27 November 2015

Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO), Brussels
Internship Project Assistant
Deadline for application: 7 December 2015 

The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) is an international membership organization working in the field of human rights, self-determination, indigenous issues, democracy and non-violence. UNPO represents 42 nations, minorities and indigenous peoples worldwide, and was established in 1991 at the Peace Palace in The Hague. UNPO’s worldwide activities are coordinated and implemented from the organization’s advocacy office in Brussels and the headquarters in The Hague.

UNPO has a internship vacancy for a Project Assistant at its advocacy office in Brussels. The inernship is unpaid, will start in January 2016 will last 4 months (minimum).

25 November 2015

UN Refugee Agency, Brussels Office
Legal internships

Deadline for application: 1 December 2015

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) offers assistance and protection to some 46,3 million people of concern (internally displaced people, refugees, returnees, stateless people, asylum-seekers and others) around the world. It has a staff of over 9300 employees in over 125 countries.

The UNHCR Regional Representation for Western Europe seeks for its Protection Unit for Belgium and Luxembourg 1) a native Dutch-speaking legal intern with a start date of 8 January 2016 in Brussels and 2) a native French-speaking legal intern with a start date of 3 February 2016 in Brussels for a six-month unpaid internship.

18 November 2015

Privacy International, Clerkenwell (London)
Research Officer

Deadline for application: 22 November 2015 

Privacy International is committed to fighting for the right to privacy across the world.

It is looking for a highly capable researcher who is passionate about technology, human rights, and international development. The Research Officer will join the Research and Investigation Team to support the implementation of the multi-country research and capacity building work. S/he will work closely with Privacy International's Programme Lead on the Global South, one of the three key programme areas, which focuses on privacy in the developing world. One of the main aims of this programme is to build research leaders to respond to issues around privacy, data governance and data exploitation, surveillance and surveillance technology, development and human rights.

OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo
Intern - Rule of Law

Deadline for application: 24 November 2015 

The Rule of Law Section conducts a country-wide trial monitoring programme of criminal cases, which aims to ensure that case processing complies with the Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) Constitution, international human rights instruments, and BiH’s international commitments. Findings of the monitoring programme are used to promote necessary judicial and legal reforms and to provide assistance, advice, and training to the judiciary. Particular focus is on accountability for war crimes, hate crimes, human trafficking and other major crimes.

The Rule of Law Section requires the services of an intern to provide assistance to the Legal Advisers on War Crimes in the field of judicial and legal reform with emphasis on war crimes trials and processes that impact on transitional justice in BiH. The intern will be directly reporting to the Legal Adviser, War Crimes and the Rule of Law, and in the second instance to the Head of Rule of Law.
International Criminal Court, The Hague
Deadline for application: 31 December 2015 

The International Criminal Court (ICC), governed by the Rome Statute, is the first permanent, treaty based, international criminal court established to help end impunity for the perpetrators of the most serious crimes of concern to the international community.

The ICC offers a challenging working environment in the pursuit of international justice. It seeks interns who are dedicated to the ICC mission to put an end to impunity for the perpetrators of unimaginable crimes that threaten the peace, security and well-being of the world.

17 November 2015

European Network Against Racism (ENAR), Brussels
Internship on advocacy on Islamophobia as a specific form of discrimination

Deadline for application: 22 November 2015

ENAR is a pan-European network of anti-racism NGOs combining Europe-wide advocacy for racial equality and the facilitation of cooperation among civil society anti-racist actors everywhere in Europe. This two-pronged approach makes ENAR a strong and effective advocate on racism and related discrimination in European capitals as well as in Brussels, while maintaining the link with the people directly affected by ethnic, racial and religious discrimination. ENAR knows and understands the situation on the ground and translates this understanding into concrete and successful policy proposals and initiatives. The organisation was set up in 1998 by grassroots activists on a mission to achieve legal changes at European level and make decisive progress towards racial equality in all EU Member States.

An internship at ENAR offers an opportunity to gain hands-on experience of the different aspects of working in an international NGO for equality. This specific internship (6 months between January-July 2016) is based on a professional immersion agreement (CIP) and thus remunerated in conformity with Belgian legal prescriptions.
Advice on Individual Rights in Europe (The AIRE Centre), London
Internship - Legal Caseworker
Deadline for application: 22 November 2015

The AIRE Centre is a specialist charity whose mission is to promote awareness of European law rights and assist marginalised individuals and those in vulnerable circumstances to assert those rights;

The AIRE Centre offers a full-time internship for 4 months, starting in January 2016.

09 November 2015

AGE Platform Europe, Brussels
Human Rights Intern

Deadline for application: 15 November 2015

AGE Platform Europe (AGE) is a non-profit European network which brings together about 150 non-profit organisations of/for people aged 50+, directly representing over 40 million older people in the European Union (EU).

AGE aims to fight age discrimination and promote the rights of older persons; voice the interests and concerns of older European citizens and foster their involvement at EU, Council of Europe and UN level to shape appropriate policy responses; and raise awareness of ageing related issues and of the opportunities and challenges that arise from the ageing of the EU’s population.

AGE is currently seeking an intern to work on the human rights of older persons.

04 November 2015

Newcastle, Durham and Queen's Universities
50 Ph.D. studentships for LLM/Master students
Deadline for application: 11 January 2016 

The 2016 Northern Bridge competition has now launched. Northern Bridge is a doctoral training partnership between Newcastle, Durham, and Queen's Universities. Each year they fund up to 50 PhD studentships, as well as provide specific training for successful candidates. The competition runs across the Arts and Humanities. The competition is open to UK and EU students and the deadline for student applications this year is 5pm on 11 January 2016. However, if you are interested, you are advised to get in touch as soon as possible in order to start preparing a strong application well in advance.