18 July 2012

Dear all,

We will be taking some holidays and will be back as from 3 August.

Kind regards,
The webmasters
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 Citizenship
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).

To apply
Please email to cssc@cssc.eu
● 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 in Rome.

13 July 2012

Human Rights Watch, Brussels Office
Unpaid Internship, Legal & Policy Office
Brussels, Fall 2012 (6 months)

Internship Description
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 (English), http://www.hrw.org/fr/affaire-habre (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 for requirements.

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 required.

The internship will last a minimum of six months starting in September 2012.

Unpaid, but…
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
Please 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 habre@hrw.org. Please use "Habré Internship Application – Fall 2012" as the subject of your email and specify your dates of availability.

Apply immediately!

12 July 2012

SOS Children’s Villages Austria
Paid Intern
Vienna, Team Liaison & Advocacy

SOS Children’s Villages Austria is offering a traineeship position in Vienna.

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 related field;
● 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, …).

We offer
● Insight into the functioning of an international working NGO in the field of child rights;
● 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 personal@sos-kd.org, SOS-Kinderdorf International, Human Resources, 6020 Innsbruck/Austria.
SOS Children’s Villages International / EU Office
Two paid traineeships
Brussels, September 2012 – February 2013 (6 months)

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 networks;
● 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 national organisations.

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 sensitivity;
● 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 for Belgium.

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.

Salary range
Standard remuneration.

How to apply?
Submit your CV and covering letter explaining your motivation and suitability for the position to: brusselsrepresentative@sos-kd.org. 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 be contacted.

Deadline for application
The deadline for application is 19 July 2012.

11 July 2012

International 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 pressure

● 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 relations/conflict analysis.

Unpaid and full-time
Please note that our internships are unpaid and full-time.

Procedure & deadline
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 intern.vacancies@crisisgroup.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.

09 July 2012

International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS)
Internship Programme
Hamburg, 2013

Each year the InternationalTribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) has approximately twentyinternships for young government officials or students of law, international relations, public relations, political science, library science and translation.

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.

Internships 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 required.
● 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.  

Eligibility Criteria
The following criteria are used to determine eligibility for the Internship Programme:
Applicants should:
● have completed at least three years of university studies;
normally be engaged in a degree-granting or postgraduate programme at the time of application and also during the internship;
normally 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.

Application Procedure
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.

Internship period
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 not returned.

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 Hamburg.
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.

Contact Details
Further information may be obtained from:
The Internship Coordinator
International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea
Am Internationalen Seegerichtshof 1
22609 Hamburg
Tel.: (49) 40 35607-227/181
Fax: (49) 40 35607-245
Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM)
Partially paid Internship
Brussels, 3 September -  21 December 2012

The Platform for International Cooperation on UndocumentedMigrants (PICUM), a non-governmental organization that aims to promote the respect for basic social rights of undocumented migrants in Europe, is looking for an intern.

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 treaties.

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.

Selection procedure
Please send your CV and cover letter in English to info@picum.org, 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.

06 July 2012

Institut Universitaire Kurt Bösch (IUKB)
Master of Advanced Studies in Children’s Rights
Sion/Fribourg (Switzerland), 2013-2014

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 & starting date
The 2013-2014 cycle of this two-year programme will begin on 4 February 2013.

For whom
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 law;
(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 migration; and
(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.

Tuition fee
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.

Deadline for applications
The deadline for applications is 30 September 2012.

Further information
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: mcr@iukb.ch.
Þ MCR 2013-2014 Brochure