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Internship - Danish Institute for Human Rights
25/12/2016 12:32:55 AM (Closing Date: 20/01/2017)
Copenhagen, Europe
The Danish Institute for Human Rights is looking for an intern for its Business and Human Rights programme, under the Human Rights and Development Department.

As an intern at the Danish Institute for Human Rights, you will get a good understanding of international human rights work, as well as access to a network of human rights experts. Furthermore, you will be acquainted with international human rights project implementation and develop skills and competences in project work.  
Please consult our homepage for a general introduction to DIHR.  
The Human Rights and Business Programme focuses on strengthening national implementation of human rights standards in relation to economic activities and supporting relevant mechanisms at UN and regional levels.  
As our intern, you will be assigned a supervisor and be a part of:  
  • research on national and international frameworks relating to business and human rights;  
  • the development of tools and guidance on human rights and business particularly targeted at state actors;  
  • the development of training materials for National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs);  
  • research related to the work of the Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business;
  • carry out ad-hoc tasks in relation to on-going project work

All candidates should be enrolled in an educational programme and should preferably work towards having their internship transfer into credits.   

  • A high standard first (BA) degree in human rights, law, business studies, political science, development studies or related field  
  • Prior experience or academic interest in human rights or corporate social responsibility  
  • Excellent written and spoken English. Fluency in other languages in particular Spanish or French will be an advantage.  
  • Experience relating to development NGOs, human rights & business issues through extra-curricular activities, or other voluntary social activities will be an advantage  
  • Experienced user of Microsoft package (word, excel, power point)  
  • Solid communication skills (both written and oral)  

In case of questions about the position, please contact programme manager: Elin Wrzoncki,  
The position of full-time based in Copenhagen. We offer a up to six months internship, but duration and starting date (preferably in February) can be negotiated. Our internships do not entail salary.
Deadline for applications is 20 January 2017 at 12 noon (GMT+1). Please make use of the link on the website.  
We expect to conduct interviews most likely via Skype within 10 days after the application deadline.  

The Danish Institute for Human Rights is a state institution, independent of government with a national and international mandate provided by law. The Danish Institute is known by its partners for being collaborative and trustworthy and for taking responsibility for creating long-lasting solutions. This allows the Danish Institute to operate in the nexus between governments, NGOs and businesses.
Contact Details:
Name: Elin Wrzoncki



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