Paid Internship Opportunities
In August 2016, the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor launched an innovative project to provide training and mentorship to young Palestinians who are ambitious about serving in different jobs available in the field of human rights. Today, we are launching the second 3-month-long phase of the project!
In implementing this project, Euro-Med Monitor adopts the training-mentorship-production (TMP) model, where participants first receive training, then get linked with experts serving as their mentors, and finally are encouraged to utilize their skills and connections to contribute to the advancement of human rights in different ways while continuing to receive expert advice and close mentorship aiding their professional development.
What will they do?
Participants may come up with project proposals to tackle a human rights problem, a report to investigate and expose violations, a story challenging the inhumane quantification of suffering, a fundraising campaign to support a specific human rights cause, and many others. It is an ideal opportunity for critically aware and language-savvy college students and recent graduates wishing to develop professional expertise in a diversity of roles.
The youth-led and -founded organization, Euro-Med Monitor, will provide training and mentorship in three key human rights professional areas not covered anywhere in academic institutions or training centers in Gaza, and they are:
- Human rights research methodology,
- Analytical, investigative and reporting skills; and
- Innovative advocacy communication practices.
How will it go?
Once our interns are selected, they will join the team of the organization, and they will have access to its office and facilities. Upon selection, they will choose two human rights issues of particular interest to them, and they will spend two to three months researching each. This research will culminate in filling gaps of unawareness about under-reported human rights issues. During this period, they will be linked with human rights lawyers, mainly from Europe, who have special expertise in the trainees' chosen area of interest. These lawyers will supervise the trainees' research, providing advice both on meeting international standards and on choosing specific targets of advocacy.
The Euro-Med Monitor is therefore looking to recruit qualified senior students and recent graduates who are possessed of the following criteria:
- Very good to excellent academic standing in a relevant field, (law, political science, economics, sociology/social work, management, or English)
- commitment to human rights advocacy,
- social media activism; and
- submission of a competitive application.
Please email your application no later than July 22 to firstname.lastname@example.org. The application should include a 300-word letter of motivation and a full, updated CV.