Applications are now open for Human Rights Internship at UN in Chile 2020. The Office of the United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is accepting applications for UN Human Rights Intern in Santiago, Chile. Basically, the OHCHR is responsible for strengthening international human rights mechanisms; enhancing equality and countering discrimination; combating impunity and strengthening accountability and the rule of law; integrating human rights in development and in the economic sphere; widening the democratic space; and early warning and protection of human rights in situations of conflict, violence and insecurity.
Responsibilities of UN Human Rights Intern
The intern will have to do the following tasks.
- Assist in drafting reports, background notes, talking points, summaries and other documents for the Regional Office and OHCHR headquarters.
- Similarly, assist in providing information to UN human rights mechanisms such as treaty bodies and special procedures.
- Prepare presentations and materials on human rights law and issues.
- Carry-out research on international and national law, case law and make summaries thereof; Attend and summarize workshops and meetings;
- Contribute to organizing and managing conferences, training, and other events as well as assist in reviewing, preparing and distributing news and notes on human rights issues.
- Help in preparing, drafting and reviewing public information materials.
- Assist in implementing the Regional Office’s public information and media activities, and translation of documents.
- Furthermore, perform other related duties requested by the supervisor, as appropriate.
- To qualify for the United Nations Secretariat internship programme, applicants must, at the time of application, be enrolled in a graduate school programme (i.e. Master’s degree or equivalent degree, or higher) or in the final academic year of a first-level university degree programme (i.e. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree) in the area of law, political science, international relations, social sciences or a related field, OR have graduated with a university degree as defined above AND, if selected, must commence the internship within one-year period from the date of graduation.
- However, applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the internship program through any relevant academic and/or practical experience in human rights issues and the ability to identify related problems in their political, ethnic, racial, gender equality and socio-economic dimensions.
- Also, knowledge of institutional mandates of human rights organizations, prevailing policies, and procedures; or in the area of legal affairs, human rights or a related area, would be an advantage.
- Applicants should be computer literate in standard software applications; and also should have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations with a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter, and have the demonstrated ability to interact successfully with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs – which includes willingness to understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
- English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this internship, fluency in English, as well as Spanish, is required. Furthermore, knowledge of Portuguese would be an advantage.
All applicants need to apply through the official website. Similarly, they also need to fill and submit an online application along with a CV/Resume and a cover letter.