Organization: Parliamentarians for Global Action
Closing date: 25 Oct 2019
Do you enjoy using social media and learning/applying skills in graphic design and strategic communications? Are you passionate about human rights?
The only global network of individual parliamentarians dedicated to advancing human rights, democracy, and the rule of law worldwide seeks to hire a dynamic student (Bachelors or Masters level) or recent graduate to support its I**nternational Law & Human Rights Programme** in The Hague, The Netherlands.
Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA) is a network of more than 1,300 members of parliament (MPs) in 140 countries that mobilize around specific action-oriented campaign, including the Campaign for the Universality and Effectiveness of the International Criminal Court and Campaign for Democratic Renewal. This international impact is made possible through the support of a Secretariat with offices in The Hague, The Netherlands, and New York, New York.
This position will support the Secretariat in The Hague, reporting to the Communications Associate and supporting Hague-based staff. This opportunity will allow the selected candidate to gain real world experience designing and executing strategic communications, convening international high-level events with VIPs, maintaining creative and innovative social media advocacy campaigns, and working with elected officials. Additionally, the position will offer opportunities to learn firsthand aspects of parliamentary procedure, policy strategy, and international criminal and human rights law.
· Adeptness with major social media platforms;
· Demonstrated record as a team player and self-starter, able to multi-task and effectively prioritize in a fast-moving environment;
· Excellent writing and communication skills;
· Excellent organizational skills; and
· Demonstrated interest in issues related to international law and human rights.
Highly Desirable Qualifications
· Professional level fluency in multiple languages (French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Arabic especially desirable); a
· Previous experience with/interest in graphic design and multimedia presentations;
· Interest/experience in policy and/or legislative studies.
Interns receive a small stipend to offset travel and living costs. Hours are flexible and based on the candidate’s availability, but the expected time commitment is 10-20 hours per week. The duration of the internship is likewise flexible but a commitment through the end of 2019 is required, with the possibility for a longer term thereafter.
The ideal candidate is a dynamic, committed young student/early career professional and team player with career aspirations in the NGO, IGO, or governmental sectors who wishes to gain practical experience and take their professional skills to the next level. Please note that language abilities will be a key consideration but not a firm requirement for the role (French, Spanish especially; Arabic, Portuguese, a plus; others desirable)
How to apply:
Applicants should kindly submit a single email file with their Last Name and “Communications and Events Intern Application” in the subject heading.
The email file should include:
- A short statement of motivation/ cover letter
- Resume/CV, including a section with the name and relationship to two references.
Applications should be sent to [email protected]
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview. Applications received after Friday, 25 October 2019, may not be considered.
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