Internships in the spring 2014

We welcome one intern to the Department for Southeast Asia
The Programme Director for Southeast Asia plans, coordinates and implements Civil Rights Defenders work in the region, which also includes advocacy and lobbying in Sweden. The intern will work under the guidance of the Programme Director for the region.

Duties: The intern will assist in the daily work with the countries. The tasks are varied and include, among other; writing articles, administrative work, and planning and preparation of activities in Sweden and abroad.

Knowledge requirements: The intern should have a genuine interest in human rights and basic knowledge about the issues that Civil Rights Defenders works with. The intern should be able to express him- or herself in writing, in English. A background in law, political science or similar is highly desirable, knowledge or particular interest in Southeast Asia as well.

An application should include a cover letter and a CV and be sent to brittis.edman@civilrightsdefenders.org no later than 17 November 2013.


We welcome one intern to the Communication Department
The communication department is planning, coordinating and implementing a large part of Civil Rights Defenders’ advocacy and lobby activities in close cooperation with the Programme Directors and Programme Officers. This includes writing statements and press releases, organising seminars and creating debate in social media. During the internship the Head of Communications is your supervisor.

Duties: As an intern you will write news articles and other texts to the website and the organisation’s newsletter, assist with practical things in connection to breakfast seminars, translate texts between Swedish and English, register people who have subscribed to our mailing lists and in other ways assist the Head of Communications with various tasks.

Requirements: As an intern you should have a genuine and documented interest in human rights and basic knowledge about the issues that Civil Rights Defenders works with. You should be fluent in English and Swedish and have good writing skills. A background as a journalist, or the like, as well as knowledge of web publishing and social media is highly desirable.

An application should include a cover letter and a CV and be sent to natasha.esbjornson@civilrightsdefenders.org no later than 17 November 2013.


We welcome one intern to the Department for Eastern Europe and Central Asia
The department for Eastern Europe and Central Asia plans, coordinates and implements Civil Rights Defenders work in the region, which also includes advocacy and lobbying in Sweden. The intern will work closely with the Programme Officers for Eastern Europe and Central Asia under the guidance of the Programme Director for the region.

Duties: The intern will assist in the daily work with the countries. The tasks are varied and include, among other; writing articles, administrative work and preparation of activities in Sweden and abroad.

Knowledge requirements: The intern should have a genuine interest in human rights and basic knowledge about the issues that Civil Rights Defenders works with. The intern should be able to express him- or herself in writing, in English. Fluency in Russian is required since the work involves contact with local partner organizations and possibly some translation. A background in law, political science or similar is highly desirable.

An application should include a cover letter and a CV and be sent to joanna.kurosz@civilrightsdefenders.org no later than 1 December 2013.


We welcome one intern to the Department for support to human rights defenders at risk
The department for support to human rights defenders at risk offers various types of support to human rights defenders working in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and South East Asia and East Africa, through statements to authorities and organisations, and in extreme cases even evacuation. We give grants to activists who are in need of concrete actions to improve their security situation and provide training in security, communication and new media. Since April 2013 we also provide security support in the form of a personal assault alarm within the so called Natalia project (www.nataliaproject.org).

Duties: As an intern you will help administrating the programs, gather information for statements and news to the website. The intern works closely with the Programme Officers, who are led by the Programme Director. Since a large part of the work is linked to human rights defenders in Russia, we are primarily looking for someone who speaks Russian and has knowledge of the region.

Knowledge requirements: The intern should have a genuine interest in human rights and basic knowledge about the issues that Civil Rights Defenders works with. The intern should be able to express him- or herself in writing, in English and Russian. A background in law, political science or similar is desirable.

An application should include a cover letter and a CV and be sent to marie.manson@civilrightsdefenders.org no later than 1 December 2013.

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