Defending human rights on behalf of 192 organizations, present in 117 countries: does the challenge not scare you? Are you curious? Innovative? And you like cats? Don’t hesitate to apply (even if you don’t tick all the boxes, we’re here to fill them in ;)

The communication department is composed of a team of 6 employees with completely different profiles. A former reporter, an American press officer… : the FIDH communication team is above all a diversity of people, cultural backgrounds, characters and personalities.

Like everyone else, you’re probably going to want to go stalk them to find out their background, so here they are 👉

Adéa Guillot :

Eva Canan:

Fanny Denais:

So if your goal is to learn from seasoned professionals from all walks of life, you’ve come to the right place!

This is an opportunity to work with people from all over the world, to use your skills to serve a cause that is making history: the defense of human rights, but also to work alongside those who, on a daily basis, are changing the world in a concrete way.

The most ? An internship in a dynamic environment and district, Paris 11th very practical for afterwork with colleagues!

Don’t you know the FIDH? Here’s a quick recap 👇

The FIDH (International Federation for Human Rights) is an international human rights NGO. Since 1922, we have been committed to the defence of all civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights as defined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

For us, the transformation of societies is primarily the responsibility of local actors. Our activities aim to strengthen their capacity for action and their influence.

The International Secretariat of the FIDH is a human-sized organisation (45 employees in Paris and several offices abroad) and composed of a committed international team.


Support for digital communication
• Posting of articles on the FIDH website
• Writing and publishing on social networks: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin and YouTube
• Help with the creation of visuals
• Identification of influencers
• Monitoring and evaluation of communication actions
• Support for the drafting and distribution of the monthly FIDH newsletter
• Monitoring of the latest web and social network trends

Press support
• Writing / Translation of press releases from English to French OR from French to English, depending on your mother tongue
• Daily monitoring of press coverage
• Improvement and updating of the journalists’ database (French & English speaking)
• Mapping of journalists
• Support for the organization of press conferences


For us, the internship must be beneficial to both parties. That’s why you’ll be able to choose a project that interests you in particular and you’ll be able to implement it during your entire internship. Digital pollution? Developing Instagram? Project management? We will accompany you and train you to the best of our ability to achieve your wish.

Profile required

👉 You are preparing a Bac+4/5 in communication, international relations or other relevant field.

👉Your mother tongue is French or English; you have a good command of the other language (B2 or C1 level). Knowledge of another language (Arabic and/or Spanish) would be a plus.

👉Social networks are your guilty pleasure. You are particularly interested in the digital world and you already have a good grasp of the web and social networks.

👉You are aware that human rights are essential and affect you personally.

👉 You demonstrate commitment, versatility, writing skills, thoroughness and organization.

👀If you check all the boxes, there’s no doubt about it! And if not, we’ll still be happy to meet you. You’re probably our future gem.

Terms and conditions of the course

- Compulsory condition: to have an internship agreement issued by a school under French law.

- Compensation: 591 € / month for a full-time internship.

- 2 days off (reduced working hours) per month.

- Restaurant vouchers with a face value of 9 €, paid for at 60% by the FIDH.

- 50% of public transport costs are covered.

- Telecommuting: 4 mandatory days per month, the rest is flexible.

Internship to be filled: from December 13, 2021.

Duration of the internship: 6 months.

The candidate must be in total agreement with the values of the FIDH International Secretariat (professionalism, respect, commitment, equality, integrity, participation, audacity), as well as with the struggles of the FIDH for the defense of human rights of all people, everywhere in the world, as explained in its statutes and through its publications accessible on its website:

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

For persons with disabilities, we ask that you indicate your special needs in your cover letter. Reasonable accommodation will be made for qualified persons with disabilities to participate in the recruitment process.

Send your CV and a letter of motivation to indicating the reference STAGE-COM in the subject of the email for the attention of Adéa GUILLOT, Director of Communication and Fanny DENAIS, Operational Communication Officer.

Interviews will take place as applications are received.

Only trainees whose applications are accepted will be contacted.

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