Internship at the Minority Rights Group International

Deadline for applications: 9 am (GMT), 11 September 2013

Intern sought for MRG’s Research, Advocacy and Capacity-building Programme on Minority Rights and Conflict Prevention

The main focus of this internship will be research into the participation of representatives of minority/indigenous communities in peace processes. In addition we have country-focussed programmes; the focus countries at present are Iraq, Egypt, Sri Lanka and Pakistan, but it may expand to include other countries.

Tasks would include:

  • Research and production of texts for internal and external use on issues relating to the programme (specific situations of potential or existing ethnic/religious conflict, government policies regarding prevention of ethnic/religious conflict, overviews of existing programmes or research in this field by academic institutions or NGOs, analysis of practice of inter-governmental organisations and governments in the field of conflict prevention and management)
  • Administrative and logistics tasks for the conflict prevention programme (helping to organise conferences, advocacy trips, putting together mailing lists etc.)

Essential skills/qualifications:

  • Understanding of conflict prevention issues
  • Understanding of human rights
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Ability to review large quantities of information and condense into precise documents
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Very good English language skills

Desirable skills/qualifications:

  • Good understanding of French, Spanish or Arabic
  • Understanding of minority rights
  • Experience of organising events, using databases

More information can be found here.

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