Internship – Communications Department

Do you want to promote human rights globally by raising awareness of Civil Rights Defenders? Are you interested in learning how communication can be used as a tool to contribute to the world’s most exposed Human Rights Defenders and their work?

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Civil Rights Defenders is an international human rights organisation. The Communications Department is responsible for the presence in media and social media as well as public relations. The mission is to increase awareness about Civil Rights Defenders, both in Sweden and globally, and in doing so strengthening the respect for civil and political rights.

Tasks and Opportunities

Together with our team, you will be a part of implementing the communication department’s mission. You will, among other things, write articles, contribute to the production of digital material, do research and translation work and act as a general support for the entire department. We are communicating in both English and Swedish, and are looking for someone who can speak and write in both languages.

During the internship, Civil Rights Defenders will offer opportunities to take part in external events, 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.

Desired Profile

We are looking for an intern with a strong interest in human rights, communications and some or all of these characteristics:

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work independently and responsibly.
  • Experience with journalism, digital media or communications.
  • Excellent knowledge of Swedish and English.
  • Knowledge in photography, video, graphic design or WordPress is considered a merit.
  • Active in civil society organisations – local, national or international.
  • Genuine interest in human rights and a basic knowledge about the issues that Civil Rights Defenders works with.

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 (SL card purchase).

The internship, which is located at our head office in Stockholm, starts in mid-January and runs till the beginning of June 2020. The application should include a cover letter and resume. Please send your application to no later than 17 November 2019. Please write “Internship 2020” in the subject line. Interviews may be conducted on an ongoing basis, meaning the position could be filled ahead of the deadline.

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