Position: Research Intern
Supervised by: Co-Director & Founder
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.
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
Conduct research as required, notably on non-state armed actors and human rights
Draft brief articles/texts on legal and policy topics, as required
Support to operations and communications
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
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
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)
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.