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Internships at the International Council on Human Rights Policy Location: Geneva - Switzerland DL: 21 October 2011


The International Council on Human Rights Policy is seeking interns for a six month period from January -
July 2012. Internships are for graduate students with an interest in specific areas of the ICHRP’s current
work.
INTERNSHIP PERIODS AND DEADLINES
The Internship programme starting and ending dates are 2 January to 30 June 2012.
One or two vacancies are available, depending on the quality of the applications we receive.
The deadline for applications is: 21 October 2011.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING VISA AND PERMITS
Applications are welcomed from candidates from all countries; ICHRP particularly welcomes
applications from outside Europe.
Candidates from countries requiring a visa to live and work in Switzerland should however be aware
that visa and travel applications can be lengthy. Please note that this may change further depending
on the status in the country of current residence, if different from country of origin. (Visit www.ch.ch
and click on “entrée en Suisse” for relevant information). Applicants are advised to apply as soon as
possible.
According to Swiss law persons who will be over the age of 30 on the scheduled date of completion of
the internship are considered ineligible for entry into Switzerland as interns and therefore need not
apply.
Rue Ferdinand-Hodler 17, CH-1207 Geneva, Switzerland ▪ Phone: +41 (0) 22 775 33 00 ▪ Fax: +41 (0) 22 775 33 03 ▪ ichrp@ichrp.org ▪ www.ichrp.org
PURPOSE OF THE INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME
1. The purposes of the internships are:
a. Provide the intern with experience of current human rights issues at an international level
and an insight into the work of the ICHRP; and
b. Permit the ICHRP to benefit from the assistance and contribution of the selected interns.
2. The relationship between the ICHRP and the intern is intended to be one of mutual benefit.
Interns will work closely with ICHRP staff according to the needs of the work and their own
areas of interest.
3. Interns may be involved, inter alia, in: researching human rights issues, drafting analytical
papers and reports, providing substantive and technical servicing of meetings, providing
support on communication, mailing and database, and supporting other activities, depending
on the ICHRP’s needs. Interns should expect to assist with both research and administrative
work.
QUALITIES REQUIRED
Interns will be selected on the basis of merit taking into account the qualities they demonstrate.
Selection criteria include:  Evidence of a strong interest in the promotion and protection of human rights. Current post-graduate studies and/or a graduate level degree in disciplines related to the
work of the ICHRP e.g. International Law, International Relations, Political Science, History,
Social Sciences. Preference will be given to those, within these disciplines, who havespecialised in human rights. Spoken and written fluency in English. Additional language skills may be an advantage.Computer literacy and familiarity with commonly used software (i.e., Microsoft Office,
Internet applications).A high level of motivation, a responsible attitude and good organisational skills, along
with the ability to work as a member of a team and participate in a wide variety of tasks.
INTERNSHIP DURATION
Internships are offered for a period of six months. In exceptional circumstances, four-month
internships may be offered.