04 June 2014

International Peace Information Service, Antwerp (Belgium)
Internship in the Business and Human Rights programme
Deadline for application: 13 June 2014

International Peace Information Service (IPIS) is an independent research institute providing governmental and non-governmental actors with information and analysis to build sustainable peace and development in Sub-Saharan Africa. Its research is centred around four programmes: Natural Resources, Business and Human Rights, Arms Trade and Security and Conflict Mapping.

IPIS is recruiting a Business and human rights intern, starting in June 2014. This is a two/four months, unpaid position, full time or part time (negotiable).

Job description
As part of a small and dedicated team, the intern will work in close cooperation with one of our Business and Human Rights researchers on a broad variety of related topics in Sub-Saharan Africa. The intern will be expected to undertake in-depth research into these themes in order to support our researchers' work.

Position in the organization
The intern will work in the Business and Human Rights team, reporting to and receiving assignments form one of the researchers.

Areas of work
• Supporting existing projects on human rights impacts in the extractives and agricultural sectors in East Africa.
• Processing and analysing data (for example, in the form of questionnaires) from IPIS' field research.
• Contributing to our IPIS Twitter account
• Performing administrative tasks as needed.

• Excellent verbal and written command of English.
• An understanding of international human rights law.
• A keen interest in human rights issues in Sub-Saharan Africa or internationally.
• Basic insight into recent evolutions and standard in business and human rights.
• The ability to work independently.
• A masters (completed or in process) in human rights or similar.

Beneficial skills
• Knowledge of the African system of human rights protection.
• Familiarity with the EU and EC (law, policies and processes).
• Background knowledge on the extractive or horticultural industries.

Time commitment
Full time during two/three months, or part time (three days a week) for three/four months.

How to apply
Please email the following to vacatures@ipisresearch.be with the subject 'Business and Human Rights Internship' by 13 June 2014:
• CV (maximum two pages)
• Cover letter (maximum one page)
• Unedited writing sample of recent work

The first selection will be made on the basis of your profile and the article. If you are shortlisted, you will be invited to participate in a skype or in person interview between 16 and 20 June. IPIS will endeavour to make a final decision by 23 June. Please note that only candidates selected or further consideration will be contracted.

Please note: Although this is not a paid position, a stipend for reasonable travel and lunch expenses will be provided.

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