Research internships

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 two interns for a period of three months, potentially renewable for an additional three months, to support research activities at the Institute. The internships are to be carried out during the autumn semester 2017 at the RWI office in Lund, Sweden on either half-time (20 hours per week) or full-time (40 hours per week) basis.

Tasks: Under the supervision of a Senior Researcher with RWI, interns will provide support and be assigned tasks contributing to the overall research activities at RWI. Main tasks include:

  • Assisting with the collection of relevant information from written sources, including online, to support research activities;
  • Assisting in the drafting of relevant research-related documents, including research papers and research project applications;
  • Assisting in the editing and proof-reading of relevant research-related documents prepared; and
  • Supporting the design and implementation of academic programmes organised by RWI

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

Following completion of the internships, the interns will be provided with a certificate.

Qualifications and Eligibility Criteria: Interested candidates are expected to have strong knowledge of international human rights law and regional human rights systems. Knowledge of the Inter-American System and the jurisprudence and work of the Inter-American Court and Commission will be considered an asset. Interns are expected to be able to work independently, and be fluent in English (in writing and orally). Knowledge of Spanish will be considered an asset.

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).


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