MINELRES: ERRC Seeks Interns

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Mon May 10 19:40:41 2010

Original sender: European Roma Rights Centre <errc@errc.org>

The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) offers a limited number of unpaid
internship opportunities each year in a dynamic, fast-paced,
international human rights environment. Individuals are chosen for this
programme through a competitive bi-annual selection process. The ERRC is
currently accepting applications from persons wishing to intern at the
ERRC for 2-6 months between September 2010 and March 2011.
Task description
Interns will primarily work in the ERRC legal and programmes (research,
advocacy, communications and human rights education) departments. ERRC
interns are generally involved in a range of administrative and
substantive activities. Depending on the organisationís needs and the
internís interests and abilities, ERRC interns may help ERRC staff file
materials and provide other administrative support, help update the ERRC
websiteís new content management system, arrange events and research
missions, monitor human rights developments through desk and/or field
research, edit reports, translate texts, develop materials for the ERRC
website, draft reports on human rights abuse or legal documents, conduct
legal research and assist in preparing cases for litigation, engage in
advocacy efforts and support human rights training of activists.
Profile of applicants
All applicants should be a minimum of 20 years of age.
University/college graduates or students are preferred. A good command
of English is required; knowledge of regional languages is a plus.
Strong writing skills are desired. Experience living or working in
Romani communities is preferable; knowledge of Roma rights issues and
relevant coursework is a benefit. Applicants should be self-motivated,
well-organised and reliable, with a strong interest in human rights.
Computer skills (i.e., Microsoft Office, Internet applications) are
The ERRC can provide relevant letters of support for prospective interns
seeking to secure outside funding for the internship. Students may be
able to arrange academic credit for their internship and should check
with their academic institutions for requirements. Interns are
responsible for their own travel, subsistence and insurance
arrangements; the ERRC can provide advice as necessary.
How to Apply
Interested persons should submit all of the following materials to be
considered for placement:
1. letter of interest outlining why you should be selected and which
department you would like to be placed in; 
2. CV; 
3. Contact details for two references; and 
4. brief, unedited writing sample. 

Only complete application packages will be reviewed; please submit all
documents together. Please do not call or make email inquiries.
Completed application packages should be submitted to Csilla Farkas,
Operations Director:
Subject heading: ERRC Intern Search
Email: csilla.farkas@errc.org
Fax: + 36.1.413.2201
The final deadline for applications is 4 June 2010. Applications
received after this date will not be considered. Only short-listed
applicants will be notified. If you have not been contacted within three
weeks of the deadline, consider that your application was not accepted
in this round. A new call will be issued later this year for 2011
internships; please check our website.
The ERRC is an equal opportunity organisation and does not discriminate
on any ground. Romani candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
© ERRC 2010. All rights reserved 


The European Roma Rights Centre is an international public interest law
organisation which monitors the human rights situation of Roma and
provides legal defence in cases of human rights abuse. For more
information about the European Roma Rights Centre, visit the ERRC on the
web at: http://www.errc.org
To support the ERRC, please visit this link:

European Roma Rights Centre
1016 Budapest
Naphegy ter 8
Tel: +36.1.413.2200 

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