URG Internship – Nairobi, Kenya

 The Universal Rights Group (URG) is looking for a dynamic individual based in Nairobi with a passion for universal human rights, international politics, policy research and analysis, to fill an internship position. Applicants should have completed a relevant degree (e.g., in human rights, international relations, international diplomacy and other relevant courses). The completion of a relevant Masters- level degree (e.g., Master of international relations, Master of human rights) is an added advantage. Students who are currently pursuing a Master-level degree may also apply, if they have the possibility of undertaking an internship as part of their degree. 

The internship will be offered for an initial period of three months, ideally to start in February, with the possibility of renewal upon conclusion of the internship period. 

The URG Internship aims to give the successful applicant a comprehensive grounding in the work of the UN Human Rights Council, its mechanisms, the Treaty Bodies, the wider UN human rights ‘pillar,’ the regional human rights systems, and the ways in which universal norms are translated into domestic improvements in the enjoyment of human rights. 

The Internship offers a unique opportunity to work at the cutting edge of international human rights knowledge, research, and counsel. 

Please find the complete Terms of References for the Internship here.

Interested candidates are requested to submit their CV (including the contact details of two referees), with motivation letter before the 22nd of January 2024, to [email protected].

Please include ‘URG Nairobi Internship application (name) (SURNAME)’ in the subject line of the application email.

Spontaneous application

If you are not available for any of the aforementioned vacancies but are nevertheless interested in submitting a spontaneous application to URG, please send your motivation letter and CV (with the contact details of two referees) along with your period of availability to [email protected].