Internship with the RWI Inclusive Societies Team

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 one or two interns for a period of three months, potentially renewable for an additional three months, to support the work of the RWI Inclusive Societies Team (see further /what-we-do/focus-areas/inclusive-societies/). 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 Team Leader on Inclusive Societies, the intern/s will provide support and be assigned tasks contributing to the overall work of the Inclusive Societies Team. Main areas in focus will be human rights and governance structures, the right to participation and the right to health. Main tasks will include:

  • Assisting with the collection of relevant information from written sources, including online, as regards human rights cities, the right to participation and the right to health;
  • Assisting in drafting relevant documents and publications, including project applications;
  • Assisting in editing and proof-reading relevant documents prepared;
  • Supporting the implementation and evaluation of the Inclusion Academy organised by RWI; and
  • Assisting in the design of new programmes and projects within the thematic area.

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

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

Qualifications and Eligibility Criteria: Candidates are expected to have strong knowledge of international human rights law. Knowledge of anthropology and/or political science and local democracy processes as well as local governance structures and administration will be considered an asset. The intern/s is expected to be able to work independently and in close cooperation with the supervisor. In addition, interns are expected to communicate fluently in English (in writing and orally). Other languages might be considered an asset.

Application procedure: To apply please send a letter of motivation, CV, and short writing sample to no later than 23 June 2017.

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

For further information, please contact Gabriella Fredriksson, +46 (0) 46 222 12 13,

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