6 months internship at FIDH Africa Desk


Dates : From November 23 2018 to May 18 2019.

Location: The intern will be based at the headquarters of FIDH Secretariat in Paris.

FIDH (International Federation for Human Rights - Fédération internationale des ligues des droits de l’Homme), is an NGO specialized in the promotion and protection of human rights. FIDH’s mandate is to contribute to the respect of all the rights set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. FIDH is a an organization which is composed of 184 human rights organizations active on five continents.

Under the supervision of the director and deputies director of the Africa desk, and in direct relation with the program officers covering this region, the intern will participates in the activities initiated and monitored by the office, for example:

• Researching information and monitoring a country or a theme (international justice, women’s rights, abolition of the death penalty, international migration, fight against impunity, etc.);
• Writing letters to the authorities, press releases, notes etc;
• Monitoring and updating the databases and the Africa pages of the FIDH website;
• Relations with FIDH member and partner organizations in Africa;
• logistical and administrative preparation of activities (missions, interfaces, conferences, etc.);
• the daily administrative tasks of the desk.

She / he will be particularly involved in the implementation of activities on the human rights situation in the electoral context in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Intern profile:
• He / she is currently preparing a postgraduate degree in law / international law / human rights / international relations;
• He / she has very good writing skills in French and English;
• He / she has a strong interest in international law and the defense of human rights and a good knowledge of the Africa region and the context in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in particular;
• He / she masters the use of social networks. Knowledge of the management of websites / internet pages would be a plus;
• He / she masters the use of common computer software. Knowledge of database management would be a plus ;
• He / she have a good sense of organizational skills and good interpersonal skills.

Full-time internship (35 hours per week) for 6 months.
The intern will get a stipend of 3,75/€ per hour.
An internship agreement is required.

Please send resume and cover letter (in French or in English) via email to recrutement-afrique@fidh.org before 19th of November 2018.

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