10 October 2014

The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN), Brussels
Internship
Deadline for application: 17 November 2014

The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN) is the coordinating body of about eighty human rights organisations and institutions as well as individuals from over thirty countries. Rooted in civil society, the Network seeks to develop and strengthen partnerships between NGOs in the EuroMed region, i.e. networking aimed at strengthening the capacity of members to act and interact within the context of the region and the Barcelona process and other EU-Arab cooperation frameworks.

EMHRN is looking to recruit a bright and enthusiastic intern to assist the Brussels office in its advocacy-related work. The internship will start on Monday 17 November 2014 for a period of 6 months.

Description of tasks
The intern will assist the Advocacy team under the overall supervision of, and according to priorities set by the Advocacy Director, including the following tasks:
• Support the Advocacy Officers and the Advocacy Director with the practical and logistic organisation of advocacy activities, including sending invitation letters, setting up meetings, booking hotels, etc.
• Support the implementation of relevant advocacy activities, including drafting letters and briefing papers.
• Help organise trainings in Brussels and in the region including taking care of the logistical aspects.
• Monitor EU, UN activities/calendars relevant to the Euro-Med, and inform EMHRN management, coordinators, members and Executive Committee thereof, e.g. by drafting a newsletter.
• Participate in various meetings, take notes, and prepare meeting reports and minutes.
• Maintain and update the database of advocacy contacts, when relevant in cooperation with the Communication Department.

Profile, skills and background
• University Degree (may be ongoing) in European Studies, Human Rights, Law, Political and Social Science – other degrees may also be considered.
• Keen interest and preferably proven work experience in the protection of human rights, NGOs of the EU/Middle East.
• Fluency in both English and French (oral and written). Applicants who do not match the language requirement in English and French will not be considered. Knowledge of Arabic will be an asset.
• Computer literacy in Word (at least basic Excel knowledge is required).
• Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in writing and orally.
• Good communication and interpersonal skills.
• Keen attention to details.
• Self-motivated, well-organised, able to work independently and efficiently under pressure.

Practical details
Duration: 6 months (full time)
Starting: 17 November 2014
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Remuneration: CIP – Internship Convention 751€/ month + public transport + lunch vouchers

How to apply
If you believe you qualify for this position, please send your CV and motivation letter (in English) by Sunday 19 October 2014, midnight, to Marie Picalausa, Administrative, Financial & Human Resource Officer, at map@euromedrights.net.

Interviews will take place the first week of November. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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