14 April 2014

European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC)
E.MA Fellow in International Relations (Academic Year 2014/2015)
Deadline for application: 3 May 2014
The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) is looking to appoint a highly qualified individual as E.MA Fellow in International Relations for the academic year 2014/2015 in Venice-Lido, Italy. The initial assignment is for the period between 18 August 2014 and 31 January 2015, with the possibility of renewal subject to performance and funding.

09 April 2014

European Roma Information Office (ERIO), Brussels
Full-time internship September - December 2014
Deadline for application: 5 May 2014

The European Roma Information Office (ERIO) is an international advocacy organisation that promotes political and public discussion on Roma issues by providing factual and in-depth information on a range of policy issues to European Union institutions, Roma civil organisations, governmental authorities and intergovernmental bodies.

ERIO has a vacancy for a full-time internship for the period between September - December 2014.

04 April 2014

2014 Venice School of Human Rights, European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC)
27 June - 5 July 2014, Lido (Venice)
Deadline for application: 15 May 2014

There are still some places available.

The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) Venice School of Human Rights was born in 2010 with the goal of studying today’s challenges in the field of human rights.

It allows its participants coming from all over the world to list these challenges and examine their reasons and possible solutions they can deploy. The EIUC Venice School at the same time, combines theory and practice and its faculty involves both academics and practitioners. The Venice School intends to highlight that the respect for human rights is the responsibility of all, that "Human Rights are our responsibility".

Courses are scheduled to take place in Venice at the premises of the EIUC for a period of 9 days. The courses will be taught in English by internationally recognised experts in the fields of human rights belonging to EIUC’s partner universities and other organisations that support EIUC projects and endeavors.

Participants will benefit from an extremely rich cultural environment including visits to museums, galleries, churches and the Venice Biennale. Finally, they will be able to relax and enjoy walking along the Lido beaches or cycling around the island once the courses finish in the afternoon.

03 April 2014

Essex Summer School in Human Rights Research Methods, University of Essex
30 June - 5 July 2014

The Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex will of a pioneering six-day summer school on methods for human rights research at it Colchester Campus.

Despite the level of research on human rights that is carried out by academics, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and intergovernmental organisations such as the United Nations, very little attention has been paid to the methodology used. Yet, methodology has a direct bearing on the strength, persuasiveness and legitimacy of research findings and their impact on policy and practice.

The absence of a strong methodology can also affect ability to attract funding even to the most innovative of proposals and activities.

This summer school provides the core methods and skills needed to carry out human rights research, whether for academic scholarship, bids for large research projects, reports for NGOs, international organisations and governments, or to support litigation.

It is an essential course for postgraduate students, academics, lawyers and human rights professionals working in NGOs, government and international organisations, and the legal profession.

31 March 2014

Organization for Refuge, Asylum & Migration (ORAM)
Summer 2014 Legal Internship in Geneva and Tel Aviv

ORAM is the leading international non-profit organization dedicated to helping refugees who have been forced to flee their home countries due to persecution based on their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. An official partner of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), ORAM works to carry out its worldwide mission on multiple fronts, from direct client assistance and global advocacy for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex refugees and asylum seekers, to logistical support and training for refugee protection professionals, adjudicators and other stakeholders worldwide.

ORAM is seeking highly qualified and dedicated interns to to assist with research and writing, publicity and outreach, development, and translation. Intern duties could include legal research and writing on critical issues for LGBTI refugee protection, research on conditions in refugees’ countries of origin and transit, and client intake. No compensation is available from ORAM, but we will work with law school funding or schools offering credit.
Human Rights Watch, Brussels Office
Internship International Justice Program
Deadline for application: 15 April 2014

The International Justice (IJ) Program of Human Rights Watch (HRW) advises and operationalizes HRW’s activities on a range of issues relating to accountability in international criminal fora, devises strategies to obtain justice, and produces written materials to implement those strategies.

The IJ Program intern will primarily focus on monitoring international criminal law developments in targeted country situations and carrying out research on issues of international justice. Ideally, the intern would start in mid-June and commit a minimum of four months, although six months is preferable.

28 March 2014

University College London Institute of the Americas (UCL-IA)
Network Facilitator
Deadline for application: 25 April 2014 (provisional)

The UCL Institute of the Americas (UCL-IA) is a leading multidisciplinary specialist institution for the study of Latin America, the United States, the Caribbean and Canada. In the UK it acts as a focal point for students and researchers seeking to develop in-depth regional and continental knowledge of the Americas.

As part of its mission to promote specialist regional and comparative knowledge of the Americas, the Institute complements its teaching and research programmes by creating, supporting and coordinating national and international scholarly networks. It actively participates in knowledge exchange/public engagement, and organises its own programme of public lectures, seminars and specialist symposia serving the scholarly, diplomatic and public policy communities.

The Institute is currently employing a Network Facilitator.