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Internships at UPR Info : Pre-session Internship, Policy and Advocacy Programme (6 months)

UPR Info is currently recruiting a Pre-sessions Intern within the Policy and Advocacy Programme. Internships are vital to our organization and we strive to provide a unique learning experience that fully engages interns in meaningful work. Reporting to the Programme Manager, interns at UPR Info are given significant responsibilities, including tasks to perform both independently and in cooperation with other team members.


The internship will include, but will not be limited to the following tasks:

  • Assisting with communications, writing news articles and concept notes, preparing infographics, drafting press releases, and drafting social media messaging;
  • assisting with preparation ahead of the Pre-sessions, including drafting invitations, booking flights, accommodation, and visas for participants;
  • communicating directly with invitees and participants, as well as service providers;
  • organizing logistics and assisting the UPR Info Team and participants during the Pre-sessions; and
  • developing multimedia tools.

In addition, the intern will monitor and report on the 36th session of the UPR Working Group and the 43rd and 44th sessions of the Human Rights Council, and UPR Info’s Pre-sessions in April, all of which take place at the Palais des Nations.

Profile Requirements

To be considered for an internship at UPR Info, the applicant must meet the following requirements:

  • Enrolled in a bachelor’s or graduate programme (second university degree or Master's degree, or higher), at the time of application in one of the following fields: human rights, international relations, international law, or international development;
  • interest in international human rights mechanisms, the United Nations system, and the Universal Periodic Review (related experience would be an asset);
  • strong analytical skills
  • strong interest and experience in social media communications;
  • experience in event coordination and logistics;
  • native proficiency in oral and written English or French (with good working knowledge of the other). Written knowledge of other UN languages is a strong asset, especially Spanish; and
  • able to work well in a team and adapt to an international working environment.

Internship conditions

This internship is based in Geneva and is full time for a period of 6 months from February-July 2020. UPR Info is the proud initiator of the We Pay Our Interns initiative, and the intern will receive a stipend of CHF 1’500 per month for the duration of the internship.

How to apply

Please send ONLY your CV (2 pages maximum) and cover letter (1 page maximum) in PDF to before midnight (CEST) on 18 November 2019. Any applications received after this time will not be considered. Please clearly indicate the name of your academic institution and expected date of graduation (month/year) in your cover letter. Applications that do not include this information will not be considered.

Please indicate ‘Application for Pre-sessions Programme’ in the subject line of the email.

Next Steps

We are grateful for your interest in the work of UPR Info. However, due to the large number of applications we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The interviews are likely to be held (in person or via Skype) in December.

UPR Info is an equal opportunities employer. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

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