Europe Programme Internship, London

Deadline: 13/09/2010
Open to: applicants with a degree in law and working experience in a human rights NGO
Fund: monthly grant of £1,200 plus travel and visa costs

INTERIGHTS is an international Human Rights charity based in London which develops and promotes the legal protection of human rights worldwide. Set up as a charity in 1982, in co-operation with lawyers, non-governmental organisations and judges, it has since promoted the effective use of human rights law by fully realising and exploiting all legal avenues available to protect these rights.

INTERIGHTS is currently looking for an intern starting the three-month long internship in October 2010.

The exact nature of activities will depend on organisational and programme priorities at the time of the placement; however, it is likely that the main areas in which experience will be offered will include:
* Legal research on international and comparative human rights law and practice to support the preparation of briefs before domestic courts and the European Court of Human Rights;
* Preparation of materials for INTERIGHTS’ training workshops on the European Convention on Human Rights;
* Assistance on INTERIGHTS’ publications on the European Convention on Human Rights;
* Where possible, attendance at meetings with human rights practitioners, lectures in London, or visits to other international / national human rights organisations based in London.

The successful applicant will:
* have a degree in law;
* have worked for two years in a human rights NGO or as a practising lawyer in one of the countries of Central and Eastern Europe/Former Soviet Union;
* have significant and demonstrable experience of working with the European Convention on Human Rights and the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights;
* be connected with civil society actors in the region and show potential to contribute to the development of human rights law in the region;
* have worked and have interest of working on the rights of disadvantaged groups, such as persons with disabilities, LGBT people, ethnic minorities, people suffering from HIV/AIDS.
* be familiar with regional and international human rights instruments and mechanisms;
* demonstrate strong research, analytical and writing skills; and
* have good spoken and written English (knowledge of a regional/local language will be an advantage)

* Interights will arrange and pay for travel and visa costs.
* The intern will receive a monthly grant of £1,200.
* Accommodation is not provided but INTERIGHTS can advise on finding a suitable place to stay.

Application procedure
All interested applicants should submit:
1. covering letter
2. a curriculum vitae indicating two referees
3. a recent writing sample of no more than two thousand words

Applications should be sent to Chloe Marong by email to

The closing date for applications is 13 September 2010. Short listed applicants may be interviewed by telephone.

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