Arabic-speaking legal intern (paid internship), Geneva

Alkarama is currently seeking an Arabic speaking intern to work full-time as part of the Legal Department for six months, from September 2017 to February 2018. The intern will assist the work of our desk officer covering for the Gulf region.

 

Description of the post

The work is varied and includes research, interviewing of victims and recording of testimonies, drafting of complaints for submission to the UN human rights protection mechanisms, attendance and note-taking at UN conferences including the Human Rights Council, the Universal Periodic Review and Treaty Bodies sessions, synthesizing of information about individual cases of human rights violations, and drafting of reports. The intern will also be assisting the media department’s work on their region, in particular by drafting news stories. Interns at Alkarama are fully integrated to the team and benefit from the same work environment as the staff. They do have a real opportunity to contribute significantly to the work of the organisation, hence acquiring essential skills for their future career.

 

Requirements

-Masters degree in law (international law, human rights law) or social sciences with an international law component;

-Spoken and written fluency in English with a working knowledge of Arabic;

-Strong research and analytical skills;

-Excellent writing skills;

-Demonstrated interest in human rights and the Middle East;

-Ability to work in a small and diverse team; professionalism and ability to work under sometimes tight deadlines.

 

Alkarama is only in a position to receive applicants who are legally allowed to engage in an internship in Switzerland (this usually applies to nationals of EU/EFTA or those who hold a residence permit in Switzerland). Alkarama is part of the “We pay our interns” initiative and as such provides interns with a monthly stipend.

 

HOW TO APPLY:
The application should be in English and should contain in one document:

(1) a curriculum vitae;

(2) a cover letter explaining your qualifications and motivation for the position.

The deadline is 13 August. Please note that early applications are encouraged and that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. All applications will be treated in strict confidentiality.

Please follow this link tu submit your application: http://bit.ly/2uJjC31

 

 

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Organization

Alkarama

Nation

Switzerland

Years of Experience

0-3 years

Deadline

Sunday 13 August 2017