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Advocacy Internship

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Job Description:

The European Centre for Democracy and Human Rights (ECDHR) is seeking creative, organized, passionate, and hard-working applicants for a six month Advocacy Internship based in Brussels, Belgium. Through this program, interns can expect to gain valuable hands-on international advocacy experience including knowledge of the European Parliament. We are happy to work with students seeking academic course credit for their work. This is a remote, unpaid internship that reports directly to the Executive Director. 

-Main Activities

* Conduct research on regionally-focused human rights crises and issues in the Arab Gulf region and their relations to the international human rights legal framework; 
* Draft policy papers, briefing documents, and advocacy letters to support ECDHR's mission; 
* Assist in ECDHR's advocacy at the European Parliament, including through outreach and meetings; 
* Attend and report on events, briefings, and other relevant meetings during European Parliament sessions; 
* Support social media activities and provide administrative support where needed. 

-Key Skills

* Ability to work independently with minimal supervision; 
* Motivation, strong organizational skills, and ability to be self-starting; 
* Familiarity with UN human rights mechanisms; 
* Proficiency at Microsoft Office and social media platforms, in particular Twitter; 
* Ability to commit to 20 hours per week. 


* Undergraduate degree in Political Science, International Relations, Law or related field. 

-Languages and Location

* Candidates must be fluent in written and spoken English; 
* Candidates must be based in Brussels

Source: Company website
Posted on: 20 Dec 2018
Type of job: Internship
Job duration: 6 months
Languages: English
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