The ERRC seeks applicants for its Romani internship programme
The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) invites applications for its Romani internship programme at its office in Budapest, Hungary. In 2010, the ERRC is introducing an in-country component to its internship programme, in which the ERRC and selected interns will work together to jointly implement community-based human rights initiatives as follow up to the time spent at the ERRC office.
Internships will be offered on a competitive basis for periods of three to 12 months (including the in-country component; a maximum of six months will be spent at the ERRC office).
Applicants should have:
- Experience living and working in Romani communities;
- Good command of English, both written and spoken. Romani language skills are a plus;
- Completed secondary education;
- The ability to work a diverse, multicultural environment in a proper, timely fashion with supervision;
- Good organizational and communication skills, commitment and enthusiasm;
- Flexibility and the ability to work independently as well as in a team;
- A proven record of activism in the Roma movement;
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office.
Applicants should be a minimum of 20 years of age. The ERRC seeks representation of all segments (women, LGBT, disabled people, etc) of the Romani community in its internship programme. We encourage applicants from candidates that can start their internship period as soon as 3 May 2010.
All interns will receive professional guidance and be directly supervised by the Human Rights Trainer. Interns will also work together with the other ERRC programmes, including research and advocacy, legal, communications, as well as finance, operations and executive management. Activities and tasks of interns shall include both theoretical and practical components, including but not be limited to:
- Actively researching Roma rights related topics;
- Monitoring of stakeholders, policy-makers, think tanks, etc.;
- Detailed monitoring of news and information on Roma rights;
- Attend meeting and events related to the mission of ERRC and produce briefing documents;
- Assist in planned ERRC activities and projects, including logistically/administratively;
- Other tasks to be determined together with the Human Rights Trainer and the project related supervisor; and
- Individual projects to be implemented in-country will be supervised by the Human Rights Trainer.
Deadline for applications is 19 April 2010 at 16:00 CET.
Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae (maximum two A4 page), a letter of interest (maximum one A4 page) indicating availability for the internship in 2010, contact details for two references and a short proposal for the in-country internship follow-up to:
Csilla M. Farkas
Subject line of message: Intern Search
Fax: +36 1 4132201