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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 full-time intern for the fall term of 2020 in Lund, starting beginning of September until late December. Another option is half-time for two terms, starting beginning of September until end of May 2021.

We prefer that you are enrolled in university and do this internship as part of your degree, as the internship is unpaid.

Tasks: Under the supervision of the Head of the Communications you will mainly learn how to:

– Provide support and be assigned tasks contributing to the overall work of the Communications Unit.
– Write and publish articles about our work for our website.
– Create graphical design content in InDesign.
– Create podcasts: interview our partners, lecturers and edit as well as publish
– Write and publish updates for our Social Media channels: mainly Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
– Document (text and photo) our events, such as lectures and seminars.
– Participate in planning and execution of events.

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.

You will get acquainted with a number of various communication tasks and be a part of the communications team.

Following completion of the internship, the intern will be provided with a certificate and new connections for life.

Qualifications and Eligibility Criteria:

– Fluent in English
– Well-organised and self-motivated with excellent writing skills
– 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
– Some experience with InDesign
– University students within journalism/communication/media programmes, as well as law/human rights/political science programmes are encouraged to apply.

Application procedure: To apply, please send a letter of motivation, CV, and short writing sample to Christina Geijer Head of Communications, no later than June 10, 2020.

Expected start date: Early September, 2020 (exact date negotiable) at our Head Office in Lund.