
in the programme are expected to be able to contribute to the work of the
Tribunal in fields such as the law of the sea, public international law
(sometimes including issues of international human rights law), international
organizations and international relations, political science, public
information, publications and library science, and translation.
Structure of the Programme
The Tribunal’s Internship Programme is normally a full-time programme,
although other arrangements are possible. Internships usually cover a period of
three months, from January to March, April to June, July to September and
October to December. In exceptional cases, individual internships may be
extended. Under supervision, the intern carries out assignments for members of
the Tribunal and the Registry.
are offered in the following departments
● Legal Office: Interns
are expected to carry out research on a variety of legal issues and prepare
memoranda and reports for the Legal Office. Interns will be requested to
conduct research on a specific topic and give an oral presentation to the Legal
Office. They will work with the other interns serving at the Tribunal on the
preparation of weekly press reviews.
● Library: The
Library provides research services to the Judges, Registry staff, interns, and
external visitors using numerous online databases and maintaining a vast
collection of books, loose leafs and journals on the law of the sea, public
international law and maritime law. Interns will assist with daily
operations including but not limited to: database maintenance, assistance with
research, document processing, records management, copy cataloguing, conducting
bibliographic research for collection development, organizing UN Documents;
collection maintenance (shelf reading, shelving, inventory).
● Linguistic Services: Since the
working languages of the Tribunal are English and French, interns in Linguistic
Services should have one of these languages as their mother tongue and an
excellent knowledge of the other. The service has recently acquired TRADOS and
therefore interns are expected to become involved with text alignment for the
translation memory and the compilation of databases. Interns are also involved
with document preparation, referencing and research and other related tasks as
● Press Office: Interns
in the Press Office are involved in the daily tasks of the Press Office,
drafting public relations material, compiling press coverage
reviews, assisting with the organisation of visits and events and putting
together presentation material for Registry use.
The following criteria are used to determine eligibility for the
● have completed at least three years of university studies;
be engaged in a degree-granting or postgraduate programme at the time of
application and also during the internship;
not be more than 35 years of age;
● have a
good command of English and/or French; and
● have an
interest in international law, in particular international law of the sea,
international affairs or international institutions and organizations.
In the selection of candidates due consideration will be given to
geographical diversity and gender balance.
Persons who are interested in participating in the internship programme
at the Tribunal in Hamburg should submit a duly completed application form, ITLOS/INT.2. In the case of persons
nominated by a government, university, other institution, law firm or
organization, Part II of the form should be filled out by the relevant official
of the nominating body. A résumé, with grade transcript or list of courses
taken and, if available, a brief sample of research work in English or French,
should accompany the application form. Applications should be sent to the Tribunal
to meet the deadlines below.
● January to March: application to be
submitted by 30 September of previous year;
● April to June: application to be submitted by 31 December of previous year;
● July to September: application to be
submitted by 31 March;
● October to December: application to be
submitted by 30 June;
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please note that
original documents should not be submitted to the Tribunal as applications are
Trust Fund for the Law of the Sea
A 'Trust Fund for the Law of the Sea' has been established in order to
assist candidates from developing countries in participating in the Internship
Programme and a limited amount of funding is available. In addition to the
usual criteria for participation in the programme, the following criteria are
used to determine eligibility for funding for the internship:
(a) applicants must be nationals of a developing country included in
the OECD list and
should normally be resident in that country; and
(b) applicants should be in need of financial assistance in order to
help cover the travel and living costs associated with an internship in
Persons who are interested in applying for funding for the Tribunal's
internship programme should submit this form, duly
completed, together with the usual application form (ITLOS/INT.2) and a
covering letter of no more than one page, which should explain why an
internship at the Tribunal is important to the applicant and describe how it
would fit in with the academic and career goals of the applicant and what
benefits the applicant expects to gain from the programme.
Conditions of Internship
Interns are not paid. The cost of travel and accommodation, as well as
living expenses, are the responsibility of interns or their sponsoring
institutions, unless funding is awarded from the Trust Fund
Interns are responsible for obtaining the necessary visas and arranging
their travel to and accommodation in Hamburg. An information sheet on temporary
accommodation may be obtained from the Internship Coordinator. The Tribunal
accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness
during an internship. Interns must therefore show proof of valid regular as
well as major medical insurance and provide a medical certificate stating that
they are in good health. Interns must keep confidential any and all unpublished
information obtained during the course of the internship and may not publish
any reports or papers based on such information even after the completion of
the internship, except with the explicit authorization of the Tribunal.
Upon successful completion of the internship, interns receive a
certificate. The certificate will, inter alia, state the period of internship,
give examples of the allocated tasks and evaluate the intern's performance.
Further information may be obtained from:
The Internship Coordinator
International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea
Am Internationalen Seegerichtshof 1
PICUM seeks to achieve this aim by providing its members and other
interested parties with expertise, advice and support, by strengthening
networking amongst organizations dealing with undocumented migrants in Europe,
and by formulating recommendations for improving the legal and social position
of these migrants, in accordance with national constitutions and international
Interns play an important role in the projects and on-going work of
PICUM. They are offered an opportunity to gain hands-on experience with the
different facets of promoting social and policy change in the area of human
rights for undocumented migrants.
For the period from September to December 2012, the intern will
contribute to PICUM’s work in the following areas: ● Provide support for the organisation of PICUM’s workshops and events; ● Assist the communications team
in the coordination of volunteers, the production of PICUM’s newsletters and
management of communication tools; ● Provide support to PICUM’s policy
and advocacy activities, conduct background research, update
institutional contact lists, analyse policy proposals and draft documents; ● Database: regularly
update the list of contacts and develop policy and media contacts; ● Website: update
information and provide support for the renovation of the website by inserting
the translated parts; ● Update PICUM’s library and
e-library by classifying and entering into the database various printed
and electronic materials on undocumented migrants; ● Support the PICUM Director, and PICUM staff with general administrative tasks.
● University degree, Master’s Degree an asset; ● Some knowledge of and an interest in learning more about issues concerning
undocumented migrants; ● Excellent level of English (oral and written proficiency). Working
knowledge of Spanish and/or French is compulsory. Other EU languages are an
asset; ● Able to work independently; ● Strong writing, computer, and telephone skills are preferred.
The internship is full time.
PICUM will provide the intern with an
allowance of 314.4 €/month (1.257,57 € over the whole period of the internship). It will
also reimburse local travel costs to the office in Brussels. Interested candidates with scholarships or funding are encouraged to
apply as well. These candidates would
not benefit from the allowance.
The deadline for applications is Sunday 8 July 2012 at midnight.
Please send your CV and cover letter in English to email@example.com,
with [name, last name] and “PICUM
Internship Autumn 2012” in the subject line. Please address your email
to Mr. Nicola Flamigni. Interviews will take place at PICUM’s secretariat on
Friday 13 July from 11:00 to 13:00. Interviews on Skype are also possible, but
only during the same time period. Only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please no phone calls or emails.
The Master of Advanced Studies in Children’s Rights (MCR) is a part-time two-year postgraduate
programme in children’s rights, which is jointly organised by the Institut
Universitaire Kurt Bösch (IUKB), associated with the International Institute on
children’s rights (IDE), both in Sion (Switzerland) and the Law School and the
Institute for family research and counselling at the University of Fribourg
(Switzerland). The MCR is an interdisciplinary and international programme
which attracts a diverse range of graduate students from all over the world.
Note from the webmasters: this is probably the best Master in children's rights one can find in Europe or even worldwide (Yves Haeck & Clara Burbano Herrera).
Two years programme &
The 2013-2014 cycle of this two-year programme will begin on 4 February
The programme is designed for professionals who work with children’s rights
issues, these may include: lawyers, psychologists, sociologists, judges, social
workers, government officials, staff from non-governmental organisations,
academics and journalists.
Duration and content
It takes place over a two-year period and requires participants to
attend seven compulsory week-long modules over the two years (3 modules during
the first year and 4 during the second year). In addition to these residential
modules and the completion of exercises and examinations based on the required
course reading materials, students are also expected to devise an individual
training programme which consists of two obligatory assignments: the submission
of a report on conferences or meetings attended and the completion of a
research paper (Master’s thesis), and of one optional task : a segment of
practical experience (2 weeks) and an internship report.
Themes residential modules
Each residential module has a specific theme:
(1) Children’s rights in context;
(2) Childhood studies and Childhood research methodology;
(3) Children’s rights and international
(4) Child labour and education;
(5) Children’s rights in contact with the law;
(6) Children’s rights in the context of health and in relation to
(7) Implementation and monitoring strategies.
Place residential modules
The compulsory residential modules all take place in Switzerland, and
are held either at the IUKB in Sion or at the University of Fribourg.
The total tuition fee for the two-year programme is 14.400 CHF (approximately
12.000 € / 15.150 US$) and does not include travel or living expenses.
The deadline for applications is 30 September 2012.
For further information on the Master
of Advanced Studies in Children’s Rights, please see the information
provided on the web site www.iukb.ch/mcr, or contact: Institut
Universitaire Kurt Bösch (IUKB), MAS in Children’s Rights, P.O. Box 4176, CH –
1950 Sion 4, tel. +41 (27) 205 73 00, fax +41 (27) 205 73 01, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.