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INTERN – HUMAN RIGHTS

  • Contract
  • Geneva
  • Posted 1 week ago

OHCHR - Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

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Work Location
Geneva
Expected duration
3 months
Duties and Responsibilities
The intern shall support OHCHR in fulfilling its mission: to work for the protection of all human rights for all people; to help empower people to realize their rights; and to assist those responsible for upholding such rights in ensuring that they are implemented. Daily responsibilities of Americas Section human rights interns will depend on the individual’s background and duties may include but not limited to compiling information on human rights, analyzing key issues, collecting information and documents on specific human rights topics and, in particular, the intern may:- Assist the respective Chief of Section, Human Rights Officers (HROs/ Desk Officers (DOs) in the systematic collection and analysis of information regarding the human rights situation in one or several countries of a given region and in the preparation of reports, documents and other written materials thereon such as Treaty Bodies, Special Procedures and Universal Periodic Review (UPR) documents; – Support HROs/DOs in researching and drafting documents on normative and institutional developments of human rights in the Americas region as well as on incidents or cases of alleged human rights violations; – Assist with responses to requests for information relating to the human rights situation in the region or country concerned; – Update country profiles and support the preparation of briefing packages, daily and monthly updates/reports; – Assist in the preparation of relevant documents on thematic and country specific human rights issues in the respective regional pillar; – Take minutes of meetings, attend side-events and/or sessions of the Human Rights Council (HRC), Treaty Bodies and Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group (WG); and – Perform other related duties requested by the supervisor, as appropriate.
Qualifications/special skills
To qualify for the United Nations Secretariat internship programme applicants must, at the time of their submission, be enrolled in the final academic year of a first-level university degree programme programme (i.e. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree); be enrolled in a graduate school programme (i.e. Master’s degree or equivalent degree, or higher) or have completed an aforementioned academic degree, preferably in the area of law, international relations, public administration, political science, social sciences or a related field, AND, if selected, must commence the internship on the date indicated on the acceptance letter.
Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this internship, fluency in English and Spanish is required. Knowledge of French is desirable.
Additional Information
Not available.
Intern Specific text
Interns are not financially remunerated by the United Nations. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of interns or their sponsoring institutions. Interns who are not citizens or permanent residents of the country where the internship is undertaken, may be required to obtain the appropriate visa and work/employment authorization. Successful candidates should discuss their specific visa requirements before accepting the internship offer.
No Fee
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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