MINELRES: CfA: Internship with Minority Rights Group International, Budapest-based

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Original sender: Snjezana Bokulic <SNJEZANA.BOKULIC@mrgmail.org>

Minority Rights Group International 

Call for Intern  Europe and Central Asia Programme
Fall 2006

Minority Rights Group International (MRG) is a UK-based non-governmental
organisation working to secure the rights of ethnic, religious and
linguistic minorities and indigenous peoples worldwide, and to promote
cooperation and understanding between communities. MRGs activities are
focused on international advocacy, training, publishing and outreach and
are guided by the needs expressed by our worldwide network of minority
and indigenous partner organisations.

Minority Rights Group Europe, MRGs office in Budapest, is currently
accepting applications for an intern to assist in implementation of
MRGs work in Europe and Central Asia.  

The internship will include the following tasks: 

- conduct research which will assist in the assessment of the situation
of minorities in the Caucasus and Central Asia and selection of
potential target countries for a minority rights advocacy/capacity
building programme; 

- conduct research which will assist in the development of a project
focused on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National
Minorities of the Council of Europe;

- support other programme work as needed.

Person specification: The candidate should have degree level education
in the relevant field, understanding of the international legal
framework for the protection of human and minority rights; understanding
of minority and interethnic issues in the Caucasus/Central Asia; genuine
interest in the issues; good command of English and excellent analytical
and writing skills. Knowledge of Russian and/or other language spoken in
the Caucasus/Central Asia region preferred. Knowledge of Hungarian is

The intern is expected to work 3-5 days per week

Expected start date: as soon as possible

Expected end date: mid-December 2006 (negotiable)

The position is unpaid. MRG is able to reimburse lunch and local public
transportation costs only. Only those having the legal right to stay in
Hungary will be eligible. 

The deadline for submission of applications is September 24, 2006.
Please apply by emailing the cover letter, CV and a short English
language original writing sample to MRG.Europe@mrgmail.org. Successful
applicant will be notified during the week of September 25, 2006. 

For more information on the Minority Rights Group visit our website at

Snjezana Bokulic 
Europe and Central Asia Programme Coordinator 
Minority Rights Group International 
54 Commercial Street 
London E1 6LT, UK 
phone: +44 20 7422 4213, fax: +44 20 7422 4219 
phone: +36 1 391 5754, fax: +36 1 391 5734 
e-mail: snjezana.bokulic@mrgmail.org 

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