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    Organization: International Bar Association
    Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Closing date: 10 Sep 2017

    In 1995, the IBA established its Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) under the Honorary Presidency of Nelson Mandela, to fulfill its objectives to promote and protect human rights and the independence of the legal profession under a just rule of law.

    In order to advance our objectives, the IBAHRI undertakes a variety of projects to build capacity, lobby for change and highlight issues of international concern to the public, the media and the legal community. Our core activities include training for lawyers and judges; capacity building with bar associations and law societies; undertaking high-level fact-finding missions; and conducting trial observations. The IBAHRI also works on a number of thematic programmes.

    The IBAHRI communications intern is invaluable to the work of the Institute. Typical tasks undertaken by the intern include:

    • researching and drafting country-specific, media background reports for IBAHRI projects;
    • media monitoring and press summaries;
    • drafting press releases, e-newsletters and other communications materials;
    • compiling media and other contact lists;
    • proofreading and copy-editing IBAHRI communications;
    • monitoring and recording press coverage;
    • monitoring and reporting on web and social media activity; and
    • supporting IBAHRI events.

    Skills and experience required:

    • undergraduate degree (Media, social science or related field);
    • demonstrated desire to work in a media, communications role;
    • excellent research and analytical skills;
    • excellent verbal and written communications skills, with experience synthesizing complex messages for a variety of audiences;
    • IT literate with knowledge of web and social media, ideally with experience of using Content Management Systems;
    • creative thinker with a flexible approach to working;
    • commitment to the aims and objectives of IBAHRI; and
    • fluency in Spanish, French or Arabic an asset.

    Start date: 2 October 2017
    End date: 22 December 2017

    Candidates must be available to work 5 days a week for the duration of the internship. The role is based at the IBA's London office.

    The IBA Educational Trust is granting funding (to a maximum of £1500 each) in the London office to students who would not otherwise be able to take up the position due to financial constraints. Priority is given to applicants from developing countries, but other applicants will be considered. Please note that only applicants for internships in London are eligible to apply for this funding.

    How to apply:

    Send the following explaining your interest in the IBA Internship Programme:

    1. Covering letter - this should set out the following:
      • Why you wish to be considered for an intern position
      • The dates you would be able to take up your position
      • Specific research experience and areas of law that you are interested in
    2. Full Curriculum Vitae (CV / resume)
    3. Application form: Download it here:
    4. *Writing sample** - The writing sample could be a legal essay that you have written for your college degree programme or a report that you have written on a legal topic of interest. Sample must be in English only and not more than 4-5 pages in length. Because of the nature of the internship placements, much of the work will involve writing reports, letters, or assisting in the preparation of academic articles. The writing sample is useful for us to see how you structure a piece of written work and how you form and support an argument.
    5. Letter of reference - a letter from an academic tutor or employer mentioning your academic background, personality and suitability for the internship programme. This should be sent directly by your referee. If you are applying for funding, your academic referee should state their opinion on your eligibility to receive a grant as part of their overall reference.

    Applications, reference letters and questions regarding London internships should be sent via e-mail to or by phone: +44 (0)20 7842 0090

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    Organization: UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 22 May 2018

    The United Kingdom Mission to the United Nations in Geneva represents the interests and policies of the UK at the UN and is recruiting a highly motivated and skilled person to do an internship with the Mission’s small and dynamic Press and Public Affairs (PPA) team.

    The internship offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the PPA team’s cross-mission work, with a focus on social media management, communications campaign management and events.

    The internship will offer insight into the public diplomacy work of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the opportunity to learn about the UK’s work on a range of issues that include human rights, humanitarian assistance, trade and health issues. The work is both challenging and rewarding. We often work under time pressure in a fast-paced environment.

    Essential qualifications, skills and experience

    • Fluency in English (both oral and written);
    • Strong interest in working in public diplomacy and communications in a multilateral environment;
    • University degree in the field of media, communications, journalism, public relations or information management, or have practical experience in any of these fields;
    • Prior experience of managing, social media channels such as Twitter and Facebook is essential;
    • The successful candidate needs to be highly motivated, flexible, and have excellent skills in communication and organisation;
    • Willingness to undergo a mandatory security check.

    Desirable qualifications, skills and experience

    • Education: a background interest in human rights, international relations, political science, or other relevant disciplines could be useful;
    • Work experience: prior internship or work experience in the context of the international organisations would be an advantage and also experience in working across with other digital platforms and experience in producing digital content for social media;
    • Language skills: knowledge of French.

    How to apply:

    To apply please follow this link:
    We only accept applications submitted this way, through the FCO online recruitment system.

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    Organization: International Bar Association
    Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Closing date: 19 Jul 2018

    The International Bar Association, established in 1947, is the world's leading organisation of international legal practitioners, bar associations and law societies. The IBA influences the development of international law reform and shapes the future of the legal profession throughout the world. It has a membership of more than 80,000 individual lawyers and more than 190 bar associations and law societies spanning over 160 countries.

    The IBA’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI), an autonomous and financially independent entity, works with the global legal community to promote and protect human rights and the independence of the legal profession worldwide. The IBAHRI has established itself as one of the leading human rights organisations in the world.

    Based in London, your role as Director will be to lead the Institute, providing strategic direction for the development of programmes and initiatives to further its objective to promote and protect the rule of law and human rights – as well as maintain the IBA’s thematic areas of focus. The role will require the ability to foster key strategic alliances and relationships – liaising with the UN, international and regional legal organisations, relevant NGOs and other interested parties to develop and extend the work of the IBAHRI.

    As well as being a qualified human rights lawyer, your previous experience will include leading on strategy of high level human rights projects and programmes including liaison with funders and donors; facilitating and influencing professional relationships with high profile stakeholders, government bodies and NGOs; human rights field experience, significant team leadership and management (including managing field based professionals); and engaging with the media.

    How to apply:

    More information can be found on our website

    Closing date is 19th July 2018.

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