Internship – Latin America Department
Do you want to help promote human rights in Latin America? Are you interested in learning how to contribute to the capacity and security of some of the world’s most exposed Human Rights Defenders?
Civil Rights Defenders is a global expert organisation on human rights with more than 200 partner organisations operating locally across the world. The Latin Americas program supports human rights defenders in Colombia, Cuba, Venezuela and other countries.
Tasks and Opportunities
Together with our team, you will participate in the development of advocacy tools and strategies to improve the security of human rights defenders, conduct research on human rights challenges in the region, collect and edit data in Defenders’ Database, draft statements and articles for crd.org, and contribute to the planning and organising of our activities in the region. You will work closely with our Programme Director in Stockholm and our Programme Officer in Bogotá.
During the internship Civil Rights Defenders will offer different opportunities to their interns to take part in external events, such as seminars and meetings and will also arrange internal workshops on relevant topics within our field of work. The focus of the internship will be adapted depending on your skills and talents.
We are looking for interns with a strong interest in human rights, excellent knowledge of English and Spanish, and some or all of these characteristics:
- Active in civil society organisations, whether local, regional, national or international.
- Degree in or student of law, politics, journalism/media, human rights, or similar.
- Excellent communication skills and the ability to work independently and responsibly.
- Experienced in communicating via new and social media, video, graphics.
- Experience creating advocacy campaigns and/or working with grassroots communications.
Civil Rights Defenders only accepts interns who have internship as part of their formal education, if the internship is during studies or follows in direct conjunction with finalised studies or, if it is part of a programme related to a public employment service. The internship is unpaid, however local transport costs during the internship period are covered.
The internship, which is located at our head office in Stockholm, starts January/February 2019 and runs until May/June 2019. The application should include a cover letter and resume. Please send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 14 December 2018. Interviews will be conducted on an ongoing basis, meaning the position could be filled ahead of the deadline.