INTERNSHIP : FIDH’s MENA Desk in Paris - 6 months


Internship at FIDH Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Desk

Starting date: 14 January 2020
Duration: 6 months
Location: The intern will be based at the headquarters of FIDH Secretariat in Paris.

About FIDH :
FIDH (International Federation for Human Rights) is an international human rights organisation based in France, whose mission is to promote respect for the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. FIDH is composed of 192 national and regional human rights associations located throughout the five continents.

The intern will participate in the implementation of activities undertaken by the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) desk of FIDH such as:

Contribute to the preparation of missions of investigation, including background research, draft letters of meeting requests and other logistical support;
Contribute to the preparation of events, including NGO meetings, conferences, advocacy events;
Contribute to the updating of the website and other communication tools;
Contribute to research for and drafting of position papers, advocacy documents, press releases, etc;
Monitoring developments in human rights issues;
Proofreading, editing, translating publications and internal documents;
Support to the desk in relevant research, communication and administrative tasks for ongoing projects.

· Fluent in Arabic and English or French. A third language would be an appreciated asset.
· Currently enrolled in a Masters Degree in Law / International Law/ Human Rights Law / International Relations / Political Science.
· Interest in human rights issues, knowledge of the political situation and of human rights issues in the MENA region.

Conditions: Full-time internship (35 hours per week).
An internship agreement is required.
The intern will get a stipend of € 3,75 per hour. FIDH will contribute to the transportation costs in the Paris area and tickets restaurant will be provided (up to 60% of working days).
The Intern must have his-her own health and liability insurance.

Please send your resume and cover letter in English before 15 December 2019 by email to, under the reference “INTERNSHIP MENA DESK”.

We unfortunately are not in a position to respond to all applications. If you do not hear from us by mid-January 2019, please consider that you have not been successful at this time.

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