HUMAN RIGHTS INTERNSHIPS AROUND THE WORLD
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“Working together all of us can bring a prosperous world to children and young people!”
Child Rights Centre Albania (CRCA) aims at protecting children, minorities and women from violence, abuse and exploitation. The CRCA advocates for the promotion of a just society based on human rights and non-discrimination, by means of public statements, letters to officials and public protests. Additionally, CRCA is also concerned with the improvement of future legislative instruments and it indeed researches legal issues related to human rights in Albania and proposes policy changes where necessary. The ultimate goal of CRCA is to promote a society where intolerant and discriminating feelings do not hold against the relevance of the protection of human rights in any circumstance.
"The main condition in compliance with Human Rights principles should be non-discriminatory realisation of all the rights of each person."
ADC Memorial is a non-profit organisation that protects and advocates the rights of minorities and vulnerable groups against any form of racism, sexism, homophobia and xenophobia in the former Soviet Union.
The ADC Memorial action takes shape in different strategies, ranging from legal assistance and advocacy to human rights education by means of reports in the Bulletin of ADC Memorial, regular op-eds and columns and research publications of a series of books and secondary materials for teachers and human rights defenders.
"We are inspired by the conviction that law should benefit society, policy made with a keen eye to the future and legislation crafted to safeguard future generations. "
SOLON LAW is a team of international legal consultants committed to draft and push for sustainable legal instruments and policies conjugating human rights concerns with environmental matters. They are especially interested in small developing countries, which Solon Law hopes to support through a cross-interdisciplinary expertise. At the core of their methodology, Solon Law puts the traditional knowledges and the needs of local communities as the blueprint for new policies. Ultimately, their mission is to ensure that good governance in small developing countries can prevent abuse and corruption from taking place.
" Together for an inclusive family and society, free of violence, exploitation and discrimination."
Founded in 1999, Vatra is a human rights organisation in the city of Vlöre (Albania) born to combat the phenomenon of human trafficking in Albania. Since 2018, Vatra is a legal clinic providing free legal and psychological counselling to victims of domestic violence and human trafficking, these being primarily children, young girls and women. The subject of the cases handled by the Clinic’s lawyers are civil and criminal casesThe Legal Clinic Vatra also provides psychological services, such as counseling, assessment and assistance for children, girls and women, victims of domestic violence, and victims of trafficking. It also offers psychological counselling to abusive men and boys.
"A world free from trafficking in persons."
In 2010 a group of passionate lawyers, missionaries and humanitarians with degrees in law, psychology, public health and international development gathered together and founded HAART. It is a non-profit organisation in Nairobi (Kenya) committed the eradication of human trafficking, the exposure of such crime and the empowerment of its victim. Their team follows the UN 4PS paradigm strategy: prevention, protection, prosecution and partnerships. HAART educates on existing forms of human trafficking, such as labour and sexual exploitation (mainly of children), through training of judges and members of parliament.
"Society, where human rights of all are protected and everybody is accepted regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity and/or gender expression."
PINK works to create a safe space for LGBT+ in Armenia, focusing on equality and social integration of vulnerable groups. Next to training and workshops raising awareness about LGBT+ human rights, sexuality and sexually transmitted infections and gender equality, PINK provides legal, psychological and social work counselling. The vision of PINK is that of contributing to a society where there are no discrimination, inequality, xenophobic reactions towards the LGBT+ community.
THE PEOPLE FOR CHANGE FOUNDATION - Malta
"a just, fair and inclusive society all members of which may reach their full potential unhindered by factors such as age, race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status."
From being a migratory country, since 2002 Malta has witnessed a rapid increase of immigration from Sub-saharan African region. In this context, the People For Change Foundation was established to create a safe space for ideas to nourish: as a think thank, the People for Change Foundation can bring together social stakeholders, researchers and institutions to bring a comprehensive and strategic change in society. Since then, they contribute to research developments and policy recommendations in the fields of migration, integration and discrimination at the Maltese and European levels.
AFRICAN CENTER FOR JUSTICE, PEACE AND HUMAN RIGHTS
"A world free from trafficking in persons."
Ridhika in Swahili means "to be content" and it is the ultimate goal of the Centre for African Justice, Peace and Human Rights. To be content in conflict -free Africa, built on the premises of justice, accountability and human rights. How can we achieve this?
CAJPHR goes back to the roots of communal development, that drives the motto "Africans must work together to grow together". Widespread sensitisation and capacity building are the two driving forces that brought 30 multicultural professionals together to strengthen local communities in Africa.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
CHOOSE YOUR INTERNSHIP
Check the NGOs and choose the ngo(s) (max 2) you are mostly interested in. Verify whether you meet the eligibility criteria (N.B. they differ for each NGO)
REMEMBER: the specific number of secured spots at NGOs are only open for students who apply via INTERNaction
tell us why
Tell us who you are and what drives you to apply for this specific internship by filling out the application form related to the internship opportunity. You can find the specific application form on each NGOs page by clicking "Apply" or by clicking "Application Forms" you will find an overview with all the links to the applications forms for all internship opportunities.
A CV and/or motivational letter will also be required. If you are applying to 2 NGOs, you are required to fill out a separate form for each application.
YOUR APPLICATION IS REVIEWED
Once you filled out the application form(s), INTERNaction will review it. The best applicants will attend an interview with INTERNaction staff where we will be able to grasp better who you are and what motivates you. Successful applications will be sent to our partner NGOs for their final approval.
N.B. Some partner NGOs may request an additional formalities with the best applicants selected by INTERNaction.
ARE YOU READY?
Once your application(s) have been approved as successful, you are ready to live an experience that will truly change your life for the better. What is left to do?
INTERNaction establishes a contact with you and the partner NGO you will intern at
Apply for your VISA documents or Erasmus+ grant (if needed)
Monitor the covid-19 regulations of the country hosting the internship - you can find the covid-19 related requirements for each NGO on their dedicated webpages by clicking apply next to each NGO above.
Look for an accommodation (our partner NGOs can help with that) and buy your flight ticket!
If you are a UM student, please check with the UM Internship Office at law faculty whether you are eligible to receive credits for the internship.
What are you waiting for?
Does the COVID-19 outbreak affect the Summer 2022 internships?
INTERNaction will provide internships for Summer 2022. However, taking into consideration the COVID-19 outbreak, we cannot assure you that all internships in summer 2022 will take place. The health and safety of students and NGOs members is the highest priority of INTERNaction. Hence, we continuously monitor the situation via constant contact with our partner NGOs and will keep everyone informed should changes or cancellations be necessary. Currently, the applications are partially still open, so if you are interested in having a summer internship to change your future, apply now!
What is the role of INTERNaction?
INTERNaction is an intermediary service which connects (for free) applicants with the NGOs providing internships. INTERNaction has agreements with the NGOs regarding a specific number of secured spots for applicants applying via INTERNaction. Nevertheless, we cannot guarantee that you will receive an internship spot as the number is limited and the final selection is done by the NGOs themselves.
The successful applicant shall sign a contract with the NGO. INTERNaction is not be a party to the contract. The successful applicant communicates with the NGO and agree on the time and duration of the internship.
There will be no remuneration for the internships. The successful applicant is responsible for financing the internship and his stay in the country (including visa, vaccinations, transport, accommodation, food, and health insurance etc.). The successful applicant is responsible for obtaining visa, required vaccinations, health insurance and accommodation before the start of the internship. INTERNaction does not assume responsibility for any of the abovementioned.
In case of emergency situations during the duration of internship, or unforeseen circumstances, the successful applicant is responsible for himself unless stated otherwise in the contract with the NGO. INTERNaction does not assume any responsibility.