Pre-sessions Internship, Policy and Advocacy Programme (6 months)

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy

Country: Switzerland
Organization: UPR-info
Closing date: 20 Dec 2020

UPR Info is currently recruiting a Pre-sessions Intern within the Policy and Advocacy Programme. Reporting to the Programme Manager, interns at UPR Info are given significant responsibilities, including tasks to perform both independently and in cooperation with other team members.

The internship will include, but will not be limited to the following tasks:

  • Assisting with communications, writing news articles and concept notes, preparing infographics, drafting press releases, and drafting social media messaging;
  • Assisting with preparation ahead of the Pre-sessions, including drafting invitations, organizing meetings (including virtual meetings)
  • Communicating directly with invitees and participants, as well as service providers;
  • Organizing logistics and assisting the UPR Info Team and participants during the Pre-sessions; and
  • Developing multimedia tools.

In addition, the intern will monitor and report on the 38th Sessions of the UPR Working Group, the 46th Session of the Human Rights Council, and UPR Info’s Pre-sessions in March/April.

Profile Requirements
To be considered for an internship at UPR Info, the applicant must meet the following requirements:

  • Enrolled in a bachelor’s or graduate programme (second university degree or Master's degree, or higher), at the time of application and during the whole internship period in one of the following fields: human rights, international relations, international law, or international development;
  • Valid Swiss permit for the internship’s period.
  • Interest in international human rights mechanisms, the United Nations system, and the Universal Periodic Review (related experience would be an asset);
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong interest and experience in social media communications;
  • Experience in event coordination and logistics;
  • Native proficiency in oral and written English or French (with good working knowledge of the other). Written knowledge of other UN languages is a strong asset, especially Spanish; and
  • Able to work well in a team and adapt to an international working environment.
    Internship conditions
    This internship is based in Geneva and is full time for a period of 6 months from January 2021 to June 2021. Due to the current COVID situation, we may ask you to work from home.

UPR Info is the proud initiator of the We Pay Our Interns initiative, and the intern will receive a stipend of CHF 1’500 per month for the duration of the internship.

How to apply:

Please send ONLY your CV (2 pages maximum) and cover letter (1 page maximum) in PDF to before midnight (CEST) on Sunday, 20 December 2020. Any applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please clearly indicate the name of your academic institution and expected date of graduation (month/year) in your cover letter. Applications that do not include this information will not be considered. Only applications received via email will be considered. Please indicate ‘**Application for PAP Programme’** in the subject line of the email.

Due to the large number of applications we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The interviews are likely to be held (via Skype) in December 2020. UPR Info is an equal opportunities employer. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UPR Info is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation (NGO) with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The organisation’s goal is to ensure all stakeholders seize the opportunity to engage in the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), an effective mechanism to advance human rights on the ground.

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