Jobs and internships

Communications Internships

UPR Info is currently recruiting a Communication Intern within the Stakeholders Programme. Internships are vital to UPR Info 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:

§ Managing the website; uploading documents; reviewing our database of recommendations; translating pages into English, French and/or Spanish;

§ assisting with communications; writing news articles and concept notes; preparing infographics; drafting press releases; updating social media;

§ developing our multimedia tools; and

§ assisting with our In-Country and Pre-sessions programmes and conducting focused research projects.

In addition, the intern will monitor and report on the 36th session of the UPR Working Group and the 44th and 45thsessions 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

§ Excellent IT skills including a good command of Word, Excel and Powerpoint

§ 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 approximately 6 months beginning end of March/ beginning April 2020. As the proud initiator of the We Pay Our Interns initiative, UPR Info will provide the with 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 format to stakeholders@upr-info.orgbefore midnight (CEST) on Sunday, 1 March 2020. 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 Communications Intern’ in the subject line of the email.

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