Application deadline: Sunday, 10th June 2018

GENEVA, 01 June 2018 - The Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue is a think-tank dedicated to the promotion of human rights through cross-cultural, policy, and religious dialogue, and through training of the upcoming generations of stakeholders in developing countries, in particular in the Arab region. The Centre works towards a value-driven human rights system, avoiding politicisation and building bridges between different narratives thereon of the Global North and of the Global South.

The Geneva Centre is currently organizing a World Conference on “Religions, Creeds and Value Systems: Joining Forces to Enhance Equal Citizenship Rights”, which will be held on 25 June 2018, from 09:00 to 18:00, at Palais des Nations, under the Patronage of His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan bin Talal of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The ultimate goal of this World Conference is to foster greater mutual understanding and empathy as well as to initiate a structured dialogue whose aim would be to lead to the reduction of the plight of disadvantaged people (including religious minorities, indigenous people, people on the move, the gender-discriminated and the disabled) worldwide, through the enhancement of a model of inclusive and equal citizenship rights. While celebrating diversity and multiculturalism, the conference will aim at promoting equal citizenship rights at the national level, which, along with global citizenship, are a fundamental precondition for peace. This initiative is a contribution to the celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration on Human Rights.

Against this backdrop, the Geneva Centre is seeking highly qualified and dedicated interns to assist with specific tasks related to the organization of this World Conference. Interns will be given an invaluable opportunity to work as part of our team, to gain insight into UN multilateral processes, to be exposed to this high-profile conference and to contribute to its implementation.
The Geneva Centre proposes two types of internship:

Option 1:

Position: full-time unpaid internship

Duration: from 18th to 29th June 2018

Responsibilities:

  • Attending the World Conference;
  • Drafting live, pre-event and post-event press releases as well as other communication materials;
  • Drafting and post live, pre-event and post-event social media (inter alia, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn) feeds;
  • Drafting both concise and more detailed reports and minutes of meeting;
  • Assisting with translation-related tasks;
  • Any other task as requested by the Executive Director.

Requirements:

  • Fluency in either English and French or English and Arabic is mandatory.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in International Relations, International Law, Political Science, Social Science, Journalism, Media and Communication or related field is required.
  • Familiarity with the United Nations human rights mechanisms and, more particularly, with the Human Rights Council is high desirable.
  • Prior coursework/academic background and/or practical experience in the field of human rights is desirable.
  • Strong writing, drafting and IT skills are necessary.

Option 2:

Position: full-time unpaid internship

Duration: from 22nd to 25th June 2018;

Responsibilities:

  • Welcoming high-level keynote speakers and guests and escort them from UN Pregny Gate to the Conference Room and vice-versa, as well as from the Conference Room to the Restaurant des délégués and vice-versa;
  • Attending the World Conference.

Requirements:

  • Fluency in English and French is mandatory.
  • Bachelor’s degree in International Relations, International Law, Political Science, Social Science, Journalism, Media and Communication or related field is required.
  • Familiarity with the Palais des Nations is highly desirable.
  • Very good presentation and networking skills are necessary.

N. B.:

1) Sandwiches will be provided on 25th June, at Palais des Nations;
2) Based on performance, interns may be granted a 3-month paid internship starting from September 2018.

Conditions:

Compensation: Internships are unpaid. All costs related to travel, insurance, accommodation, and living expenses must be borne by either the interns or their sponsoring institutions.

Medical insurance: Interns are responsible for costs arising from accidents and/or illness incurred during the internship and must show proof of a valid major global medical insurance coverage.

Permit requirement: Interns must be based in Geneva and hold a valid Swiss work/student permit.

Application Procedure:

Please submit your CV and a short cover letter (1 page max) to info(at)gchragd.org by Sunday, 10th June 2018.

Please include “Internship Application” and specify, in the subject line of your e-mail, the option you are applying for.

Due to the high amount of applications, please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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