6 months internship at the Business, Human Rights and Environment Office

Press release

FIDH (International Federation for Human Rights) is an international human rights NGO. Since 1992, we have been committed to defending all civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights as defined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. You can find us online and on our social networks:


We are a federation of 188 national human rights associations active in 116 countries. We believe that transforming societies is first and foremost the responsibility of local actors. Our activities aim to strengthen their capacity for action and their influence.

The International Secretariat, which carries out FIDH’s missions on a daily basis, is made up of an international team of 70 employees based at the head office in Paris and in other offices (Belgium, Switzerland, Netherlands, Thailand, Colombia, and over the African continent), as well as consultants working occasionally on various programmes. Its structure is divided into an Operations and Programmes Department and an Advocacy Department, as well as Support Departments (Communications, Finance, Fundraising, Human Resources, etc.).


The intern will be involved in the development of activities at the "Business, Human Rights and Environment" Office and will provide support for the various ongoing projects. As part of a department comprising 7 members of staff, he/she will be particularly involved in the following activities:

  • Analysing corporate practices in light of human rights and principles of responsible investment,
  • Preparing and holding events online and/or in Europe or internationally, such as workshops with member organisations, experts and decision-makers,
  • Carrying out research on issues relating to the responsibility of economic actors and due diligence initiatives, with support for the preparation of notes, articles or press releases, and missions on this theme,
  • Documentary monitoring on subjects related to "Business and Human Rights",
  • Updating the website and other communication tools,
  • Publishing the bi-monthly newsletter on business and human rights,
  • Contributing to various day-to-day administrative tasks,
  • Depending on needs and current events, the intern may be involved in other projects,

Profile of the intern:

  • Currently in higher education in law / international law / human rights or business law / international relations / political sciences / economics.
  • Good oral and written communication skills in French (C1 level) and English (C1). Fluency in another language, particularly Spanish, would be an advantage.
  • Knowledge of "business and human rights" and in particular "responsible investment".
  • Excellent writing skills and an affinity for research.
  • Familiarity with environmental/climate issues linked to human rights.
  • Experience in digital communications or web design is appreciated (Twitter, Canva, Mailjet, etc.).
  • In total agreement with the working values of FIDH’s International Secretariat (professionalism, respect, commitment, equality, integrity, participation, boldness), as well as with FIDH’s fight to defend the human rights of everyone, everywhere in the world, as set out in its statutes and through its publications, which can be accessed via its website: www.fidh.org.

Conditions :

  • Full-time internship (39 hours per week) at FIDH headquarters in Paris, with some remote work.
  • Compulsory condition: an internship agreement issued by an educational establishment governed by French law.
  • Monthly bonus of €659.76. Dematerialised luncheon vouchers with a face value of €9, 60% paid by FIDH. Sustainable mobility package for commuting to and from work
  • 12 days’ RTT over the period and 2 days’ paid holiday per month.

Internship dates : from June 2024 until December 2024.
Internship duration: 6 months

FIDH is committed to diversity and equality, and does not discriminate in its recruitment practices on the basis of race, religion, age, disability, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, state of health or any other situation protected by French and international human rights law.

For people with disabilities, we ask you to indicate in your covering letter any adaptations that may be useful, to enable you to take part in the recruitment process in the best possible way.

Why join us?

This internship will be a great training ground and a good springboard for starting a career.

Send your CV and a cover letter to recrutement@fidh.org, indicating the reference STAG-MONDIA in the subject line.

Interviews will take place as applications are received.

FIDH reserves the right to close the recruitment process before the closing date for applications.

Only candidates whose applications are accepted will be contacted.

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