The objective of the Internship Programme of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI) is to give university students and recent graduates with a special interest in human rights issues the opportunity to familiarise themselves with practical human rights work in order to complement academic studies in the field and to gain work experience. Read more.

Summary: RWI is seeking an intern for a period of three months, potentially renewable for an additional three months, to support the communications work at RWI. The internship is to be carried out during the autumn semester 2017 at the RWI office in Lund, Sweden and on either half-time (20 hours per week) or full-time (40 hours per week) basis.

Tasks: Under the supervision of the Head of the Communications Department, the intern will provide support and be assigned tasks contributing to the overall work of the Unit. This includes working with all elements of communication at RWI, i.e. writing and publishing articles, interviewing partners, posting on social media channels, taking pictures and films, doing podcasts, and  event planning.

Through the internship, the intern will, from a communications perspective, become more familiar with the role that academic institutions play in promoting human rights and gain practical experience in writing articles, interviewing, taking pictures, doing podcasts and event planning.

Upon completion of the internship, the intern is expected to write a brief report on the internship, also in order to provide input into the continuous evaluation and improvement of the Internship Programme.

Following completion of the internship, the intern will be provided with a certificate.

Qualifications and Eligibility Criteria: Applicants should be fluent in English and Swedish. Applicants must be well-organised and self-motivated with excellent writing skills, have good know-how of social media, and be able to work in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment. Applicants should be flexible and able to take on initiatives. University students within journalism/communication programmes, as well as law/human rights programmes are encouraged to apply.

Application procedure: To apply, please send a letter of motivation, CV, and short writing sample to no later than 7 August 2017.

Expected start date: September – October 2017 (exact date negotiable).

For further information on the internship, please contact Gabriel Stein, +46 (0) 46 222 12 59,