NGO skills internship

Closing date: 01 Apr 2018

The European Human Rights Advocacy Centre (EHRAC) is inviting applications for a four-month internship placement (2-3 days per week). EHRAC is based within the School of Law at Middlesex University and operates as a non-governmental organisation (NGO).

We will consider applications on a rolling basis until the vacancy is filled, as we would like the successful candidate to start as soon as possible. Unfortunately we can only accept candidates who already have the right to work in the UK, as we cannot facilitate visa applications.

PLACEMENT DESCRIPTION:

The four-month internship placement will take place in EHRAC’s offices in Middlesex University. Successful candidates will be required to carry out both substantive and administrative tasks relating to EHRAC’s work.

TASKS WILL INCLUDE:

Administrative office tasks such as taking minutes, filing, assisting with organising events and writing case summaries. The intern may also help with monitoring and evaluation, such as pulling together data for reports to our donors. Additional duties may be allocated according to the intern’s interests and EHRAC’s needs.

INTERN PROFILE (essential criteria):

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills (English)
  • Strong interest in human rights and/or the NGO sector
  • Proven experience of administrative and organisational skills
  • Competent in use of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Ability to use initiative, prioritise competing workloads and work independently
  • Adaptable and flexible approach; willingness to be involved in all areas of EHRAC’s work
  • Commitment to 2-3 days per week for a minimum four-month period
  • An existing right to live and work in the UK (please provide proof)

WHAT YOU WILL GAIN:

  • Insight into how an NGO operates, including fundraising, administration and PR
  • Practical work experience in an NGO
  • Opportunity to learn about human rights in a dynamic office environment

Postgraduate students and recent graduates are welcome to apply.

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter with examples of how you match the intern profile and why you would be appropriate for this position to ehrac@mdx.ac.uk. Please include proof of your right to work in the UK (passport or visa).