23 April 2014

Human Rights Watch, Brussels Office
EU Advocacy Internship

Deadline for application: 5 May 2014

Human Rights Watch (HRW) 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 Advocacy division of Human Rights Watch is seeking a full-time intern for the Brussels office. The intern will primarily focus on advocacy projects related to the EU Common Foreign and Security Policy/External Relations. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, monitoring the activities and policies of the European Union in the area of human rights; attending meetings at the European Parliament; promoting HRW report findings; writing correspondences; organizing meetings; conducting research; and some administrative tasks. The internship will start on 2 June and will last for a minimum of four months.
This internship is unpaid. However, interns may be reimbursed for some lunch and local travel costs as pre-approved by HRW and in accordance with HRW policy. HRW internships offer direct exposure to the workings of an international human rights organization, close supervision by the HRW staff, interaction with international organizations and foreign and domestic government officials, and opportunities to attend lectures, trainings and special events relating to human rights at the EU and elsewhere. 

• Applicants should be well-organized, self-motivated, and reliable with a strong interest in international human rights.
• They must possess an excellent verbal and written command of English. French language skills are also advantageous.
• Applicants must have a strong knowledge of EU foreign policy, excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Outlook, and familiarity with internet research tools.
• Professional experience within an EU institution/NGO is desirable.

How to apply

Please apply immediately or by 5 May by sending a letter of interest, resume or CV, names or letters of reference, and a brief, unedited writing sample(no calls or email inquiries, please) to advocacyinternships@hrw.org. Please use 'EU Advocacy Internship Brussels Summer 2014' as the subject of your mail. Due to the large number of applications expected, we regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Only complete applications will be reviewed.

Human Rights Watch is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices and, in order to build the strongest possible workforce, actively seeks a diverse applicant pool.

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