Spring/Summer Internship 'EU Advocacy'
Deadline for application: 18 January 2015
The Advocacy division of Human Rights Watch (HRW) 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; organizing and/or attending meetings; promoting HRW report findings; writing correspondences; conducting research; and some administrative tasks. The internship will start on 2 March and will last for a minimum of four to six 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 often 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, highly motivated, proactive, reliable, and willing to learn, with a good knowledge of and proven interest in international human rights. They must possess an excellent verbal and written command of English. French and/or any other EU language skills are also advantageous. Applicants must have strong knowledge of EU foreign policy and excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, and internet research tools. Previous professional experience within an EU institution/NGO is desirable but not necessary.
How to apply
Please apply by 18 January by sending a letter of interest, resume, names or letters of reference, and a brief, unedited writing sample (no calls or email inquiries, please) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use 'EU Advocacy Internship Brussels Spring/Summer 2015' as the subject of your email. Due to the large number of applications expected, we regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Only complete applications will be reviewed.