Position:                                                     Research Intern

Supervised by:                                         Co-Director & Founder

Location:                                                    Geneva / home-based

Period of Assignment:                            1 September 2021 to 31 March 2022

 

Fight for Humanity:

Founded in March 2019, Fight for Humanity is a dynamic non-governmental organization that seeks to reinforce respect for the rights of people exposed to human rights abuses in situations of violence and conflict. ​It currently operates projects in the Middle East on child protection, the protection of cultural heritage, and victims’ rights. 

Internship description:

The Research Interns (2-3 positions) will support Fight for Humanity’s activities, specifically the research and monitoring of human rights compliance by non-state armed actors, through research and support to operations and communications. They will report to the Co-Director and Founder in charge of research.  

Role & Responsibilities:

 

Research & human rights monitoring

  • Conduct research as required, notably on:

    • ​Non-state armed actors (NSAAs) and freedom of expression 

    • NSAAs and human rights 

  • ​​Draft brief articles/texts or presentations on NSAAs and freedom of expression to be integrated into a broader report  

  • Draft brief articles/texts on other legal and policy topics, as required 

Support to operations and communications 

  • Support other projects and activities with punctual research and legal and political analysis 

  • Support the organization and follow up of events and webinars (communications/logistics/reporting) 

  • When relevant, participate in non-public meetings (online meeting spaces) with members of the Fight for Humanity team and provide support, minutes, and reports, as required  

General

  • Work within the framework of Fight for Humanity’s core values, promoting its mission 

  • Commit to read and respect Fight for Humanity current ethic and organizational policies

  • Work towards the achievement of Fight for Humanity organization and programme, and project level objectives  

  • Participate in Fight for Humanity training activities, as required 

  • Undertake any other duties appropriate to the position, as required 

 

Profile Requirements:

 

In compliance with Swiss regulations, Fight for Humanity will only consider the following applications:

  • If the internship is required for a diploma;

  • If the internship is undertaken after the completion of an initial course of study (Bachelor’s/ Master’s degree) and is meant to help the intern choose a further course of study (Master’s/ Doctoral degree) (an attestation from the second school will be requested);

  • If the candidate is currently doing a career transition within the framework of an official federal or cantonal scheme (unemployment internship programme)

 

Other requirements:

  • Languages: English - full professional proficiency. Any other language is an asset. 

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills 

  • Computer skills (proficiency in MS Office); familiarity with online research, including on social media. 

  • Strong interest in human rights 

  • Able to work well in a team and adapt to an international working environment 

Internship Conditions:

This internship position can be part time (from 50-80%), for a period of approximately 6 months beginning in September 2021 until February 2022. Due to the current COVID situation, we may ask you to work from home. Unpaid position

How to apply:

Send your application (CV, cover letter and any other supporting documents) to info@fightforhumanity.org (subject: Internship - Research) before 1 August 2021.  

 

All applications will be kept confidential. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further process