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 Project Assistance Internship, UNPO, Brussels 

Submitted by Carlo Becker on Wed, 12/17/2014 - 15:53

The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) is an international membership organization working in the field of human rights, self-determination, indigenous issues, democracy and non-violence. UNPO represents 47 nations, minorities and indigenous peoples worldwide. UNPO’s global activities are coordinated and implemented from the organization’s headquarters in The Hague and a regional advocacy office in Brussels.

Interns are offered a unique work experience, with a wide range of responsibilities in a multicultural environment that uses English as the main working language. Each intern is given the opportunity to develop and implement their academic, organizational, political, administrative and research skills. The next internship will start in mid-January or February and last a minimum of four months. The application deadline is December 19, 2014.

Tasks:

  • Organizing conferences, seminars and other events
  • Monitoring United Nations and European Parliament events (with possible attendance depending on the period of engagement)
  • Conducting research on UNPO members
  • Website management
  • Advocacy and lobbying
  • Project planning and implementation

Requirements:

  • Genuine interest in and basic knowledge of minority rights, self-determination, indigenous peoples and human rights
  • Ability to work under limited supervision and take initiative under tight deadlines
  • Ability to run short term, self-directed projects.
  • Excellent command of oral and written English.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office and social media
  • Knowledge of the international structures available to assist oppressed or disadvantaged peoples with particular focus on the EU and the UN is desirable
  • Knowledge of one/several of the following: French/Russian/Spanish/Portuguese is a plus
  • Etc.

Application:

The application deadline is December 19, 2014. To find out more about the UNPO, the application process, and further requirements, please visit this website.

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