MINELRES: Internship opportunity at Minority Rights Group International (MRG)

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Mon Dec 10 13:57:33 2007

Original sender: Galina Kostadinova <galina.kostadinova@mrgmail.org>

Internship opportunity at MRG 

Minority Rights Group International (MRG) is looking for an intern for
its Roma and South East Europe (SEE) programmes.

Main tasks would include:

- Research on issues relating to the EU enlargement policies in SEE
It would involve compilation and analytical work on the main documents
structuring the EU relationship with the SEE countries, such as the EC
Progress Reports, European Partnerships, Stabilisation and Association
Agreements, etc.

- Research on laws and policies relating to Roma in SEE
It would involve compilation of various legal and policy documents
relevant for the fulfillment of Roma rights in SEE, such as
Roma-specific strategies and action plans; general national policies on
housing, education, health care, employment; reports and decisions of
human rights bodies; laws on minorities and anti-discrimination
provisions dispersed throughout national legislations, etc. Focus
countries would be Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo,
Montenegro, Serbia. MRG is in a process of launching a Roma web portal.
So far we have prepared references on Bulgaria and Macedonia. Following
this model, the portal needs to be expanded to cover other countries in
the region.

- Administrative and logistics tasks
It would involve helping to organise meetings, advocacy trips, putting
together mailing lists etc.

Essential skills/qualifications:

- Understanding of human rights and minority rights
- Understanding of how the EU works
- Understanding of the EU enlargement processes in SEE
- Very good English language skills

Desirable skills/qualifications:

- Good knowledge of an SEE language and/or Romanes
- Experience of organising events, using databases

The intern would work at MRG's offices preferably part-time (with an
option to work some days at home), for an initial period of 3 months,
with an option to renew upon mutual agreement.

More information about the terms and conditions at:

If you would like to apply, please send your CV and a cover letter
explaining why you would like to work on this programme at MRG, and
indicating when you are available to start, how many days a week you
could work, whether you have financial support to do the internship, and
any other information that you think is relevant, to
galina.kostadinova@mrgmail.org   and snjezana.bokulic@mrgmail.org 

Deadline for applications: 16 December 2007

Start date: mid-January or early February

Galina Kostadinova
Human Rights Law Officer (Europe)
Minority Rights Group International
54 Commercial Street
London E1 6LT
United Kingdom
Tel. +44 (0)20 7422 4217
Fax. +44 (0)20 7422 4201

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