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Reference: 67795

Date Added: 13 September 2018
Closing Date: 31 October 2018

Job Title: Research & Advocacy Internship - Commonwealth Human Rights initiative

Working For: Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative

Location: London

Charity Number: 803235

Salary: Small stipend covering travel and lunch

Job Details

CHRI is an independent, non-partisan, international non-governmental organisation working for the practical realisation of human rights for the people of the Commonwealth. We believe that the promotion and protection of human rights requires the active participation of civil society. CHRI has offices in London, Ghana, and New Delhi. Our work is based on strong research, and dissemination of information to both civil society and governments. Policy level dialogue, capacity building of stakeholders, and broad public education are standard activities

This is an exciting opportunity to gain work experience in human rights for an established international NGO and to contribute to research and advocacy work focused on SDG 8.7 - contemporary forms of slavery.

This work follows on from our major Commonwealth wide report on SDG8.7, launched at the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting.

This internship is unlike any other; the successful candidates will be working directly with a Sr. Officer, Research and Advocacy as part of one of our two programme teams delivering high profile research and advocacy agenda. The teams located across geographies and time zones; all working remotely. This is a unique set up that provides interns with the opportunity to own and lead their own work streams as well as a supportive team environment while doing substantive work - no one is going to ask you to bring them coffee! We offer experience working on a global human rights issue. No day will be like the next, but key responsibilities include:

  • Research - mostly desk-based but with some opportunity for primary data collection
  • Collaborate in the analysis and drafting of research and advocacy documents
  • Producing a daily human rights newsletter in collaboration with the other team members
  • Social media and website management

Administrative tasks such as information management, liaising with partners and funders, etc.

Volunteers work on an entirely flexible basis.

Qualifications and skills needed:

  • Recent volunteer interns have been post-graduate students or graduates in International Relations, Human Rights, International Development, Political Science
  • Experience conducting desk-based research
  • Understanding of digital technologies and social media

W4MP Note:
The role being advertised is a voluntary one. As such, there are no set hours and responsibilities and you should be free to come and go as you wish. If the post demands set hours and/or has a specific job description you may be deemed to be a ‘worker’ and be covered by National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage legislation. See http://www.w4mp.org/jobs-listings-events/jobs/
advertising-jobs-with-w4mp/volunteers/what-is-the-national-minimum-wage/
for more information about National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage.

Closing Date: 31 October 2018

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis and we may appoint strong candidates in advance of the closing date.

Application Details

Please send your CV, and a personal statement of no more than 500 words to dpwhite@humanrightsinitiative.org

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Website: http://www.humanrightsinitiative.org

Additional Notes