United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Human Rights Institute Communications Intern

Organization: International Bar Association
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 27 Nov 2016

In 1995, the IBA established its Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) under the Honorary Presidency of Nelson Mandela, to fulfill its objectives to promote and protect human rights and the independence of the legal profession under a just rule of law.

In order to advance our objectives, the IBAHRI undertakes a variety of projects to build capacity, lobby for change and highlight issues of international concern to the public, the media and the legal community. Our core activities include training for lawyers and judges; capacity building with bar associations and law societies; undertaking high-level fact-finding missions; and conducting trial observations. The IBAHRI also works on a number of thematic programmes.

The IBAHRI communications intern is invaluable to the work of the Institute. Typical tasks undertaken by the intern include:

  • researching and drafting country-specific, media background reports for IBAHRI projects;
  • media monitoring and press summaries;
  • drafting press releases, e-newsletters and other communications materials;
  • compiling media and other contact lists;
  • proofreading and copy-editing IBAHRI communications;
  • monitoring and recording press coverage;
  • monitoring and reporting on web and social media activity; and
  • supporting IBAHRI events.

Skills and experience required:

  • undergraduate degree (Media, social science or related field);
  • demonstrated desire to work in a media, communications role;
  • excellent research and analytical skills;
  • excellent verbal and written communications skills, with experience synthesizing complex messages for a variety of audiences;
  • IT literate with knowledge of web and social media, ideally with experience of using Content Management Systems;
  • creative thinker with a flexible approach to working;
  • commitment to the aims and objectives of IBAHRI; and
  • fluency in Spanish, French or Arabic an asset.

Start date: 3 January 2016
End date: 31 March 2016

Candidates must be available to work 5 days a week for the duration of the internship. The role is based at the IBA’s London office.

The IBA Educational Trust is granting funding (to a maximum of £1500 each) in the London office to students who would not otherwise be able to take up the position due to financial constraints. Priority is given to applicants from developing countries, but other applicants will be considered. Please note that only applicants for internships in London are eligible to apply for this funding.

How to apply:

For more information on how to apply for the Human Rights Institute Communications Intern please visit the IBA internship programme page: http://www.ibanet.org/Education_and_Internships/Legal_Internship_Programme.aspx

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