The European Human Rights Advocacy Centre (EHRAC) is inviting applications from Russian speakers for a four-month internship placement (2-3 days per week). EHRAC is based within the School of Law at Middlesex University and operates as a non-governmental organisation (NGO).
EHRAC assists lawyers and NGOs from Russia, Ukraine and the South Caucasus taking cases to the European Court of Human Rights and provides training to build the capacity of the human rights communities. Issues tackled through our work include: extrajudicial executions, torture, ‘disappearances’, freedom of expression, and ethnic discrimination. We have an exemplary record of bringing cases before the European Court, receiving worldwide media coverage from the likes of The Guardian and Washington Post for our landmark litigation work.
Undergraduate, postgraduate students and recent graduates are welcome to apply.
|Location||Middlesex University, Hendon Campus|
|Closing date||21 Jun 2015|
|Supporting documentation||Russian-speaking NGO skills internship information|
•Professional standard oral and written communication skills (Russian)
•Strong interest in human rights
•Excellent oral and written communication skills (English)
•Proven experience of administrative and organisational skills
•Competent in use of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, etc.)
•Ability to use initiative, prioritise competing workloads and work independently
•Adaptable and flexible approach; willingness to be involved in all areas of EHRAC's work
•Commitment to 2-3 days per week for a minimum four-month period
WHAT YOU WILL GAIN:
•Insight into how an NGO operates, including fundraising, administration and financial management
•Practical work experience in an NGO
•Opportunity to use your language skills and to learn about human rights in a dynamic office environment.
The deadline for applications is Sunday 21 June 2015
To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter providing examples of how you match the intern profile and why you would be appropriate for this position to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to limited resources, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Interviews will take place in the week commencing 29 June and we would like the successful candidate to be available to start in mid-July.
For more information see www.ehrac.org.uk/jobs-listing