INTERNSHIP : FIDH’S Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk in Paris - 2 TO 4 MONTHS


FIDH (Fédération Internationale des Ligues des Droits de l’Homme – International Federation for Human Rights) is an international human rights NGO. Since 1922, we have been engaged in defending the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights defined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

We are a federation of 184 national human rights organisations working in 112 countries. We believe that transforming society is primarily the task of local people. The aim of our work is to strengthen their influence and their ability to take action.

FIDH’s International Secretariat is a small-scale organisation (45 staff in Paris and several offices abroad) and consists of a dedicated international team. Our premises are located in a lively area in central Paris, near the Bastille and Gare de Lyon.

FIDH is looking for an intern for its Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk in Paris.

Working directly under the supervision of the Head of the EECA Desk, the successful candidate will have the following tasks and responsibilities:

1. Preparation of fact-finding and judicial observation missions
2. Documentation of human rights violations in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
3. Monitoring of human rights developments in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
4. Drafting of reports, advocacy documents, communication tools, i.e. press releases and articles
5. Preparation of events in Europe or abroad
6. Proofreading, editing, translation of reports, publications and other internal documents

Intern’s profile:
A. He/She is preparing a Master’s degree in International Law / Human Rights / International Relations
B. He/She communicates and writes fluently in English and Russian, knowledge of French is appreciated
C. He/She has a strong interest in international law and human rights

Terms and conditions
- FIDH compensates 50% of commuting and lunch expenses
- 2 months full-time internship (35 hours per week) or 4 months part-time
- A possibility to extend the internship for a period of 4 to 6 months in 2020 with the monthly remuneration of 3.75 euros/hour
- An internship agreement is mandatory

Period: November - December 2019

Location: The internship will take place at the FIDH International Secretariat in Paris

Do you find yourself in the description of the profile?

Send your CV and a letter of motivation, before October 18, 2019, specifying "EEAC internship" in the subject to the address

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