Position:                                                     Research Intern 

Supervised by:                                         Co-Director & Founder 

Location:                                                    Geneva/home-based

Period of Assignment:                             15 March 2022 to 15 July 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 Intern will support Fight for Humanity’s activities, specifically the research and monitoring of human rights compliance by non-state armed actors. They will report to the Co-Director and Founder in charge of research and policy.   

Role & Responsibilities:

 

Research & human rights monitoring 

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  • Conduct research as required, notably on non-state armed actors and human rights  

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

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Support to operations and communications  

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  • Support operational 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   

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General 

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

  • Commit to read and respect Fight for Humanity's current ethics and organizational policies 

  • Work towards the achievement of Fight for Humanity organization and program, 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 can 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 educational institution will be requested); 

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

 

Other requirements:

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

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills  

  • Computer skills, 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 4-6 months, beginning in March 2022. Due to the current COVID-19 situation, we may ask you to work from home.  

Unpaid position: Fight for Humanity is unfortunately currently unable to remunerate this internship position.  

How to apply:

Send your application (CV, cover letter, and any other supporting documents) to info@fightforhumanity.org (subject: Internship - Research) before 15 February 2022.    

  

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