Intern to the Eurasia Department

We are seeking an intern for the Eurasia Department for Spring 2018. The department coordinates and conducts Civil Rights Defenders work in the region, which also includes advocacy and lobbying activities in Sweden. The work consists mainly of developing partnerships with local human rights organisations and supporting them in their work.

The internship consists of: Assisting the Programme Officers and the Programme Director in their daily work. The tasks are varied and include, among other things, writing articles, administrative work and assisting with the preparation of various activities and events in Sweden and abroad. During the internship Civil Rights Defenders will endeavour to offer different opportunities to their interns to take part in external events, such as seminars and meetings and also arrange internal workshops on relevant topics within our field.


-Have a genuine interest in human rights and knowledge of Civil Rights Defenders work.
-Good knowledge of the region and the human rights landscape.
-Enrolled at a university in Sweden or abroad within the last year of a Bachelor degree or at Masters level. Also eligible are applicants who are recent graduates (within 1 year from graduation).
-Preferred degree in law, politics, journalism, human rights or equivalent.
-Excellent knowledge of English and Russian.
-Excellent communication skills and the ability to work independently and responsibly.
-Experience of event planning is an asset.
-Experienced in writing articles, reports and doing research.
-Good drafting skills and ability to produce results in a limited amount of time.

The internship is located in Stockholm, is unpaid and starts in the end of January and runs till the end of May 2018. The application must be written in English and should include a cover letter and resume. Please send your application to

Categories: Vacancies.
Regions: Central Asia and Eastern Europe.