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Russian Speaking Internship in NGO Skills, Middlesex University, UK

Deadline:

June 26, 2015

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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.

PLACEMENT DESCRIPTION:

The four-month internship placement will take place in EHRAC’s offices in Middlesex University. Successful candidates will be required to carry out both substantive and administrative tasks relating to EHRAC’s work.

TASKS WILL INCLUDE:

Translating correspondence between EHRAC staff and partners; supporting EHRAC staff with event organisation; monitoring the Russian speaking press and producing updates on coverage, administrative office tasks such as taking minutes, assisting with filing and other duties.

EHRAC maintains duplicate legal case files in London for all of our cases at the European Court. These files are in Russian and English, and maintaining them is critical to our work. In the first few weeks of any internship, learning how to maintain legal files will be a primary task, with additional duties being added according to the intern’s interests and EHRAC’s needs.

Undergraduate, postgraduate students and recent graduates are welcome to apply.

 

Location Middlesex University, Hendon Campus
Contract type Internship
Closing date 21 Jun 2015
Salary Expenses
Contact email ehrac@mdx.ac.uk
Supporting documentation Russian-speaking NGO skills internship information

INTERN PROFILE:

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 ehrac@mdx.ac.uk.

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

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